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How to Draw Kevin Durant Step by Step
How to Draw Kevin Durant Step by Step

Above: How to Draw Kevin Durant Step by Step Drawing Tutorial

Below: The art supplies I used to create this artwork.  

">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.

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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