How to draw Tatar warrior

How to draw Tatar warrior. Digital painting characters design tutorial, Tatar warriors. I got inspired reading a book about the Mongols’ history and learn so much from it. So I thought I should do some Tatar warriors inspired concept art. So here they are, but they might not be historically accurate. I just use the base knowledge of how they look, dress, and fight. Then I just add some fun additional design to it so that it become romanticize like fictional figures.

In this tutorial, I am just basically sketching without any prior thumbnails or plan. I just grab the tablet, make canvas and go with it. It is just like when you doodle in any regular sketchbook. As you can see, when I first sketch the first portrait, it is very stiff and lack of personality or life. It is because it is a warm up phrase, happen to most people who have not drawn or painted in a little while. Then the second, it gets a little better because I was already warm up a little bit. And eventually, I came into myself when I start drawing the third figure. No matter how experience you are, warm up is still very important IMO. Anyway, I hope you will enjoy the video tutorial and the process.

About the Tartars history, the original Tatars inhabited the north-eastern Gobi in the 5th century and, after subjugation in the 9th century by the Khitans, migrated southward. In the 13th century, they were subjugated by the Mongol Empire under Genghis Khan. Under the leadership of his grandson Batu Khan, they moved westwards, driving with them many stems of the Turkic Ural-Altayans towards the plains of Russia.
In Europe, they were assimilated by the local populations or their name spread to the conquered peoples: Kipchaks, Kimaks and others; and elsewhere with Uralic-speaking peoples, as well as with remnants of the ancient Greek colonies in the Crimea and Caucasians in the Caucasus.
Siberian Tatars are survivors of the Turkic population of the Ural-Altaic region, mixed to some extent with the speakers of Uralic languages, as well as with Mongols. Later, each group adopted Turkic languages and many adopted Islam. The three ethnic descendants of the original 13th-century westward migration are Volga Tatars, Lipka Tatars and Crimean Tatars.
Tatars comprise a spectrum of physical appearance, ranging from Mongoloid and Caucasoid or a mixture of both and some (but not all) have an Asian origin.
Very interesting fact indeed, I was amazed how complex people’s ethic origin are.
Basically a lot of us are brothers and sisters, but people all over the world are still fighting for many stupid reason. More people should read and art. 😉

Here is a final sketch of Tatar Warriors:

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Drawing warrior nomad

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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3 Responses to How to draw Tatar warrior

  1. Xia Taptara says:

    Thanks for your input but do you know what fictional characters are? And really who knows what they should look like at one point in time. Or should I make Atila the Han look Caucasian just because he found Hungary?
    You are entitle to your opinion and you are welcome to make one that fits your imagination. But for now, I am the artist and this is my blog. I can make they look however the hell I want because this is my imagination. And this is artistic fiction buddy, not a Wikipidia.
    Just be happy someone care about the Tatar. And they don’t look much like Jurchen. I am still mad about my grandfather’s stupid haircut you people made us do in China.

  2. Turk says:

    There is a drawing by westerner about our Jurchen ancestor who is now called Manchurian in China. Yes, we mixed Tatar in the ancient time, but the picture doesn’t represent Tatar.

  3. Justin D says:

    This was awesome!

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