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How to Draw Edward Cullen

Updated on January 20, 2013

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!

Photo Credit: Sketch art copyright of author. Please note all Ethereal Eclipse Art images used on this lens belong to the author.

How to Draw Edward Cullen Step by Step - Tutorial 1: Shapes and Guidelines

How to Draw Edward Cullen
How to Draw Edward Cullen

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.

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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:

Click each thumbnail image to read the step by step instructions

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To begin, draw the outline shapes of the face. Draw a circle for the face shape and then draw a line down the centre of the face - if it is tilted slightly to the left or right then the line will be off centre, as shown. Draw in the rest of the faciaDraw the eyes in between your eye lines.Start to add more detail - fill in the hair within the facial circle, and begin filling out the eyes and mouthUsing your shapes as a guide, continue to add in more detail to your sketch. Add hair detail, draw the eyes, nose and mouth in fully, and then add in shading and tone. Study your source picture and note the minor details - for example, you will need Always use a sharp pencil to draw your sketch. You can use a more blunted pencil for shading and blend with your fingers where necessary,
To begin, draw the outline shapes of the face. Draw a circle for the face shape and then draw a line down the centre of the face - if it is tilted slightly to the left or right then the line will be off centre, as shown. Draw in the rest of the facia
To begin, draw the outline shapes of the face. Draw a circle for the face shape and then draw a line down the centre of the face - if it is tilted slightly to the left or right then the line will be off centre, as shown. Draw in the rest of the facia
Draw the eyes in between your eye lines.
Draw the eyes in between your eye lines.
Start to add more detail - fill in the hair within the facial circle, and begin filling out the eyes and mouth
Start to add more detail - fill in the hair within the facial circle, and begin filling out the eyes and mouth
Using your shapes as a guide, continue to add in more detail to your sketch. Add hair detail, draw the eyes, nose and mouth in fully, and then add in shading and tone. Study your source picture and note the minor details - for example, you will need
Using your shapes as a guide, continue to add in more detail to your sketch. Add hair detail, draw the eyes, nose and mouth in fully, and then add in shading and tone. Study your source picture and note the minor details - for example, you will need
Always use a sharp pencil to draw your sketch. You can use a more blunted pencil for shading and blend with your fingers where necessary,
Always use a sharp pencil to draw your sketch. You can use a more blunted pencil for shading and blend with your fingers where necessary,

How to Draw Edward Cullen Step by Step - Tutorial 2: Gridlines

How to Draw Edward Cullen Step by Step
How to Draw Edward Cullen Step by Step

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.

Click the thumbnail images to see the step by step instructions

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Place your traced grid back over the photo and copy the first section.You might like to simply outline each section and add detail afterwards, or complete each section as you go.You may find that you complete bits of some squares at the same time, for example if the nose runs across two or three squares.Using these grids makes it easier for you to get everything in proportion, as you can focus on each piece of the picture and build it upDon't forget to add light and shadeNote small details like the shading that makes up the side of the nose or a furrowed brow, as these bring the expression to life and make it look realAlmost there!Add in any final details and erase your guidelinesYou can continue to work on the piece until you are happy, or try working with different expressions. This is another version I sketched, with Edward looking a little angrier!
Place your traced grid back over the photo and copy the first section.
Place your traced grid back over the photo and copy the first section.
You might like to simply outline each section and add detail afterwards, or complete each section as you go.
You might like to simply outline each section and add detail afterwards, or complete each section as you go.
You may find that you complete bits of some squares at the same time, for example if the nose runs across two or three squares.
You may find that you complete bits of some squares at the same time, for example if the nose runs across two or three squares.
Using these grids makes it easier for you to get everything in proportion, as you can focus on each piece of the picture and build it up
Using these grids makes it easier for you to get everything in proportion, as you can focus on each piece of the picture and build it up
Don't forget to add light and shade
Don't forget to add light and shade
Note small details like the shading that makes up the side of the nose or a furrowed brow, as these bring the expression to life and make it look real
Note small details like the shading that makes up the side of the nose or a furrowed brow, as these bring the expression to life and make it look real
Almost there!
Almost there!
Add in any final details and erase your guidelines
Add in any final details and erase your guidelines
You can continue to work on the piece until you are happy, or try working with different expressions. This is another version I sketched, with Edward looking a little angrier!
You can continue to work on the piece until you are happy, or try working with different expressions. This is another version I sketched, with Edward looking a little angrier!

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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!

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* 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!

Getting the basics of drawing right will help you create realistic sketches of your Twilight hero!
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!

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!

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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!

Robert Pattinson Sketch by Ethereal Eclipse Art
Robert Pattinson Sketch by Ethereal Eclipse Art

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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      WebMarketingPro 5 years ago

      Love your lens - I've always wanted to draw people off images, and you've just given us several excellent step-by-step ways to do it.

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      June Parker 6 years ago from New York

      These look to be fantastic drawing instructions for the budding artist!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very good instructions for how to draw Edward Cullen of Twilight. The videos were quite good, too. I enjoyed your lens a lot.

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      fantastic - I am sadly not very talented with a pencil more like Stick men but i did like how you made the process so simple! how wonderful!

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      I predict this will be a very popular Edward Cullen drawing tutorial! Beautifully put together.

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Wow. This is fantastic. My girls are taking a drawing class and learned many of the techniques you have here. Happy Janga!

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      Incredible talent! And a great idea. I can barely draw stick people, so this is truly impressive :)

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 6 years ago

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