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Uploaded: February 28, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: February 12, 2010
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Well I hope you all liked the first lesson that I submitted today on how to draw an anthro cat woman step by step. For my third tutorial of the day I will be showing you "how to draw Buddha". Now everyone is familiar with the Buddha and his big belly. As the tale or saying goes, when you rub the belly of a Buddha statue and make a wish, all your wishes will come true. Of course that is all myth and fables. The truth is, the real Buddha was not even fat at all. The name Buddha means “one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment”. The creator and founder of Buddhism, was started by a man named Siddhārtha Gautama. This man was said to be a spiritual teacher that resided in the northern subcontinent of India. No one really knows when he was born or when he died. All historians really know is that his existence took place between 563 BCE to 483 BCE and even though these are estimated dates there are also some scholars that believe he died in 400 BCE. Buddha practiced spiritually with meditation and Anapana-sati which means the ability to to calmly breath in and out. There was one music performer that turned to Buddhism to try and change her life because she couldn’t do it by herself. This talented performers name is Anna Mae Bullock or as we know her Tina Turner. During her involvement with her long time husband Ike Turner, Tina was repeatedly beat by her husband and like most battered woman, she always seemed to think it was normal or her fault. After a while she started realising that she needed to take a drastic move to some how get her life back together. After a run in with one of her good friends, she was introduced to Buddhism and taught herself how to chant and meditate. When someone chooses to be a Buddhist, they are forever making a life change. This tutorial will show you "how to draw Buddha, step by step". I hope that you will all have fun with this lesson because I had an awesome time drawing him out. I will be back in a bit with more drawing fun so stay tuned for more free online lessons. Peace out!

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how to draw a buddha big belly style

How to Draw Buddha

how to draw a buddha big belly style step 1

STEP 1.

Start this first step by drawing out some basic guidelines and shapes that you will use for a frame. Start with a small circle for his head and then add the facial guidelines. Now once that is done add a line from the head and attach it to a bigger round shape for the belly.
 
how to draw a buddha big belly style step 2

STEP 2.

In this next step you will sketch out the beginning shape of the chubby face and then the lining of his top eye lids. You will then draw out the lining for the arms and then the shape of the crossed legs.
 
how to draw a buddha big belly style step 3

STEP 3.

What you will do next is draw out the rest of the shape of the Buddha's head and ear and then give him a chubby cheek. Add a nose and some eyebrows and then give him a big closed smile. You will then thicken the arms and add some bid plump hanging boobies. Draw his hands and fingers and then add his feet and belly button. Detail his right knee cap.
 
how to draw a buddha big belly style step 4

STEP 4.

As you can see you have finally reached the last drawing step of this lesson. All you have to do is finish the shaping of his bald head and then detail the inner lines of his ear. Finish off his smile and then a chin ball shape. Detail the leg, belly button and then erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a buddha big belly style step 5

STEP 5.

Once you’re done you should have an image that comes out looking like the one you see here. Add some color and then your officially done learning how to draw a Buddha step by step.