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This video is going to break the process of drawing Michael Jackson down in to simple steps.... just like ABC.... which is as easy as 1,2,3. After the easy steps, you are going to learn how to build tones so that you can shade your drawing. But dont stress, because it don't matter to me if your drawing is too black or white. If you mess up, just keep it "In the Closet" and hit the link in the video description so that I can really help you. The link will take you to a Michael Jackson drawing cheat sheet with step by step pictures. Its my way of saying "Ill be There, because I dont want your drawing to be Bad.
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Note: This drawing is of Michael from early to mid career when he was in his mid to late twenties. I used several reference images from the Thriller Era to make this drawing (although none are shown in this video).
Step 1: Draw the two oval shapes for the area around the eye. Notice that the shape on the right
is slightly smaller than the one on the left.
Step 2: Make the shapes for the bottom of the nose and the top lip. Take some extra time to
observe and perfect the spacing.
Step 3: Add the contour line to create the shape around Michael's face. Be sure to notice that
Michael's head is turned towards his left. Also be sure to notice that the orbit shape on the left
side of his face, added in step 1, is touching the contour line. Also add the bottom lip.
Step 4: Add the shape for Michaels ear and hair. His ear is partially blocked by his hair, but
notice that his ear goes from where his eyebrows to be, to almost the bottom of his nose.
Step 5: Add the four shapes that make up the neck and the shirt.
Step 6: Observe the eye region and add the eyes and eyebrows. Notice that the eyebrows are
connected to the top of the eye orbit shape and the almond shaped eyes are towards the bottom.
Be sure to notice the spacing in between.
Step 7: Add more curls to Michaels hair and details to his ear. Dont waste your time copying
from the reference image for this step. Make your own or else you will drive yourself crazy!