Above: How to Draw Kevin Durant Step by Step Drawing Tutorial
Below: The art supplies I used to create this artwork.
This video will teach you how to draw NBA superstar, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder (formerly Seattle Supersonics). Narration: That was me before I became a serious artist ..... While my jumping skills have regressed, my video making skills have improved. You dont need to tilt your head to the left anymore. Now that you have seen my very mediocre Sportscenter highlight, I am going to teach you about highlighting and shading in a drawing video. This video will teach you how to draw the top player on team USA, Mr. Kevin Durant. All you have to do is follow the step by step instructions and pause the video at the end of each step while you draw. Im going to make it easy, so I hope that you give it a try. Lets get started. Step one- Observe, then draw the two shapes that you see. The top shape is similar to a crescent moon. The bottom shape is trapezoidal and the base of the bottom shape is similar to a childs drawing of a bird in flight. Step two- Add the four oval shapes for the eyes and ears. Be sure to notice that the left ear is much thinner because the head is turned. Step three- The double shape that I just added is the edge of the bottom of the nose and a parallel line for a shadow. Be sure to notice the symmetrical smile lines on both sides of the nose as well. Here is a close up. Step four is a tricky step. Start with completing the oval for the chin. Next, create the symmetrical lines for the moustache. Durant also has sparse facial hair below his bottom lip and at his chin. Step five is the most difficult step. I added the mouth and I will give you a close up in a second. Notice the shape of the teeth and the shadow below the teeth. Take some extra time to observe the teeth are slightly taller than the shadow below. Also, notice that the top lip gets darker as it turns towards the teeth. Step six- add the eyebrows to the top of the oval shapes from step one and the eyes towards the bottom. Also, observe and add the details to the ears. Step seven. add the jersey.
This is Part 2 of How to draw Kevin Durant Step by Step The darkest parts will be the eye region, and the shadow under the nose......followed by the hair. This is usually not the case (The hair almost always has the darkest tones in a drawing, but there was a strong light from above in my reference images. I smudged the brow with the tortillion because I didnt want it to be one solid shape. I will cross hatch over the smudge. The brow is darker (thicker) towards the center of each eyebrow. His hair is both curly and cropped. I started with dark squiggles (Is that a word?)....Then I will cross hatch over the "squiggles". Cross hatch light over the forehead.....then I pressed it down (smoothed it out) with a bristle brush. I found that stiff bristles work better than soft ones. The folds under the eye are important in order for you to capture his likeness.....Also, his eye region is in EXTREME shadow. Do not be scared to go DARK!!!!! I didnt "waste any time" with the shadow under the nose. I usually build things up slowly, but in this case, I just went for it, because it is a simple shape with hard edges....If it was a complex shadow (with several dark tones) I would have done it more slowly. .....NO LINES betwe
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