How to draw samurai woman. You will learn to draw a female character rogue samurai warrior from video tutorial. In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a character design process of creating a female samurai. You can scroll down further to see step by step images with instruction.

I usually start with rough idea first then I will sketch out a really rough sketch for the body and pose. In here, you will see me draw face, body and a pose that evoke viewers’ curiosity of what is going on or happening in the scene of the drawing you composed. Traditionally in the old day of Japanese culture, a woman cannot be a samurai so this is not totally real. But somewhere someone back in the day there had to be a few women who are really good at Japanese swordsmanship or Iaijutsu. So this drawing are for them.
Samurai (侍?) is the term for the military nobility of pre-industrial Japan. In Chinese, the character 侍 was originally a verb meaning to wait upon or accompany a person in the upper ranks of society, and this is also true of the original term in Japanese, saburau. In both countries the terms were nominalized to mean “those who serve in close attendance to the nobility,” the pronunciation in Japanese changing to saburai. By the end of the 12th century, samurai became almost entirely synonymous with bushi (武士), and the word was closely associated with the middle and upper echelons of the warrior class. The samurai followed a set of rules that came to be known as bushidō.
Rogue samurai is basically a swordman without master or known as Ronin.

Here is a drawing of a rogue samurai woman.

Samurai drawing ronin

Samurai drawing rogue


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Below are step by step images how to draw Ronin Samurai woman.  For more clarification of the steps below, watch the video tutorial with explanation first.  Step one, I start drawing her head from the side view with under sketch marks for eye, nose, and lips in the correct position and proportion.  Step two, then I draw her hair, shoulder and part of her cloth.  Step three, now I use soft shading with medium gray on her figure and head.  Step four, I add some trees in the background to make it some kind of forest setting.  Step five, I went over her face for final drawing since I already have eye, nose and lips established on 1 and 2.  Then I shade her hair with very dark gray.  Step six, I add medium gray to her cloth, light gray to her skin, then outline the overall drawing.  Finished!

how to draw samurai woman

how to draw samurai woman

Samurai drawing ronin

Samurai drawing rogue

Here is a finished painting version, to see the painting tutorial step by step go to how to paint Samurai woman.

Rogue Samurai Ronin

Rogue Samurai Ronin

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- 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 IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) 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. Business Inquiry please e-mail me.

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