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Uploaded: June 14, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
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Updated: June 15, 2013
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"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid". That is one of the famous quotes from an all american movie legend. This lesson will show you how to draw the macho, strong willed actor, John Wayne. Did you know that this cowboy's name isn't really John Wayne? It's true, his actual name is Marion Mitchell Morrison but he changed it to his stage name of John Wayne. Wayne began his acting career back in 1926 when he used to work as an extra or stuntman for the Fox Films. At first he worked for Fox, but then he was dismissed after three movies. Once he left Fox Films, he joined Columbia Pictures as a leading man but again, he was dropped as leading man to just an extra or prop. He has done work for Warner Bros and Universal, but he was struggling as an actor for a while before he was signed on to his more famous roles in movies like Reap the Wild Wind, Wake of the Red Witch, Flying Tigers, The Fighting Seabees, and of course Sands of Iwo Jima. His acting career as a popular entertainer was from 1949 to 1973. Almost all of his movies where westerns, or military related. Drawing John Wayne will be fun especially if you are a fan of his work. I know if my grandfather seen this tutorial he would have a smile on his face because he is a HUGE John Wayne fan.

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How to Draw John Wayne, John Wayne

how to draw john wayne, john wayne step 1

STEP 1.

Make the shape for the head, then sketch in the facial guidelines. End this first step by drawing the shoulders.
 
how to draw john wayne, john wayne step 2

STEP 2.

Here you will sketch out the actual shape of his face structure like so, then draw in the ear and the detailing inside the ear. When that is done draw the lid or rim of his cowboy hat.
 
how to draw john wayne, john wayne step 3

STEP 3.

Begin drawing or sketching out the very thick eyebrows. Color them in, then draw out the nose.
 
how to draw john wayne, john wayne step 4

STEP 4.

Continue to work on the face by sketching out his intense stare and or eyes. Thicken the lining around the eyes like so, then sketch in the frown lines around the mouth. Draw the lips, then add the hair line on the sides of his head. Add the detailing for his cheeks, then add some puffy bags under each eye.
 
how to draw john wayne, john wayne step 5

STEP 5.

You will draw the large cowboy hat that John Wayne often wears.
 
how to draw john wayne, john wayne step 6

STEP 6.

Finish Mr. Wayne off by sketching out the scarf around the base of his neck, but first draw the neck shape. Add the shoulders and then add detailing to his scarf. Erase your mistakes and you're done.
 
how to draw john wayne, john wayne step 7

STEP 7.

Here is the line art when you are all done. Now you can color in your drawing if you like.