To draw Johnathan Davis, we should first sketch in some basic construction lines. Use a 2H or harder pencil and sketch very lightly so that the lines are easy to erase later on after we ink. Sketch out a basic stick figure shape such as this one, with his arms bent upwards since he will be grasping a microphone. These lines don't need to be perfect as they are simply guides.
Next, we should draw the basic human figure. Doing this will help ensure that the figure is proportionate when we add clothing later on. You do not need to include details such as facial features or fingers, but be sure to include the construction lines of the head. Davis has a somewhat large head, so keep that in mind when sketching. His head should be looking upwards slightly.
We can now begin drawing the face. Let's start with the eyes and nose. The eyes should be shut tight, creating wrinkles at the top of the nose. He has thin eyebrows which rest just above his eyelids. His right eyebrow should have 3 hooped rings in it. Be sure that the eyes align evenly on the construction line. His nostril should be flared slightly.
Next, draw his mouth open wide as he is belting out lyrics. We should be able to see his upper and lower teeth, as well as some of his tongue. Notice how at this angle the left corner of his mouth curves inward.
Now draw the contours of his face and the lower portion of his right ear. The top part of his ear will be covered by hair. If you were to hold up a ruler that is perfectly horizontal to the image, the earlobe should align with his bottom lip. Also take this opportunity to draw a few more wrinkles and creases on his face, mainly around the nose and chin.
Johnathan Davis often has some facial hair, or in this case scruff. Draw tiny vertical lines all over his jaw to represent stubble. Use your digression and draw as much as you'd like, but make sure that it doesn't go too far up his cheeks. Give him a thin mustache and goatee as well.
Davis has long hair, the ends of which have clumped together forming dreadlocks. Draw the locks of hair falling from the back and side of his head in all directions. Do not have them falling straight down or the image will look boring and motionless. Have them wrapping around each other and parting when they rest on his shoulder.
Draw the sleeve of his right arm. It should be bent at a 90 degree angle and pointing upwards. One of his signature looks has always been the Adidas track suit, which features 3 thin white lines running up the sides of the arms. The wrist should be elastic. Be sure to draw wrinkles and creases in the fabric, especially near the elbow.
Before we draw the hands, we should first draw the microphone and stand. The head of the mic should be pointing directly at his mouth, and the mic should be resting on top of a stand. Be sure to draw the wire sticking out of the back of the microphone.
Now draw the right hand grasping the microphone. Be sure to draw the knuckles. We should not be able to see the thumb from this angle. You'll need to erase some of the microphone, which is ok.
Next, draw the left arm and hand. The arm should be bent at the elbow with lots of wrinkles in the fabric. We cannot see the Adidas stripes from this angle. The palm of the hand should be hidden by the mic, but the tips of the fingers should be resting on top of the right hand. You will have to erase some of the right hand.
Draw the small portion of visible neck and be sure to add a few horizontal wrinkles in it. Also draw the curved collar of the track suit at the base of the neck.
His back should be covered by hair, but you need to draw the front of his tracksuit. Draw the sipper down the middle and some of the Adidas logo peeking out from behind the right arm.
We're all done penciling the image and we can now ink it. Use 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 ink the mic stand. 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 beneath his neck and some of the facial wrinkles. His hair is mostly dark with lighter tips, do add heavy black to most of his hair. Also fill in the tracksuit with black but leave numerous streaks of white near the folds of the fabric.
If you need to make any corrections, use white ink or opaque white paint. You can also use it to add highlights if needed or more shines to the track suit. And you're done! That's how you draw Jonathan Davis from KORN!
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