How to draw Yang Guo 楊過 from The Return of the Condor Heroes 神鵰俠侶, a wuxia novel, by Jin Yong. Learn to draw Yang Guo 楊過 in simple portrait style illustration from step by step with instruction. This tutorial, I am trying to make strokes in similar fashion to Chinese calligraphy brushes mixing with traditional Western style monochromatic painting. Though I am trying to keep it in a simple shading format to get the simple portrait drawing as result. In this tutorial, You will learn to draw facial structure or portrait of a man from slightly profile or side view. I also you how to draw and paint his hair along with his Mongol outfit. Yang Guo is a main protagonist or hero from a The Return of the Condor Heroes, a novel, by Jin Yong 金庸 (Dr. Louis Cha) and the second part of the Condor Trilogy. Throughout the story, Yang encounters several elite martial artists, including Huang Yaoshi, Ouyang Feng and Hong Qigong of the Five Greats, who teach him some of their skills. He employs the skills he mastered to his advantage and uses them for greater purposes as he gradually matures. He creates a new palm technique called Melancholic Palms, a hybrid skill incorporating elements of all he had learnt earlier. Please not that this drawing for the demo tutorial purpose, not a refine finished illustration by any means.
The Return of the Condor Heroes 神鵰俠侶, a Wuxia novel, is a Chinese style fantasy novel. If you like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, you will probably like the Condor Heroes Trilogy. Yang Guo is a personification icon in Chinese Wuxia culture for rebellious youth. His love affair with his teacher Xiaolongnü is one of the classic love stories in Wuxia fiction. One of the main themes in the novel is his personal development from an immature and rebellious youth into a legendary hero as he grows older. He bears a striking resemblance to his father Yang Kang for his cunning and mercurial nature, but also shares some traits of the kindness and devotion of his mother Mu Nianci.
Here is a final drawing of Yang Guo 楊過
Below are step by step how to draw Yang Guo. First, I usually start drawing simple geometry shapes to established foundation of his face. In order to achieve accurate proportion and likeness of the character, you have to have correct placement and shapes in relative to each elements for eyebrows, eyes, nose, and mouth. Do not think to much of trying to draw a face, but think of them in term of shapes and form. It is important to get correct shape, proportion, and placement in the initial sketch first. Remember to observe the face carefully then keep portrait simple and keep the foundation accurate before you drawing on top of it.