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Uploaded: December 6, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: December 29, 2009
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I was going to write out description text for another lesson that I am going to submit today, but I found myself attracted to the tutorial I drew live this morning on “how to draw a samurai, step by step”. For some reason I thought I had a tutorial on a samurai, but I guess I never uploaded it. It's a good thing too because that drawing really stunk. The samurai are Japanese fighters or warriors, that are very skilled in the arts. They are sometimes called “Bushi”, and in the past they were members of the military class. When you try and think of what a Japanese samurai looks like, a certain image of these warriors come to mind. You think of a man that is fully dressed in protective armored plates such as metal gauntlets, gloves, breastplates, and helmets. There are actual names for each piece of equipment that a samurai wears. First off they wear a skirted breastplate that is basically made up of several layers of scales. They also wear armored gloves to protect their hands from a potentially brutal attack from an enemy and his sword. The helmet is called a “Kabuto”, a black colored metal mask that covered the samurais face is called a “Menpo”, the sash around the warriors waist is called an obi and this was used to hold the katana sword in place, as well as the warriors wakizashi, and tanto. A wakizashi is a small sword that ranges between size around twelve to twenty four inches. A tanto is a regular blade and or knife that the samurai used to carry along with their katanas and wakizashis. As for their legs, all samurai wore was tight pants over baggy ones that were usually called “hakama”. Hakama is a form of clothing that is only worn by Japanese men and these pants look a lot like skirts. And to finish off there fighting attire, samurai wore Japanese sandals called “zori”. These shoes are made from rice straw and or other fibers that come from plants, cloth, wood, leather and even rubber and synthetic material. When a samurai wore his zori they were always worn with a pair of socks called tabi. Those are the socks that you see most Bleach character wear on their feet. Anyways the samurai are well respected and just hearing their name alone makes you respect what you do not know. The Japanese culture is a fascinating race. They carry much honor, loyalty, and tradition. I tried to sketch out a character that conveyed the share skill that these warriors had and still have. Learning "how to draw a samurai step by step” is probably going to be one of the funnest lessons you will ever try on Dragart. I absolutly love this drawing and I will add it to my portfolio. Have fun guys and be sure to come back and join me next time for another fun filled lesson on the best drawing tutorial site in the world, Dragoart.com!

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Step 2. How to Draw a Samurai