Digital painting Anime Black Rock Shooter step by step

Digital painting Anime Black Rock Shooter step by step using Photoshop. Learn to draw Anime character from Black Rock Shooter from step by step images tutorial with informative instruction.
One of my goal this year is trying to get one good quick sketch daily. Well, I have been trying to do that in the past couple months, but unfortunately it didn’t go as plan. There are always things come up, distraction, etc. Quite often it makes me feel unproductive. Hopefully this year, I would be able to do at least five decent sketches per week. Yes, there are times that some sketches did not meet my quality control and no, you won’t get to see them. 😉
So here is a quick color sketch step by step of a character called Black Rock Shooter. I saw this character somewhere on the internet and thought she is pretty cool. So I decide to do a fan version of Black Rock Shooter. I did not really know what it was then I did some research, and below are some essential information about Black Rock Shooter.

Black Rock Shooter (ブラック★ロックシューター Burakku Rokku Shūtā?) is a 2010 Japanese original video animation produced by Yutaka Yamamoto’s studio Ordet and directed by Shinobu Yoshioka. The 50-minute OVA is based on the song of the same name by Supercell and its accompanying music video with illustrations by Huke. Musical composer Ryo and Huke, both members of Supercell, collaborated on the project.
The origins of Black Rock Shooter date back to an original character illustration titled “Black Rock Shooter” by the artist Huke, who posted it on his blog and the online artist community. Ryo of Supercell was inspired by the illustration and created the song “Black Rock Shooter” based on that character.

Story of Black Rock Shooter
Mato and Yomi are friends, then Yomi disappeared one day. As Mato tries to find Yomi, she merges with Black Rock Shooter and duels Yomi, who was possessed by an evil being called Dead Master (デッドマスター Deddo Masutā?), who wields a large scythe. As the possessed Yomi is about to fall to her death, Black Rock Shooter saves Yomi from falling, and embraces her, causing Yomi’s body to be free from Dead Master. The events of their lengthy battle are dispersed throughout the anime. Yomi and Mato return to their normal lives, but Yomi begins to act strangely.
It’s not so much of the story I am interested in, I just thought the character design looks cool and promising. I really like it.

Here is a final image of unfinished painting of Black Rock Shooter.

Black Rock Shooter painting unfinished

Black Rock Shooter painting unfinished

If you are looking for more of simple and easier Anime style drawing tutorials, you can go to a simple drawing how to draw Black Rock Shooter or How to draw Anime face, How to draw Anime girl, and How to draw Anime girl sitting pose. These are all basic pencil drawing on paper tutorial, nothing complicated. All of them should be easy to follow instruction with step by step images.

Anyway, below are the process of how I sketch this out. It took me longer than I actually anticipate, a few hours. I really hope I can pull off one decent sketch per day or couple days. Here is a step by step sketching and painting Black Rock Shooter.

how to draw Black Rock Shooter

how to draw Black Rock Shooter


how to paint Black Rock Shooter

how to paint Black Rock Shooter

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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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