how to draw princeton, princeton from mindless behavior, princeton

How to Draw Princeton, Princeton from Mindless Behavior, Princeton

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.

Step 5.

Now draw in Princeton's eyebrows and eyes. Don't forget the hair wisps of his eyebrows and bottom lashes. Observe where these drawn lines fall near the guidelines.

Step 6.

Note where his features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his nose, smile lines, mouth and teeth. Take your time with the teeth.

Step 7.

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

Step 8.

When you sketch his hair, try to imitate the curly and hilly don't have to draw as many. This will help as you shade it in more.

Step 9.

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

Step 10.

I made this line drawing especially for you!

Step 11.

Here is how his hair looks filled in. If you want to do the pencil shading and blending part, let us continue.

Step 12.

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 13.

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

Step 14.

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. Now for Prodigy's hair, dotting some of his hairline would give it realism. Look at real people and see their hairline isn't a straight line. Practice and your picture will look more realistic.

Step 15.

It is always great to shade in your drawing lightly. You can use a circular or diagonal sketching direction to shade his face, hair, and jacket collar with a 9B pencil very lightly. Use the pencil on it's side as in step 12 for a wider swath (coverage). The 0.7mm mech pencil is great for details such as refining the eyebrows, eyes, lips, teeth and jacket seams.

Step 16.

It's amazing how your picture will look after blending with a tissue. If you blend and erase too much, the light area in the jacket will appear like in the picture. Still, do not randomly rub over his eyebrows, eyes, nose, and mouth. His hair is easy since you'll add highlights later. Another thing, don't draw small. Draw on an A4 (or 8-1/2 by 11) paper size (like typing or copy paper). I use almost all the paper to draw in the head and neck so the shading areas are large enough to avoid important features.

Step 17.

Here is the finished product. Shadows on his face and jacket can be darkened with the 9B Graphite Pencil. Also adding depth to his hair with the 9B is a good idea. Then you can highlight with pastel or an opaque watercolor or acrylic titanium white. You also have the option of using the kneaded eraser for the hair highlights if the above mentioned doesn't work. Same thing with the jacket. Crosshatching with white for the texture and adding the light lines for the jacket's piping makes the details pop out. Giving a background and blending it makes this contrast rich and bold for our talented Princeton of Mindless Behavior! 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: February 18, 2013
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 17
Updated: February 18, 2013
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Artist comments

Mindless Behavior is an American boy band, best known for the singles "My Girl" and "Mrs.Right." Princeton is featured in this picture. The band was put together in Los Angeles in 2008, by Keisha Gamble, Walter Millsap, and Vincent Herbert. The band trained in dance and singing for two years before relasing a recording. They have toured with the Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo, and was the sole opening act for Janet Jackson's 2011 tour. They have been predicted as Future Stars by This Must Be Pop! (Notes from Wikipedia). Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.