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Character design study, female, Mei from Kapow Express.

Character design study, female, Mei from Online Manga Kapow Express comics.

Here is some sketch of one of the main characters, Mei. I just decide to take a hyper-realistic take on her and see what she would look like if she were to made in 3D or realist approach. Of course, I cannot put this kind of style into the current Kapow Express Manga. Because it would take forever.

This one took me about two hours or so. The process is very confusing because I forgot to merge some of the steps so... sorry guys. It's unfinished as usual.

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Somebody says "Angry"? :) Dahaca!!!
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Check out: Kapow Express Manga Online
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Drawing Software & Tools I used and recommended:
-Genius MousePen 6x8
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet
-Bamboo (Small) Pen Tablet (new from Wacom!)
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-Gimp (Free Download)
-Adobe Photoshop CS2 (Professional software)
*You can just use pencil, paper, markers on this one...just practice rendering.

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dahaca6022 said…
WOW!SO AWESOME!If I got a coin every time you do something awesome I would be stinkin rich!
negar said…
She`s really beautiful and very asian.
Ah! I envy you so much :(
dahaca6022 said…
wait a minute!If that is Mei then why is she calm and not angry or mad??? :) just pulling your leg.
Luca said…
wow brother... her lips are so nice, and her eyes and that nose.... Oh man I would really be happy to have her as my girlfriend :) She's so beautiful!

she would really be nice finished. You should make a feature tutorial on her!

wonderful man!!
I love your art, but this one is just wonderful. So perfect,
XIA said…
dahaca> Thank you brother! :) What?!!! Didn't you see the angry one? :) *Pulling your leg back* Mua ha..ha ha

negar> Thank you dear. :) Keep doing what you doing. Go do some figure drawing, drawing using good reference Photo, drawing from your own head...combination of all these...someday. You will be super heroine. :)

luca> Thanks bro, this one I just scribble around without any intention of making tutorial...just letting it go once in a while. No recording, no distraction of saving multiple files. Just keep it flow. :) So too bad, no tut...sorry. I wish.

ricardo> Thanks buddy! I try to get out of my head once in a while. But it's still far from perfect. :)
dahaca6022 said…
That will do!!!She looks a lot awesomer now!!!She looks like she is going to punch me! :)
Aerobug said…
This work looks CG :D
KEep up the AWSOME work Xia!
pokepetter said…
Haha. Good work with making her angry. It looks a lot more like her now.

I really like it when you leave it almost deformed at the edges. The rendering is impressive.
Luca said…
Ah xia she's still very beautiful! You're AWESOME brother!

Keep it up!
pokepetter said…
I love the svoosjy hair and brush strokes. The eyes are awesome too.

^^ Can't wait for more... :D
Charles said…
This is my first time to your blog, and definitely not the last. I love your art style and your comic and everything here. I'll definitely be back...
XIA said…
Dahaca> Thanks brother, I just put some attitude into her. Now, I don't want to be near her either. ;)

aerobug> thanks buddy! I am trying to make her looks CG. It's getting there, I am going to possibly finish it.

Pokepetter> Thanks brother, yeah...stay away from girl with attitude. They are not as good as it looks. :)

Luca> Thanks brother. I will try to finish her up a bit more on the coming post. :)

Charles> Welcome to idrawgirls. Thanks for your kind words. Hope you will get inspired and get something here and there from tutorials and processes. Hope to see you soon!
Knuckles930 said…
Looks great very realistic.
putra said…
great article i like it.
XIA said…
Kunckle> Thanks bro

putra> thanks man