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Uploaded: August 15, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: August 17, 2009
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G.I. Joe was an awesome cartoon series but unfortunately I didn’t watch it because I wasn’t around during the eighties. My father said that G.I. Joe was one of his favorite cartoons and he named like almost all the characters he used to like. With this next tutorial I will be showing you “how to draw Duke from G.I. Joe” step by step. Duke is probably one of the more popular characters in the two series that he is in. Duke is seen in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, and G.I. Joe: Sigma 6. In order to sketch out the cartoon version of Duke, I had to reference a few pictures online to get an idea of what he looked like. In the new movie “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Duke is played by Channing Tatum who is a sufficient actor to play Duke I think. Although I am not too familiar with the character, before I attempt to draw whoever it is I am making a tutorial out of, I watch a few episodes on Youtube to give me an idea on the characters personality, skills, and whatever else information I can use while I write out my descriptions. Of course as you know “Duke” is not this soldiers real name. The name he goes by is just a code name used by Conrad S. Hauser who is a First Sergeant for the G.I. Joe Team. The reason why I said that Duke was a more popular character, is because over the years he is seen that way. Most people and or fans of G.I. Joe see Duke as the main character of the story. Conrad Hauser comes from a place called St. Louis, Missouri and was introduced to the G.I. Joe toy line in 1983. He did not however appear in a good number of comic book series even though he is such a favorite by choldren and adults. Other than being a First Sergeant, he is also a field commander, and second in command after his buddy Hawk. Duke is also very fluent in several languages like French, German, and a few Asian languages as well. He uses all these resources that he gains to aid him when he and his team are on missions. Duke is also a firm believer in never leaving his men, and feels that a commander belongs with his team and not anywhere else. He is a very devoted soldier and will do everything in his power to get the assigned missions done. I think you guys will like this lesson on “how to draw Duke from G.I. Joe step by step”. He is really easy to draw because he is in cartoon format. I have to leave because there is a lot more tutorials that will be coming your way. Adios amigos and happy drawing!

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How to Draw GI Joe, Duke

how to draw duke from gi joe step 1

STEP 1.

The first thing you are going to want to do is draw out the guidelines and shapes to make a frame for Duke. Start with a circle for his head and then add the facial gudielines. You will then draw out the body's lines of motion as you see it done for you here. Before you draw those lines, make sure that you draw another circle shape for the torso area.
 
how to draw duke from gi joe step 2

STEP 2.

For this next step, you will first draw out the shape of his strong looking jaw and face as seen here. Next draw out the shapes of his right arm, left forearm, and then the shape of his torso and or waist, and then his legs and or pants and feet or boots.
 
how to draw duke from gi joe step 3

STEP 3.

You will begin sketching out the rest of the shape of his face and then his spiky looking hair. Sketch out the eyes, nose, and mouth and then sketch in some thick eyebrows.
 
how to draw duke from gi joe step 4

STEP 4.

Finish sketching out the top shape of his head and then begin drawing out his vest and jacket. There is three pouch like pockets in the front of his vest so you will need to draw those in as well. Take your time and draw out the shape of his jacket collar and then add some detailing to the shoulders and sleeves.
 
how to draw duke from gi joe step 5

STEP 5.

As you can see your Joe is coming along very nicely. All you need to do now is sketch out the rest of his arms and hands and then detail and define his sleeves, and draw him some leather gloves. Sketch in the pouches he has on the hips of his pants as well.
 
how to draw duke from gi joe step 6

STEP 6.

begin adding some detailing and definition to his military pants. Once they are done you can draw the thigh strap on his right leg and finish drawing out the holster. Crease and wrinkle up the knee parts of his pants and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw duke from gi joe step 7

STEP 7.

All you have to do here is finish drawing out his legs and knee pads as seen here. Add some detailing and definition, then move to the last drawing step.
 
how to draw duke from gi joe step 8

STEP 8.

Here is your last drawing step. All you need to do now is draw out his military issued boots and make sure you lace them up. Erase all those guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw duke from gi joe step 9

STEP 9.

When you are done your drawing should come out looking like Duke. Color him in and you have just completely finished this lesson on "how to draw Duke from G.I. Joe step by step". Hope you guys had fun!