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How to Draw a Ninja


How to Draw a Ninja

Welcome! In this drawing lesson, we will learn how to draw a dynamic ninja while retaining the essence of their posture. So let’s dive into the step-by-step process of drawing a ninja.

Step 1: Sketch the Stickman

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To start, draw the stickman outline of our ninja. The stickman serves as a guide, helping us outline the character’s proportions and position on the paper. Begin with an oval shape for the head and use simple lines to sketch out the body.

Step 2: Outline the Head and Torso

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Next, mark the head of our ninja by using two perpendicular lines to indicate facial symmetry. Draw long cylinders for the arms and outline the contours of the tapering torso.

Step 3: Shape the Lower Body

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Continuing from the previous step, shape the lower part of the ninja’s body. Visualize the body parts using simple geometric shapes. The groin area resembles a triangle, the femoral part of the legs is cylindrical but tapers towards the knees, and the shins have a characteristic bend formed by the calf muscle. Outline the contours of the feet.

Step 4: Add Details from Top to Bottom

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Now that the silhouette of the ninja is ready, it’s time to add details. Begin from the top, drawing the hood and the mask that covers the lower part of the face. Focus on the eye, using the facial markings from the previous step as a guide. Sketch the mask using the same lines.

Step 5: Draw the Hands and Sword

How to Draw a Ninja

Next, draw the hands holding the samurai sword. Take note that we will be drawing medium-length samurai swords (wakizashi) in this lesson. Drawing the hands can be challenging, so take your time to get the details right.

Step 6: Outline the Legs and Pants

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Continuing from the previous steps, sketch wavy contours to outline the legs, emphasizing the fabric folds. Erase any additional guidelines from earlier steps and draw the outer contours of the pants. Notice that the pants become more fitting closer to the legs. Add the belt and the lower part of the upper garment that hangs below the belt.

Step 7: Refine the Mask and Facial Features

How to Draw a Ninja

Now, let’s add more details to the ninja’s clothing. Use two flat strips in the shape of the letter “y” to denote the collar. Add folds using smooth strokes, paying attention to the tightness around the right arm, above the bracer, and in the armpit area. Don’t forget to draw the texture on the hilts of the swords.

Step 8: Finalize the Drawing

How to Draw a Ninja

In the final steps, add folds to the pants and draw the bandages around the shin areas. Complete the upper clothing by filling in the remaining details.


How to Draw a Ninja

And there you have it! We have successfully completed our drawing lesson on how to draw a ninja. If you found this lesson interesting, you may also enjoy learning how to draw other Mortal Kombat ninjas such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Reptile.

Remember, practice makes perfect, so keep honing your artistic skills and have fun with your drawings!

Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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