Drawing Characters From AMC’s Breaking Bad + a Question for You!

I am a big fan of AMC’s television show, Better Call Saul. I actually am impatiently waiting for the next season to finally come out.

saul goodman, james mcgill, jimmy mcgill, slippin jimmy

Picture courtesy of Widewallpapers.net

I first started watching Breaking Bad when it came out in 2008, because of the fact that I was intrigued by the fact that Hal from Malcolm in the Middle was going to be playing such a dark character. It was so hard for me to imagine him in that role!

bryan cranston hal walter white

Picture courtesy of Hollywood.com

It turned out that the show was very good, very intense, very interesting. And of course, when Better Call Saul came out afterward, I had to watch it too!

In the last week, I decided to draw some celebrities from the shows Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad and to create a time-lapsed video of me drawing Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) so others could see the progress of creation.  Let me know what you think.

Bob Odenkirk drawing, saul goodman, james mcgill

This portrait of Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk) was drawn entirely with a Bic mechanical pencil.

jonathan banks mike ehrmantraut

Portrait of Mike Ehrmantraut (played by Jonathan Banks)

walter white drawing

Portrait of Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston).

You may have noticed how much detail is in these portraits, as opposed to some of my other drawings.

Not all of my portraits have this level of detail, and one of the reasons for this is that I chose really good reference photos, and decided to take more time to develop the features.

I am in the process of writing a blog post to explain why choosing a good reference photo is essential to being able to create really detailed and realistic images like these with high levels of contrast and definition.

You may be thinking, “I could never do this!”, but I believe anyone who wants to can!

You’d be amazed what you can do if you have the desire and willingness to learn and develop your skills, you can certainly draw portraits like these!

So that leads me to tell you about this:

I’ve been recently thinking about creating an in-depth course on drawing.

My plan is that it will be a very comprehensive and detailed course outlining everything you would need to know to eventually be able to draw pictures just like these on your own!

I want to make it simple to understand and show step by step examples with plenty of pictures to help you along the process.

So I can really use your input!

Do you have any suggestions for what you think would be helpful to you in this course?

For example:

  • Do you struggling with understanding how to accurately draw eyes?
  • What do you think is the most challenging aspect of shading?
  • Would you like to know more about freehand drawing?
  • Do you want to know how to highlight hairs over a dark background?

I would be open to any ideas you have, and most likely will incorporate all of them into the course.

It may take me years to develop and complete this, but I think it would be very beneficial to anyone who is serious about wanting to learn to draw well, and I really, really want to be able to help those who are aspiring to become artists to develop their talent and express themselves to the best of their ability!

Knowing what my readers are interested in learning makes it much easier for me to know how to create a product that you can really use and find educational value in!

So thank you for leaving comments below, and you have a wonderful day!  And if you enjoyed what you’ve seen, please subscribe to my youtube channel for more videos like the one I posted today!


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