Nicole Sixx – Yes You CAN Draw!: Ninjas



By | Posted on 17 September 2012

As an artist people keep telling me how badly they wish that they could draw. This isn’t exactly true though, you all drew as kids! See as kids it wasn’t about how good you drew… cuz we all drew like kids, it was about how cool it felt every time you made something. And you did make things!! And if you’d kept making those things as you grew up, your style would have grown up with you.

 

That said, tonight I’m gonna take you all back to basics and teach you how to draw ninjas the way I did when I was nine, but slightly less scantily clad, and with eyes. I never drew faces as a child, I was bad at it. Faces and any animal with legs. Still working on improving both through practice even now. I was really into Mortal Kombat as most of you all know, so I drew a lot of ninjas.

 

What you will need…

 

Paper

Pencil with Eraser

Confidence (If I could do this at age nine, you got this!!)

 

 

On any sheet of paper draw two little head and stick-figure like scarecrows. These will be the head and torso of our Male-Ninja and Female-Ninja…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draw a lean upside-down trapezoid (that square-like shape) for the Male-Ninja’s chest and ribs and a large heart shape for the Female-Ninja’s chest and ribs…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then draw the sash, a smaller one for the Male-Ninja, and a longer one for the Female-Ninja to define her waist from breasts…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draw flaps…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add Pants…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect tops to circles at an angle, do not worry about the neck yet…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add arms, Female-Ninja’s should be round at the top, Male-Ninja’s more squared, leave area prepped for hands…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make small C-shaped cupped hands to signal them at rest, or if you feel confident enough you may add a weapon…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draw two small circles where the Male-Ninja’s toes will be, draw inside of Female-Ninja’s slippers only, think what you can see of the skin in ballet…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete shoes…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draw upside down V across nose area, from “ear-to-ear” for the mask…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draw curved line for bandana helm leaving space for eyes…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add generic eyes…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add intense eyebrows to draw out masculinity and shaded partially-lidded eyes for femininity…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add uneven hair to Female-Ninja to give off the dimensions of an action-based haughty pose…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erase lines…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draw a long V from the sash to face and shot V for the bandana to define the neck and add symmetry and a basic style to the torso…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add long binded gloves to add a hint of muscle tone…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Define lines and erase leftovers…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations! You just drew a generic male and female ninja! Now you can design them however you please as you define your own style. Your natural style will end up falling somewhere between what you can draw the fastest and what you enjoy perfecting when you have the time. Confidence and speed will take years to acquire but you just drew a freaking Ninja! So yeah… you got the time. Next time we’ll tweak them into superheroes, some of you my already see how! -N


Hollywood horror writer and public relations for John Carpenter's ASYLUM.

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  • http://twitter.com/SpeedBrkr Arthur Moy

    Great tutorial, drawing is fun! ^_^

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicole-Sixx/100000866510367 Nicole Sixx

      Thank you!! Did you make any?? -N

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