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Uploaded: May 1, 2013
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 19
Updated: May 1, 2013
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Featuring in this tut are Brandi and Jarrod from Storage Wars an American reality television series on the A&E Network that premiered in 2010. The show features the actioneering couple of Dan Dotson and Laura Dotson, as well as buyers Barry Weiss, team of Darrell & Brandon Sheets, and the team of Jarrod Schulz & Brandi Passante, and Dave Hester. I hope you will enjoy drawing this tutorial. Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.

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How to Draw Brandi and Jarrod, Storage Wars, Brandi and Jarrod

how to draw brandi and jarrod, storage wars, brandi and jarrod step 1

STEP 1.

Draw the ovals lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw them as seen in the picture.
 
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STEP 2.

Now draw in the two bisecting lines to balance their facial features.
 
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STEP 3.

Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass. The 2nd head shape has one crescent because Jarrod's head is clean shaven and has no hairline.
 
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STEP 4.

You can draw in the lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, d. for mouth, e. for shoulders.
 
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STEP 5.

Now draw in Brandi and Jarrod's forehead wrinkles, eyebrows, and eyes.
 
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STEP 6.

Observe where Brandi & Jarrod's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in their noses, shadow lines, his mustache, and mouths. Also remember to draw in Jarrod's clean shaven head.
 
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STEP 7.

Now draw in his ears and the profile of their jawlines.
 
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STEP 8.

Now look closely at how the lines of Brandi's hair flow together within the guidelines. Take your time to draw those waves. Observe Jarrod's beard hair lines and follow the direction of the curve. Patience is your best friend because with it, you'll be able to complete your drawing.
 
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STEP 9.

Last but not least, draw in the second side of her hair. Also sketch in Jarrod's neck and T-shirt. If you want, you can draw in "Outlaw" on his t-shirt. If you haven't already, you can now erase your guidelines. The lines you couldn't erase, go ahead and blend them in if you will be shading your drawing.
 
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STEP 10.

I made this line drawing especially for you if you don't want to do the pencil shading and blending part. Otherwise, let us continue to the pencil drawing part.
 
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STEP 11.

Here is the outline done with a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. Look closely and see if your lines look something like this. You can erase if certain areas like the eyes or nose don't line up. Take you kneaded eraser and dab off the shadow outlines or dark lines with your kneaded eraser for a more realistic look as you shade. Shading transition from dark to light (or visa versa) should be smooth... no harsh lines. Be patient with this, it's not as complicated as you may think. As you do more pictures, this will come easier to you.
 
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STEP 12.

I didn't want to skip this. The first picture shows how to hold your pencil for Overhand (great for writing & details) and Underhand (great for shading large areas in wide strokes). You can practice tone shading and take it a step further with the Tone Exercise.
 
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STEP 13.

Here is how the tools look. I used the 0.7mm 2B mechanical pencil, 9B pencil, tissue, and the blending stump.
 
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STEP 14.

Best thing you can do when drawing hair is to establish the general shape then work in the main strands of hair by holding your pencil at a 45 degree angle for stroking and coverage. Then, as in the third picture, you can work in more details. But here's a TIP! Don't draw a straight line for the hairline. Do tiny strokes to represent beginning of hair at its root. Look at real people and see their hairline isn't a straight line. Practice and your picture will look more realistic.
 
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STEP 15.

This is the first start. This is where you would sketch in small circles or lines to shade the areas. It would take hours upon hours to cover all that area with a pencil. I chose to shade with pastels. In a few strokes I've got area coverage. I applied light to medium gray to their faces, neck and her hair. In the deep shadows of her hair, dark gray was applied. Light gray was applied to his t-shirt. Looks like a mess. That's how a beginning project will appear. Keep patience with you and keep applying those layers of whites, grays & blacks. You'll have a great outcome.
 
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STEP 16.

What's interesting is I haven't used a pencil yet during this stage. I took a tortillon (since the area was smaller than usual, being two faces on the paper) and shaded laying the tortillon's tapered part flat (like a pencil) on their skin. Then I took it's point and “drew” with it's pointed edge in the smaller areas (like the eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, cheek lines, beard, facial hair, side of face, and mouth. I also used this application around their necks and his t-shirt. I will be using a pencil soon for darkening and very refined areas. I've lightened areas with the kneaded eraser( lip shine, catch lights in his eye, forehead highlight, etc
 
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STEP 17.

I sketched in the shading slightly darker with my 9B pencil on his face. I used a No. 2 pencil on her face because it's lighter and has a smoother shadow transition. The highlighted areas of their skin, I sketched very lightly in order to even the tone value. I made extended strokes in her hair also with the point of my 2B mechanical pencil.
 
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STEP 18.

Drawing like this is a gradual buildup. I keep sketching, blending and sketching some more. This time, I noticed her right eye facing me was too small. TIP: For small corrections like that with a small picture, a magnifying glass is great. Or you can make corrections thru the computer with picture enlarged as displayed on your desktop. The next step, you might be able to see the difference in her eye. Here in this step, I first blended the pencil sketches with my toritllon to give a smooth transition. I added more dark tones and details to her hair, his head, beard, their faces and necks with a 9B graphite pencil. I also took a soft tissue to lighten up skin areas around the highlights.
 
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STEP 19.

Here I added more highlights and lighter hair strands. But I needed to darken the shadowed areas in her hair near her face. This is from looking at the reference picture. You darken with your pencil or pastel. To lighten you can do this with white pastel, white titanium acrylic or watercolor paint. I also lightened his cheek and smoothed it more by blurring with my digital program. I added dark hair to his mustache and beard. Also, as mentioned, I corrected her right eye facing you, in my photo/draw editing program. I am closing out now. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on Brandi and Jarrod from Storage Wars. They look like an interesting couple. All of you have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial with you. Please fav, comment, and show your love here. And I will definitely reply back soon or eventually. Love, peace, happiness, success, and more beautiful days to ya! *hug* *blowkiss*