how to draw old man, pawn stars, richard harrison

How to Draw Old Man, Pawn Stars, Richard Harrison

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 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 Richard's forehead wrinkles, eyebrows, and eyes.

Step 6.

Observe where Richards's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his nose, shadow line, smiling lines, chin, and mouth.

Step 7.

Now draw in his face profile, cheek shadow line, jawline, and neck.

Step 8.

Lastly, observe where the lines of his hair flow (away from his face and some falling on his forehead) together within the guidelines. Take your time to draw the lines and curves of his hair. Patience is your best friend because with it, you'll be able to complete your drawing.

Step 9.

Last but not least, draw in his shoulders and shirt. If you haven't already, you can now 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.

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.

This is the first start. 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 and dark gray to his face, hair, neck and shirt. Looks like a mess. That's how a beginning project will appear. Keep patience with you and keep applying those layers of whites, grays & blacks. You'll have a great outcome.

Step 16.

What's interesting is I haven't used a pencil yet during this stage. I took a blending stump (since it won't leave lines and will cover a larger area) and shaded laying the stump tapered part flat (like a pencil) on his skin. Then I took it's point and “drew” with it's pointed edge in the smaller areas (like his eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, cheek lines, side of face, and mouth. I also used this application around his neck and shirt. I will be using a pencil soon for darkening and very refined areas. I've kept areas light by not shading in it (the back of his hair and collar, the small emblem on his shoulder). If they get dirty, use the kneaded eraser or a normal one to keep it white.

Step 17.

I sketched in darker with my 9B pencil on his face. The darker areas, I applied some pressure. The highlighted areas of his skin, I sketched very lightly in order to even the tone value with my 2B mechanical pencil.

Step 18.

Drawing like this is a gradual buildup. I keep sketching, blending and sketching some more. This time, I first blended the pencil sketches with my blending stump to give a smooth transition. I added more dark tones and details to his hair, face, shirt, and neck with a 9B graphite pencil. I also took my tortillon for smaller areas. This gave a gray flat appearance. This allows white and highlights to stand out (like white hair strands and the back of his collar.

Step 19.

Here I added more highlights of hair strands in his hair from looking at the reference picture. I did this after I added the background. You can add highlights with white pastel, white titanium acrylic or watercolor paint. I also lightened the left side of his face, facing us. I smoothed his hair, face, and shirt by blurring with my digital program. I added small white hair strands and some gray shadows with folds in his shirt. All this was done in my digital/drawing program. I am closing out now. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on "Old Man' aka Richard Harrison from Pawn Stars. It was the white highlight in his hair that spurred me to choose this picture. He has a very noble pose. 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: May 9, 2013
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 19
Updated: May 9, 2013
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This tutorial is featuring Old Man aka Richard Harrison from the American reality TV series called "Pawn Stars." It is shown on the History channel. Filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada, it chronicles the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver Shop, a 24-hour family business operated by patriarch Richard "Old Man" Harrison, his son Rick Harrison, who opened the shop with his father in 1988, Rich's son Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison, who has worked there since childhood, and Corey's childhood friend, Austin "Chumlee" Russell. The show, which became the network's highest rated show, and the No. 2 reality show behind Jersey Shore, debuted on July 26, 2009. (Wikipedia Notes.) I hope you will enjoy drawing this tutorial. Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.