How to draw Johnny Depp Captain Jack SparrowBy
This is the very beginning of a pencil sketch that I am working on of Johnny Depp’s famous character Captain Jack Sparrow. I have done this piece a few times on different media – a bar stool, 2 pieces of 1/8 inch cedar, an iron on transfer for a book bag.
I have enjoyed each one of these drawings and projects. This is one of the most famous poses you will find this character in. I start out with a soft woodless graphite pencil and begin with the outline of his features.
I used to save the eyes for last, but I think if you begin with the eyes, you will notice the drawing “pop” earlier.
After I get the intial outline done, I take and begin with the darker corners of the subjects face and shade in those area’s – for this I used a woodless charcoal ebony, and then I use several sizes of “tortillions” to get the charcoal to move where I would like it. I have often seen artists use their fingers, this works well if you are not working a porous surface as the above serving tray.
I begin to add a little color just to put it into perspective for myself. In the piece above, I did not care for the shading on his nose, so I did go back through and lighten up the nose to make it more broad as it truly is.
More on the finishings to come…
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