To draw the shock rock bassist, Twiggy Ramirez, 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. Be sure to include the basic shape of the guitar neck so we know proper hand placement. These lines do not have to be perfect, since they will be erased later on. Don't draw a neck, as he will be hunched over slightly.
Next, we should sketch in the basic human form. Doing this will ensure that the figure is proportionate when we go to apply clothing later on. You do not need to include details such as facial feature or fingers. These lines are just guides as well. Draw the right arm dangling at his side with his left hand clutching the neck of the guitar.
We can now begin working on the face. He should be looking straight at us, but his head should be leaning to the side. He should have very thin, almost non-existent eyebrows. His pupils should meet the eyebrow line as he is looking directly at us. Remember that the eyes are roughly one eye width apart from one another. Draw the nose and mouth. Twiggy has a large lower lip. Draw the contours of the chin and jaw line.
Twiggy always wears extremely heavy makeup when he performs. He's a shock rocker, after all! Have fun with the makeup and draw it however you with. Be creative. In this case, I drew large, painted on eyelashes beneath his eyes, along with spikes protruding from his lower lip, and a wide cross shape on his forehead.
Twiggy has long, thick, black hair that is clumped in thick strands, almost like dreadlocks. Give him bangs on his forehead so that we can see his face paint easily. Draw strands of hair hanging straight down either side of his face, ending beneath his chest. Draw a messy nest of hair bunched together at the back of his head. Be sure to draw random strands sticking out all over the place. Be messy and have fun! We will black out the hair later when we ink.
Twiggy often wears an old fashioned dress when he performs. It should be fairly plain and simple. It should hang down to his knees, and the arms should have short sleeves ending above the elbows. Be sure to draw a collar as well as buttons down the middle.
Draw his legs wearing fishnet stockings. Be sure to mold the hatch marks of the fishnets to the shape of the legs so that it looks like the fishnets are actually wrapped around his legs. Make thing interesting by drawing one or more holes in the fishnets.
On his feet, give him large leather boots. They should have very thick soles, at least a few inches thick. Draw a few large metal buckles down the center of the boots. Be sure to draw a few wrinkles around the ankles.
Let's go back up the body and draw the right arm dangling at the side. The fingers should look almost mangled and claw like.
Draw the left arm slightly bent upward so that he will be clutching the guitar neck. The fingers should be generally pointing upwards but a couple of them should be bent as they press on the strings. Don't worry about drawing the thumb.
The bass guitar can be a tad tricky. First, start by drawing the shape of the neck. The bottom of the neck should continue beyond the right hand. You may have to erase some pencil marks from previous steps in order to draw the guitar neck.
Next, start to draw the body of the guitar. Use the base of the neck of the guitar as a guide for where to begin. The shape of the guitar can be almost anything you want so long as it makes sense. Be sure to make it three dimensional by drawing a portion of the edges at the bottom and/or side of the guitar. Again, you may have to erase some marks from previous steps.
Add more detail to the guitar such as a the knobs the shoulder strap. Draw 4 strings up the length of the neck. Draw the frets up the neck and the keys on the head.
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. Use a ruler to help ink the guitar. 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 shade the opposite side of the figure and every clothing wrinkle and fold.
If you need to make any corrections, use white ink or opaque white paint. You can also use it to add highlights if needed. And that's how you draw Twiggy Ramirez of Marylin Manson!
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