James Hetfield

For the project, I decided to draw James Hetfield, the frontman of the legendary band Metallica. first tried drawing the outline sketch using the shapes as suggested in the videos, but, that ended up making something hideous. So, I ended up using a grid to more accurately draw the figure.

I also tried painting the clothes and that too ended up looking like modern art (not the good kind). So I'm just uploading the partially completed portrait.

I'd love it if you could give me some pointers to make this portrait better and some more tips for the clothes.


I've never actually received any formal training.I've been drawing digitally for a while now but this was technically my first digital portrait.

Also, I've watched many of your videos on youtube and I love them!


James Hetfield - image 1 - student projectJames Hetfield - image 2 - student project