How to Draw Madonna by pencil with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Celebrity Drawings for beginners and everyone.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
Lightly draw an oval with a #2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture.
Now draw a red bisector to balance out the contours of her face.
Lightly outline the crescent red lines for the hairline and head block.
You can draw lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for the nose, d. for mouth.
Now draw Madonna’s eyebrows and eyes. Notice that the left eye facing you is cut off by the bridge of her nose… let’s draw too.
Observe where Madonna’s features appear in relation to the principles. Draw in her nose and mouth.
We’re taking the drawing steps a bit slower, hopefully, to make it easier for you to draw her details in sections. This time outline on the left side of her face, hair and neck. Don’t forget the little earring that shows up under her chin. Take your time to draw the hair lines.
Now draw on the right side of her hair that is blowing up. Take your time. As you sketch in her hair, add those lines and curls. Try staying close to the lines that represent her direction & curls. This will be useful when you shade it in
If you don’t have one, you can delete your rule. Also finish drawing her ears, earrings and necklace. These details are why I made this tutorial so advanced. It will take patience to paint her hair and jewelry.
I made this line drawing especially for you if you don’t want to do the pencil shading and blending. If not, let’s continue with the pencil drawing.
Here is a sketch done with a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. Look closely and see if your lines look like this. You can delete if certain areas like the eyes or nose don’t align. Be patient with this, it’s not as complicated as you think. As you make more images, this will come easier to you.
This time the Acrylics won! Sandpaper, the new kid on the block has to lean back with my amazing Titanium White or Opaque Watercolors to hit the HIGHLIGHTS! Yaaah! Try it, you will love it!
The image accompanying this step shows two different ways to hold your pencil to achieve certain effects. EXCELLENT: Holding a pointed pencil in normal writing with your fingers in the center or near the tip gives you fine control and fine/detailed strokes. UNDERSTAND: Hold the pencil at a 45-degree angle or near the table with the tip of the pencil under your palm with the pencil flat, giving you great coverage. With the #2 pencil, you have the lead exposed for shading. But for a larger area, use that Cretacolor Monolith graphite pencil without a wooden case. The whole sharpened part is all lead, just like in the picture of the step. Practice toning values to help you stay in control.
PENCIL STROKES & TONE, SHADING, TEXTURE – For your convenience, I have inserted this step with different pencils, strokes to use. And you can study the shapes that make up this drawing universe, along with tones, shadows, and textures
The image here is a great exercise for value shading. I have a secret little trick for you to make things easier. You can download it to your desktop. First click on the image to get access to the full size. By right clicking your mouse, you can select “Save Image As.” It will save to your desktop.
After printing out some of the patterns above, practice shading in the values like this one. You get used to this shading technique giving you more control and confidence.
For the sake of my confidence, I combed her hair and sketched out other parts so as not to lose details. I resorted to sketching details with a 0.7mm HB mechanical pencil (equivalent to a standard #2 pencil). I also took the 9B Graphite Pencil for really dark areas (like eyebrows, eyes, back hair, and jewelry).
With my blend stump, I smoothed out outline lines and added more depth to her hair, brows, and jewelry. I took a tissue and spread it all over her face.
This is the first start with pastel color application. If you draw the whole picture in pencil sketch, this is where you will sketch in circles or small lines to shade areas. It will take hours to cover all that area with a pencil. I chose to shade with pastels. In a few strokes I had coverage. Apply light & medium gray to face. Medium dark gray for hair, neck and shoulders. Looks like a mess. That’s how a starting project will appear. Be patient with you and keep applying white, gray and black layers. You will have a great result.
Here I used my blend stump to “draw” more lines, adding shadows to her eyes, hair, jewelry, and neck. I need to whiten areas like some curls, nose and lip shadow. So I used my “knead” eraser. TIP: The jewelry crystal shape is drawn with a stump-hexagon blend shadow, a diamond shade (this prevents harsh lines and animation effects.) After those adjustments, I sprayed. painting with “Krylon Workable Fixatif” to adhere firmly to pencils & pastels to the paper for a smudge-free and usable surface.
PICTURE ONE: I covered the background with a medium gray, then filled the edges with dark gray. I shaded the darker bordered areas with a blend stump and smoothed the lighter areas with tissue paper. SECOND IMAGE: I took my Kneaded Eraser and created more white hairs. With the 9B pencil, I added more shaded areas in her hair. Then I sprayed with workable fixative.
Basically, I added more highlights with Opaque Watercolor to catch the light in her eyes, added more light and shine, and created a bit of shadow on her upper lip. Also, I added some white to the jewelry in small areas. Now Madonna “turns on”! To help with specific areas of highlights, tones, textures, and more, the next two steps will show you.
Without highlights, your image will have a flat appearance. Click this image to learn how to make your own pictures POP out!
Click on this image to see how Tones, Shadows, Textures and Reflections affect Jennifer Lawrence, a Superstar! I am closing right now. But all of you are amazing and it’s been a pleasure to work with you on this tutorial. Please like, comment and vote here. And I will definitely reply back soon or last. Love, peace, happiness, success and better days come to you! *hug* *blowkiss*