How to Draw Jessie J

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STEP 1. We are starting with a short study of the head and where to place the features. The actual drawings starts at STEP 5. This outline of the head helps you place the eyes, which is in the center between the top of the head (don't include the hair) and the chin. Novices tend to draw the eyes to high on the head.   STEP 2. Notice the "Top of Head" line. Looking at a live subject, normally the top of the head is an inch higher than the hairline. LITTLE TIP: And when you draw the hair, it is normally an inch higher or more than the top of the head. So cool! The features are divided into thirds. From HAIRLINE to EYEBROWS & TOP OF EARS. The center 1/3rd is from EYEBROWS & TOP OF EARS to BOTTOM OF NOSE & EAR LOBES. The last 1/3rd is from BOTTOM OF NOSE & EAR LOBES to CHIN. Look at the lines and notice how these features are level to their respective lines. Artists and friends, this practice makes perfect. However, some individual faces may vary slightly, but not that much.   STEP 3. You can further divide the bottom area of the face into thirds: BOTTOM OF NOSE & EARS LOBES to the CHIN. From the BOTTOM OF NOSE & EAR to center of MOUTH is the first one-third. The second one-third section is from center of MOUTH to Above Chin. The third one-third (tongue-tied!) section is from Above Chin to CHIN.   STEP 4. Edit picture to add dashes and place information for tomorrow evening.   STEP 5. Start out with the outline.   STEP 6. Divide it in half.   STEP 7. Looks like Tron!   STEP 8. Pin cushions for fingers!   STEP 9. Now we're getting them mass shapes in.   STEP 10. She's coming to life.   STEP 11. Now I'm slow shading her in. If you still have the guidelines in, go ahead and erase them. I'm doing something new here. You'll get a step-by-step development of shading, darkening, adding more details.   STEP 12. Here's the first step without the guidelines. Notice her nails aren't filled in and her hair isn't as dark and detailed. Also her outfit isn't shaded in either.   STEP 13. I'm basically taking the natural steps of filling in my outlines and making Jessie J look more like herself!   STEP 14. Start on the rest of her hair and outfit. Darken.   STEP 15. Here is a great way to highlight. Use that Acrylic Titanium White. It's opaque and will cover the gray or black. Use it on the catch lights in her eyes. and especially on her lips if you can't detail the rose pattern.   STEP 16. Here she is darkened in. Enjoy!   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Step 10. Step 11. Step 12. Step 13. Step 14. Step 15. Step 16.