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Uploaded: June 4, 2013
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 18
Updated: June 4, 2013
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is an American professional boxer, currently undefeated as a professional. He is a five-division world champion, who has won eight world titles and the Lineal championship in three different weight classes. Guess what? Him and Saul Alvarez aka "El Canelo" (his tutorial is the one I did before this one) are scheduled to fight on September 14, 2013. I hope you enjoy this tutorial "How to Draw Saul Alvarez, El Canelo." Please fav, vote, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.

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How to Draw Floyd Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather

how to draw floyd mayweather, floyd mayweather step 1

STEP 1.

Draw the oval shape lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture.
 
how to draw floyd mayweather, floyd mayweather step 2

STEP 2.

Now draw in the bisecting line to balance his facial features and curve.
 
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STEP 3.

Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass.
 
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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, and f. for boxing glove.
 
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STEP 5.

Now draw Floyd's forehead wrinkle, eyebrows and eyes.
 
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STEP 6.

Observe where Floyd's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his nose, and mouth.
 
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STEP 7.

Draw in the profile of his jawline, ears, and chin. Look closely at how the lines of his hair appear within the guidelines. Remember, patience is your best friend because with it, you'll be able to complete your drawing.
 
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STEP 8.

Draw in his neck, collar bone, and part of his boxing glove.
 
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STEP 9.

This step is a bit challenging because of the fold details on the boxing glove and the text on the glove. Don't make these folds straight. Make them a bit crooked. 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.
 
how to draw floyd mayweather, floyd mayweather step 10

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 extra shadow lines for shading (they need to be very light). Your lines don't need to be exactly like mines...just similar. Do not hesitate to erase certain areas like the eyes or nose if they don't line up. Take you kneaded eraser. If you want to, dab off the dark outer outline 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.
 
how to draw floyd mayweather, floyd mayweather step 12

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.

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. Applied medium to dark gray to his face and neck area. Applied medium and charcoal gray/black to his hair. Also light to medium gray to his boxer gloves. 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 15.

What's interesting is I haven't used a pencil yet during this stage. I took a small blending stump called a tortillon (since it won't leave lines and shaded laying the stump tapered part flat (like a pencil) on his skin. Then I took it's point and “drew” with it's pointed edge in the smaller areas (like his eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, side of face, mouth, hair, boxer gloves, etc.). TIP: To get that tight curly hair look, you use small circular motions when applying your pastel, pencil, and blending stump strokes. I took a soft tissue to smooth and lighten highlighted areas (I did NOT use the tissue on his hair). TIP: A way to keep your tissue blending strokes clean is by using a clean corner of the tissue on the dark areas, but don't mix with the light areas on the pictures. Use a clean tissue for light areas. I will be using a pencil soon for darkening and very refined areas.
 
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STEP 16.

I used my 9B pencil for the shaded areas on his face, filled in his hair more (circular motions), darkened the shadows on his boxer gloves and chest. I took my kneaded eraser and lightened highlighted areas on his face.
 
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STEP 17.

Drawing like this is a gradual buildup. I keep sketching, blending and sketching some more. This time, I first blended the pencil sketches with my toritllon to give a smooth transition. I added more dark tones and details to his hair (in circular motions), face, chest, and boxing gloves with a 9B graphite pencil. I defined the highlighted areas on his gloves more. I also took a soft tissue to lighten up his skin area around the highlights.
 
how to draw floyd mayweather, floyd mayweather step 18

STEP 18.

I smoothed his face, neck, body, and gloves by blurring with my digital program. I darkened his face and neck shadow with my airbrush tool. I also defined his lips and ears more by adding shading and correcting the highlights by looking at the reference picture. All this was done in my digital/drawing program. Also a background was added. I am closing out now. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on Floyd Mayweather, a five-division world champion, who has won eight world titles and the Lineal championship in three different weight classes. 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*