how to draw florence welch, florence welch

How to Draw Florence Welch, Florence Welch

Step 1.

Draw the oval, 2 spatula shape and lines 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 line to balance her facial features and the digit lines for fingers and thumbs.

Step 3.

Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head. Also draw in the round circles for finger and thumb mass.

Step 4.

You can draw in the lines a. top of eyes, b. for bottom of eyes, c. for nose, and d. for mouth.

Step 5.

Now draw Florence's eyes with a portion of her bangs.

Step 6.

Examine and notice how her nose and mouth appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in her nose and mouth.

Step 7.

We are doing things a little different. Starting with the hair, make sure you look closely at how the lines of her hair flow with the guidelines. Take your time. Patience is your best friend because with it, you'll be able to complete your drawing with great shading.

Step 8.

Sketch in her chin and cheek area. Try sketching her hair lines near her hands and jacket collar. It doesn't have to be exact.

Step 9.

The hand guidelines should help you draw in the shape of the hand. This is one at a time since you need to draw in the glitter. Also, don't forget to do her jacket strap and shoulder.

Step 10.

Now draw in the second hand with glitter. And sketch in her hair, as well. If you haven't already, you can now erase your guidelines. The lines you couldn't erase, go ahead and blend them in if you will be shading your drawing.

Step 11.

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 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. Look at real people and see their hairline isn't a straight line. Practice and your picture will look more realistic.

Step 15.

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 16.

This is the first 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 medium & dark gray to her face, hair (with charcoal gray too), hands, and shoulder. 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 17.

Here I used my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more shading to her hair, face and jacket. The areas I needed to lighten, I used a kneaded eraser (on her eyes and bangs).

Step 18.

I sketched in more shading into her cheek and hair lines and darkened her eye mascara with my 9B and 0.7mm pencils. With the No.2 pencil, I defined her hair and shadows on her hand. I did a lot of smoothing with a blending stump under her eyes and on her cheek bone..

Step 19.

I added more shading to her hair face and hands. TIP: for glitter details, I shaved my dark gray pastel for that rectangular shape and applied it multiple times. You can take a chiseled pencil and shave the lead portion to match the glitter shape and just dab or quick strokes. This saves time rather than shading in each rectangular until it's dark.

Step 20.

Here I added lots of highlights and fly-away hair from the reference picture. You can use white pastel, white titanium acrylic or watercolor paint for highlights. For fly-away hair, a pencil would suffice after you applied your background. I still darkened the outline of her face and cheek areas, along with her neckline. I got a smoother blend on her face in my digital program. I am closing out now. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on the talented Florence Welch. All of you 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: March 28, 2013
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 20
Updated: March 28, 2013
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Florence Welch is an English musician, singer and songwriter. She is the lead singer of Florence + the Machine, an Indie rock band which pumps out some great music. The group's second studio album, Ceremonials, released in October 2011, debuted at number one in the UK and number six in the US. On April 26, 2012, the band released "Breath of Life", a song recorded as the official theme song for the film "Snow White and the Huntsman." (Wikipedia notes) I made this tutorial advanced because of the hair and hand details. I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.