Concept art tutorial drawing Qigong or Hong Qigong 洪七公 from Legend of Condor Heroes 射雕英雄传, a wuxia novel. Learn to sketch character concept of Hong Qigong from step by step with instruction. In this tutorial, you will see step by step how I usually do my concept art in beginning stage or rough concept sketch. You will learn to draw facial structure or portrait along with his costume design as a Kung Fu warrior, the great Northern Beggar (北丐). Hong is best known for his most powerful martial arts, the Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms and the Dog Beating Staff Technique, Hong is the chief of the Beggars’ Sect and the “Northern Beggar” of the Five Greats. He is nicknamed “Nine Fingered Divine Beggar” after he severs one of his fingers to remind himself to be more time conscious as he has once failed a mission after overindulgence in fine cuisine. This drawing took me about a few hours.
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.
Hand to hand combat skills: Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms, Carefree Fist
Weapon skills: Dog Beating Staff Technique, Dog Beating Staff
Internal skills: Neigong (A set of Chinese breathing, meditation and spiritual practice disciplines associated with Daoism and especially the Chinese martial arts.)
Below are step by step images Concept art tutorial drawing Qigong process. I usually do several of characters like this in sketch, then pick a few of many to paint and process to final color concept.
First, I usually start drawing simple figure drawing with mostly settle poses, unless your boss require action pose or scene. Once you have figure and poses figure out then you can his facial design. One of the easy way to have successful character design is read the description carefully and get to know the character persona. Once I have the idea of what kind of character this is, then I will do quick thumbnail sketch of facial type and body type. It is important to integrate strong personality into your the initial sketch first. Remember to observe the face carefully then keep portrait simple and keep the foundation accurate before you add more detail on top of it.