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How To Draw A Mad Hill Billy

Updated on September 5, 2013

Drawing A Mad Hillbilly

I've always wanted to draw a mad eyed hill billy, from watching such films as Wrong Turn 2 and it got me inspired to try to draw an imaginary hillbilly portrait and so here we are, a drawing lesson on how to draw a mad eyed hillbilly.

Side note: This is not a personal reflection on the hillbilly community, it's just a drawing and you've gotta be thrilled that I have drawn one of your kind and he has not many teeth too and a classic hill billy beard. Although this hill billy could be misinterpreted as a tramp, a hobo or a bum, but whatever the case, it's all inspiration for a way of drawing some art.


Draw A Mad Hillbilly

How To Draw A Mad Hill Billy.    Image source - www.belicove.com
How To Draw A Mad Hill Billy. Image source - www.belicove.com

Draw A Mad Hill Billy

Drawing a mad hill billy, the spud head sketch.
Drawing a mad hill billy, the spud head sketch.

Mad Hillbilly Drawing

When I start with a head drawing I like to do a really simple shape and in the case of a hillbilly I thought a potato shape for the head would be nice as I want to draw him on the side slightly, so he's not facing directly towards us.

A basic shape for the head is always a good idea to sketch out first. as simple is easy to build a drawing on, so consider the end result and work out what you are going to draw.

How To Draw A Mad Eyed Hill Billy

Draw a mad hill billy. Face sketching work out.
Draw a mad hill billy. Face sketching work out.

Defining The Hillbillies Face Structure

 I wantd to try and draw the basic outline and try and mould and shape that spud head shape from the previous drawing into a workable face shape and below we have that, you could draw your hill billy face fatter or even thinner than I have, just use this drawing tutorial as a guide and see what you come up with.

I've drawn a criss cross which is sometimes useful to mark in the eyes and then the rest of the facial features can be placed around it in the correct places.

Drawing A Mad Hillbilly

Draw a mad hill billy, sketching the rest of the face, some minor details and drafts.
Draw a mad hill billy, sketching the rest of the face, some minor details and drafts.

Further Hill Billy Face Development

 Developing the hill billy further is about drawing in some other features like the eyes, the nose and the mouth and I even added a rough outline of a beard and a hat too. getting it right at this stage is essential because if you don't, then other things can start to occur like wonky looking eyes or a disproportioned jaw line.

On the whole don't really worry about specifics as I don't, I usually just use my gut instinct when something looks ok, then that's it, don't worry too much about drawing everything perfect, because there really is no such thing.

Drawing should be fun and not an applied science all the time, and most of all drawing and skecthing should be about learning yourself and teaching yourself, tutorials like this will only give you a few prompts for creative inspiration, just if you like drawing, then draw every chance that you get.

Draw A Mad Eyed Hillbilly

Draw a mad hill billy.  Defining more details and cleaning up some pencil lines.
Draw a mad hill billy. Defining more details and cleaning up some pencil lines.

Drawing More Detail To The Hillbilly Face

 Sketching in more detail to fill out the face is the best part as you can start to add some more character and personality to the drawing and here it's the shabby looking hat and the missing teeth as well as the straggly beard which helps to identify this character well I think.

The mad hill billy just looks almost menacing too with his beady eyes with one looking like he's blind in one eye. Drawing comic book characters like this is what could inspire you to learn to draw other types of characters, so learn to draw many other different people from life as well as your imagination.

Drawing A Mad Eyed Hillbilly - Part 5 Final Pencil Drawing

How to draw a mad hill billy. Final pencil drawing with a darker pencil.
How to draw a mad hill billy. Final pencil drawing with a darker pencil.

Hill Billy Portrait Drawing -The Finished Pencil Drawing

In this finished pencil drawing you can see that I've added some more finer details such as more hairs on the beard and a few more wrinkles and that classic small touch of a fly hovering around his head and really I've just darkened the whole hillbilly sketch with a 4B pencil.

This is a drawing that turned out better than I expected and is a true inspired character from some horror film that chooses to feature hillbillies in a bad light, you could just imagine that this Hillbilly was a cannibal and that he had just ate someones liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti!

Go and draw a hillbilly, because you might draw a good one!

Wayne Tully is an artist who draws lots of fantasy art videos and you can find a good selection of drawing videos on his website at Draw Fanytasy Art

How To Draw A Mad Hillbilly

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      taufique 

      4 years ago

      i had painted this same to same very nice

    • thoughtfulgirl2 profile image

      thoughtfulgirl2 

      7 years ago from East Coast

      Too funny and very good:)

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Mary!

      I'm enjoying these drawing tutorials very much lately...so I think I'll do more, lots more!!

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      Mary Merriment 

      8 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

      That is really a good drawing. The final details really are frightening!

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yeah I watch a lot of movies and tv from America so I am fully learned in the ways of the Hillbillies and I thought it would be quite cool to draw one!!

      Cheers now!

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      Dobson 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      Interesting that a guy from the united Kingdon even thinks about a hillbilly. Some would say i live near the orgini of hillbilly's and even I would not have thought about this. You carried off very well Wayne. Another great tutorial to teach the drawing challenged how to do it.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      He does a bit Leanman! lol!

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      Tony 

      8 years ago from At the Gemba

      He looks very sinister, would not want to meet him.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now Sweets!

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      SweetiePie 

      8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      You are very creative as always Wayne!

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Dave and Izzy!

      Hillbillies are great to draw I've found!

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      IzzyM 

      8 years ago from UK

      This would be great for any budding artist - showing all the basics and the bare bones of how to draw a face and add to it.

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      david stillwagon 

      8 years ago

      Terrific drawing! and I loved the picture of the guy with no teeth!

      Great hub

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers there Viking305!

      The hillbilly madness will continue as I draw Three finger out of the horror movie Wrong Turn!

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      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Very well done on your drawing of the Hillbilly. You say, "Go and draw a hillbilly, because you might draw a good one" Well you certainly did! The step by step guide here is marvellous, thanks for a great hub.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now I enjoyed drawing this one very much!

      Hill billies just lend themselves to being drawn quite well I think!!

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      India Arnold 

      8 years ago from Northern, California

      You are wonderful. First, you had to think about How To Draw A Mad Hill Billy, that in itself makes me smile! Then you have this practicle application of technique on how to follow through! This is a fun and entertaining hub!

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