To draw Craig Robinson, we should first sketch out 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. This will be a 3/4 angle. Be sure to draw crisscross construction lines for the center of the face, the eyes, nose, and mouth. Sketch the basic shape of the head, neck, and upper shoulders. He has a wide head, so keep that in mind.
Use your middle horizontal construction line to help place the eyes evenly on the head. They rest slightly high on his head compared to most people. Be sure that the iris and pupils are looking in the exact same direction and are perfectly round. Draw creases around the eyes for the eyelids, and draw the eyebrows arched above each eye. The inner corners of the eyebrows should be pointing down.
Robinson has a large, bulbous nose. Use the vertical construction line to help place it in the center of the face. The tip of the nose is especially large and rounded, but the bridge of the nose has a smooth inward curve to it as it connects to the eyebrows. Although the skin around his nostrils is very thick, his nostril holes are actually somewhat small. We should not be able to see much of the left nostril from this angle.
Now draw his mouth which is roughly half way between his nose and chin, perhaps even a tad higher than that. He should have large lips and they should be parted so we can see his lower row of teeth. It's part of his well know blank stare. Draw short, thin creases on the lips, as well as the creases below the lower lip and the indentation above the upper lip.
Draw the outer contours of his face and jaw line. He has a wide, round face with square jaw.
We should only be able to see his right ear from this angle. The top of the ear should align with the bottom of the eyes, the bottom of the ear should align with the opening of the mouth. Robinson has huge earlobes that take up about 1/3 of the ear's size. Draw a few curved creases inside the ear.
His hair is fairly short. It is very thick and course. Don't worry about drawing individual strands of hair since it will be entirely blacked out after we ink.
Robinson typically has a short beard. It should cover the sides of his face and wrap around his mouth. Be careful not to draw the whiskers too high on the sides of the cheeks, and it should not entirely fill in the area below his lower lip. Again, these hairs are thick and will be blacked out later.
Draw his thick neck. The back of his neck should protrude from beneath his earlobe, the front should be just in front of his chin. The bottom of his neck can be cut off by a curved line for the collar of his tee shirt.
Draw the upper shoulders of his tee shirt which should have a few vertical creases and folds in it.
If you'd like to make things a little more interesting, you can give him a chain necklace as an accessory. It should hang loosely around his neck and be fairly thin. Take your time drawing the individual links of the chain linking through one another.
We can now move on to inks! Use either Micron markers, or a brush and India ink to do your inking. Carefully go over each line with patience and be sure not to ink any guide lines. When the ink has totally dried, erase your pencil marks with a kneaded eraser. You should now have a perfectly black and white image, but we're not quite done yet.
You can add a greater sense of depth to the image by giving it shadow and blacking out certain areas. Use either a thick felt tip marker, or a brush and ink to do so. Establish your light source and black out the opposite side of the figure. In this case, the light is coming from his left side. The heaviest shadow should fall below his jaw line and next to his nose. Also shade his inner ear and the creases of his shirt. Fill in all the hair with black as well as his beard and eyebrows.
If you need to make any corrections you can use white ink or opaque white paint. You can also use it do add highlights if needed, like I did along the edge of his beard. And that's how you draw Craig Robinson! Nice job!
Another talented actor from This Is The End. Craig Robinson made it big on The Office, and has since stared in many hilarious comedies such as Zack and Miri, and Hot Tub Time Machine. Learn how to draw him in a comic book style.
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