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Uploaded: June 15, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
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Updated: June 15, 2008
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In this unexpected tutorial on DragoArt.com you will be learning how to draw and color one my favorite singer, songwriter, and musician Marilyn Manson. There are many different descriptions given on this outspoken individual. One being that he is a devil worshiper, and that he performs satanic rituals and so forth. To me the people that makes assumptions about him like that are just plain ignorant. They fail to tell you that he is a gifted artist and performer. His music is nothing more than a message on society, religion, politics, love, hate, and other important issues that are talked about everyday in the media. The only differences with his message compared to what Americans and other countries listen to and believe in is that he doesn’t mask what he says and sings about. He was born as Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969 to a family in Canton, Ohio. As a boy he attended a highly religious Christian School called Heritage Christian School. After reaching the tenth grade he convinced his parents to let him get out of the over bearing religious school and attend a public school where he could be more like himself and chose his own beliefs without pressure from crazed teachers. What most people don’t know about Marilyn Manson is that he studied in a local community college after his parents moved from Ohio to Florida after he graduated high school. He studied journalism and theater at Broward Community College. He began writing poems and short stories after feeling a sense of loneliness in a new and unexplored environment. Eventually he became a journalist for an entertainment magazine and wrote numerous articles including Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails. He often went to rock based clubs for interviews and other underground music clubs. After some time he eventually decided to form his own band called Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids. His stage name came from Marilyn Monroe, one of the world’s most beautiful woman, and Charles Manson, one of the world’s most ugliest inside and out person ever in existence. The names Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids was cut short to just Marilyn Manson, then hence one of the most controversial artist was born. With an influence from Ozzy Osbourne and Kiss he began his rock and Roll career. Along with his fame, love interest soon followed. He dated Rose McGowan, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese which he later married and divorced, there has also been rumored affairs with Melissa "Missi" Romero, Traci Lords and Jenna Jameson. He is now dating actress Evan Rachel Wood. I love his music and I absolutely would never say that he is satanic or a devil worshiper. I heard several interviews that he gave and I will tell you this, he is an intelligent individual that is simply a performer. You will learn how to draw and color a portrait of Marilyn Manson step by step. After you are done you can pin him on your wall or keep him as a sketch. Have fun and take your time.

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How to Draw Marilyn Manson

how to draw marilyn manson step 1

STEP 1.

Okay lets get started with this awesome sketch and draw tutorial on Marilyn Manson. The shape of his head is going to be in two pieces. Start with the top half which is a round circle. Now draw the bottom half which is going to be his jaw, cheeks, and chin. Starting in the middle draw a long straight line for his facial guidelines and then draw four lines that go across which will allow you to draw even eyes, nose, and mouth.
 
how to draw marilyn manson step 2

STEP 2.

Now here in step 2 as you can see you will start sketching in the shape and outline of his hair as shown. Now using the first line that goes across his face sketch out the shape of his eyes that are somewhat of a slanted almond shape at first. Now draw the shape of his nose and the shape of his large looking top lip. After that you can fill in the bottom part of his face shape by sketching in the oblong line for his chin. Marilyn Manson has a long facial structure. The final thing to draw out is the shape of his neck or shirt which ever you want to call it.
 
how to draw marilyn manson step 3

STEP 3.

In this step which is step 3, you will start to see the man behind the lines come through. before you start adding more details to his face, start sketching out his hair on the lower right side above the ear that you will draw out before you do his hair. Next draw in his eyeballs and define the shape of his right eye as shown. Lightly sketch in structure lines on his nose to show the bridge and shape of his nose. Next draw the bottom lip and start sketching in his visible teeth. Marilyn Manson has a set of very voluptuous lips and you really need to show this in your sketching. Next draw out the lines that are on his shirt.
 
how to draw marilyn manson step 4

STEP 4.

You will start this forth step sketching out the left side of his hair style which is loose, lanky, long and flowing. After that draw the outlining lines around the shape of his eye and color in his left pupil a regular size but the right one should be just a small dot. Near the tip of his ear draw a curved line as shown for the begining step of his thumb, and then detail the inside of his ear. Define his lips with simple lines and move onto the next step.
 
how to draw marilyn manson step 5

STEP 5.

Okay as you can see it is already starting to look like Marilyn Manson and we are only on the fifth step. What you will first do here is finish off the sketching for his hair as you can see. Take your time doing this to ensure a quality sketch. Now detail his lips with small simple thin lines which can be found on everybody's mouth. Now move down to his neck and draw a line for the shirt separation and detail his attire a bit more. Now draw out the rest of his hand that is hiding behind his head which is really just a thumb and a glove.
 
how to draw marilyn manson step 6

STEP 6.

Here is where you will begin coloring in certain areas of Marilyn Manson. Start by shading in the area around his eyes. As you know he wears a black make-up to define his look. Do the same for his mouth. This is what is going to give the look of plump and bold for his lips. Sketch in shading under his nose which seems to outline the shape. Now color in his glove and the top part of his shirt and a few strips on his shoulders. Do all these tasks with patience and ease to get the best quality possible.
 
how to draw marilyn manson step 7

STEP 7.

This step will teach you on how to soften up those hard dark spots in Adobe Photoshop. This is a technique used to make the image's dark spots look smudged. I use this effect all the time so the image looks more realistic. So to start off get out your smudge tool and adjust to a reasonable size. Then, set it to strength of 54 percent. This will make the smudge tool capacity light and rough at the same time. It's the perfect setting. After that, start smudging in areas that are supposed to be darkened shadows.
 
how to draw marilyn manson step 8

STEP 8.

This is what your sketch and drawing of Marilyn Manson should end up looking like when you are completely through. It was very time consuming I know but for me it was worth it. I hope it was worth it for you too. That will end this tutorial on how to draw Marilyn Manson step by step. If you are a user that uses Photoshop stay tuned because I will give you a cool tip on coloring him in on Adobe Photoshop CS
 
how to draw marilyn manson step 9

STEP 9.

This effect is for creating pore filled skin. I used this on Marilyn Manson because I wanted him to look realistic as possible. I absolutely L.O.V.E Marilyn Manson. His music is great. Anyways, on your color selected color layer, go to the Filter option. A list of effects will pop down. Click Artistic and then Dry Brush. This will give you a rough skin effect. I use this on alot of my images. Anyways a window will pop up. Set any settings that will suit your needs to make a pore filled skin effect.