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Uploaded: February 27, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: February 28, 2013
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I know a lot of you have been waiting for this lesson so therefore I will finally submit it. Here is "how to draw Kodama", step by step. These white skeletal looking ghostly or spirit beings have a very creepy appearance. If you are a fan of the animated movie 'Princess Mononoke' you will recognize this white figure you see before you now. These creatures or beings are spirits, and it is believed that they live within the trees but of course not all. Since Kodama live secretly in the trees, it would be hard for someone to know if a Kodama lives there. Because of this if someone cuts down a tree that is home to Kodama, that person will experience a stream of misfortune. Did you know that Japanese believe in Kodama too? It's true, Kodama has been part of Japanese folklore and they are said to be like Dryads. Drawing a Kodama will be easy so I'm confident that all will end well. Peace out people and remember to leave some feedback. Adios mi amigos!

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How to Draw Kodama, Kodama

how to draw kodama, kodama step 1

STEP 1.

Draw a round head, followed by a small body shape. Sketch in the facial guidelines, then proceed to step two.
 
how to draw kodama, kodama step 2

STEP 2.

Sketch out the actual shape of the head like so, then proceed to step three.
 
how to draw kodama, kodama step 3

STEP 3.

Using the facial guides, draw the eyes, mouth and nose. Color all three holes in, then you are ready to tackle step four.
 
how to draw kodama, kodama step 4

STEP 4.

Draw the body which is a simple shape. The arms rest lifelessly on the sides of it's body, and the legs look limp as well. Erase the mistakes then you're done.
 
how to draw kodama, kodama step 5

STEP 5.

Here is your Kodama when you are all done. Now color it in.