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Draw Character Design Face sketch, Merchant

How to draw face old man character.  Drawing Character Design Face sketch, Merchant or it could be some kind of a priest.  Learn to design face of a character some sort of personality conveying expressive emotion step by step drawing for comics, manga and video game. This is also an important part of character design and story telling for any art work or project you might be doing. Your concept art has to some how breath life in the process, give your creation or design some personality to sucessfully continue to more refine character development stage.

Also shown quick and easy realistic depiction rendition instruction, constructed head and face: eyes, nose, mouth, lips and eyebrows.
Enjoy the tutorial! :)

Here is Final Character's Face Sketch: Merchant

Here are step by step Facial character design, Merchant.

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Watch the video tutorial: Draw and sketch man's face, Merchant or Priest

Drawing Software & Tools I used and recommended:
-Genius MousePen 6x8
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet
-Bamboo (Small) Pen Tablet (new from Wacom!) Economy for everyone.
-Gimp (Free Download)
-Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Professional software)
*You can just use pencil, paper, markers on this one...just practice rendering.

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** If you have any basic questions or specific please looked up Q/A section. Most of the time your questions has already been answered in Q/A.

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Luca said…
Great Stuff man... I really like his mouth expression! I think this one would really be good in Kapow Express.
By the way, I know it has nothing to do with this post but brother, what do you think of my last posts on the community. I post just to be criticised. If I don't get feedback and opinions it's hard for me to improve!

Thanks and well done again!
Dahaca said…
WOW!Is he Big Bowl in life?!I haven't looked myself in a mirror for such a purpose.Will photographs of me help me like life-drawing sessions?
I didn't think this portrait was you Xia.But I did for a moment after you said you were kidding.
Can't wait for Kapow!!!
Do you like my new picture?The Eye of Horus.
An-Tim Nguyen said…
You seem to refer to John Singer Sargent a lot: I've seen some of his portraits in an exhibition while I was still living in Paris, really nice stuff.

Although are you familiar with his contemporary Joaquin Sorolla? You might also like his work because he too studied a lot about effects of light on certain materials, especially cloth.
idrawgirls said…
Luca> Thanks Luca, yeah...I was going to comment on your line art post of super hero. You have come a LONG way, great job. That also inspire me to do possibly Capt America since the movie will be out soon. :)

dahaca> Ha ha ha, I was thinking the same thing. Big Bow, maybe I will tweak it into BigBow version of Kapow.
Good idea!

An-Tim> I love his work. There are many different way to paint things for painter, but his way (to me and many great artists), seems to be the fastest, easiest and the most accurate depiction of life. Also Craig Mullins is my fav, he took it a step further in the same stlye.
I also love Sorolla, he is a MASTER. Copying master is also a great way to study. It will teach you something you never notice, also could be a fast track to understanding. That give me an idea for tut...but that will be really hard to pull off.

Thanks for all the comments guys!!!
Lukas said…
Thank you for this tutorial Xia
AfaStudio said…
Hi Xia, great tutorial mate :)
you rock !
Chris Reeve said…
Really like the brush strokes on this one. The lighting is also great - I can easily imagine this guy standing in a street at noon in some place like italy.

Just curious here but whatever happened to your robot sketching? You seemed to have a speight of those (infact it was what first drew me here!).
idrawgirls said…
Afa Studio> Thanks, then you will probably like the next one also then :)

Chris> Thanks brother! Ah YES, the Robot and Mecha, I almost forgot what they look like. Now I have to go sharpening my skills and tool and prepare for the Mech Tut launch!
idrawgirls said…
An-Tim> Good thing you mention!!! Actually, yeah...John Sargent, Ander Zorn, and Joaquín Sorolla are in the same school of thought. They, presumably, knew each other. And if I am correctly, they are all parallel and influence each other if you look at their painting and their progression.
idrawgirls said…
ALL More Sargent and Sorolla on my twitter update: