how to draw the terminator, draw arnold schwarzenegger

How to Draw The Terminator, Draw Arnold Schwarzenegger

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 his facial features.

Step 3.

Sketch lightly a long rectangular without a bottom. Then draw the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass.

Step 4.

You can draw in the lines a. for top of sunglasses, b. for middle of glasses, c. for bottom of glasses, d. for nose, e. for mouth, f. for shoulder placements.

Step 5.

Now draw in Arnold, the terminator's, sunglasses and nose with shadow lines.

Step 6.

Observe where Aronld's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his mouth, cheek lines, and shadow lines of his chin.

Step 7.

Watch closely how Arnold's facial lines, cheeks, and jawlines relate to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy.

Step 8.

When you sketch in his hair, add those feathery straight lines. There are no curls for the terminator *wink*. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction of his hair (add his ear lobe). This will help as you shade it in. The reason for Arnold's strange linear appearance is lots of these areas will be shaded in.

Step 9.

Now draw in his shoulder and gun. Sometimes I used a straight edge (ruler) to get those lines straight. 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. Observe how there are more details, like the dots. 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. White pastels or Opaque White Watercolors also are a great help with 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.

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 16.

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 17.

Best thing you can do when drawing hair is to establish the general shape then work in the main strands of hair by holding your pencil at a 45 degree angle for stroking and coverage. Then, as in the third picture, you can work in more details. But here's a TIP! Don't draw a straight line for the hairline. Do tiny strokes to represent beginning of hair at its root. Look at real people and see their hairline isn't a straight line. Practice and your picture will look more realistic.

Step 18.

This is the first start. 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 light gray to his face. Black, dark to medium gray to hair, sunglasses, under nose, cheeks, side of jaw, lips, chin, suit jacket, and gun. Looks like a mess, right? That's how a beginning project will appear. Keep patience with you and you'll have a great outcome.

Step 19.

What's interesting is I haven't used a pencil yet during this stage. I took a blending stump (since it won't leave lines and will cover a larger area) and shaded laying the stump tapered part flat (like a pencil). Then I took it's point and “drew” with it's pointed edge in the smaller areas (his hair, nose, lips, cheeks, side of face, mouth, chin, shoulders (jacket), and gun. I will be using a pencil soon for darkening and very refined areas. I've lightened areas with the kneaded eraser like beneath his wrinkle lines. And I took a light gray pastel and gave highlights for his mechanical eye. To really his hair and eyes, I used black pastel.

Step 20.

I sketched in darker with my 0.7mm mechanical and 9B pencil his hair, eyes, nose, mouth, gun, and neck. I placed my 9B pencil flat and barely touching the paper went over the darker side of her face. Between the shadowed hair strands, I used the point of the 9B.

Step 21.

Basically, I blended the sketch lines with my stump trying to match the shadows with my reference pic. I added more shading to his face, cheeks, and neck. I took my kneaded eraser and highlighted the shiny areas on his gun. I defined his nose more with the eraser at the bottom. I corrected his curving neck shadow on the left side facing you. I've been darkening and making the mechanical eye light more defined. At this point, I sprayed the picture with "Krylon Workable Fixatif" to adhere the pencil & pastel to the paper for a non-smudging and workable surface. I sprayed this late because I wasn't worried about the background, which you'll see why in the next step.

Step 22.

I made sure to add some white opaque watercolor paint to his hair strands, brighter catch on the sunglasses, and lip definition. Also I mixed some white gouches watercolor to ink to define the mechanical eye light with dots and lines. All this added more "POP" to "The Terminator." I cloned this background from the reference pic to add drama for my introduction picture and save time. Now, 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 Arnold Scharzenegger as "The Terminator", who is an amazing actor, body builder, businessman, and politician all rolled into one. 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: August 22, 2012
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 24
Updated: August 22, 2012
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"I'll Be Back," famously quoted by Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator. Born July 30, 1947 this Austrian and American is a former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor and politician. As he is greatly built, his career follows him with huge successes. He gained world-wide fame as an action-adventure movie star. This tutorial is drawn from one of his greatest films, "The Terminator." Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you!