How to Draw a Karateka
Hello! Today, we have prepared for you a realistic lesson drawing lesson, in which we will draw a karateka. In general Karate is a system of knowledge and exercises which strengthen the fighter’s body and teach him strong and accurate strikes. True karate masters have thin but sinewy physique. A characteristic feature of this body type is a good relief and pretty dry muscle mass. Let’s start the lesson and learn how to draw a karateka!
All complex drawing lessons on our website always start with simple steps. All complex drawing lessons on our website always start with simple steps. This lesson will be no exception, as we begin with a stikmen – man of the circles and sticks, which we create in order to identify the main proportions of the character, his posture and position on the sheet of paper.
Our today’s hero has a very serious fighting skills, but nonetheless it – an ordinary man, with normal male body proportions. Thus, the growth of the average man is the sum of the lengths of the seven heads. But the growth of today’s character seems a slightly lower due to the fact that he is in a semi-crouch position (as a ninja from one of our previous drawing lessons). So start drawing with sketching a skeleton (stickman) of karate man – the head in shape of an oval and draw the body using straight lines.
Sketch out the lines of karate gi, draw a silhouette of the left arm from us and the clenched fist. The forearm tapers smoothly towards the palm and it is greatly expanded in the area of the elbow. Fist consists of two parts, the top is a rectangle, and the lower – parabola. Then using very light lines sketch out the contours of the upper part of karate gi.
Immediately below the torso line draw the belt and the lower edge of the karate gi, it divided into two uneven parts. Outline angular contours of the wide, spacious pants. Using smooth, curving lines outline the feet.
Using guides from the first steps we draw the face of karate man. Note the location of the pupils – that it conveys the direction of gaze. Using guides from the first steps we draw the face of karate man.
Note the location of the pupils – that it conveys the direction of gaze. Of the features of the face can be noted a broad forehead, almond-shaped eyes and clenched tight. And of course you can draw any face and pose that you want, this is just for example.
Outline the outer contours of the body. Draw two strips which form collars that descends through the whole body down. Then look at the karate gi in our example – it is covered with very light, subtle folds.
Most of the folds is on the right side of kimono (i.e. in the area of the visible arm). In the same step draw the visible part of the left fist of karateka. Note the location and shape of knuckles, as well – the thumb (if you want to learn more about how to draw hands visit this drawing lesson).
Draw the right arm and fist of karateka.We can see here only the forearm – the rest is hidden by voluminous gi. Therefore, first circle outer contours of sleeves and add a several folds.
Then paint the inner part of sleeve. Note that the shadow is uneven – the most dense areas are located under the elbow. Then draw the arm – this should not cause problems. Erase the guidelines and circle the contours of the arms as in our example.
We continue our drawing lesson on how to draw a karateka. Erase extra guidelines from the waist, as well as from the bottom of the karate gi. Draw a knot and two free hanging edges of the belt. Using some smooth and slightly curved lines sketch out the folds.
Circle the contours of the left leg and wide trousers of the karate man. Pay attention to the folds – they located in the areas of tension or compression of tissue (ie in the upper leg and knee area).
Repeat the same procedure on the right leg of karateka. Repeat the same procedure on the right leg of karateka. The folds of the fabric here will be divided into two groups:
- One is located at the outer edge of the leg, folds there are short and located perpendicular to the edge;
- The second group of the folds located on the inner edge, where the folds have the form of long flowing lines, arranged in parallel pant leg.
It was a lesson in which we told you about how to draw a karateka. In the future, we are planning a lot more drawing lessons – stay tuned!