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Uploaded: September 1, 2011
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 24
Updated: September 1, 2011
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We've gotten many requests for the band on a popular teen TV series called Big Time Rush. Rub your hands and get ready for a complete detailed tutorial on these four talented Nickelodeon guys, Carlos, Logan, Kendall and James. I've bulked most of the steps two-by-two to make sure you get all the tips and info needed just for you. Stay tuned for a special tool, highlights, tone, shading and more. I didn't skimp on any of the fellows. Each band member is well represented to give you a boost in drawing. Please don't be shy. Vote, comment, and fav so you can express how you feel. And I love to reply. Also make sure you submit your drawing here at DragoArt so I can vote, comment, and fav my favorite people's artwork. I hope you enjoy this tutorial on “How to Draw Big Time Rush.” *a huge blow kiss coming your way*

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How to Draw Big Time Rush, Big Time Rush

how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 1

STEP 1.

I'm beginning with these steps. I'm starting with Carlos & Logan's faces. Draw the ovals lightly then add the diagonal bisecting lines.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 2

STEP 2.

Draw the crescent on the faces. The next group, draw the lines that represent: a. eyebrows, b. eyes, c. noses, and d. mouths.
 
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STEP 3.

In the first group, draw the placements for the eyebrows and eyes. The 2nd group, sketch in the irises pupils, ears, noses, mouths, jaws, cheeks, and necks.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 4

STEP 4.

Once you draw the first group's hairline fluff and shoulder placements, you begin to recognize their faces. The second group, you can sketch the hair on the top of their heads then their clothes. Don't forget those stripes on Logan's T-shirt. The next step is a line drawing that you can compare your drawing to. Make sure you gently erase those guidelines.
 
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STEP 5.

I left this step as a single unit because it is easier to see the details on how your line drawing can look. Those of you who want to go further or would like to read about drawing this band with a pencil, along with using other tools, continue to read and draw.
 
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STEP 6.

I didn't want to skip this. The first picture shows how to hold your pencil for Overhand (great for writing & details) and Underhand (great for shading large areas in wide strokes). You can practice tone shading and take it a step further with the Tone Exercise.
 
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STEP 7.

Examine the types of pencils and blends in the picture. Also another important tool for texture is sandpaper. You can purchase many different grit ranges at your handy hardware store.
 
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STEP 8.

TOOLS TO USE – Click on this picture for useful and vital information on how and when to use these drawing tools.
 
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STEP 9.

Once you have erased your guidelines, your picture may look like the outline. Don't worry if it doesn't. You can always look back at your beginning creations and see how far you have come. Now the next group in this step is the sketch. I did straight close lines with my 0.7mm 2B mech. pencil. The darker areas (even on their faces) I shaded with the 9B pencil. If you want to see how these pencils look, scroll back to Step 7.
 
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STEP 10.

The first group I blended with tissue paper and used the blending tools to define the shadows on their faces and clothes. I planned this before I started the picture—to use sandpaper for texture on their clothes after blending. In the second group, I took the blending stump again and burnished (rubbed over) Carlos's hoodie and Logan's sweater with the respective sandpaper underneath. I used the 180 grit for the hoodie for a finer texture. The sweater I used 36 grit for a dramatic texture.
 
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STEP 11.

When I looked at the reference picture and saw Logan's sweater had darker black and white dots, I went back to the drawing board. I needed more dots. I took the 180 grit and went over again, rubbed my head, wondering how can I make it pop out. Finally, I decided to use the opaque white ink and make tiny dots with my sable brush. Then I randomly dotted with the tip of my 9B pencil. That did the trick! All the work paid off with a sweater that mimicked the reference picture.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 12

STEP 12.

Click on this picture for great information on tone, shading, texture and reflective light.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 13

STEP 13.

For highlights on Carlos & Logan, click on this picture. If you would like, in the next steps are Kendall & James's turn for you to draw.
 
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STEP 14.

This time around, you will have the joy of drawing Kendall & James. Once again start with the ovals and draw lightly then add the diagonal bisecting lines in the next group.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 15

STEP 15.

Draw the crescent on the faces. The next group, draw the lines that represent: a. eyebrows, b. eyes, c. noses, and d. mouths.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 16

STEP 16.

In the first group, draw the placements for the eyebrows and eyes. The 2nd group, sketch in the irises pupils, ears, noses, mouths, jaws, cheeks, and necks.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 17

STEP 17.

Once you draw the first group's hairline fluff and shoulder placements, you begin to recognize Kendall & James's faces. The second group, you can sketch the hair on the top of their heads then their tops. Don't forget the necklace around James's neck. The next step is a line drawing that you can compare your drawing to. Make sure you gently erase those guidelines.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 18

STEP 18.

I left this step as a single unit because it is easier to see the details on how your line drawing can look. Those of you who want to go further or would like to read about drawing this band with a pencil, along with using other tools, continue to read and draw.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 19

STEP 19.

TOOLS TO USE – Click on this picture for useful and vital information on how and when to use these drawing tools. Steps 6 & 7 have information on how to hold your pencil and tone exercise to give you better control as you shade.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 20

STEP 20.

Once you have erased your guidelines, your picture may look like the outline. Don't worry if it doesn't. You can always look back at your beginning creations and see how far you have come. Now the next group in this step is the sketch. I did straight close lines with my 0.7mm 2B mech. pencil. The darker areas (even on their faces) I shaded with the 9B pencil. If you want to see how these pencils look, scroll back to Step 7.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 21

STEP 21.

The first group I blended with tissue paper and used the blending tools to define the shadows on their faces and clothes. In the second group, I blended with the blending tools again. I used the white opaque ink to add white hair strands and highlights on their faces.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 22

STEP 22.

The special feature in this picture is Kendall's plaid stripes, which always seemed impossible for me to draw in the past. But having the trusty white opaque ink and a small sable brush speeds up the time to complete this drawing. I could dilute the ink and make lighter stripes, paint on the width of the lines automatically with the brush, and criss-cross to mimic that plaid pattern. Taking my 9B pencil and drawing the darker lines in-between saved the day. To get that metal necklace texture without straining to draw individual chains, I dotted with the opaque ink and lightly shaded the necklace's shadow with what?... my 9B pencil once again!
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 23

STEP 23.

Click on this picture for great information on tone, shading, texture and reflective light.
 
how to draw big time rush, big time rush step 24

STEP 24.

For highlights on Kendall & James, click on this picture. I'm sad to say goodbye at this point. You all have been so supportive and patient. I'm very glad you came here to stop by and pick up some drawing skills on “How to Draw Big Time Rush.” If you really like my tutorials, simply click in the Artist Statistic Column where the number appear beside My Tutorials. Or you can go to my profile and click on “View All” on my tutorials. Don't be shy. You are welcome to vote, comment and fav on any of my tutorials and I'm always glad to reply. Peace and love to everyone. *blowkiss*