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Uploaded: June 19, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: June 23, 2013
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This is another founding father that I forgot to upload the other day so I will do that now. Here we will learn "how to draw John Jay", step by step. It's hard to believe that a man with two first names was a founding father but it's true. John Jay was not only one of the founding fathers of the United States, he was also a statesman, diplomat and of course a patriot. John Jay also helped mold the foreign policy for the United States and is even the one who signed the treaty of Paris, France. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay wrote five of the 'Federalist Papers' to form centralized government in New York back in 1788. John Jay was born in New York City to a wealthy family who held positions as merchants and government officials so naturally he would follow in the footsteps of his other family members. His father was a trader specializing in furs, timber, wheat and other things. His mother had ten children but only seven grew to being adults. He tried to end slavery in 1777 and again in 1785 but both times he failed. Finally in 1799, he was successful which led to the emancipation act which he signed. The emancipation act freed all the slaves in New York before he died in 1829. No matter how you look at it, he was a great man, and will also have a place in the United States history. Have fun drawing John Jay folks, I will return once again.

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How to Draw John Jay, John Jay

how to draw john jay, john jay step 1

STEP 1.

Start by drawing the shape of the head guide like so, then sketch in the facial guidelines.
 
how to draw john jay, john jay step 2

STEP 2.

You will then draw out the actual face structure like so, along with the ear. Add detailing inside the ear, and move to step three.
 
how to draw john jay, john jay step 3

STEP 3.

Here is where we will start to sketch out the facial detailing. Draw the shape of his nose, followed by the mouth and or lips. When that is done add the frown line and beauty mark.
 
how to draw john jay, john jay step 4

STEP 4.

Next up, sketch out and color in the shapes of his eyebrows. Now you can draw in John Jay's eyes. This should include the lids, and eyeballs. Add detailing between the eyes and eyebrows like you see here.
 
how to draw john jay, john jay step 5

STEP 5.

John Jay seemed to have short hair. You will draw in the hair line and when you do so add some small or short bangs. Sketch in the back neck line, and then some more of his hair which falls into a tail.
 
how to draw john jay, john jay step 6

STEP 6.

Lastly, sketch in the rest of the neck shape which is in the form of a shirt collar. Add the collar for his suit jacket, then draw in the tie. Add detailing to the clothing, then erase your mistakes.
 
how to draw john jay, john jay step 7

STEP 7.

Here is how the line art looks when you are all done. Color in this Founding Father to complete the whole lesson.