how to draw christopher walken, the prophecy

How to Draw Christopher Walken, The Prophecy

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 the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass.

Step 4.

You can draw in the lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, and d. for mouth. Don't forget to also draw the red diagonal line for his shoulders.

Step 5.

First, this is one of the reason why this tut is advanced. The wrinkles and shading takes a lot of patience. So take your time and try to stay with me. Now draw in Chris's wrinkles, eyebrows, eyes, and bags beneath the eyes.

Step 6.

Observe where Chris's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his nose, mouth, and smile lines.

Step 7.

Watch closely how Chris's face outline, jawline, and chin relate to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy.

Step 8.

When you sketch his hair, add those straight lines and short strokes at his hairline. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction of his hair. This will help as you shade it in.

Step 9.

Now draw in his neck, collar, and shoulder. 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.

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 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.

Before I started the pastel application, I erased dark outlines on the nose, lips, smiling lines for a more realistic shading. Now I can 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 to dark gray to his face and neck. I added black pastel to his hair, eyebrows, and lapel. 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 smooth the black to his hair, eyebrows, and shirt. I followed the direction of his hair from the outline and reference picture. I blended his face with the side of my stump and lifted some pastel to give a lighter shade on his left side with a tissue. I needed to keep areas like catch lights in his eyes blank and when these areas got dirty, I cleaned them with a kneaded eraser.

Step 20.

I darkened in his eyes, eyebrows, and shadowed face with my 0.7mm HB mechanical pencil. I defined his lips also. I added more darkness and continuity with my 9B Graphite Pencil in his hair and on his lapels.

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 the darker side of his face. I took my kneaded eraser and highlighted his forehead wrinkles, bags under his eye, nose shine, the white lines on his lips, and neck.

Step 22.

I sprayed the picture with "Krylon Workable Fixatif" to adhere the pencil & pastel to the paper for non-smudging edges of the drawing and a workable surface. I made sure to add some white opaque watercolor paint to his hair strands, brighter catch lights to his eyes, lip definition, and tiny wrinkle lines near his eyes, cheek, chin, and neck to add more "POP" to Chris. I added medium to dark gray pastels to this background and blended with my stump and tissue. 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 Christopher Walken who is a genius and an engaging theater, film, and TV actor! 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 24, 2012
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 24
Updated: August 24, 2012
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Artist comments

May I take a bow to the best villain actor known on earth. He is Christopher Walken, born March 31, 1943, prolific in film and theater. His career has lasted more than fifty years and appeared in over a hundred movie & television roles. Don't get me wrong, when he plays a villain he is b-a-a-a-d! But his speech, wit, and down-to earth realism makes all his roles finger-linkin'-good! Hey, you ought to check out Fat Boy Slim's music video "Weapon of Choice" starring Chris. Being a theater man in the beginning makes him a notable dancer. And don't miss out on "Pulp Fiction" where he plays Captain Koons. This tut is in honor of his role as Gabriel in the movie "The Prophecy." Take your time, and if you don't have the required drawing materials, you can complete the tut with a No. 2 pencil or by stopping at the Line Art Drawing in Step 10. Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you until next time!