How to Draw Edgar Allan Poe

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STEP 1. Begin by sketching out a shape for the facial structure of Edgar Poe. Add in the facial guidelines, then move to step two.   STEP 2. Using the guides that you drew in step one, you can start lightly sketching out the actual structure of Edgar's face. Notice that there is also a slight hairline dip on the right side of the forehead line. Also add the small shape of an ear.   STEP 3. Next, by using the guidelines criss-crossed, we'll pinpoint where to place each eye so that they are in proportionally correct. I started with the left eye first, that way drawing the right eye will be much easier. Take your time and use a very soft lead pencil for the darkest shadows. We'll be doing a comic styled Edgar, so using inks or charcoal would be recommended.   STEP 4. Now that the eyes are all drawn in and darkened, you can begin sketching in the rest of his face starting with the bags under his eyes. Next, draw out the nose as well as the dark colored mustache as well as the frown marking lines around the sides of the nose. Add the dent under the lip then move along to step five.   STEP 5. You will begin the process of getting his crazy hairstyle sketched out. It should be outlined first, then colored in solid like you see here. Once you are satisfied with his hair, you can sketch out the shirt collar which is as high as his chin. Add the wrinkles and folds for detail, then proceed to step six.   STEP 6. What may seem like fuzz to some of you, this is actually the silhouette of a crow that I used to make up the torso part of Edgar Allan Poe. The head of the crow or raven is to your left, and the wing is to the right. The best way to tackle this step is to sketch out an outline for the silhouette first, then color it in solid. Make sure that there are smeared brush like strokes for added artistic detail.   STEP 7. When you are done, your drawing of Edgar Allan Poe should come out looking like the one you see here. All you need to do now is color him in.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7.