Start this first step the way we always start our first steps. You will be drawing out the shapes and guidelines first to form a frame for Axel Roses head. His head comes in two pieces. For the top draw a round circle and for the bottom draw out the lining of his jaw which should be squared shaped and then his chin. Next sketch in the facial guidelines on his face to help draw out his eyes, nose and mouth a whole lot better. Now draw a line for the neck and go straight down to the bottom as shown. Now draw a line that goes across for his shoulders.
Now in this step as you can see you will start drawing out the features of Axel. Start by sketching out his long hair on the top of the head and along the sides and bottoms as seen here in step two. After that draw the shaper of his beady almond shaped eyes and than sketch out the shape of his nose nostrils and all. Don't forget to fill in the rest of the jaw and his bottom lip line. Now sketch out the lining for his jacket and detail it a bit and move onto the next step.
As you can see step three is where you will start detailing and defining Axel Rose. First fill in the top of his head with some more sketching of his hair and give him a piece that comes out of his bandanna. Detail the bandanna with creasing lines and than move onto his face. Sketch the top half of his eyes along with his pupils. Now sketch a dimple above his mouth and then sketch in his top lip. Sketch a little shading on the left side of his face before moving to step four.
Okay you will start shading in the inner top part of his intense eyes and his right eyebrow and color in his pupils. Define his nose with light sketch lining and than shade in under his jaw and chin on the left side. After that start detailing and shading his hair on the left as well. Sketch another line for his hair on the right and then detail his jacket a bit more. See he is already looking cute.
After all the shading is done on the left start doing the exact same shading on the right to his hair. Not only do you need to shade his hair in, but you also have to detail it to make it look like hair. Sketch in a bit more detailed lining for his hair on the left as well as color in his nostril holes and detail his eyes. Shade a bit on his dimple above his top lip and sketch in some shading on the right side of his lower neck.
After you are done sketching, drawing, and shading you need to erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one. After you have cleaned up your sketch you should end up with this. Of course you have to do more shading around his face, neck, and jacket. All you have to do is use the finished sketch drawing here as a reference tool. That will complete this tutorial on how to draw Axel Rose from Guns N' Roses.
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