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Uploaded: June 1, 2014
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 15
Updated: June 2, 2014
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I must say, I had a lot of fun drawing this concept character creation based on a panda. Here is what I will call a tutorial on "how to draw a panda warrior", step by step. If female panda where warriors this is what I envisioned them to look like. They are leaner then your typical male panda warrior, but still have that strong, muscular build. She uses a bamboo stick as her weapon and dresses in simple ninja style attire. I don't know why I was compelled to turn a panda into a female warrior, all I know is that it was fun and she looks good. Thanks for joining me with this concept creation folks. I will be back in a bit with other tuts for you all.

how to draw a panda warrior

How to Draw a Panda Warrior

how to draw a panda warrior step 1


Begin by making the framework for the body guide. This means you have to draw the head, torso, and hip guide shapes followed by the leg limbs and feet.
how to draw a panda warrior step 2


Begin the second step by sketching out the shape of her face starting with the puffy cheeks, chin and mouth.
how to draw a panda warrior step 3


Cap off the face with some hair. This hair will also create the shape of the panda's head. Notice the bangs will lie low. Draw in the ears, then move to step four.
how to draw a panda warrior step 4


All you have to do here is draw in the ponytail and then draw the band that wraps around the base of the head which also holds the ponytail in place.
how to draw a panda warrior step 5


We will draw in her face next. Use the facial guidelines to draw out the thick, dark eyebrows. Then draw in the shapes of her eyes. As you can see she has a mean expression on her face. Draw in the nose and whisker holes followed by the crinkle between her eyebrows.
how to draw a panda warrior step 6


Let's start drawing her body. Sketch in the neck in the form of her shirt collar, then draw in the broad shoulders and some of the chest.
how to draw a panda warrior step 7


Now you can begin working on her arms. Sketch in the shoulder which should be muscular then draw in the bracelet and hand. You can see her hand is in a stance pose.
how to draw a panda warrior step 8


Add nails on her paws, then add designing to her bracelet. Don't forget to add muscle detailing to her forearm as well.
how to draw a panda warrior step 9


The arm in this step is raised up as if she is reaching for her bamboo shaft as a weapon. Add detailing to her arm making muscles or biceps.
how to draw a panda warrior step 10

STEP 10.

You will now draw in the waits and wide hips followed by her thick but slender thighs. Draw in the calves to finish the shapes of her legs, then add the pant line at the knee.
how to draw a panda warrior step 11

STEP 11.

We will draw in a belt or sash around her waits and when you do this make sure that the knot and ties have a crosshatch style detailing.
how to draw a panda warrior step 12

STEP 12.

Add the designing to her clothing starting with the trim lines vertically down her torso, then sketch in the seam lines to her crotch and inside the thigh. Add definition to her lower legs which is the knee bone and shin bone. Detail the emblem on her belt as well.
how to draw a panda warrior step 13

STEP 13.

We will draw in the feet which are big, puffy and clawed. Add the sandals too.
how to draw a panda warrior step 14

STEP 14.

Finish your panda warrior by drawing her bamboo staff that she uses as a weapon. Erase those mistakes and guides too.
how to draw a panda warrior step 15

STEP 15.

Here it is, now you can color in this female panda warrior or you can add something else if you like before you start the coloring process.