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Digital painting process character design female

Digital painting process character design female Wuxia, Manga, Anime inspired. It's been a little while since I did a woman character drawing and painting process. In this particular character sketch. I'm trying to find the balance between realistic painterly and Manga Anime (stylize)...or basically I'm experimenting but it will still probably end up look similar to what I usually do. Sometimes I get really frustrated whether to approach realistic or stylize. It's hard to choose because I like them both. Anyway, there is no video tutorial process for this one yet cuz once in a while I like taking my time and draw or paint in my own pace without time limitation.

This one is basically inspired by a classic Wuxia novel of Jin Rong or Louis Cha (查良鏞). Yeah if you didn't grow up watching Chinese Kungfu drama series on TV, you probably say "what?!!!" but if you are, you know what I'm talking about. Or you can google it. :)
The character is loosely base on one of my favorite character Huang Rong (黃蓉) from the series called Condor Heroes (射鵰英雄傳 -pinyin: shè diāo yīng xióng zhuàn). It's been made into TV series over four to five times. The story is pretty badass, complex and cool.

Anyway, here is a female character sketch (still work in progress) and hopefully I will have enough time and motivation finish this one.
CG painting technique
I'm also thinking since the original character has a special staff. I will add it in later in the next process, possibly attach to her back or so.

Since this session was not recorded, but there are tons of the similar Video painting tutorials you can take a look at (these are a little more intermediate) Digital painting female character red, digital painting tutorial sleeping beauty and this one is not that far off, but a bit cartoonist Drawing Tutorial Zombie ninja character

For a slightly little more basic drawing video tutorials go How to draw comics girl Emma Frost, How to draw comics Batgirl, How to draw Anime Character Blair from Soul Eater (This one is also a basic painting tutorial video), Draw Manga character Maka (also painting and coloring included), How to draw Fantastic 4 Susan Storm (basic comics style drawing with pose) and watch How to draw comics superhero spiderman, and my How to draw comics character Hulk, it also has coloring or paint over tutorial. Also the new arrival video tutorial, How to draw Captain America. And an older video tut, How to draw Batman or Darknight.

As for the VERY BASIC studying figure tutorial, you can go watch and read these ones How to draw female body torso step by step (Easy lesson on how to draw and construct a body in the simple way for beginner.) and how to draw woman figure hip pelvis (This one I show the simple way to draw pelvis, butts, and legs). There are also figure in simple form using lines or what we called gestures figures video tutorial and learn how to draw woman proportion sheet. And these are for Male anatomy study, Drawing body muscle torso anatomystep by step and video. Then Drawing arm muscles bicep tricep video is one of many readers favorite video. Enjoy the videos and hopefully you can get something good from them.

OK, here are step by step Character design Huang Rong inspired

draw manga anime girl, wuxia girl
Here is the final so far and to be continued:
draw manga anime girl, wuxia girl

Wish me luck, I really need to finish some good piece this time around :)
Here is the newer version of the illustration update Digital painting tutorial character
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Knuckles930 said…
Nice one, can't wait for the final one.

And yes, Kungfu drama series. Always good fun. X| Used to watch those in Hong Kong.
Luca said…
Xia> Nice one Xia, she really looks hot... too bad I didn't know about this series, but will make some research.


Knuckles> Wassup! :D
Knuckles930 said…
Been keeping busy. Haven't had much time to draw these days. Will try to get to draw some more before the season starts again.