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Uploaded: June 17, 2013
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 19
Updated: June 17, 2013
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This tutorial features Colonel Stars and Stripes played by the comedy icon Jim Carrey from the movie Kick Ass. It is about a teenager who yearns to be a superhero, and a little girl who is the star of her own splatter-happy head trip. If it's Quentin Taranteno satire stylistic blood and guts! I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.

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How to Draw Colonel Stars and Stripes from Kick Ass, Jim Carrey

how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 1

STEP 1.

Draw the oval lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 2

STEP 2.

Now draw in the bisecting line to balance his facial features.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 3

STEP 3.

Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 4

STEP 4.

You can draw in the lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, d. for mouth, and e. for shoulders.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 5

STEP 5.

Now draw Jim's mask, eyebrows, eyes, and nose.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 6

STEP 6.

Observe where Jim's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his mouth, teeth, smiling lines, and top of chin.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 7

STEP 7.

Now draw in the profile of his jawline, ears, and chin.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 8

STEP 8.

Look closely at how the lines of his hair and strokes flow upward in the middle and curve downward on both sides within the guidelines. Take your time to draw those curls and waves. Patience is your best friend because with it, you'll be able to complete your drawing.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 9

STEP 9.

Last but not least, draw in his neck and shoulders, along with the t-shirt folds and the colonel rank insignia. 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 colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey 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.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 11

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.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey 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.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 13

STEP 13.

Here is how the tools look. I used the 0.7mm 2B mechanical pencil, 9B pencil, tissue, and the blending stump.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 14

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.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 15

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. Applied medium and dark gray to his hair and mask. Light to medium gray was added to his face, turtleneck and uniform. 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 blending tool (since it won't leave lines and will cover a larger area) 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, teeth, cheek lines, face, and mouth). A tortillon is a great tool to blend in small areas. 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).
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 17

STEP 17.

I sketched in darker with my 0.7mm mechanical and 9B pencil his eyes, mouth, and mask shadow. I placed my 9B pencil flat and barely touching the paper went over the darker parts of his face. Between the shadowed hair strands (of the light hair strip area). I added darker hair strands and shadows in his uniform with my 9B pencil.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 18

STEP 18.

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, face, uniform and neck with a 9B graphite pencil. I also took a soft tissue to lighten up his skin area around the highlights. I took a kneaded eraser & cleaned his eyes, added lighter hair strands, and a highlight on his nose.
 
how to draw colonel stars and stripes from kick ass, jim carrey step 19

STEP 19.

I smoothed his eyes, mask, skin, hair, mouth, and uniform a little more in my SAI program by blurring it. I added darker hair details between his strands. Also added lighter hair strands to pop out his hair as contrast against the background. I added white detail to his facial outline and some facial hairs. I gave rough bristle brush strokes for the background. I think it represents that hard-action, insane type of look. I am closing out now. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on Colonel Stars and Stripes played flawlessly by the talented Jim Carrey. 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*