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.