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Uploaded: July 12, 2014
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 11
Updated: July 12, 2014
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If you like Linkin Park then you are in for a special treat. Today I will attempt to show you "how to draw Mike Shinoda", step by step. Instead of the typical tribal style portraits I have been doing as a drawing style lately when I make lessons based on people, I went ahead and made a drawing of Mike Shinoda the old fashioned way. Mike was born and raised in Agoura Hills located in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. His father is a Japanese American, and his mother is Caucasian. Mike Shinoda started his career with Linkin Park back in 1996 and they are still going strong till this day. Anyways, I hope you learn something when drawing Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. I have another lesson on a band member from LP so stay tuned in.

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How to Draw Mike Shinoda

how to draw mike shinoda step 1

STEP 1.

Begin with a head guide then sketch in the facial guidelines.
 
how to draw mike shinoda step 2

STEP 2.

Define the shape of Mike's face like so, and also include the hairline which is a bit scratchy looking.
 
how to draw mike shinoda step 3

STEP 3.

You will immediately draw out the rest of Mike Shinoda's hairstyle which is a simple short do. Sketch in the ears, then add detailing inside of his ears.
 
how to draw mike shinoda step 4

STEP 4.

Use the facial guidelines to draw the beginning lines for his eyes.
 
how to draw mike shinoda step 5

STEP 5.

Finish the shapes of Mike's eyes like so, then add lids over each eye. Add the dimpling between the eyes, then move to step six.
 
how to draw mike shinoda step 6

STEP 6.

Sketch in the eyebrows and then color them in. Add the crinkle between each brow as well.
 
how to draw mike shinoda step 7

STEP 7.

You will now sketch out the nose which is only the nostril shapes. Add the frown lines as well, and color in the nostril holes.
 
how to draw mike shinoda step 8

STEP 8.

Here we will sketch in Mike Shinoda's facial hair which is the mustache, beard, and then his lips or mouth. Notice that the facial hair isn't too thick, it's just thick enough to add texture to his face.
 
how to draw mike shinoda step 9

STEP 9.

Begin sketching out the shirt collar as well as the shape of Mike's neck like so.
 
how to draw mike shinoda step 10

STEP 10.

Finish off this drawing of Mike Shinoda by drawing the shoulders, under shirt collar and some layered wrinkling on the shoulders. Erase whatever mistakes you made.
 
how to draw mike shinoda step 11

STEP 11.

That's it, you are all done. Now you can go ahead and color in your drawing of Linkin Park's own Mike Shinoda.