How to draw Jon Snow portrait

How to draw portrait of Jon Snow from Game of Thrones. Learn to draw Jon Snow in comics illustration style from step by step with instruction. In this tutorial, you will learn to draw Jon Snow or as portrayed by actor Kit Harington in the illustrated comics style. You will learn to draw facial structure or portrait, hair and fur coat of a Jon Snow from a HBO series Game of Thrones.  Snow and Tyrion  are my most favorite characters from the series.  They are really complex and have lots of layers.  They are even more real than some of the  real people.  In this drawing, I use custom Photoshop brushes I made to mimic the look of charcoal drawing.
A Game of Thrones is the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of epic fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin.
About Jon Snow, he is the bastard son of Eddard Stark, by a mother whose identity is a source of speculation. He was raised by his father alongside his true-born half-siblings, but joins the Night’s Watch when he nears adulthood. He is constantly accompanied by his albino direwolf Ghost. Lord Commander Jeor Mormont appoints Jon as his personal steward and squire in order to groom him for command. During a wight attack on Castle Black, Jon saves Mormont’s life and receives serious burns on his hand. Mormont gives him the Valyrian steel bastard sword, Longclaw, of House Mormont, and has a direwolf head engraved onto the pommel in honor of House Stark.

Here is a final drawing of Jon Snow portrayed by Kit Harington.

Jon Snow drawing Game of Thrones

Jon Snow drawing Game of Thrones

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Below are step by step how to draw Jon Snow. Step one, I start with an egg shape drawing, this portrait will be in three quarter view of a face. Imagine a flat plane on front surface of an oval shape, then draw two vertical lines across the imaginary plane.  After that, draw a vertical line to divide the flat plane in half from top to bottom. Then draw a horizontal line to separate the top and bottom distance in half. This horizontal line would be where humans eyes should be, they are usually right in the middle of the face horizontally. Step two, I drew his eyes on the level of horizontal lines, nose half way from eyes level to the bottom of his chin, lips half way from the tip of his nose to his chin.  Then I added some hair.  Step three, I fill his face and body with half tone value then begin to add detail to his eyes then eyebrows, and nose.  Step four, I add more dark value (shading) to make his facial feature pop out more in detail.

How to draw Jon Snow Game of Thrones

How to draw Jon Snow from Game of Thrones

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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12 Responses to How to draw Jon Snow portrait

  1. vanam says:

    Nice one..
    It would be better if you mention the tools used to draw..

  2. Czajek197 says:

    Eh… It’s look so easy… but it’s so hard.
    Sorry for my English. I love your site. Good luck! 😉

  3. Petr Bukovjan says:

    can’t wait 😀

  4. Xia Taptara says:

    No worries, reason being Q/A on facebook page is faster. E-mail is mostly for people who have question with their purchase and download. 😉

  5. idrawgirls says:

    No worries, reason being Q/A on facebook page is faster. E-mail is mostly for people who have question with their purchase and download. 😉

  6. Corey Moss says:

    Hey, accidentally emailed you before noticing the ‘do not email me, post on the blog’ bit. :X My bad. Wasn’t sure where/how to post on the blog, so I suppose here’ll do! Basically I was wondering what tutorials on your website you’d recommend starting with; I’m fairly new to drawing, and I’m terrible, but I’m eager to improve – I have a bamboo tablet, Photoshop CS5 and of course, pencil and paper.

  7. MJ says:

    I looks so simple!! BUT! When I actually try to draw something like this I just stare at the blank document and can’t even start…
    I’m trying to learn to draw. I don’t have a tablet. Doing it with a pc mouse. But I so wanna draw that I’m willing to shut my eyes on these shortcomings.
    People like you help my a great deal. Much obliged to you, sir!

  8. Xia Taptara says:

    Thank you, glad I can help. Keep it up. 😉

  9. valérie froissart says:

    I love your site !! you have a big talent !!

    I learn your lesson and I progress !!

    sorry for my bad english ^^

  10. Xia Taptara says:

    Yep, I also finished Tyrion and Daenerys on the same day, will post them in a few days. 😉

  11. Manilo Japson says:

    so good! any chance we might see some more characters of the series? =)

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