how to draw samuel jackson, pulp fiction, jules winnfield

How to Draw Samuel Jackson, Pulp Fiction, Jules Winnfield

Step 1.

Draw the oval and circle (that represents Samuel's hand) 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 in both shapes to balance his facial & hand features.

Step 3.

Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass. Also draw the diagonal flag shape, representing that intimidating 9mm pistol.

Step 4.

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

Step 5.

Now draw Samuel's eyebrows, eyes, and nose. Don't forget the bags & wrinkles beneath his eyes.

Step 6.

Observe where Samuel's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his mouth, mustache growth, jawline, and those 70's sideburns.

Step 7.

When you sketch his hair, add those tight curly lines. Draw in a scribble motion (but not too messy). And use longer curly lines for his jerry curl bangs. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction of his hair. This will help as you shade it in.

Step 8.

Now draw in his neck and t-shirt with the folds.

Step 9.

I'm leaving the best for last. Now draw in his grasping hand and the 9mm pistol. Take you time. If you want more information on drawing hands, check out my tutorial at this link (copy and paste in your browser address field): If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines.

Step 10.

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 11.

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. Take you kneaded eraser and dab off the shadow outlines or dark lines with your kneaded eraser for a more realistic look as you shade. Shading transition from dark to light (or visa versa) should be smooth... no harsh lines. 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 12.

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 13.

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 14.

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 15.

Here is a quick tip on different types of hair. In the picture follow the arrows. They represent the direction of the strokes. You can practice this now or later. Straight, a curl, cornrows, or a single braid is just a few ways different ethnic groups have styled their hair. Now Jerry Curls are easier, you can almost scribble them in. But the curls have this spiral type of shape to them.

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.

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 medium to dark gray and black on his face, neck, hand and t-shirt, and on his hair. Very light gray pastel was applied to his pistol. Looks like a mess, but that's how a some beginning projects will appear. Keep patience with you and keep applying those layers of whites, grays & blacks. You'll have a great outcome.

Step 19.

Here I used my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more shading to his Jerry Curl, leaving little white spaces for shine. I smoothed in his eyebrows, side of face, neck and shirt with the medium to dark gray & black pastels. I smoothed the lighter gray on his gun & t-shirt.

Step 20.

I sketched in more shading in his hair, on his shirt, gun, hand and face with my 9B and 0.7mm pencils. I defined the hair strands, darkened his eyebrows, eyes, and added more facial hair with the 9B graphite crayon because the pencil wasn't dark enough. Then After that, I sprayed the picture with "Krylon Workable Fixatif" to adhere the pencil & pastel to the paper for a non-smudging and workable surface.

Step 21.

The special feature here are the dark watercolors "Higgins Black Magic INK!" Samuel's face needed more depth, but didn't need to look so dark until he looks like a silhouette. So I made sure the highlights on his face was evident and the darker areas showed up... like the edge of the sideburns on the left side of his face, facing you. I applied ink. The darkest line where his lips meet-- yep, used ink there too. And his eye pupils, along with a bit of shading, I used ink there as well. His hair? All inked in with a paint brush. While I had the paint brush out, I also highlighted the light reflections blurred on the gun, highlights on his t-shirt, and some in the whites of his eyes. Let me tell you, his hair alone makes this tutorial ADVANCED! Then I sprayed again to make sure his hair, gun, hand, & shoulder edges would not smudge while adding the background.

Step 22.

Whoa! I covered my background with medium and dark gray pastels, bringing in that texture of the rocky wall. Finally! I could eat two boxes of ice cream. I have finally FINISHED!!! (***TIP: When applying those white highlights, sometimes they blend into the darker background not giving a stark white appearance, which is more realistic in this case!) Now Samuel Jackson "pops"! 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 Samuel Jackson as Jules in the motion picture "Pulp Fiction". Samuel is an excellent actor that portrays depth & character. Oh, and not to forget, he's very handsome and rugged in an intimidating way! 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 show your love 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: June 26, 2012
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 24
Updated: June 26, 2012
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Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American film and television actor and film producer. After becoming involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films. He had several small roles such as in the film Goodfellas before meeting his mentor, Morgan Freeman, and the director Spike Lee. After gaining critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever in 1991, he appeared in films such as Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance and Jurassic Park. In 1994, he was cast as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, and his performance received several award nominations and critical acclaim. (Wikipedia Notes) What do I think? Samuel's role as Jules in Pulp Fiction is the best work he's done to date. I loved how he received redemption and let the two restaurant robbers go. Amazing dialog when he quoted the scriptures! I just love to go see his movies. Great man! I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please fav, vote, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.