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Uploaded: August 17, 2013
Artist: DuskEyes969
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 20
Updated: August 17, 2013
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Hello , today I made a tutorial on How to Draw Mick Thomson , lead guitarist from the famous metal band Slipknot . Mick is one of a total of 9 members ,each having a number, his is 7 . I've tried to make this as easy as possible , also I've concentrated more on the tutorial ,rather than on the finished drawing , since there is no point in making a hyper realistic drawing if people can't learn how to draw it properly . I hope you'll enjoy it, till next time, bye !

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How to Draw Mick Thomson , Seven From Slipknot

how to draw mick thomson , seven from slipknot step 1

STEP 1.

I divided this step into two because I've added a 4th image . We'll begin by drawing the outline of the mask and the guidelines for the eyes and nose. Remember that these are not guidelines for a face, but for a mask.Then with a few curvy lines draw the hair and beard .
 
how to draw mick thomson , seven from slipknot step 2

STEP 2.

Now draw the rest of the hair . The details on the mask are straight, but not symmetrical , because of the position of the mask .
 
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STEP 3.

The final result should look like this .
 
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STEP 4.

Now you're probably wondering why I did this . Usually I start from an end and make all the shadows and textures and details until I reach the other end. Well not today, we're gonna work with layers , since it's easier for people which are not me. Do what I did here using an HB.
 
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STEP 5.

Before you go any further I would like you to take a separate piece of paper and practice doing what I did here, which is drawing a metallic texture/surface . Since the mask is out of metal I think it's sort of important being able to draw metal .Here you can see how layers work. Be sure to smudge and blend really good before to start adding details such as little cracks and reflections .
 
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STEP 6.

Second layer, apply only after you smudged the previous one . Use a 2B
 
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STEP 7.

Third layer done with a 6B .
 
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STEP 8.

Now we're gonna add the details, which mean we're gonna make his mask looks metallic and creepy . Start with the right side of the forehead .
 
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STEP 9.

Now for the eyes, one isn't visible because there is not enough light in that area.
 
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STEP 10.

Now the left side of his forehead . Don't make it as dark as the other side .
 
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STEP 11.

This side of the face is darker , but that doesn't mean you can't use a kneaded eraser or white pastel for small reflections .
 
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STEP 12.

The shading is pretty basic, dark on one side, light on the other . The amount of light/darkness each side receives determines the depth .
 
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STEP 13.

This side isn't completely white, but don't use pencils darker than 2B when doing the details .
 
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STEP 14.

Now you're done with the mast, just a few details left .
 
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STEP 15.

The hair is dark, like, almost black . There are some lighter zones which you can choose to not make, this was my original intention , since it will look good anyway . But no matter how you choose to do it keep in mind that his hair isn't straight, it's slightly curvy .
 
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STEP 16.

Just a few curves.
 
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STEP 17.

Make the shirt black .
 
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STEP 18.

Now draw the rest of the hair and the beard .
 
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STEP 19.

The clouds in the background were made with graphite powder(8B) and a piece of tissue . It's disgustingly easy to make , you can make any cool abstract background you like that way .
 
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STEP 20.

Aaand you're done. I hope you enjoyed it, bye .