How To Draw Obama
How To Draw Obama
Caricatures aren't just about cartoons. You can do one with just about anybody you have in mind. Start with someone who's as popular as Barack Obama, the President of the United States!
I'm going to show you how to draw Barack Obama. This is going to be a caricature of Barack, so I'm going to accentuate some of his features. So, I'll start with the forehead, and as you come down, you can slowly curve your line and then you jut out, for roughly where his eyebrows are going to go, and you come down, doing the shape of his face, so this is his cheek and you come out to, it's quite a long jutting out chin.
You come back up. As you come back up, you want roughly the shape of the face to be going up in the same sort, even as the side of the face has the same sort of like position, as the one on the other side. From here, we will make the ear, quite a largish ear sticking outside, and then we do the hairline, it's up to the hair, and a little out from the ear there, come up and round, quite a low hairline, so you don't come up too high, and we cut quite tight in there for his hair and then you bring the line back over and come in from the back side of the ear.
His hair, we'll shade in a bit later. Do it a little bit there which is the hair you can see from the other side. So, that's his hairline.
Now, we will go to the eyes. Do a dot here for the position of the eye on the left, and a dot for the position of the eye on the right. So, here, you know that the nose needs to fit down between these two lines.
So, you have to come down for the nose and do like a curved line there for the nose. It's like the bridge of the nose, and then you come down and round for the under part of the nose, moving towards the nostrils. So, you do one nostril here and the other nostril, you can only see part of it, so you should do a little one there.
Now, the nose here, to make it look sort of a bit, sort of a 3D, you need to align there to actually show sort of the rounder part of the nose on the in, and come up here, do another line like that, which makes the nose look as though it's got a bit, sort of a shape to it. For the eyes, you already know where the eyes are going to go, so you start here from the dot that we put in earlier, and Barack Obama's eyes slant downwards at the sides, so you're going to come up on the top of the eye and you slant downwards like this. Once you got the downwards slightly, we're going to do the bottom of the eye, so you're going to come in there, and like so, and you don't need to join them up in the middle here, you just leave a slight gap.
Not all the lines need to join up. So, we're going to fill in the pupils leaving a little bit of a white dot like that on the top of the eyeball, and just slide the part in a little bit more. Now, we're going to put a couple of lines in here for like frown lines, and we move on to his eyebrows, because his eyebrows go down in the same sort of shape as his eyes.
He's got quite thick eyebrows. So for these you just do sort of lines, scribbling lines like this, and another one on the other side like that, and you've got the shape of his eyebrows. Now, moving on to his mouth, you want to come down a little wide, moving sort of halfway between where his nose is and where his chin starts, you want to come in here, and you want to do a big curved line which is going to be a smile coming up to the side of his face going right up and a little bit on the end like that.
Now from here, sort of a little bit down from here, you're going to come down. You're going to do a curved line going back up to the other side of the mouth, and now what is left to do is fill on the lips here, on the mouth, come out with the lip and join it on, almost thicken it up. If it's not as thick as you want it, you can always thicken it up afterward.
So, you do that. Now, for the bottom lip, you want to come sort of here and you want to come down and around, and you do a curved line and you go back up to there. It doesn't matter if you go slightly up past his chin because obviously it's a caricature.
Also, you can accentuate his features, anyway. Fo