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Uploaded: April 27, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: April 27, 2011
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Who is a singer/song writer that was born in New Jersey on April 9, 1977? If you are looking at the main image you already know who exactly I'm talking about, which means you also know who this lesson is going to be on. Today I am going to fill many requests and show you "how to draw Gerard Way", step by step. If you don't know, Gerard Way is the lead singer for the music group 'My Chemical Romance'. MCR's style of music is said to be alternative, and post hardcore rock. Gerard's looks have said to be very similar to Smashing Pumpkins lead singer, Billy Corgan when he was in his prime. In all reality, Gerard's good looks come from his Italian and Scottish ancestry. He began singing in front of audiences when he was in the fourth grade starting with a Peter Pan play at his school. He landed the role of Peter and since the play was a musical, he had to strut his stuff and sing songs. His musical and artistic interests was introduced to him from his grandmother. She presented Gerard with art, singing, and performing. Gerard even once made a statement that everything he knows was all taught to him from his grandma, and because of that he is grateful. Anyways, the concept for MCR was influenced by listening to bands like The Misfits, Iron Maiden, and others. The band was formed back in 2001 exactly one week after the attack on the Twin Towers in New York. In the beginning it was Gerard and his friend Matt Pelissier. Matt was the drummer and Gerard took the lead as the vocalist. Ray Toro was added to the line up because Gerard couldn't multi-task when it came to singing and playing the guitar at the same time. It was Gerard's brother that came up with the name for the band. Mikey Way got the idea for the name of MCR when he was struck in the head with a book called “Ecstasy: Three Tales or Chemical Romance”. It's weird how a name for a band can arise just from one accidental incident in your life. It wasn't until 2003 that My Chemical Romance was signed to Reprise Records. From that moment on they started to become a band that a lot of teens and adults related too. Gerard once said that song writing and singing helped him deal with his trauma and depression from all of the events that happened in his life. I had so much fun drawing Gerard Way out and I know there is a lot of fans from Dragoart that love MCR just as much as I do. I hope you have fun when you draw Gerard Way too. Take your time and be sure to post your finished artwork so others can see how you did. Adios people!