How to Draw Eminem

There is a great deal of intensity in this image of a younger Eminem.

Follow the instructions below and read the drawing tips on how to draw Eminem, and you’ll be able to complete your drawing quickly and accurately.

Drawing Tips
How to Draw Eminem:

  • The texture of the wall behind Eminem creates a good cement with his skin tone. Experiment with different pencil strokes and shading techniques.
  • The shadow on the wall to the right of Eminem gives the picture it’s depth.
  • Use a sharp pencil (F, B, 2B) to create the strokes for his hair.
  • Notice how the skin on his neck has more texture than the smoother skin on his face.
  • See the section called “Building up Shadows” in our guide on “How to Shade Your Portrait” for help.


How to Draw

  1. Click on the grid and gray-scale images below of Eminem to enlarge them
  2. Right click on each image and save them on your computer or tablet
  3. Print out both images or keep them open on your computer or tablet to view while you’re drawing
  4. Set up a 5 x 7 grid on your sketch pad. If you don’t know how to, read this: “How to Set Up a Grid in 2 Minutes”
  5. Then using the grid image below of Eminem as a reference, draw the outlines of the shapes and shadows onto the grid on your sketch pad. If you need some guidance, click here to see our demo: “Demo: How to Draw a Portrait Step by Step”
  6. Once you have completed the outline drawing, begin shading your portrait. If you are a beginner at shading, click here for tips: “How to Shade Your Portrait”
  7. Well done! By following these instructions, you’re are on your way to completing your drawing of Eminem

1) Grid Image: Eminem

How to Draw Eminem: Grid

How to Draw Eminem Using a Grid: This grid image will help you to accurately draw in the shapes and shadows of your realistic drawing of Eminem


2) Gray-scale Image: Eminem

How to Draw Eminem: Gray-scale

How to Draw Eminem: Gray-scale image to help you match the gray tones when you shade in your realistic drawing of Eminem


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