how to draw jennifer lawrence, jennifer lawrence

How to Draw Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lawrence

Step 1.

Draw the oval lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture.

Step 2.

Now draw in the bisecting red line to balance her facial features.

Step 3.

Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass. Also draw the adjacent red line for her arrows.

Step 4.

You can draw in the lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, d. for mouth, e. for shoulder placements.

Step 5.

Now draw Jennifer's eyebrows and eyes. Notice that the right eye facing you is cut off.

Step 6.

Observe where Jennifer's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in the bridge of her nose, nose, and mouth.

Step 7.

Watch closely how the side of her face chin and neck relate to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy.

Step 8.

We are taking the drawing steps a little slower, hopefully, to make it easier to draw her details in sections. This time sketch in the left side of her hair and shoulder.

Step 9.

Now draw in the right side of her hair. Take your time. When you sketch in her hair, add those straight lines and curls. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction & curls of her hair. This will help as you shade it in. If you want to make this your main drawing without including the arrows, you can.

Step 10.

If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines. Also finish the arrows.

Step 11.

I made this line drawing especially for you if you don't want to do the pencil shading and blending part. Otherwise, let us continue to the pencil drawing part.

Step 12.

Here is the outline done with a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. Look closely and see if your lines look something like this. You can erase if certain areas like the eyes or nose don't line up. Be patient with this, it's not as complicated as you may think. As you do more pictures, this will come easier to you.

Step 13.

This time Acrylics has won! Sandpaper, the new kid on the block has to take a back seat to my wonderful Titanium White or Opaque White Watercolors for HIGHLIGHTS! Yaaaa! Try it, you'll like it!

Step 14.

The picture that goes with this step shows two different ways to hold your pencil to acquire certain effects. OVERHAND: Holding a sharpened pencil in normal writing form with fingers in the middle or near the lead gives you great control and thin/detailed strokes. UNDERHAND: Holding the pencil at a 45 degrees or near level to the table with end of pencil under your palm with pencil on the flat side, gives you large shading coverage. With the No.2 pencil, you have the exposed lead side to shade with. But for a wider swath, use that Cretacolor Monolith graphite pencil with no wood casing. The whole sharpened portion is all lead, like in the step's picture. Practice the toning values to help you with control.

Step 15.

PENCIL STROKES & TONE, SHADING, TEXTURE -- For your convenience, I have inserted this step with different pencils, strokes to use. And you can study the shapes that make up this drawing universe, along with tone, shading, and texture.

Step 16.

The picture here is a great exercise for value shading. I've got a little secret tip for you to make things easier. You can download this to your desktop. First click on the picture to have access to full size. By right clicking on your mouse, you can select "Save Image As." It should save to your desktop.

Step 17.

After printing out a number of the above template, practice shading in the values like this picture. You become familiar with this shading technique that gives you more control and confidence.

Step 18.

For the benefit of my confidence, I went over her hair and sketched other parts so I wouldn't lose the details. I resorted to sketching in the details with my 0.7mm HB trusty mechanical pencil (equivalent to the standard No.2 pencil).

Step 19.

With my blending stump, I smoothed out the sketch lines and added more depth to her hair throat jacket, etc.

Step 20.

This is the first start with the pastel application. If you do the whole picture in a pencil sketch, this is where you would sketch in small circles or lines to shade the areas. It would take hours upon hours to cover all that area with a pencil. I chose to shade with pastels. In a few strokes I've got area coverage. Applied light & medium gray to face. Medium dark gray to hair, neck, and shoulders. Looks like a mess. That's how a beginning project will appear. Keep patience with you and keep applying those layers of whites, grays & blacks. You'll have a great outcome.

Step 21.

Here I used my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more shading to her eyes, arrows, jacked and neck. I needed to whiten areas like some hair curls, eye sparkle, nose, and lip shine. So I used my "kneaded" eraser. After those adjustments, I sprayed the picture with "Krylon Workable Fixatif" to adhere the pencil & pastel to the paper for a non-smudging and workable surface.

Step 22.

Basically, I added more highlights with Opaque Watercolor to the catch lights in her eyes, added more light stray hairs and shine, gave a little shine on her lower lips. As you can see the background was added with medium to dark gray pastels. Now Jennifer "pops" out, even though she's a-hunting! To help out with specific areas of highlights, tone, texture, etc., the next two following steps will show you.

Step 23.

Without highlights, your picture would have a flat appearance. Click on this picture to learn how to make your own picture POP out!

Step 24.

Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Jennifer Lawrence, who is a Super Star! I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial with you. Please fav, comment, and vote here. And I will definitely reply back soon or eventually. Love, peace, happiness, success, and more beautiful days to ya! *hug* *blowkiss*

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Uploaded: February 10, 2012
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 24
Updated: February 10, 2012
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Artist comments

Jennifer Lawrence (born August 15, 1990), an American film and television actress played in X-Men: First Class as Mystique, which I loved that movie. But I didn't realize she was nominated for an oscar as Best Actress in "Winter's Bone." What I'm thrilled about is the new movie, "The Hunger Games." She plays Katniss Everdeen in this movie which is based on the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Please fav, vote, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.