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How to Draw Carmelo Anthony Step by Step    (Released in 2011, February)
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Step 1 Draw Carmelo Anthony Knicks pencil drawing

Step 1: Draw the three shapes that you see and notice their relationship with one another. The headband shape is about 1 and 1/2 times the height of the top of the head. Melo's hairline forms another shape between the other two and starts close to the half way point from left to right. 


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Step 2: Observe, then draw in the ear and the two eye shapes. Notice that the ear fits perfectly in to the indentation of the headband. Notice that Melo's right eye shape starts at the same point as the hairline shape above it. His left eye shape is heart shaped because of the angle of his head. Finally, notice the triangular shape in between the two eye shapes and the downward angle that the eyebrows point.

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Step 3: Add the nose shape and the shape for the cheek.

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Step 4: Add the smile line. the moustache and the upper lip. Notice that the smile line goes slightly past the edge of the eye shape from step 2. The moustache and the lip are about the same width.


 Materials I Used to Make the Carmelo Anthony Portrait

">15-Piece Drawing Set

15-Piece Drawing Set

Merrill's Opinion: Faber-Castell makes the best drawing pencils. These pencils are mixed with graphite and clay and enhance an artists ability to create and layer dark tones. You will see me use this set in almost all of my videos. 

Lyra Graphite Crayons

Lyra Graphite Crayons

Merrill's Opinion: Do you ever get TIRED of shading with a fine "tip" pencil? Get my "point"? This tool will save you time and money.

Click "MORE" to see me use this product in a video-

Robert Simmons White Sable Brushes

Robert Simmons White Sable Brushes

Merrill's Opinion: Robert Simmons brushes get better with age. These synthetic brushes collect particles of graphite as they are rubbed on a piece of paper. This enables me to softly move and blend tones. Most often I use the "Flat Size 10" brush but it helps to have a variety of sizes and shapes. 


Loew-Cornell Blending Stumps

Loew-Cornell Blending Stumps

Merrill's Opinion- INVALUBLE tools for blending! These will cost you LESS than a trip on the subway (Less than 2 dollars) and enhance your shading capacity substantially! I like Leow-Cornell because the stump is more compact and the tips do not wear as easily as other brands. I use these tools in almost every one of my videos.

Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper

Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper

Merrill's Opinion: Really, I DARE YOU, try to find a better value than this one! 500 sheets of 80LB (thick) drawing paper for $11.50. AMAZING DEAL!......If you use computer paper to create your drawings, you are ROBBING yourself from seeing what you can really do! This paper has more "tooth" (texture on the surface) than computer paper and your ability to shade will be enhanced.

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Step 5: Here is the trickiest step. I added 5 rows of shapes in this step. The top row is the gum line. Notice that there are seven points to the gum line. The next row is the teeth. There are eight teeth visible and due to the turn of his head, each tooth gets bigger from left to right until we reach the last tooth. The next row is a narrow dark space under the teeth. The row below the dark space is slightly thicker than the previous row, but not as dark. Leave the bottom row unshaded for now.
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Step 6: Add Melos chin line and neck line.

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Step 7: Add the shapes for his body.

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Step 8: Add the details to Melo's eyes.

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