How to draw Ranma

How to draw Ranma. Ranma Saotome (早乙女乱馬) is the protagonist and title character of Ranma 1/2. Ranma’s most recognizable physical trait is his trademark pigtail, although before he was cursed he wore it instead as a ponytail. In the anime, male Ranma has black hair while his female form has red hair. In order to help distinguish between Ranma’s forms in the manga, Takahashi always drew Ranma’s female form with a shiny spot in her hair. However when the first chapter of the manga when published in Shonen Sunday was printed in color, it portrayed Ranma’s female form as having the same black hair as her male form. Ranma favors Chinese-style clothing in the form of long-sleeved, short-sleeved, or sleeveless shirts of various colors, black pants (also dark blue or blue-green in the anime), and slip on shoes. In this tutorial you will learn to draw a Ranma Saotome. I will show you step by step drawing his face and partial body. Ranma is one of my childhood’s favorite Manga series. I am trying to get the drawing as close to the original work as possible. This fan art/ tutorial was done as a tribute to the series and creator, Rumiko Takahashi. I hope you guys will learn some drawing tips and technique from the tutorial.

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Below are step by step how to draw Ranma.  Step one, I started with circle shape.  Step two, I drew three lines to measure the facial feature.  Step three, I drew eyes, nose, and mouth over those lines.  I also added some hair.  Step four, I finished his hair and torso.  Step five, I added his arms and pig tail.  Step six, I finished the drawing.

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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 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. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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  • Marduk

    I haven’t read this manga yet but i want to.

    I was wondering, do you think the old-school art styles as seen in manga like Dragonball or Devilman and this Ranma would be applicable to new comics in this day and age? Would it be seen as ‘being backwards/lazy’ if you wanted to draw like those styles? Because i find again and again that i like some of these ‘free’ styles rather than the new day and age of realistic art proportions and such.

  • http://www.idrawgirls.com/ Xia Taptara

    Ranma is fun. You don’t need to read it, but I d say it is timeless.

  • Marduk

    By some chance i bought the volume where he meets Soap is it? So yes i’m already interested. I also know its the author who made Inuyasha so when i have the chance i’ll definately try it out