I wanted to upload a few really cool lessons that I know folks would love to see on Dragoart. For so long I have been getting requests to make tutorials of the three main, original members of Metallica. I myself am a huge fan of this heavy metal band, but unfortunately I never had the pleasure to see them perform in concert. Both of my parents went to see Metallica back in the late eighties when they released their 'And Justice for All' album. My mom said that when they got on stage and performed Fade to Black, they freakin rocked. This first tutorial is going to be on "how to draw James Hetfield", step by step. For all you Metallica fans you already know that he is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. James was born in Downey California on August 3rd, 1963, and as of today he is around forty seven years old. Some facts about James life is pretty surprising because you would never think that such a person came from an upbringing or background like he did. When I say this I mean, he comes from a Christian Scientist religion which basically means his parents and family don’t believe in using medicines or other forms of medical treatment. Some folks call this ‘Scientology’ and actors like John Travolta and Tom Cruise are some people from Hollywood that also follow this belief and faith. James on the other hand is against it, and you can hear how much he resents the beliefs of his family in some of his early songs. He lost his mother to cancer because she never seeked treatment to try and cure her illness. At a young age Hetfield began his musical adventure. When he was nine he started playing the piano, and soon after it was the drums. It wasn’t until he was fourteen before he began experimenting with guitar. When asked what some of his inspiring bands where growing up as a child, he named a few that we know of like Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Ted Nugent, Thin Lizzy, and of course one of his favorite, Motorhead. When the band Metallica first started out it was he and Lars Ulrich that started out, and later Dave Mustaine, and before Cliff Burton was the bassist, Ron McGovney was the bass player. After about a year Hetfield and Mustaine clashed heads over Dave’s heavy drinking. He was soon replaced by the incredibly talented Kirk Hammett, and then Cliff joined in soon after. As far as his personal life goes, he is married with three children, and when James Hetfield is not on tour or busy with the band, he likes to go out and restore vintage cars, motorcycles and yes guitars. Metallica was one of the first bands to come out and make a name for themselves and bring heavy metal to a new level. I will never forget the songs and all the incredible guitar solos that have so much meaning, style, and full of rebellion. I do hope you enjoy learning "how to draw James Hetfield", the image was referenced from the St. Anger album. Thanks guys and enjoy!