How to draw Ifrit creature design concept art. Ifrit (efreet, ifreet, afreet, afrite, and afrit, عفريت)—are supernatural creatures originally from Arabic and Islamic cultures and literature. They are in a class of infernal Jinn noted for their strength and cunning. In this concept sketch, I did a quick an hour version of Ifrit in my own imagination or interpretation. The main goal of concept is to convey a visual representation of a design, idea, and/or mood for use in films, video games, animation, or comic books before it is put into the final product. In this tutorial, I just basically sketched a creature concept for Ifrit without any prior thumbnails or plan. I just grab pencil and sketch pad then go with it.
In this tutorial, you will learn to draw Ifrit creature concept design in rough sketch stage from step by step easy to follow instruction. The process shows from basic sketching to finish drawing quick character design. The tutorial demonstrates how to put rough idea onto the paper sketch and create character concept art for all level artists.
In Final Fantasy series, Ifrit (イフリート) is a Fire-elemental Summon which appears in several games in the series. His signature attack is called Hellfire, or sometimes Inferno or Flames of Hell, and deals scorching Fire-elemental damage to all opponents. He is one of the most frequently appearing summons and is often a rival to the ice summon Shiva. Like most re-appearing summons, Ifrit changes his appearance in each game, but remains somewhat similar in each game although he curiously appears more and more “beast-like” and less “humanoid” as the series evolves. In general, Ifrit has brown skin with long horns and claws, covered by a simple kilt-like covering around his waist.

Ifrit concept art sketch FF

Ifrit concept art sketch FF

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Below are step by step how to draw Ifrit.  Step one, I sketched his head, horns and upper body really roughly.  Step two, I sketched both his arms out.  Step three, I then add his facial detail with lion liked feature.  Step four, I can then draw darker line with detail over the rough sketch initial idea.  Step five, I added detail on his upper arms and torso.  Step six, I drew more detail over the rest of the initial sketch.  For next step go to Photoshop painting tutorial Ifrit.

How to draw Ifrit

How to draw Ifrit step by step

Here is a video demo that have similar process on how I draw. It will help you understand my conceptual process more.

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- 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. Business Inquiry please e-mail me.

1 Comment

  • RunesGuy

    Whoa thanks! Could you also make one like he’s throwing a fireball at you, like his overdrive in FFX(-2)? Please?


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