how to draw the governor, the governor from walking dead, david morrissey

How to Draw The Governor, the Governor from Walking Dead, David Morrissey

Step 1.

To allow for more shading steps, I've cut down the guidelines. Let me know if this works for you. Start by drawing the oval, bisecting, and crescent lines lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture.

Step 2.

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

Step 3.

Observe where the governor's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his profile, neck, eyebrows, eyes, wrinkles, bags underneath eyes, and nose.

Step 4.

Now draw in his mouth, cheek lines, and ear.

Step 5.

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

Step 6.

Now draw in his collar and shoulder of jacket. If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines.

Step 7.

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 8.

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 9.

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.

Step 10.

Here is how the tools look. I used the 0.7mm 2B mechanical pencil, 9B pencil, tissue, and the blending stump.

Step 11.

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 medium gray to his face and neck. I added medium to dark gray to shaded areas of his hair, eyebrows, and jacket. 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 12.

I took my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more strokes to his hair. His eyebrows, chin, neck and jacket I also smoothed with my blending stump. The second picture, I used a tissue (which is soft) to smooth out his face around his cheek, jaw, nose and under his eyebrows. I needed to whiten areas like the reflective light on the side of his face, highlights on his nose and lips. I did the highlights with my kneaded eraser.

Step 13.

I darkened in his eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, hair, lips, face shadows, and jacket with my 9B graphite pencil and then blended with my blending stump to give a smooth texture.

Step 14.

Basically, you can add more highlights with Titanium White Acrylics to the catch lights in his eyes, reflective light on the tip of his nose, and his lip's cupid area. I also added a tiny bit to the side of his hair and more accurate hair strands in a light gray. TIP: I lightened this picture (in my photo-editing program) to appear more like my original picture and reference. Now the Governor "pops" out!

Step 15.

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

Step 16.

Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects David Morrissey who brilliantly plays the Governor! 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: December 12, 2012
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 16
Updated: December 12, 2012
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Artist comments

Good news! We have shading in this tutorial of the Governor (played brilliantly by David Morrissey). Governor over the townspeople, Andrea (one of Rick's members) views him as fair, kind, and a well-spoken leader that cares for his community. Problem is he is a bandit, killer, brutal, and becoming more insane in each episode. This governor would sit in his private room and glare at his collection of zombie heads. Michonne, has killed his Zombie daughter, Penny, and gauged his eye with a shard of glass as Rick and his group rescued the kidnapped Glenn and Maggie. With this very popular comic book, game, and TV show, you either love it or hate it. And I absolutely love this show. Let me know what you think of this more simplified tut by commenting, faving or clicking on "Love It"! Peace n love to ya