So I have been getting a lot of requests to do a lesson on the lead guitarist from Avenged Sevenfold, and for a while I didn't know when I should go ahead and fill such a feat. After careful thought and consideration I finally came to my senses and said “to hell with it”, might as well get 'ur done. Anyways, I will be giving all you Avenged Sevenfold fans a detailed lesson on "how to draw Synyster Gates", step by step. His real name in full is Brian Elwin Haner, and he is for some reason one of the most popular members of the band. Originally from Lakewood, he studied at the Musicians Institute located in Hollywood. His studies where a part of the Guitar Institute of Technology's program where he studied Jazz guitar playing. One day as he was still in his studies, Brian revived a call from James Sullivan or as we know him “The Rev”. He asked if he wanted to join his band as the lead guitarist and after considering the calling, he decided that he would drop out of school and accept the position to join Avenged Sevenfold. Once he dropped out of school he found new success and became one of rock, and heavy metals most recognized lead guitarist of the modern age. In 2006 be was awarded with the Young Shredder award, as well as the Guitarist of the Year award from Total Guitar Magazine. Synyster Gates is also the one responsible for writing the song “So Far Away” which is a dedication to his fallen friend and band member, The Rev. James Sullivan died in December of 2009, and since then his presence has been missed by all members of Avenged Sevenfold, and by all of his fans. I had a blast sketching out this guitarist on my tablet because I know many of you will love learning "how to draw Synyster Gates". I do hope you have an awesome time with this tutorial, and I also hope you find it very helpful as well. Adios mi amigos and remember to have an awesome drawing day.