Hello! Today, we’ve prepared for you a real-life drawing lesson in which we draw the Karateka. The general idea behind Karate is a set of instructions and training that improve the strength of the body as well as teach him to use strong and precise strikes. True masters of Karate have a slim but supple bodies. One characteristic that this type of body has is good relief and attractive dry muscles. Let’s begin the lesson and discover what it takes to draw the karateka!

Step 1
All drawing lessons that are complex on our site always begin by demonstrating simple ways. Every drawing lesson on our website always begins with easy steps. This lesson is not an exception, since we start with a stickman, a man of the sticks and circles that we draw to determine the primary proportions of the figure the character’s posture, and his position on the paper.

The hero of today has formidable fighting skills yet he’s the average person, with the normal body proportions of a male. So, the size of the average male is the total length of seven heads. However, the development of our character is slightly less because the man is sitting in a semi-crouching position (as an example of a Ninja from one of our earlier drawing classes). Start by sketching an outline (stickman) of a karate master that is the head in the form of an oval. Draw the body in straight lines.

Step 2
Draw the lines of the karate gi. draw a silhouette of your left arm from our side and the fist that is clenched. The forearm swivels smoothly towards the palm, and it’s significantly expanded in the region that is the area of the elbow. The first is made up of two components The top part is an equilateral triangle, and the lower is a parabola. After that, using light lines trace the outline of the top portion of the gi used in karate.

Step 3
Just below the torso line, draw the belt along it will be the bottom edge of your gi karate, it is divided into two unbalanced pieces. Outline the angular contours of the large, wide pants. By using smooth, curving lines, define the feet.

Step 4
Utilizing the guides of the first steps, we draw the face of a karate master. Take note of the placement of the pupils, as they indicate the direction of the gaze. With the help of guides from the initial steps, we draw the facial features of the karate man.

Pay attention to the position of the pupils. they indicate the direction of the gaze. The main features of the face, it can be noticed a broad front, almond-shaped eyes, and tight clenching of the jaw. You can, of course, draw any face or pose that you wish, but this is just the sake of an example.

Step 5
Outline the contours that define the contours of your body. Draw two strips that create collars that run through the body’s entire length down. Look at the gi of karate in our illustration – it’s coated with gentle, delicate folds.

The majority of folds are on the right side of the Kimono (i.e. within the region of the arm visible). Then draw the visible portion of the left hand of the karateka. Take note of the position and shape of the knuckles as well as the thumb (if you’d like to know more about drawing hands, refer to the drawing lessons).

Step 6
The right hand is drawn and the first of the karateka. We are able to see only the forearm, the rest is concealed by the voluminous gi. Thus, first, circle the around the outer contours of the sleeves. Then create a number of folds.

Then, paint the interior of the sleeve. Make sure that the shadow is uneven. The densest areas are below the elbow. Then draw the arm, it shouldn’t cause any problems. Remove the guidelines and draw the arm’s contours as in our illustration.

Step 7
We continue with our drawing lessons on drawing a Karateka. Remove any extra guidelines from the waist and also from the lower part of the karate gi. Make a knot and two hanging edges that are free of the belt. Utilizing gentle and slightly curled lines draw out folds.

Step 8
Rectangle the lines of your left leg as well as the large trousers of a Karate-man. Be aware of the folds that are situated in the regions where there are tension or compression tissues (ie in the knee and upper leg region).

Step 9
Repeat the same method for the left leg of the Karateka. The same process is repeated on the left side of the karateka. The fabric’s folds will be divided into two sections:

One is on the outside of the leg. The folds are short and perpendicular to the edge of the leg;
The second set of folds is located on the inside edge, and the folds are made up of flowing lines that are placed in a parallel pant leg.

The lesson was that taught students to draw the Karateka. In the near future, we’ll be organizing more drawing classes so stay tuned!


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