how to draw jack white, jack white from the white stripes

How to Draw Jack White, Jack White from The White Stripes

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, d. for mouth, and e. for shoulders.

Step 5.

Now draw Jack's eyebrows, eyes, and hair strands.

Step 6.

Observe where Jack's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his nose, and mouth.

Step 7.

Now draw in the profile of his jawline and shadow.

Step 8.

This is for both steps 8 and 9. I divided the hair in two separated parts to make it easier for you to focus. Look closely at how the lines of his hair and strokes flow downward within the guidelines. Take your time to draw those curls and waves. Patience is your best friend because with it, you'll be able to complete your drawing.

Step 9.

This is why I categorized the tutorial as Advanced which is because of the hair detailing. Please draw in the hair.

Step 10.

Last but not least, draw in his neck and shoulders, along with the t-shirt folds and details. 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.

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 13.

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 14.

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

Step 15.

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 16.

Here is a quick tip on different types of hair. In the picture follow the arrows. They represent the direction of the strokes to get that hair shine. You can practice this now or later. Straight, a curl, cornrows, or a single braid is just a few ways different ethnic groups have styled their hair. This time would be practice for the runaway hair sections of Jack White.

Step 17.

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 and t-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 18.

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). A tortillon is a great tool to blend in small areas. I also used this application around his neck and t-shirt. I will be using a pencil soon for darkening and very refined areas. I've lightened areas with the kneaded eraser( lip shine, catch lights in his eye, forehead highlight, etc

Step 19.

Since his skin was so light with little shading, I did not use a pencil. But if you are only using a pencil, please do shade with a No.2. I sketched in darker with my 9B pencil on the shadowed area on his face. I placed my 9B pencil flat and barely touching the paper went over the dark parts of his hair. I also used the flat pencil technique on his shirt because of the large area to cover. For more detailed hair strands, I used my 2B 0.7mm mechanical pencil.

Step 20.

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 toritllon to give a smooth transition. I added more dark tones and details to his hair, face, and neck with a 9B graphite pencil. I also took a soft tissue to lighten up his skin area around the highlights. I took a kneaded eraser & cleaned his eyes, added lighter hair strands, and a highlight on his nose tip.

Step 21.

Here I added darker tones of hair shadow and strands from looking at the reference picture. You can do this with your pencil. I also smoothed his face, hair, neck and t-shirt by blurring with my digital program. I darkened his neck shadow, face and t-shirt with my airbrush tool in my digital/drawing program. Also a background was added, leaving a small white area for a dramatic effect. I am closing out now. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on Jack White from The White Stripes band. This man's unruly hair and eccentric look reminds me of Johnny Depp (Remember the movie Edward Scissorshands anyone? He's got that same style.) 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 11, 2013
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 21
Updated: May 12, 2013
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Featured in this preview picture is Jack White the front man of The White Stripes band formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. It was an American rock duo that consisted of drummer Meg White (drums & occasional vocals) and songwriter Jack White (vocals, guitar, and keyboards). After releasing several singles and three albums within the Detroit music scene, the White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002, as part of the garage rock revival scene. Their successful and critically acclaimed albums White Blood Cells and Elephant drew them attention from a large variety of media outlets in the United States and the United Kingdom. (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.