To draw Alice Cooper, we should first sketch in some basic guide line. Using a 2H or harder pencil, lightly sketch in a stick figure shape such as this one. These lines do not have to be perfect, since they will be erased later on.
Next, we should sketch in the basic human form. Doing this will ensure that the figure is proportionate when we add clothing later on. You do not need to include details such as facial feature or fingers on the right hand. These lines are just guides as well. Be sure to draw the guide lines for the face. Cooper is very thin, so keep that in mind when drawing the figure.
Now we can start drawing the face. Give him a lot of character by drawing his eyes wide open and the corners of his mouth pointing down slightly. Almost as if he is surprised. He has a thin nose and thin lips. Cooper is known for being an older rocker, so draw a reasonable amount of wrinkles on his face. Draw the contours of the face and chin, but don't worry about the hair yet.
Cooper is known for multiple stylistic traits, one of which is that he wears heavy makeup during his performances. Draw in his eye makeup, which should be large, black circles around his eyes that also covers his eyebrows. Draw thin, tapered lines point out of the top and bottom of the circles. Also draw thin lines "bleeding" out of the corners of his mouth, running down his chin on either side. The makeup helps gives him his sinister look.
To make things extra fun, give him a large top hat. Be sure to draw a ribbon around the base of the hat. The brim of the hat should circle his head, but you don't need to draw the backside of the brim as most of it will be covered up with hair.
Cooper has always had long, crazy, black hair. Draw the hair emerging from beneath the top hat and falling down either side of his face. The tips of the hair should be wavy. A portion of the hair should fall behind his back and disappear. It's also a good idea to draw his neck in this step as well.
Let's get to work on the body. First, draw his left arm bent at a 90 degree angle. Do not worry about drawing his hand just yet. He can be wearing a black leather trench coat, so draw a lot of heavy wrinkles along the arm. Also draw a strap wrapped around the wrist.
Now draw his left hand. He can be wearing black leather gloves as well, which means the glove should have numerous wrinkles, especially near the wrist. Draw the hand open with the fingers spread out. This makes the image more interesting in this case. Draw a skull ring on his finger for fun, or any other rings you'd like add.
Before drawing the right arm, let's draw the torso of the figure. Remember that he's wearing a trench coat, so we don't need to worry about drawing form fitting clothes on the torso. The coat can be open, with a button flap partially visible. Draw a series of buttons on the flap. The coat should have a few long, vertical creases in it.
Let's draw the right hand before worrying about the right arm. Draw the hand in a clenched fist. Again, he is wearing gloves so draw a few wrinkles in the glove.
To really add impact to the image, it would be cool to have him holding up a decayed human skull by its hair. The skull should be the same size as Cooper's own head, of course. It should have sparse strands of hair that are being held in Cooper's hand. The ends of the hair should be poking out of the top of his fist. Draw a lot of texture on the skull to indicate age, such as small cracks and scuffs.
Now draw the small portion of his right arm that is visible behind the skull. Again, draw numerous wrinkles since he's wearing a leather coat.
Now that we are done penciling the image, we can ink it using a Micron marker or a brush and India ink. Carefully go over each line with patience and be sure not to accidentally ink any unneeded guide lines. When the ink is dry, erase your pencil marks with a kneaded eraser.
You can add more depth to the image by giving it shadow. Establish your light source and use black ink or a fat tipped black marker to do your shading. Since he is wearing a leather jacket, don't be afraid to use a lot of black. Leave creases and folds unshaded so as to indicate the shine of leather.
If you need to make any corrections, use white ink or opaque white paint. You can also use it to add highlights if needed. In this case, I added additional shine to the leather jacket and along the edges of the hat. And that's how you draw Alice Cooper! Congrats!
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