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Uploaded: July 8, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: July 8, 2011
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There are actors and actresses that are very popular, and then there are some that are not. This next portrait painting that I’m about to submit is going to be on an actor that has come a long way from start to finish. The struggles he had, and the life he lived are the types of success stories I like hearing or reading about. Up next I will be teaching you "how to draw Shia LaBeouf", step by step. This Transformers star wasn’t always loaded with more money that I could even imagine. Believe it not, but Shia came from a family that didn’t really have anything. His father was a Vietnam Vet that worked at different jobs just to support the family. His mother was a dancer but later in her life she started working as a visual artist. Shia once said that his parents were not like most. They lived a hippie type of lifestyle even though Woodstock was over. He grew up in a very poor neighborhood located in Echo Park. LaBeouf began his acting career on a Disney series called “Even Stevens”. Soon after he then landed a role in ‘Holes’. One of the movies I seen him in that made me think that this kid was a good actor was ‘A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints’. He stared along-side Channing Tatum, and if you have never seen the movie before, I suggest you spend a few dollars to check it out. During the years 2007-2008 Shia was in a movie called ‘Disturbia’. He plays a young teenager that is locked in his house due to being convicted and sentenced to house arrest. The thriller was an awesome film, and at first I didn’t even realize that the same kid that was in ‘A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints’ was in Disturbia. After that I didn’t see him in any other flicks, but then here he is making a name for himself once again in the more recent Indiana Jones, and Transformers series. I have always liked his face on screen, and I think his acting is really refreshing. He doesn’t seem fake at all, and I know he is appreciative of where he is now because he went from poverty to living a lavish lifestyle. I do hope you like this lesson on drawing Shia LaBeouf, I think it came out awesome. Meet me back in a few with more drawing fun guys because I still have two more to go.

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How to Draw Shia LaBeouf, Shia LaBeouf

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STEP 1.

Shia is going to be pretty simple to draw. Start with an oval shape for his head, and then sketch in his face guidelines.
 
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STEP 2.

Begin sketching out the structure of Shia's face shape and notice how his chin narrows. You will also sketch in the hair line like so, and be sure to make the lining dashy.
 
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STEP 3.

Using the facial guidelines you drew in step one, you will begin sketching out the shapes of the eyes, and then the shape of his nose. Be sure to add the notches for the nose holes, and add the lids as well.
 
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STEP 4.

Shia has thick eyebrows so the first thing you need to do in this step is begin sketching out his bold looking eyebrows. Take your time so you can get the detailing parts of his face. The next thing you will do is draw in the eye balls, and then color the pupils in. Sketch the bottom lashes, and then add some crease, or wrinkles under the eyes too.
 
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STEP 5.

Sketch in the frown lines on the sides of his nose, and then begin sketching out his light mustache, and then sketch in his mouth and lips. Lastly, sketch in his beard on his chin, and then draw some of the hair under his bottom lip.
 
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STEP 6.

All you have to do here is sketch out his combed back hairstyle which is also pretty full. When you add some of the hair strand lines you can sketch in his ears, and then add detailing inside of the ears too.
 
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STEP 7.

For the last drawing step all you need to do is draw out the shape of his neck, and then sketch in his jacket collar as well as his under shirt. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one and then you are all done.
 
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STEP 8.

Here is what the Transformers star looks like when you have finished your drawing on how to draw Shia LaBeouf. I hope you had fun folks, thanks a lot.