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How to Draw Darth Vader
Darth Vader from the shoulders up. Please comment!
Start with the form for his helmet, face, and shoulders.
Next add his eyes, nose, and other shapes on his face. He has two triangles on either side of the "face" along with his eyes which are two large half circles.
Next add more detail on the face such as the nobs next to his "mouth" and extra detail lines.
Now add the detail on the grate under his mouth, draw the lines vertically then diagonally. Also draw the neck form. This looks kind of like a neck brace.
Next add the lines of his chest and cape.
Now for the hard part, shading. I went off a pic for this part. In my picture the helmet was grey and black underneath. The shading is difficult on Vader because his entire suit is a black shine.
I added the highlight in the eyes and part of the face.
Next, the right side of the face and next to the mouth.
Now the eyes, the shiniest part of the armor, has lots of shine and highlight. Also shade the other triangle on the left side of his face.
Now shade the left side of the face, then part of the helmet.
Now shade the grate, shade the left/down corner of each diamond in the grate.
Next shade the helmet, darker underneath, gray on top. Sorry the pic is crooked...
Next the neck, he almost has a double chin so darker right under the chin, then lighter the closer towards you and add highlight.
Then add the cape and armor shading. Black cape, and alternate black and gray on the armor, then a piece in the middle with both black and grey.
Finally, just add his man necklace and you are done!!!!!
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