How To Draw A Mad Hill Billy
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
Draw A Mad Hill Billy
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
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
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
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
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