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Uploaded: June 15, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
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Updated: June 16, 2008
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One of the bands that I was brought up listening to is a band that is well known by others across the world. He is the lead singer of one of the world’s most popular bands called Guns N Roses. Their music was heavy and raunchy and it was brought together by four members of the band. The line up consisted of singer song writer Axel Rose, lead guitarist Slash, back up guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bass guitarist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler. Front man Axel rose was born William Baily on February 6, 1962 in the state of Indiana. He grew up in a troubled and broken household leaving him to get in trouble quite a bit. He was forced by his mother and step father to attended and participate in church. When I say participate I mean like 8 times a week in the church choir or even Sunday school. He went to church so much that he eventually started teaching Sunday school. Now I mentioned that he grew up in a dysfunctional household right? Well William used to watch his mother get beat often by his step dad so he started thinking that this was a natural way to treat woman. At the age of 17 he learned that the man that had been raising him since he was two years old was not infact his real father at all. Axel learned of his biological father and when he did he changed his last name back over to Rose. He is from Irish, Scottish and German heritage. You often see him perform on stage with a kilt on as he dances and rounds around. I personally always thought for the longest time that he was Scottish because he used to wear a kilt at times. By the time Axel was in his twenties he took the first bus out of Indiana and relocated to Los Angeles in 1982. Once he was stabilized he started working with a few bands like Rapidfire, L.A.Guns, and Hollywood Rose before the final formation of Guns N Roses. Rose started up the band with L.A. Guns band member Tracii Guns in 1985. In 1986 Guns N Roses signed with Geffen Records. The biggest hit album out of the few that was recorded was Appetite for Destruction. This is the album that gave the grungy looking band their fame and fortune, the #1 hit single from the album was no other than Sweet Child O’ Mine followed by Paradise City, and Welcome to the Jungle. All three of those songs became part of the mainstream media and the others were left to the fans ears like Mr. Brwonstone and Night Train. Of course we can’t forget Rocket Queen. In the year of 1988 another great album was released called G N’ R Lies which gained controversy over one particular song for the explicit lyrics of racism. The song was One in a Million. The truth is Axel Rose created a band that will forever be recognized through out time. You will learn how to draw Axel Rose step by step. I hope you were entertained while reading this detailed description on Axel Rose.

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how to draw axl rose from guns n roses

How to Draw Axl Rose from Guns n Roses

how to draw axl rose from guns n roses step 1

STEP 1.

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.
 
how to draw axl rose from guns n roses step 2

STEP 2.

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.
 
how to draw axl rose from guns n roses step 3

STEP 3.

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.
 
how to draw axl rose from guns n roses step 4

STEP 4.

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.
 
how to draw axl rose from guns n roses step 5

STEP 5.

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.
 
how to draw axl rose from guns n roses step 6

STEP 6.

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.