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Uploaded: July 13, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: July 13, 2013
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Hey gang, what is going on this Saturday night? I'm back and with my return I bring a lesson on a guy that I am a fan of even though his music has been around since before I was born. Today I will show you "how to draw Elvis", step by step. I wanted to make sure that the coloring job on Elvis was a vintage style that you would see on WWII era posters and magazine covers. Almost the same coloring that pin-up style magazines had. Anyways, No one really wants to look at the old Elvis, so with my recreation for The King, I drew him how he looked when Elvis was in his prime. I hope you enjoy another lesson on drawing Elvis. Adios people and be sure to leave some feedback if you like.

how to draw elvis, elvis presley

How to Draw Elvis, Elvis Presley

how to draw elvis, elvis presley step 1


Let us begin by making the head and neck guide for Elvis' framework. Start with the head, then sketch out the neck and some of the shoulder.
how to draw elvis, elvis presley step 2


Here you will begin sketching out Elvis' face shape from a 3/4 angle. Be sure to incorporate the ear shape, then when you are satisfied move along to step three.
how to draw elvis, elvis presley step 3


Okay, using the facial guidelines draw out and color in the eyebrows. Next, starting from the left or right eyebrow, sketch out the shape of the nose, then draw the lining for the top of Elvis' lip.
how to draw elvis, elvis presley step 4


Tackle the task of drawing his eyes. Notice how the lining is bold and dark. Add some crease lines to add some texture or definition to the eye and its' expression.
how to draw elvis, elvis presley step 5


Finish sketching out Elvis' lips or mouth, then draw the small frown lines on the sides of his mouth. Add the chin indent line, then you are done here.
how to draw elvis, elvis presley step 6


We will now draw in his signature hairstyle. Back in the say every man wanted hair like Elvis because that was part of Elvis' image that made the girls go crazy. Begin sketching out his hair which is long, but it's neatly combed back with some grease. Add the wavy hair strand lines, then move to the last drawing step.
how to draw elvis, elvis presley step 7


Lastly, sketch out the shape of his neck, followed by his shoulders and shirt collar which was always up to his earlobes when cuffed up. Erase your mistakes folks and that's it.
how to draw elvis, elvis presley step 8


Here is the line art when you are done. As you can see Elvis looks great, and if you would like to color him in go right ahead, I encourage you to do so.