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Digital painting tutorial character design

Draw and paint female wizard step by step. Here is an update from the previous Digital painting process post (digital painting process character design). I decided to redesign and remake the whole illustration of the female character (Wuxia inspired). The previous one wasn't bad but this one is for sure better overall. I basically re-drawn her post and re-arranged the composition of the illustration to make it a lot more dynamic and interesting to look at. It gives a character design a lot more personality and attitude.
Again there is not yet a video tutorial for this one. Just the step by step process for now, I hope you will enjoy this series of tutorial. I am taking it up a few notches. :)

This character design is basically is loosely base on one of my favorite character Huang Rong (黃蓉) or shorten as Rong'Er from the series called Condor Heroes (射鵰英雄傳 -pinyin: shè diāo yīng xióng zhuàn)a classic Wuxia novel of Jin Rong or Louis Cha (查良鏞).

Since the original character has a weapon called "Dog Beating Rod", I decided to make it a little more important in the illustration than the previous design version.

If you are looking for more video tutorials: I have great recommendation for you guys. If you like drawing comics charcter like X-men, Batman, Superman then you should go see the drawing tutorials from the following links How to draw comics girl Emma Frost, How to draw comics Batgirl, 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. These are somewhat a little in between basic and intermediate and you should have some drawing experience.

If you prefer Manga and Anime series character tutorials. For basic go Naruto series character tutorials, How to draw Naruto, How to draw Kakashi, How to draw Anime Sakura, How to draw Manga facial expression mad, and how to draw Manga Ninja. These two are a bit more advance with painting demo: 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),

Anyway, here is the character design color sketch process so far.
how to sketch peopleHuang Rong (黃蓉) digital painting (work in progress)

These are step by step Female character design tutorial:
manga tutorial, character design
Here is the final so far and to be continued:
digital painting tutorial

Next step: Digital painting tutorial Rong'Er


Also basic figure or drawing humans anatomy and body 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.

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Luca said…
Hey brother, nice work on this one so far. The pose is cool as well. I am also appreciating the fact that you write us the chinese names in both 汉字 & pinyin. It helps me refresh some of my chinese characters and sounds in my head! :)

Thanks and keep up this great work you've been doing.

Shew said…
Great work! Like Luca said, the pose is awesome.
rukia said…
The girl is beauthiful, like an manga drawing!! Good work :)

Graham Knowles said…
Great work as always Xia. Like how you have the warm color on the knee and lower arm. I like how you stay consisten with the way you teach and what you draw. All the best.
Anonymous said…
Interesting tutorial! Thanks Xia.
XIA said…
Luca> You are welcome. I don't know a lot of characters...those are just some that I know. I am thinking about learning more one of these days.

Shew> Thganks brother! :)

rukia> Welcome back, thanks for the kind words.

Graham> Thanks brother! I really appreciate the kind thought. I try to get better and better everyday...and figure out things along the way with trying to be consistence. :) I try...

Anonymous> Thanks man!
tekentycoon2 said…
I just-wanted to say Thank you For your tutorials. I just bought an intuos4 Tablet yesterday, and I think your tutorials will help a lot. Can you tell me were to start? Thanks so much!!