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How to Paint James Hetfield Step by Step (Dry Brush Painting)    (Released in 2011, August)
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Step 1: Draw the shape that you see. It sort of looks like a caption cloud.

Step 2: Add the four shapes that you see for the eyes and eyebrows. Notice how they fit in to the shape from step one.

Step 3: Add the trapezoidal shape. The bottom of this shape will be the mouth line.


Step 4: is not as tricky as it looks. The mouth and the moustache make a mushroom shape and the nose connects the eye shape to the mushroom shape. The space in between the two shapes is for a shadow.

Step 5: Add the shape for the top of the hair. If this was the 1980's you would need bigger paper.

Step 6: No! That's not hard! It all depends on how you look at it......(scroll down to next image)


Step 7: Draw the other hand.

Step 8: Draw the shirt line.


Step 9: Complete the shape of the head and add the C shape for the ear. Use the eye shape as a guide to where she C shape is drawn.

Step 10: Add the highlight shape by the mouth.

Step 11: Is the trickiest shape. Here is a close up to help you. Spend some extra time to observe the placement of each shape and then draw.

Step 12: Is optional. If you wish, add the shading for the hand. Know that the placement of this shading does not have to be perfect.




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