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Uploaded: January 6, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: January 6, 2011
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Here is the deal, I wanted to do another cool drawing that was on some type of warrior but I didn’t want it to be on another male figure. After brain storming for a few minutes I came up with the idea to draw a ninja that was cool and in an action pose. After the idea pasted I realized that a plain old ninja is not what I wanted to draw. That’s when I thought of making a female version of a ninja, but what would I call it? I looked for information on the different types of ninja, and I also was searching to see if there were in fact female assassins that had their own label or name. I found it; I was going to make a tutorial on "how to draw a Kunoichi", step by step. Kunoichi are female ninjas that where trained to defeat samurai. Unlike a regular male ninja, the Kunoichi where trained and skilled in areas that males could not be trained in. For instance, female ninja have special skills and traits such as psychological techniques which enable the Kunoichi to use skills like manipulation, female character disguise, an abundance of charisma and charm, and even local thinking made these woman very dangerous. Now when you think of a woman, they are more or less compared to the feline. The type of weaponry that the Kunoichi use is called neko-te or, in our language, the cat claw. The cat claw or paw is equipped with sharp blades or sometimes pins that stick out. An original neko-te where almost like metal gloves that fit over the entire hand. There is a metal plate that covers the back of the hand that is covered with pins. These pins where used for entrapment of other weapons or to cause minimal damage. Now the claws on the other hand are used for stabbing, and the main areas that a Kunoichi would aim for are the main arteries and other areas that would cause almost certain fatal death. If you think about it, these women are pretty darn lethal. This lesson is going to be awesome for you because the female ninja I drew is what your typical anime Kunoichi looks like. You will learn "how to draw a Kunoichi" with certain ease. There may be some hurdles along the way but I’m sure you will do just fine. I will see you guys later because there is still more lessons on the way. Peace out people and have fun!

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How to Draw a Kunoichi

how to draw a kunoichi step 1

STEP 1.

Now because your female ninja is an in action pose, you will be drawing limbs that are in a bending position. To start make a circle for the head, and then from there draw in the guidelines for her face, arms, torso, and draw a connecting pelvic shape.
 
how to draw a kunoichi step 2

STEP 2.

The next thing you will do is begin sketching out her body form. This can easily be done by sketching out the shape of her head and face, then move onto sketching out her body starting with the shoulders, arms, and then the torso. Don't forget to include the shape of her breast.
 
how to draw a kunoichi step 3

STEP 3.

Finish sketching out her arms and then the hands. As you can see the hands are in a clutched pose and this is due to the fact that she is holding a sword in one hand, and just a fighting fist in the other. When the arms and hands are situated you can begin drawing out her legs which are mainly her thighs. The left leg is showing her chine and foot so make sure to sketch that out as well. Lastly for this step you will draw in her other breast and then add some body detailing.
 
how to draw a kunoichi step 4

STEP 4.

This is a simple tip that shows a leg in a view from the top. Notice how the thigh is the most prominent. The leg should be drawn in a downward angle like so.
 
how to draw a kunoichi step 5

STEP 5.

Now you will be drawing out her ninja style hairdo. This can be done just by drawing a very sharp style ponytail. When that is done sketch in her bangs, bandanna, and then sketch out her eyes. The nose and mouth are covered with a face mask. Once that is done sketch out her top and some of her bottom clothing. You will also draw out the bandages that are wrapped around her hands and wrists like so.
 
how to draw a kunoichi step 6

STEP 6.

Lastly, finish sketching out her shirt like you see here, and then add the detailing to her hand and wrist wraps. Next draw in the emblem on her forehead and draw out her katana sword. You will also add all the detailing and texture definition for her hair. Once that is done you can go ahead and erase the lines and shapes you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a kunoichi step 7

STEP 7.

Here is the finished product of your female style ninja. I hope you had fun learning how to draw a Kunoichi. You can go ahead and color her in now. Thanks for viewing this lesson, and I hope you come back for more.