How to Draw Mike Tyson

Passionate about art, boxing legends and resurrected sports stars? If so, this is the image to help you learn how to draw Mike Tyson.

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

 

Drawing Tips
Tips on How to Draw Mike Tyson:

  • Although there is no dramatic tonal contrast in Mike Tyson’s completion in this reference photo, there are a number of subtle tonal variations
  • You’ll have to pay close attention to the reference image to look for the subtle shifts in mid tones, shadows and highlights
  • Keep the highlights clean, then add in detail over them to show the fine texture of his pores
  • Pay careful attention to the tattoo on his face. Even though it’s very dark, you can still pick up subtle variations in tonal contrast from dark to mid
  • 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 Mike Tyson 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 Mike Tyson 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 Mike Tyson

 

1) Grid Image: How to Draw Mike Tyson

How to Draw Mike Tyson Using a Grid

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

 

2) Gray-scale Image: How to Draw Mike Tyson

How to Draw Mike Tyson: Gray-scale

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

 

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