Here is a face that I know a lot of you music connoisseurs out there will recognize especially if you are a lover of jazz music. Lately I have been listening to a lot of Ella Fitzgerald music and a lot of her songs features the talented Louis Armstrong. So today, I will be showing you all how to draw Louis Armstrong, step by step. He was born August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana which is as you know the birth place of Jazz music. Louis was born into a poor stricken family and lived out most of his childhood in poverty. His grandfather was a slave, and his father left the family when he was just an infant boy. Even though he had such a hard life, he was taken in by an immigrant family that were Lithuanian Jews. They gave Louis odd jobs here and there, and when they realized that he had no father, they took the young lad under their wing and raised him like he was one of their children. He was exposed to music at an early age due to his attendance at the Fisk School for Boys. He would also do odd jobs around the streets to try and bring money home so his mother would stop prostituting, but unfortunately it wasn't enough money. It wasn't until the 1920's that he started playing music. His trumpet was his prized possession and in an interview he said "Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine—I look right in the heart of good old New Orleans; It has given me something to live for." Anyways, I do hope that you enjoy this lesson on drawing Louis Armstrong, I had fun making it. I shall return soon with more lessons so try and stick around.