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Manga tutorial: How to draw giant mecha robot Mazinger Z step by step.

Manga tutorial: How to draw giant mecha robot Mazinger Z step by step.
Learn how to draw and paint quick color sketch visual concept art giant robot and city scape in a cinematic point of view. Step-by-step tutorial drawing and painting process.

This one is a really quick color sketch mark-up just to get some idea out. It is still lacking of many refine stage element.

Mazinger Z (マジンガーZ, Majingā Zetto?), known as Tranzor Z in North America, is a manga series by Go Nagai, serialized in Shueisha Shōnen Jump from October 1972. December of the same year, an anime adaptation premiered on Fuji Television. The TV series ended September 1, 1974, outliving its manga counterpart.

Mazinger Z is a gigantic Super Robot, constructed with a fictitious metal called Chogokin Z (literally Super-Alloy Z), which is forged from a new element mined from a reservoir found only in the sediment of Japan's Mt. Fuji. The mecha was built by Professor Juzo Kabuto as a secret weapon against the forces of evil, represented in the series by the Mechanical Beasts (mecha used for evil purposes) of Dr. Hell.

Final speedpainting of Mazinger Z cinematic color sketch concept:
Here are step by step process: Visual cinematic color sketch concept Mazinger Z

1) Random big shapes to create some form of silhouette with some idea in mind.
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2) Refine establishing shapes, as you can see, two huge sky scrapers and a robot form in the middle.
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3) Refine the shape of the Giant Robot, Mazinger Z.
manga tutorial anime chibi robot drawing

4) Established and separate foreground, mid, and background. Create illusion of depth using values. Also define the detail of the foreground, the two big skyscrapers.
manga tutorial anime chibi robot drawing

5) Assign quick color scheme. Try to think cool and warm instead of just color.
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6) Rearrange colors and values, clean up and quickly refine lighting.
manga tutorial anime chibi robot drawing

7) Final color sketch: Mazinger Z
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I hope you guys enjoy the process. :)

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dahaca6022 said…
You never stop to amaze me!!!!Awesome as ever!
Luca said…
Agreed with dahaca! I really like the building texture!
Chris said…
Nice to see that "random shape" technique carry on again.

I have a question (just out of interest), do you find it easier or perhaps quicker to use this way of drawing as a whole? Or maybe even just sections of your overall process?

P.S. hey this word verification thing is usually just jumbled up letters, but this one spells "gundam" - how cool is that?!
XIA said…
dahaca & luca> Thanks brothers, Some time I hit, most of the time I missed. This one, honestly, doesn't really turn out to be what I really wanted, but close.
As for the building texture, you can make a custom brushes shape for them. Then paint over it for lighting and such.

Chris> Thanks, as for the question...most of the time yes, because you can just go in and start assigning values without having to worry about the lines. Line often gets in between you and the paint. If you noticed, I often scribble rather than make any refine drawing (unless it meant to be line work).
The only negative side to it is that, when you have no idea at all...sometimes it is really hard to come up with stuff from scratch.
So...if you have ideas. Make tons of tiny thumbnails in you sketchbook. Then at least you have some idea and the final sketch will turn out good.

Cool! gundam as a word verification? Wow, you should go try buying lotto today. It might be your lucky day.