Teenage guys have certain characteristics that distinguish them from young boys and older men. When you are drawing a teenage guy, you will need to incorporate the teenage style of the guy, as well as his body language and facial expression. Cartoons can be a little exaggerated, so use these characteristics to bring your drawing to life and to make your teenage boy an obvious part of his generation. If you are drawing a real-life figure, try to put a lot of attention on the way the guy stands or looks at you to let his character show thorough in your drawing.
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Things you need
- Sketch paper
- Cartoons and magazine clippings
Sort through cartoons and magazine clippings to get some examples of the teenage character that you want to create in your drawing. You can pull ideas from different sources---such as the clothing style from one guy and the body language of another guy---to draw a teenage guy to fit your characterisation or storyline.
Focus on the facial expression and hair style of the teenage boy you are drawing. You may want to give him a trendy hair style, and create an expression that has a smirk for the mouth and raised eyebrows to create a character with the edgy attitude of a teenage boy.
Draw the body of the teenage boy to resemble a figure that is growing up, but is still coming into his own. His shoulders should not be too broad, and his clothes should look a little large and ill-fitting. You can make one style mark stand out by drawing it a little bigger than the other items. For example, make an eyebrow ring or skate shoes a little larger so that they are a mark for the teenager's character.
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