Drawing Raheem Sterling using Ballpoint Pens

This drawing is part of an awesome Topps project. I want to give you guys a couple of tips when it comes to drawing portraits using ballpoint pens.

TIP 1: Work in light layers and build up the drawing slowly. You want the skin to look realistic and the only way that will happen is if you’re patient and take it a layer at a time.

TIP 2: You want the hair and skin to match. a lot of drawing you can see the hair and look like they don’t belong together. The way I go about this is, think about your face. what do we all have under our hair? skin right! So when it comes to a drawing why not apply the skin tone colours first and then apply the hair on top, it only makes sense. but a lot of people don’t do this.

TIP 3: When it comes to the teeth or white spaces in general, let the paper do its job. don’t overthink it or overdo it. Use the tool you have around you, in this case, that is the paper. simple tip, but effective.

That’s all I have for you guys, hopefully, you will find these tips helpful and apply them to your drawings. There is also a giveaway happening in the video so make sure to watch it until the ned.


DO’S and DON’TS | How to draw a realistic FACE – Ballpoint pen

For a long time people have been asking me to make a tutorial on how to draw a face using ballpoint pens. So to make it more interesting I decided to make a do’s and don’ts video fort YouTube. Here is the video for those of you that are interested https://youtu.be/rSxOtDOp_XM Also if you would like to see more of these types of videos please comment below.

I have the real time tutorial with voice over and A LOT of TIPS to help you improve your face drawing skills. However, not only will you develop your face drawing skill, but you will develop your shading, proportion and shading skills.

For a small subscription of $5 a month you will have access to all the tutorial available on my patreon page. Tutorials on skin tone, layers, how to mix watercolor with ballpoint pen. Drawing people like, Black panther, Kill monger, Miguel Rivera from Disney’s Coco, cartoon and so on.

Below I will show you thumbnails of the 4 parts. Each part can last up to 2-3 hours, so if you are interested in learning my ways and the ballpoint pen technique I have learnt over the years, head over to my patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/demooseart

FACE THUMBNAIL Showing you how to sketch out thew face using my lego technique

FACE 2 THUMBNAILThis is when we begin to start adding ink

MOUTH 3 THUMBNAILHere we are really start to build the face up with multiple layers

FACE 4 THUMBNAILHere we finish of the drawing, I show you how to draw the scarf as well but I don’t really talk much about it because it is a face tutorial. I hope you all enjoy the YouTube video and patreon tutorial.