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How to Draw Edward Cullen
How to Draw Twilight: Edward Cullen
Learn How to Draw Edward Cullen! Love Twilight and want to have a go at drawing your favourite characters? This page contains a tutorial on how to draw Edward Cullen step-by-step, along with tips, tricks, links and video tutorials too!
Learn how to draw Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson in a variety of different ways - try a simple pencil drawing or a detailed sketch, or incorporate some Manga style!
Alternatively, if you're not too hot with a pencil, have a go with some computer wizardry instead!
Read on to discover how you can create your very own Edward Cullen drawings and other Twilight art!
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How to Draw Edward Cullen Step by Step - Tutorial 1: Shapes and Guidelines
The first method I am going to show you that will help you draw Edward Cullen uses simple shapes and guidelines. These help you to get the proportions of the face correct.
Choose a picture of Edward that shows his face full-on, facing the camera directly. This is the best pose to begin with as you can work with a relatively symmetrical face shape. This shot from the New Moon poster is ideal.
NB Always draw your guidelines lightly in soft pencil so they are easier to rub out afterwards. I have used harder lines in these sketches so that they show up clearly for you to see.
This is just a rough sketch to get you started. Once you get the hang of proportions you can begin to create more realistic and in-depth drawings.
Study your picture. Note the shapes, and areas of shading. I worked from an inverted version of this picture to create the various sketches below:
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How to Draw Edward Cullen Step by Step - Tutorial 2: Gridlines
It is quite hard to find a direct face-to-camera shot of Edward - most photos have his head inclined to one side, tilted and so on.
This second method is ideal for such poses, because you can break the picture up into blocks and construct the face piece by piece. Here I show you how to draw Edward Cullen using gridlines, using this classic Edward shot from the Twilight film posters.
NB As with the previous tutorial, draw your gridlines in light pencil so that you can erase them neatly afterwards. You may just need to touch up parts as you erase.
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How to Draw Edward Cullen Video Tutorial - Draw a Robert Pattinson Portrait!
Sometimes diagrams aren't enough - if you're a visual learner, watching something done on video can be really helpful.
This video focuses on a portrait of Robert Pattinson but you can easily adapt it to have more of an Edward feel - just alter the hair slightly!
It's not a step by step guide, it moves on quickly, but you can get a feel for how to build up the layers of the face and hair in pencil, and appreciate the detail that goes into making a really superb sketch!
The Essential Drawing Guide - Learn to Draw Edward and Anyone Else That Takes Your Fancy!
This book offers simple but effective step-by-step techniques for vastly improving your drawing skills. Using gridding and shading advice it allows you to get the right proportions and lighting for your portrait sketches, as well as teaching the blended pencil method.
A truly brilliant book for learning basics that will set you up for drawing. The reviews on Amazon speak for themselves!
* Step by Step guide to learning how to draw realistic portraits of people
* Learn blended pencil technique
* Teaches essential basic gridding and shading to help you draw in the right proportions and lighting
Getting the basics of drawing right will help you create realistic sketches of your Twilight hero!
More Drawing Tips and Tutorials
Here are some helpful site links for more great tips on learning to draw!
- How to Sketch Faces
Step by step sketching tutorial focused on the human face
- How to Draw Eyes
Step by step tutorial, on how to draw some amazingly realistic eyes!
- How to Draw Pencil Portraits
Includes portrait proportions, features, and shading
- How to Draw with Charcoal and Graphite Pencil
More advanced tutorials on using charcoal or graphic pencils to sketch with
Essential Tools for Drawing Edward Cullen - A Perfect Drawing Requires the Perfect Tools!
If you want to take your drawing seriously and truly hone both your skills and your artwork, then you really do need some decent basic tools - most essentially, proper drawing pencils, a decent eraser that doesn't smudge, and a decent pencil sharpener that doesn't break all your pencil leads!
The first kit in the list is excellent as it contains all the basics you need and is great for both beginners and advanced artists. The set includes 8 graphite pencils (one each 8B 6B 4B 2B HB F H and 2H), 3 charcoal pencils (one each 2B 4B and 6B), one 6B woodless graphite pencil, and 2 charcoal sticks (one soft and one medium) as well as a pencil sharpener, a charcoal sharpener, a kneaded eraser and a white plastic eraser.
Check out the electric eraser, too, it's super cool and Sakura is an excellent brand.
Even More Ways to Draw Edward Cullen!
Everyone has a different style, particularly when it comes to drawing! You don't have to go for a full-on detailed sketch of Edward - why not try a fun cartoon, amusing caricature, or Manga version of Mr Cullen?
Alternatively, if you prefer to get creative on your PC or Mac, have a go at drawing him using software such as Paint or Corel Draw.
How to Draw Edward Cullen on the Computer - Draw Edward Cullen in Paint
Draw Edward Cullen - Manga Style! - How to Draw Manga Twilight
Not Sure You Can Draw an Edward Cullen Masterpiece? - Buy one on eBay instead!
These superb sketches and original drawings would make a great gift for any Twilight fan!
Enjoy Learning How to Draw Edward Cullen!
I hope that this tutorial page has been helpful! Whichever way you decide to draw Edward, remember to keep it fun, and that practice makes perfect!
Once you've mastered the basics, you can try...
A more detailed sketch * Charcoal * Colored Pencils * A pop art sketch * Painting with watercolors, oils or acrylics * Manga style * Caricature or cartoon * Different portrait views - front, side etc * Drawing a full body shot * Drawing Edward with Bella or another Twilight character * Drawing Edward in a complete Twilight scene * Unleashing your imagination and creating a fantasy drawing - Edward as an angel, or demon, for example!
This is the first in a series of "How to Draw Twilight". Watch out for more Twilight drawing tutorials from me coming soon!
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