How to draw Gwen Stacy

How to draw portrait of Gwen Stacy from Spiderman. Gwen Stacy is not affiliated with any team, but was the love interest of Peter Parker for some time. In this tutorial, you will learn to draw Gwen Stacy in semi-realistic portrait style. A portrait is a painting, drawing, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. In this drawing, I will demo a portrait drawing step by step in front view. It is very difficult to get the likeness in portrait. The technique is to place the eyes, nose, lips, all the elements on the face in the correct places. Also the shape, size and distance of each element has to be accurate. If you can accomplish these task, you will achieve the likeness. The best way to get good a portrait is through careful observation, measure, and practice.

Gwen Stacy spiderman

Gwen Stacy spiderman

This video will explain the technique I usually do on portrait drawing and some thought behind it. It is not a demo of drawing Gwen Stacy though. But you will get the idea.

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Below are step by step how to draw Gwen Stacy.  Step one, I drew three lines and two dots the measure and line up her facial elements.  Step two, I drew her eyes inside the paralleled lines.  Step three, I drew her eyebrows, nose, and lips with some hair.  Step four, I shade in her skin tone so that I can get the light and dark value on the portrait.  Step five, I shade her hair then add some darker shade to the side of her face.  Step six, I look at over all detail and finish the portrait.

More comics drawing tutorials with video instructions.
-How to draw Superman.
-How to draw Emma Frost X-men.
-How to draw Captain America action pose.

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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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11 Responses to How to draw Gwen Stacy

  1. Xia Taptara says:

    Photoshop but I could do the same with pencil and charcoal. Tools are just tool, knowing where to shade is the key to your painting. If you never use Photoshop or any painting tool. I suggest start getting good with value using pencil or charcoal first. Then you will get there.
    Go read:

  2. jr says:

    hi xia im new to this, what tool did u use to shade the skin tone/ lips? thank you

  3. Xia Taptara says:

    Look under FACE or ARTTips under the head title and you will find something.

  4. Kaarthik says:

    Hey Xia, I use the traditional medium for drawing, in this tutorial i had difficulty shading the skin tone, nose and lips. could you please upload a tutorial on how to shade, because i seem to suck at it…

  5. Mr Guest says:

    Nah I’m kidding. I have seen the movie

  6. Xia Taptara says:

    You are looking at the solution the wrong way. It isn’t the brushes, it’s edges and how they interact with other values or background.
    Fancy brushes won’t make your art any better than it already is.
    You have to FOCUS on the value (light and dark). Once you nailed it, no matter what brushes you use…the piece will be good.
    Tips on Brushes is you have to understand edges. 1,000 brushes can only produce 3 kind of edges. Hard, soft and lost… no matter how many brushes there is still only 3 edges. Don’t know if you get it now but if you keep painting for years then you will.
    Got read
    3 rules of Painting

  7. Shyralon says:

    Awesome drawing, as always..
    Just a little question, do you have a tutorial on how to use texture brushes right for painting humans?

  8. Xia Taptara says:

    Oh, you haven’t heard? um…

  9. Mr Guest says:

    That looks Emma Stone to me.

  10. Denismeant says:

    I love your works, you are awesome
    But just à Little thing, you should rename your website
    Idrawsexygirls :)

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