Hello! In this drawing tutorial, we’ll teach you the art of drawing the Ninja from the Mortal Kombat movie. It’s not even the first tutorial on drawing a ninja. We’ve drawn an earlier classic Ninja, ninja in the style of sumo as well as Leonardo in the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. However, today’s ninjas are as real and true to the picture of the warrior, as could be. In addition, the iconic black and tight-fitting outfits are a part of Ninja is a legend – Ninja warriors have never had a uniform like this before.
Then we go on with drawing and begin the lesson. The drawing tutorial begins by drawing a stickman, a man-made from circles and sticks, which we draw to show the proportions, stance, and place on the paper.
Human height is the same as seven heads. The Ninja is a bit smaller because the position he’s in is semi-crouch. Actually, we have to trace out the head in a form of an oval. Then sketch an outline of the “skeleton” of the ninja with straight lines.
In this step, we sketch the outline of the ninja and give the proper anatomical contours. We’ll begin by marking the head with two lines. One is to denote the vertical face’s symmetry and the other is the location of the eyes. It is important to note this is because”eyes” are curved “eye” lines are curving to indicate a slightly elevated location of the head while the symmetry line moved to the side to allow the head in a circle. The next step is to draw a neck, concealed behind the mask.
Draw the shoulders and trace the contours of your body which narrow significantly due to the large chest muscles and the narrow waist. The arms clearly separated into four sections (top from bottom):
Notice it is important to note that the left deltoid in Ninja isn’t evident because of the angle of the arm.
Draw the contours of the large trousers worn by our ninja and mark them with proper folds. Note that the folds are shown in this image as both external (deform the contours of the outside of the pants) as well as internal (line within the pants’ contours). When drawing the contours of your trousers make sure to draw folds in the belt area in the knees, on the inside of the ankles and knees. Draw the outline of your feet.
Utilizing the principles from the previous steps, we sketch lines around the shape of the mask as well as an opening to the eyes as well as those eyes. The opening for the eye-opening has a slight bend and looks like an eyeball.
Draw the eyes, the contours of the forehead, the nose, and wrinkles. Sketch lines of the mask’s fabric – both external and internal. Also, outline the cheekbones and chin and cheekbones, which are concealed beneath the mask.
The torso and arms are the main focus of a ninja. On the torso, we mark strong and well-defined pectoral muscles, the obliques, as well as abdominal muscles. Eliminate any additional guidelines from your arms, then circle the contours and draw the muscles. By bending a couple of lines, draw the bracers. Draw the hand with clenched fists (to find out more, check out the tutorial on drawing hands) Then go on to the next.
Draw the leg contours and erase the lines of the stickman and any other additional details and guides. Sketch the foot, who is covered in Taraji – lightweight Japanese shoes that resemble slippers made of woven material (we have encountered these flip-flops during a challenging tutorial about drawing the Samurai).
In this part of the instructional on drawing a ninja, we will add shadows. The first step is to determine the direction of the light. As you observe, the light source is from the upper left. The shadows you see in this lesson are extremely realistic and not like comics-style shadows (as in the drawing lesson on drawing Captain America).
After you have found the source of the light source, place the shadows over the areas where the light doesn’t pass through. To create shadows that are thick, you need to add another layer of hatching. Additionally, you can modify the size of the shadow by using different pressures on the pencil.