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How to Draw Jeremy Lin Step by Step

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Published on Feb 20, 2012

This video will give you step by step "Lin"struction on how to draw New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. All you need is a sharp"lin"ed pencil and some paper. Just follow my easy steps and I will "Lin"hance your artistic abilities and "Lin"able you to draw a portrait of the Knicks "Lin"famous point guard, who is currently living a "Lin"derella story. Whats that you say? You shoot free throws like Shaquille O'neal and you make stick figures look fat when you draw? Oh thats silly talk! Dont worry! This is a team effort.

Let me say this in your "Lin"go because I dont want to be mis"lin"terpreted. This will be as easy as playing "Lin"tendo. Drawing is part of every persons basic "Lin"stincts. It is natural to draw and it is a "lin"stigated effort to learn your letters. We are going to turn back the clock and re"lin"vent your artistic vocabulary.

What? Are you not "Lin"tertained? Put down your Egg McMuff"lin" and grab a pencil. Lets begin!

Step 1: Draw the two shapes that you see. Be sure to notice the angle of the V shape. Notice that the right side of the V is slightly higher than the left side.
Step 2: Add the five shapes that I just added. Be sure to notice their scale and how they overlap the shapes from step 1.
Step 3: Add one more finger to the shape from step 2.
Step 4: Add the tall U shape. Notice its angle and observe that it is slightly taller than the shape from step 1.
Step 5: Add the shapes around the U shape.
Step 6: Point guards need fingers. Give Linsanity some fingers.
Step 7: Give the man a jersey! The Jersey is about 3 times as tall as the shape from step 1.
Step 8: Add his other arm.
Step 9: Now its time to letter his Jersey. Just remember that the New York is at armpit level. And the number 1 is under the New and the 7 is under the York. If you want to challenge yourself, try to leave a white outline around the letters.
Step 10: Make an oval for the head. If you want to make him a bobble head make a large oval. Either way, try to keep the same height versus width proportions as mine. Notice that I added three lines. The head can be split up in four somewhat equal sections; 1.) chin to bottom of nose 2.) bottom of nose to eyebrows 3.) eyebrows to hairline ....and 4.) hair. Notice that the only section that was slightly longer on Jeremy Lin was from bottom of nose to chin. The other three sections fit that formula perfectly. The hair might seem shorter, but that is because I am going to extend it when I shade his hair.
Step 11: Add the two shapes for the orbits of each eye. Notice their scale compared to the head shape and notice that that they are situated towards your right.
Step 12: Add the hairline.
Step 13: Add the nose.
Step 14: Add the ears.
Step 15: Add the rainbow shapes for the upper eyelids.
Step 16: Place the pupil and iris underneath.
Step 17: Add the eyebrows at the top of the eye shape.
Step 18: Add the eyelids above the eyes.
Step 19: Add the opening for the mouth. Notice that it is a flattened half circle and that it is situated more towards the nose than the chin.
Step 20: Add the lips. Notice that the upper lip and lower lip are similar in size.
Step 21: It is time to do the hair. The first thing that you need to do is erase the original line because the hairline is a soft line. I extended the hair on the top and in front. Both have very soft edges.
Step 22: Will cover the top of Jeremy Lin's face. I started off by erasing the lines. Then I added wrinkle lines to the forehead since he has a tense expression. Then I darkened the area above the eyes and used the blending stump to smudge. I used the eraser to create highlights.
Step 23: There are very distinct lines at the bottom of the orbits of the eye on Jeremy Lin's face. They point towards the bottom of the ears. Generally speaking the neck will be darker than the face. Jeremy Lin has a very muscular face so dont worry about softening things. Its ok to leave jagged edges. He has a very dark shadow under his chin.
Step 24: I started by creating a dark line around the collar and the sleeves. Then I added a second line above it which left a solid white line in between. The lettering is tricky. You just have to take your time with it. Try to maintain the white edge around the letters and numbers.
Step 25: In step 25 we draw the hands and arms. Use the eraser to add highlights and the pencil to add shading.

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