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How to Draw Leonidas from 300 Step by Step

How to Draw Leonidas from 300 Step by Step by Merrill Kazanjian

Above: A Step by Step drawing video which will show you how to Draw Leonidas from 300...THIS IS SPARTA!!!!

Below: The art supplies that I used to make this drawing.

">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.

Tonight we dine in Hell. If you are up for the challenge, I will teach you how to draw a very angry greek man who likes to kick people in to bottomless pits.
It doesnt matter if you are new to drawing the more you sweat here , the less you'll bleed in battle. Just follow my step by step instructions... and remember...No retreat, no surrender. Our pencils will block out the sun...Then we shall draw in the shade. this is Madness


Be sure to pause the video at the end of each step.

Step 1: Draw in the Beard Shape. Be sure to notice that it is slightly asymetrical.
Step 2: Draw in the shape for the hair. Notice that the shapes from steps 1 and 2 are equal in height.
Step 3: Draw in the ovals for the eye sockets and the ear shape
Step 4: Add the shape for his clothing. This shape does not have to be perfect but notice that it is slightly wider at the neck.
Step 5: is a difficult step. The sword shape is slightly taller than the head and it points away from the body and towards the left upper corner of the page. The fingers will be heavily shaded later so it is more important that you focus on the shape of the hand. Take extra time on this step.
Step 6: Add some light lines to define the chest and left arm. Do not press hard, just hint at their existence, they will be shaded heavily later. Add an arrow going through Leonidas' chest......
Step 7: Take your time and add the detail to Leonidas' face. Take extra time to observe the placement of the teeth and the eyes. In order to get a likeness this is an important step to conquer. Gerard Butler


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