how to draw hershel greene, hershel from the walking dead, scott wilson

How to Draw Hershel Greene, Hershel from The Walking Dead, Scott Wilson

Step 1.

To allow for more shading steps, I've cut down the guidelines. Let me know if this works for you. With the No. 2 pencil, start lightly drawing the oval, bisecting line, and crescent lines (for head mass). Then lightly draw lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, d. for mouth placement, and e. for shoulders. Make sure you draw these as seen in the picture.

Step 2.

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

Step 3.

Now draw in his nose, the shadow, cheek line, and mustache.

Step 4.

When you sketch his beard, 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 5.

When you sketch his hair, do the same thing by adding those straight lines and curls. Draw the hair spikes over his hairline. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction of his hair. Again, this will help as you shade it in.

Step 6.

Now draw in his collars and shirt. 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.

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 12.

Applied medium to dark gray to his hair, face, neck, collar, straps, and shirt. Looks like a mess, but that's how a some beginning projects will appear. I also 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 tissue his face stump.

Step 13.

I darkened in his eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, lips, face shadows, and added more wrinkle details at his temple with a kneaded eraser. I sketched in more details in his mustache and beard. This all was done with my 9B graphite pencil. I didn't forget to enhance his collars with my kneaded eraser.

Step 14.

Once you are shading, lifting dark tones, and correcting mistakes, keep looking at your reference picture for likeness and tone balance. You can achieve tone balance by squinting your eyes (this helps to blend the shadows and highlights so you can see them more clearly).

Step 15.

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, on wisps of his hair, mustache, and beard. TIP: I lightened this picture (in my photo-editing program) to appear more like my original picture and reference. Now Hershel Greene "pops" out!

Step 16.

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

Step 17.

Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Scott Wilson who brilliantly plays Hershel! 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 17, 2012
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 17
Updated: December 17, 2012
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Artist comments

I'm continuing with shading in this tutorial of Hershel Greene (played brilliantly by Scott Wilson). The only character to survive a Zombie bite, father of Maggie, and ex-owner of a farm (overrun by Zombie in Season 2), this older gentleman has been a vital member of the group. Once a veterinarian, his skills has been passed on to his daughter. 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