how to draw scorpion from mortal kombat

How to Draw Scorpion

Step 1.

Okay are you ready to get started or what? Good, start this first step by drawing out the basic guidelines and shapes to form a frame for Scorpion. First draw a small circle for his head and then add the facial guidelines as seen. You will then draw out the boxy shape of his torso which includes his broad shoulders. You will then add the arm and leg shapes which kind of look like muscles and then the shape of his feet.

Step 2.

Now in this step you will start drawing out the actual shape of his mask and then his almond shaped eye. Give him a curved neck line in the back of his head and then start adding the shapes of his arms by outlining the shapes that you drew in step one. Once that is done start sketching out the shape of his body as well as his legs and then add the cloth that hangs in front of his groin.

Step 3.

You will start this step by drawing out the shape and lining of his mask and then begin drawing out the detailing or look of the top of his body. Give him arm bands and start sketching out his fist and then begin sketching the details on his shin plates on his lower leg. Once you have completed this task you can move to step four.

Step 4.

Well you have finally made it to your last drawing step and what you will do now is start drawing out the padded details on his chest, waist and groin area. You will then add detailing and definition to the bands on his forearms and then on the left shin of his leg. Detail his eyes a whole lot better and then you can start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.

Step 5.

Once you are done your sketch should look like the one you see above. All you have to do now is color him in. I hope you liked this tutorial on how to draw Scorpion from Mortal Kombat step by step.

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Uploaded: November 28, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: November 30, 2008
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Welcome back everyone to another fun filled drawing tutorial here on This next drawing lesson is on a character that was requested by a member that visits the site often. So without further ado I will be showing you how to draw Scorpion from Mortal Kombat step by step. Now I am not going to lie to you, this was a very difficult character to draw because he is very detailed. The first thing I had to do when starting the drawing process for this martial arts character was to look at a few reference pictures that I found online. I looked at several different pictures and none of them were the same. So I then had to come up with a way to take all visual aspects of Scorpions image and combine them into one basic picture. Now in some of the photos Scorpion has traditional ninja shoes on his feet and in others he has boot like shoes. I decided it would be best just to give him a boot/shoe like foot to complete his outfit. Let’s talk a little about Scorpion shall we? First off I’m sure that most of you know he is one of the popular characters from the video “Mortal Kombat” and is sometimes confused of being “Sub-Zero” who looks a lot like Scorpion because they both have the same kind of ninja outfit or suit on. Before Scorpion became an evil opponent that you had a choice to fight in the video game, he was a human ninja named Hanzo Hasashi and he belonged to a Japanese clan called Shirai Ryu. He also had a family which is one of the reasons why he turned so sour. After losing his family and clan members he was out for one thing, revenge. He wanted vengeance against the people that were responsible for the death and destruction of his clan and family. One of the most memorable attacking abilities that Scorpion is famous for is his “Spear” attack. This is when his hand is palm up and a spear like weapon called a “kunai” comes out from the palm of his hand that is attached to a rope to catch his opponents. This attack is usually followed by the words “Get over Here” and “Come Here”. He also has teleport attack, aerial back teleport punch, leg take-down, air throw; breathe fire, hellfire, and a back-flip kick. Scorpion is a very popular played character that is part of the Mortal Kombat game series. He is personally my favorite along with Sub-Zero (which happens to be his arch nemesis). The two have a really cool appearance and their powers are sweet. This tutorial will show you how to draw Scorpion from Mortal Kombat step by step. I hope you like this drawing lesson that I worked hard on, I will be back momentarily with some more cool online drawing lessons for you all.