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Uploaded: May 17, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
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Updated: June 9, 2010
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This next lesson is on a very powerful man that ruled over the United States of America. Being a president takes a lot of patience, knowledge, loyalty, honesty, truthfulness, compassion with both his people and with other countries, and he must hold the ability of common sense. I wanted to do a lesson on a famous face that we will all recognize and respect. So, having said that I think it is time that I show you “how to draw John F. Kennedy" JFK step by step. John Kennedy was a man, a father, a brother, an uncle, a son, and a president. He was the the thirty fifth president of the United States and he was also the youngest. Born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline Massachusetts, JFK graduated from Harvard University in 1940 and from there he joined the U.S. Navy. Now there is a very interesting story about the times he spent in the navy. There was an incident that occurred while he was in his PT boat (PT being short for “Patrol Torpedo”), his boat was hit by a Japanese destroyer and he sustained significant injuries. Even though John Kennedy was injured badly, he still went after the survivors and led them to safety. When he returned from the war he later became a Democratic Congressman and by the time 1953 came, John F. Kennedy was already in the Senate. On September 12, 1953 he married the very graceful and timid Jacqueline Bouvier or as we know her, Jackie O. In that same year he wrote “Profiles in Courage” which he won a Pulitzer Price for. John F. Kennedy gave the people a taste of what kind of president he was going to be when he made a very simple statement during his Inaugural Address “Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country”. John Kennedy's whole mission in life was dedicated to the revolution of human rights. In an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro, he allowed a band of Cuban exiles invade Cuba, but that mission failed. That is when the Russians installed nuclear missiles in Cuba and the world was threatened of a nuclear war breaking out. At the last minute the Russians agreed to dismantle the missals and back down. After that incident Kennedy had slowed down the spreading of nuclear weapons and slowed down the arms race. So as you can see his dream of equal rights and unity sort of came alive. The administration that was under John F. Kennedy eventually saw the beginning stages for equal rights and for peace around the world. This tutorial will show you “how to draw JFK", step by step. Have fun and who knows, maybe you can use this lesson for one of your school projects one day.

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How to Draw John F Kennedy, JFK

how to draw john f kennedy, jfk step 1

STEP 1.

Start by sketching out a circle for JFK's head and then add the facial guidelines. You will then draw out the arched line for his shoulders and then draw a vertical line within the torso shape that you just drew with one line.
 
how to draw john f kennedy, jfk step 2

STEP 2.

Next start sketching out the shape of his face line the jaw line and right cheek bone. Next sketch out the beginning lines for the eyes using the facial guidelines and then draw out the nose. You will now move to the next step.
 
how to draw john f kennedy, jfk step 3

STEP 3.

As you can see you will start sketching more of JFK's eyes out like the pupils and then add the shading on the side of his nose to detail and define his facial structure.
 
how to draw john f kennedy, jfk step 4

STEP 4.

Now, sketch out his mouth or lips and the shade them in. You will draw out the shape of his ear and then the shape of his neck, suit jacket, and under shirt or dress shirt collar line.
 
how to draw john f kennedy, jfk step 5

STEP 5.

What I want you guys to do now is sketch out his hair line and then start detailing his ear as well as sketching in some shading to define the ear. On the neck you will shade in some area's to give the effect of wrinkles or neck creases. Draw the collar of his suit shirt and then draw out the suit jacket.
 
how to draw john f kennedy, jfk step 6

STEP 6.

You are almost done with this lesson on how to draw JFK and what you will do is shade in his hair and then finish drawing out the shape of his head. You will add shading to his tie after you draw out out and then add some shading to the shirt collar.
 
how to draw john f kennedy, jfk step 7

STEP 7.

Here is where you will turn your drawing into a sketch. Lightly shade in all the areas that is covered in red but you will have to start erasing the guidelines and shapes first. After that is done you can move to the last step to see what your 35th president should look like.
 
how to draw john f kennedy, jfk step 8

STEP 8.

And here you have it. I hope you liked learning "how to draw John F. Kennedy JFK step by step". I had a blast and I will return soon.