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Uploaded: July 18, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: July 18, 2008
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Let’s do a tutorial on a character that is bad ass. First off what is the first image that comes to your mind when you hear the word Samurai? I know the first thing I think of is an Asian fella with a long skinny sword called a Katana or as some would say a Samurai sword, dressed in either all white or with a mask of a lion and full bodied armor. Well this tutorial takes the image of the traditional Samurai and flips it all the way around with a unique anime character if I’ve ever seen one. Today I will be showing you how to draw Afro Samurai in my cool version. He is a Japanese anime character and is voiced by the bad Samuel L. Jackson. I know you must be wondering how bad this charter must be just by mentioning Samuel L. Jackson’s name. Well let me put it like this he is a brotha with a bad ass attitude, but that’s not the worst part. The worst part is he is a skilled Samurai fighter and he is out for revenge. His face never holds a smile not even a crack. That is because he has nothing to smile about. In the beginning he witnessed his father’s death by beheading when he was a very young boy. Not only did he watch his father die, but the man that killed him threw his fathers head at his feet, and that man was called Justice. Not only did he kill his father but he also kept his headband as well. I mean can you imagine what kind of personality and attitude you would have if you sat there and held your father’s head in your arms? I mean that should tell you how much rage and darkness this anime character is filled with, and that is what makes the show so cool and unique. There are two ways Afro Samurai gains pleasure, one by cutting everybody and anything that crosses his path of revenge, and two by smoking his hand rolled cigarettes that he draws so much pleasure from. In fact he does most of his battling with a smoke in his mouth that he gently discards right before each manslaughter. But that is the only thing he discards with ease. Oh yeah and he also loves a cold glass of lemonade as well. This show was adapted into a 5-episode anime miniseries with the first show that aired online in 2007 and later aired the same month on Spike T.V. In this tutorial you will learn how to draw Afro Samurai step by step with detailed instructions. I hope you enjoy this awesome drawing, and I will soon submit another.

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How to Draw Afro Samurai

how to draw afro samurai step 1

STEP 1.

Lets begin this first step with the basic drawing of Afro's body. Start with a small oblong circle for his head and draw in the facial guidelines. Next begin the sketching of his afro style hair which is nothing more than curled sketching. After that is done you can draw out the outline shape of his shirt and then his pants. Now the lines for the ankles, feet, and sandals is next.
 
how to draw afro samurai step 2

STEP 2.

Now always stay drawing out the top of the sketch drawing first. So having said that you can start and finish his afro hair style and then draw out the line on his forehead for his headband. Start sketching in his facial details as well like his eyes, nose, and lips. You will also need to sketch in the shape of his face. Detail his baggy shirt as well as shape it out a bit as well as his pants which happen to look like bell bottoms. Give him a shape for his ankles and feet and finish the drawing for his sandals. Before you go you will need to draw a small long boxed shape for the base of his samurai sword and then a long line for the blade.
 
how to draw afro samurai step 3

STEP 3.

Start sketching and filling in the front of his afro as shown. Remember his hair do looks like a bunch of bubbles. Detail his fierce looking eyes more and then you can continue on drawing out the detailing in his shirt. Now start drawing out the shape of his right arm and hand along his bracelet. Next detail his pants fully and draw out the sandals.
 
how to draw afro samurai step 4

STEP 4.

Here all you will have to do is fill in the rest of his bubbly looking afro and then detail his pants a lot more by sketching in wrinkle and crease lines. Then finish drawing the blade to complete the sword. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up your sketch.
 
how to draw afro samurai step 5

STEP 5.

This is what your drawing of Afro Samurai should end up looking like when you are completely done. All you have to do is color him in and add him to your collection. That was pretty simple if you ask me. Well that ends this tutorial on how to draw Afro Samurai step by step. I hope you had a butt load of fun.