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Sunday, January 20, 2008

How to draw Battle Angel Alita (Gunnm)

How to draw Battle Angel Alita Demo: Emma Watson (Hermione) as Battle Angel Alita (Gunnm). Learn how to draw face girl woman or female facial and figure Video tutorial.
Speed painting of Emma Watson (Hermione) as Battle Angel Alita (Gunnm). It actually took me about a few hours or so. This is a fast forward version: I will make more detail videos of three parts with narration in depth later. But for now enjoy the video Demo. Learn how to draw for comics, realistic, Cartoon, games, concept, illustration, anime, manga.

I know that James Cameron has plan to make "Battle Angel" for years, but it seems that it will not be on his priority list any time soon. Now he's working on Avatar, then Weta is now, hopefully, still working Evangelion (Neo Genesis) pre-production. But not any news for Alita (Gunnm). Way back when, they were going to pick Jessica Alba, but as of now...I think she is a bit too old for the role.

So I thought, who would be good at the moment, and out of the blue...I am looking for any young actress,...first...the one from Juno (Ellen Page) she's a great actress!!! but then she doesn't look like an Angel. And somehow I stumble upon Emma Watson! So I just try to paint and fit her into the Gunnm character design. I make her look a bit more deadly and evil on this one.

FYI: I will make an extended version (3 parts tutorial with narration for this one sometime soon.)

Here is the final piece (Click to enlarge):

Below are four part instruction of how to illustrated Battle Angel Alita Concept:

Rough idea and sketching:

II) Focus on this part will be on establishing facial structure using value.

Part III
Painting and Rendering Hair (Dark hair)

Part IV
Rendering Metal/Leather armor and final touch:

Drawing Software & Tools I used:-Adobe Photoshop CS2
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet
(or Bamboo (Small) Pen Tablet new from Wacom!) Economy for everyone.
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Anonymous said...

Hermione as Alita/Gally????

nooooooooo nooo

your drawings are cool, congrats
but Emma Watson--- is not

we would need someone as beautiful as Winona Ryder , but younger of course

the actriss doesnt have to translate directly to the manga
well , that's my opinion

XIA said...

You sound very disappointing. :) I have no idea, I just paint. Winona Ryder WAS hot.

dragonballvu said...


is there a way, to have from you, these videos about Hermione as Battle Angel but in big high quality size, and downloadable version please ?

That would be very nice ;)

Cordially !

XIA said...

dragonballvu> Sadly...No I don't. This was done over a year ago. :)

Anonymous said...

Excellent work! Very well done! All of your work is truly magnificent and your Emma Watson is particularly well done. Very inspiring!

One quick question - what is the song that is playing in the background on part II of the Emma Watson painting detail? It is very catchy and I would love to paint to that! Please let me know, thanks!

And keep up the good work! You have some serious talent!

XIA said...

Ano> Thank you very much. Though I have no idea what's in the background...it's been almost two years since I made the video.

V said...

Made a Jessica Alba search and nothing but that mention? C'mon man!
Do a how to draw Jessica Alba's lips please, you know they're something else :D

XIA said...

V> Jessica Alba used to be my fav a few years back...maybe but not promise, I am always on the go for looking for new inspiration and faces. BTW this post is already over two years old. :)

V said...

I know but as I said, I did a "Jessica Alba" search and there's nothing but that mention. And I read the previous comment "it's been almost two years since I made the video" so is clear you get email notifications for new comments :D

XIA said...

V> Yep, I get the notification...and I obligate to answer all if I can because you are all welcome guest on the blog. And no I have never draw jessica alba and probably not any time soon :)

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