How to Draw Martin Luther King

I put my portrait drawing skills to the test today to see if I show students how to draw Martin Luther King, hopefully with a decent resemblance.The kids did a great job so I thought I’d pass this along as I know quite a few students are studying the life of this amazing man.

TIP: I strongly recommend using a thick black Sharpie marker for all the black as it really helped to make the colors dramatic. The rest could be colored or painted, whatever your time or supplies allow.

• View and download Martin Luther King PDF tutorial

MATERIAL
• Color print of Martin Luther King tutorial
• Drawing or Multimedia paper
• Sharpie marker, black, fine tip
• Sharpie marker, chisel tip
• Crayons or watercolor paint

DIRECTIONS
PREP: Draw or print guidelines on paper
1. Students follow the tutorial to draw Martin Luther King.
2. The lines are traced with a fine tip Sharpie.
3. The black areas are colored in with a chisel tip Sharpie marker.
4. The face is colored brown, and the background any color desired.

 

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