Every once in a while I will come across a tutorial request that brings back major memories. That's the case with this first lesson for the day. Someone asked if I could teach them "how to draw Avril Lavigne", step by step. It's not often that I draw famous faces on Canadian stars that have built an American reputation for themselves. I say this because Avril is from Canada, and she helped develop a new sound in the 2000's era. But who is she and how did she start her career? Her full name is “Avril Ramona Lavigne”, and she was born on September 27, 1984, which makes her around twenty five years old today. Her father is Jean-Claude Lavigne, and as you can tell by his name, he is totally French. Anyway, he named his daughter Avril after the French word “April”. She started singing when she was just two years old with her mother. That is when Avril's mother knew her daughter had talent. It wasn't until 1998 that fourteen year old Lavigne, got her chance to sing with a famous country star that had also been from Canada. She sang with Shania Twain, as they performed “What Made You Say That”. Soon after, Avril was singing in a book store when she was noticed by “Cliff Fabri”. In 2002, she released her first album titled “Let Go”. The hit single from that album, was “Complicated”, and it was number one in Australia, and held in at number two in the United States. Other popular songs included; Sk8er Boi, and I'm With You. The next album to make pop culture was in 2004 and it was called “Under My Skin”. Did you know that the song that Kelly Clarkson sings, “Breakaway”, was in fact written by Avril? It's true, Avril co-wrote the song with Matthew Gerard, cool huh? Anyway, the most recognized song from that album to reach pop culture was “My Happy Ending”. If your wondering when they heck did her more recent hit single come in to play? Well, “Girlfriend” was a track from her 2006 album, “The Best Damn Thing”. That is the song that I think of when her name is mentioned. I don't know why but, it's true. I can remember liking her older stuff when I was like twelve. Now since I kind of grew up listening to her music, I wanted the sketch, and colored drawing come out looking great. So, just because learning “how to draw Avril Lavigne" looks hard, don't shy away from something that is probably easier than drawing a cat. I will be back later with more drawing fun. Peace out people, and remember to rock on!