|Uploaded:||June 20, 2008|
|Updated:||June 22, 2008|
Elvis, the king of rock and roll, is probably the best known artist and performer in the world. I grew up listening to Elvis tunes because of my grandmother. She loves Elvis. In fact she is a big Elvis freak. My grandmother has a tone of collectables almost all are Elvis related. She has a four disc music set with a whole mini profile on “The King”. Every song, every lyric, every everything she knows about this guy. She is like an Elvologist for real. This tutorial today is in dedication to my insane grandmother that loves this guy to now end. I will teach you all how to sketch, draw, and color a portrait of Elvis Presley. I read some information on Elvis from my grandmothers mini biography book she has which sits right next to her old records and nick knacks of all sorts of stuff. Before we get started on the bio of Mr. Presley, I would just like to say that my grandmother is also very obsessed with Scarlet O’Hara, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, and betty Boop. Elvis was a southern kid from a southern town. Since he was very young he has been into music whether it be country, jazz, blues, or gospel. As a matter of fact, that is exactly what his music sounds like, a hint of blues, jazz, gospel, and country. What Elvis did that was so unique and great for his time was bring together the style of music together from both the white and black side. This explains why he was liked by all races and nationalities. He performed in a manner that would make a married woman leave her husband just to get a glance at The King. He swung his hips and brought out a very sexual presence that folks were just not use to seeing. Very quickly he became a teen role model and soon all the young boys of his time were dressing and acting like Elvis Presley. Young males gained confidence to pick up woman by acting more like the hip swinger. The only problem was is that he was seen as being a vulgar, incompetent individual who was a bad influence on young adults and young teens. He soon gained major popularity and stardom as time went on. Eventually he marries Priscilla Beaulieu and they shared a daughter named Lisa Marie Presley. If you ask my opinion, I think that Lisa Marie looks exactly like her father. He has held the status of The King of Rock and Roll then and keeps that label till the end of time. You will learn how to draw Elvis Presley step by step. I hope you have fun with this tutorial.