How to draw and paint from Mystique X-men. Learn to draw and paint a comics character from x-men, Mystique. In this tutorial, you will learn to draw and paint a female face and body of a character from video tutorial and step by step images digital painting process. I thought it would be fun to draw and paint some kind of a pin up girl this time. And I also got inspired by the new x men movie that will be coming out soon.
This tutorial is actually very long, it took me about 3-4 days to try to finish the whole painting, at first I was just planing on doing a portrait study tutorial, but I thought there are too many of them on the blog. On one of the older tutorial post called how to draw Anime foreshortening hand that I just recently reworked on has some extreme foreshortening drawing in Anime style. So I thought I should somehow implement that into this tutorial and make it more appealing with interesting pose for the character.
Then I start changing my composition around and add the extreme foreshortening into my pin up girl painting. It took me a long time to figure out how to do foreshortening in the realistic fashion without making it look much like a cartoon. The hard part is actually to make it look proportionally correct and make it look like a dynamic drawing. It takes a lot of looking at your own hands in the mirror (did I mention that artists should have a mirror on their working desk? easy to use yourself as a reference sometimes, just a tip).
Anyway, so here it is Mystique from X men first class
A bit about X Men first class: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.
X-Men: First Class, due for release on June 3, 2011, is directed by Matthew Vaughn. There will be the young Professor X, and Erik Lensherr, who becomes Magneto. It is a prequel focusing on “the formative years of Xavier and Magneto, and the formation of the school and where their relationship took a wrong turn.” The villains of the film will be the Hellfire Club, featuring Sebastian Shaw, and Emma Frost. And of course the young Mystique. X-Men: First Class began principal photography in September 2010 in London.
Here is the final image Mystique from X-men.
Watch an art video demo drawing and painting Mystique from X-men, fast demo version.
Below are step by step how to draw Mystique face and upper body. Step one, I just sketch out the base for typical female portrait that I usually do. This step by step is a bit more intermediate, if you want to see more detail in how to with in depth instruction go watch How to draw female face and How to draw realistic face front view. The two tutorial should get you understanding through these four steps.
Then how to paint Mystique’s arms and hands in foreshortening for comics. Step one, I had her arm on the side, but then I changed my mind to make both of her arms and hands pointing toward us instead. Step three, I used color to sketch her arm in foreshortening position. Step four, I then paint light and shadow or color rendered both her arms. Step five, I changed her hand position a bit because they look identical. I wanted break it down from being too symmetry. Step six, then I just paint more detail on both her hands including all fingers.
How to paint a female character’s body, Mystique from X-men. Now we are going to paint her body. Step one, you won’t see much of her torso since her arms and hands are covered. Then I just use dark blue paint to create flat shape of her hip and thighs. Step two, I then give the lower body basic lighting from the front. Step three, I painted more hair flowing from her behind and give more detail on her thighs. Then I paint more highlight and dark shadow all over her body to create more depth and detail.