How to draw Huang Rong 黃蓉 from Legend of Condor Heroes 射雕英雄传, a wuxia novel. Learn to draw Huang Rong 黃蓉 in portrait simple illustration style from step by step with instruction. In this tutorial, you will learn to draw Huang Rong as resemble to an actress Zhou Xun 周迅. You will learn to draw facial structure or portrait along with her traditional outfit. Huang Rong is a main character from a Legend of Condor Heroes, a novel, by Jin Yong 金庸 (Dr. Louis Cha) and the first part of the Condor Trilogy. She is one of smartest, cunning, and sometimes ruthless characters in my point of view. This drawing took me about twenty to twenty-five minutes for the demo tutorial purpose. It is not a finished illustration by any means.
First, I usually start drawing simple geometry shapes to established base or her facial structure. It is an easy way to achieve accurate proportion and likeness of the character. Then we can draw additional detail on top of the foundation once we established the solid construction sketch. 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.
Legend of Condor Heroes novel 射雕英雄传, a Wuxia novel, is a Chinese style fantasy novel. In my opinion, they are very similar to, in the West, “Lord of the Ring” and “Game of Thrones” except that they emphasis on super natural power by cultivating Kung Fu and Chi instead of magic.
Huang Rong appearance is described as “skin as white as snow, extremely charming and gorgeous”. (肌膚勝雪，嬌美無比，容色絕麗，不可逼視) Huang is born to Huang Yaoshi and Feng Heng. Her mother died shortly after she was born and her father raised her all by himself on Peach Blossom Island. She was an extremely intelligent child and quick learner, so her father imparted her with all his skills and knowledge. She flees from home after an argument with her father and disguises herself as a beggar by donning filthy rags. Huang learnt most her martial arts and skills from her father. These skills demand a high level of intelligence and meticulousness to master so they reflect Huang’s traits well.
Here is a final drawing of Huang Rong.
Below are step by step images process of how I draw Huang Rong.