Today we will tell you about how to draw a ninja for beginner artists.
First of all, we need to draw the stickman of the character using very light lines. Sketch an oval head and a line of the spine. On this line we sketch out the thorax and the pelvis. With the help of simple lines sketch out the arms and legs. And some words about the proportions. The height of the body is equal to the height of 7-8 heads, of which the length of the torso is 2.5 – 3 heads, the length of the legs is 3.5 – 4 heads, length of the arms is approximately 2.5 heads and the shoulders are the width of 3 heads.
Now we sketch out two crossing lines on the head, with which we will draw out the details of the face. Next, outline the contour оf the body, which expands in the shoulder area and narrows in the waist. Next, sketch out the outlines of arms and legs with very simple geometric shapes, as shown in our example. Note that this step should also be drawn with very light lines.
In this step we will draw the outlines of our hero’s clothes. Please note that ninja does not have tight fitting clothes. He is dressed in loose clothing that does not restrain his movements. You can draw a tight fit fabric only on the forearms and shins. Do not forget to draw the contours of the sword and mask.
In this step we will draw frowning eyes and a mask that covers the lower part of the face. This is a very simple step, but here you need to correctly draw the eyes and folds on the hood’s fabric. Be wathful when drawing the eyes. The wrong distance between eyes or the wrong form of eyes can spoil all picture.
In this step we will add some details to the ninja’s clothing. You can see flat strips that form the symbol “y” denote collar. Using smooth strokes draw the folds on the fabric. You can see that most of the folds are located near the belt and on the sleeves.
It’s time to draw the arms of our ninja. With the help of clear and dark lines draw out the contours of the sleeves. Add the necessary folds in the areas of compression or stretching of the tissue. It is medial elbow area and forearms area, as you can see. After that you should carefully draw out the contours of the fists and erase all unnecessary extralines from the arms.
In this step we add detailes to the legs of our character. Add some folds to the pants. Draw bandages in the shin areas and shoes on the feet. After all this actions you can add some folds on the ninja’s pants. Don’t forget to erase all extralines from the previous steps.
This drawing tutorial is almost finished, and we only need to make it more voluminous, adding some shadows. First we need to figure out where the light comes from, and then add shadows with hatching of varying intensity.
It was drawing tutorial on how to draw a ninja for beginners. We hope this post was interesting and helpful for you. Stay tuned and wait for new drawing tutorials.