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Uploaded: August 20, 2011
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 23
Updated: August 21, 2011
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I like Ryan Gosling. Intelligent, handsome, a musician, producer, actor in many independent films. But we girls know him in the movie, "Notebook." I can't wait for his first comedic film in "Crazy, Stupid Love." I hope you enjoy this tutorial on him. I got some really great tips to throw at you this time. So come with me and learn "How to Draw Ryan Gosling."

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How to Draw Ryan Gosling, Ryan Gosling

how to draw ryan gosling, ryan gosling step 1

STEP 1.

Please draw this oval lightly with a regular No. 2 pencil.
 
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STEP 2.

Draw lightly the bisecting line for facial features.
 
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STEP 3.

Now sketch in the crescent shapes for head and hair mass.
 
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STEP 4.

These lines are very helpful for a.) eyebrows, b.) eyes, c.) nose, and d.) mouth placements.
 
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STEP 5.

Sketch in the eyebrows and eyes. Look closely to how they line up against the lines for accuracy.
 
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STEP 6.

You can see more features now. Draw in the eyelids, lashes, irises, pupils, nose, mouth ears, jaw and lower chin. Don't forget his neck placement.
 
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STEP 7.

Draw in his hairline. There is no need to hurry because I want you to take your time and draw in the fluffy looking hairline. This will give a more realistic look later on. Now you can draw in the shoulder placements.
 
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STEP 8.

I did an extra step to show the feathered or fluffy parts of his hair, eyebrows, mustache, facial hair-yes, use dots on his chin & throat areas. Later on this will help with shading and more hair placements. Now you can draw in his jacket and shirt collar.
 
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STEP 9.

As you venture into this step, you'll notice the pencil outline with guidelines look a little different. My marker makes the lines much thicker. So it isn't as detailed as this penciled picture. Don't worry. The next picture will show just the outline. This is where you can erase & make changes to get your picture closer to the way the pencil outline looks.
 
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STEP 10.

He is looking HOT, my friend. Your hard work in erasing and balancing his face is paying off. Your picture may not look exactly like this. But it is your piece of creation. If you don't want to do the background, you don't have to. But you may find some delightful contrast in creating the background...or your own version. You can stop here, but I've got more treats in store for you.
 
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STEP 11.

I have heard my sisters and friends say this, "Tracing is cheating! You can't learn anything by tracing." Click on the picture showing a great paper to draw and even trace by (if you want). Also you can achieve great texture by using a bank folder.
 
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STEP 12.

You want to know what pencils I use? Here they are along with how their lead appears in the crosshatch, line, and circular shading. They start from light (H) to dark (B).
 
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STEP 13.

Click on the picture with my very dark graphite and blending stumps. You can actually shade a little with blending stumps without the graphite (if it's a little dirty with graphite already on it). Try this stuff out. It really goes a long way in creating a realistic picture.
 
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STEP 14.

Wow! What's that with the arrows? It's TOOLS TO USE! (Don't look at the last picture...too many arrows!) But I needed to show you when and how you can use these tools we tutors always talk about. Does this help any?
 
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STEP 15.

From this point I'm going straight through the drawing process. If you'd like to know how I did the highlights, tone, shading, and other stuff, please keep reading through the steps. Here you can sketch in Ryan with straight or circular shading (I used the 0.7mm (HB) mechanical pencil). I textured his jacket by shading with the 9B pencil over the bank folder.
 
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STEP 16.

He's looking more realistic now. I've got a TIP! When you outline his lips or right edge of nose, lightly erase those areas so a hard outline will not appear. Those lines make your picture look like a cartoon. In realism there really aren't hard lines separating shadows or objects. TIP OVER! Okay shade his hair over with a tortillon. Darken his jacket with 9B Crayon in the deep folded areas and shade more with a blending stump.
 
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STEP 17.

Notice anything at all different (not the background)? His hair isn't as straight. Looking at my reference picture, I tried to mimic the randomness of his hair. So I drew (or crisscrossed) some hair in a different direction & gave a curl or two. I kept darkening, blending more to get a smooth contrasting effect.
 
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STEP 18.

You can add the background shading now. Notice the right side of his face, facing us? You can see those wonderful stray hairs in fine white. Also the scruff on his face has some white highlighted hairs going in different directions. I love those little details that make the picture pop out. Shading in the background was the easiest and quickest part. Now more TIPS are following in the next steps.
 
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STEP 19.

Check out by clicking on how tone and shapes help with drawing.
 
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STEP 20.

Overhand is great for writing or fine details. Underhand is like rollerblading through walking traffic--it goes fast! Try tonal shading. It's a great exercise.
 
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STEP 21.

Here are more exercise in case you want to practice for more realism. Heyyyy, I practice too! *giggle*
 
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STEP 22.

Here's how tone, shading, texture and reflective light affected this picture of Ryan.
 
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STEP 23.

And, last but not least, is HIGHLIGHTS. Click on this picture to see where it applies! In closing this tutorial of "How to Draw Ryan Gosling," I must say it has been my pleasure to teach this. Also I'd like to hear if the extra tips made a difference for you. Let me know if you've drawn from this tutorial so I can comment, fav, and vote on your creation. Please don't be shy. I'd love to hear what you have to say. Don't forget to comment, fav, and vote for me too! Luv you all so much! *blowkiss* *tight hug*