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Uploaded: May 18, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
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Updated: May 20, 2009
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“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Those were the famous words of the great Martin Luther King Jr that was delivered on the 28th day of August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. Since I was doing tutorials on people that made history in the United States of America, I figured that doing a tutorial on “how to draw Martin Luther King Jr step by step” was a must do. Now Martin Luther King was a memorable man that wanted the country to unit and work together instead of segregating one and other just because of an individuals race, color, or creed. Let me just give you guys a brief description of this man from the beginning, up until his death. Mr. King was born Michael Luther King Jr on January 15, 1929. He comes from a family that carries a long line of pastors that his grandfather started at the Ebenezer Baptist Church located in Atlanta Georgia. His granddaddy served as pastor from the years 1914-1931. His father continued what his father started up until his death. From childhood Martin Luther went to segregated schools but still found the strength to graduate from high school at the young age of fifteen. Nowadays kids are lucky to graduate at seventeen, neva mind fifteen. After graduating high school he went onto getting even more of an education and attended Morehouse College which was an all black institution that both hid grandfather and father attended as well. He received his Bachelors degree and then moved on, to attend Crozer Theological Seminary located in Pennsylvania. While he was at Crozer, he received the position of presidency of an almost all white senior class. Martin Luther than was awarded the B.D. And with that he later went to school at Boston University enrolling in graduate studies. He completed his term and received his doctorate in the year of 1953 and later his degree in 1955. While he was in Boston, he meet a nice young lady named Coretta Scott and married the young woman and had four children with her, two boys and two girls. Martin Luther King eventually became a pastor at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church located in Montgomery Alabama. He was an extremely strong believer in civil rights and that is what he worked on getting for his people or his race. Because of his strong beliefs and leadership, King was made leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1955. Because of Kings efforts, blacks and whites rode the buses together on December 21, 1956. He continued to work for the people and by the time he was thirty five, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with fifty four thousand, one hundred twenty three dollars that he donated to the civil rights movement. Soon after that Martin Luther King Jr was shot to death while coming out of his hotel room that had a balcony. He died April 24, 1968, it was a sad day for all who believed in peace and unity, and who also believed that Martin Luther King Jr's dream almost came true. This tutorial will show you “how to draw Martin Luther King Jr step by step”. Take your time and you will come out with a master piece. Peace out!

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How to Draw Martin Luther King Jr

how to draw martin luther king jr step 1

STEP 1.

Begin this first step by drawing out the circle shape for his head and then add the facial guidelines. You will then draw out the outlining of what is going to be his hand.
 
how to draw martin luther king jr step 2

STEP 2.

Now you will start sketching out the facial features like his eyes, the left side of his face and then the shape of his nose. Once that is done you can sketch the right lining of his jaw and chin.
 
how to draw martin luther king jr step 3

STEP 3.

Since he has very bold eyebrows, you will sketch out the shape of Martin Luther King's eyebrows and then shade them in as seen here. You will also detail and define around his eyes by lightly shading in under his eye and in the inner corner as well. Continue onto sketching the mustache as well.
 
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STEP 4.

You will sketch the hair line and the rest of his head shape. Sketch out the shape of his ear and then add detailing inside of it. Add some shading to the tip of his nose and then finish off the mustache. Sketch out Martin Luther's mouth and or his lips, and then start sketching put the left hand or fingers. Draw the lining for his suit jacket and the light chin fat as seen here.
 
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STEP 5.

You are almost done drawing out this character and as you can see he is coming along nicely. All I want you to do here is finish drawing out the hand and fingers and then add the crease lines on the palm of his hand. You will then sketch out the rest of his suit like the coat and sleeve and add some shading around the eyes, nose, and chest.
 
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STEP 6.

Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one and then add the rest of your shading. Just follow the red in this step.
 
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STEP 7.

Once your done your sketched image should look like the one you see here. I hope you had fun learning "How to Draw Martin Luther King Jr step by step".