So if you are a sucker for series, books, movies or comics which portrays fictional characters with superhuman powers and the ability to kill monsters, and deadly beasts, then it is most likely that you have come across the Witcher series, a series which has as its protagonist Geralt of Rivia a charming, intense looking, powerful and expertly skilled master swordsman who loved sending deadly beasts and monsters into extinction. Due to his talent and intriguing personality, in this tutorial, we would be focusing on him and drawing him in all his glory. This would be done in nine easy steps. The better acquainted you are with each step, the more realistic your drawing will be. To get things started, we would first draw a dummy which would serve as a base for our final sketch. Having said that, let’s get drawing.
How To Draw Geralt Of Rivia
In this tutorial, our character would be drawn in ten easy steps and I will be guiding you through each step. The more familiar you are with each step, the better your final sketch will be.
Step 1: Drawing The Torso
Using the above image as a guide, the torso of our character would be drawn using two curved horizontal lines and two curved vertical lines that connect together. His torso would also be drawn using the 3/4 drawing scale. This means that the right view which faces the audience should be bigger than the left view. Furthermore, it should then be divided by two horizontal lines. The first which highlights the collar bone region and the second which highlights the chest region. Next up, draw a vertical line from the top of the torso to the end. Having drawn that, we would go on to create a base for the head and the arms by drawing a circle at the top of the torso and at the upper right part of the torso respectively. With that done, we can go on to draw the abdomen and pelvic area.
Step 2: Drawing The Abdomen And Pelvic Area
For this step, we would draw the abdomen by connecting two curved vertical lines and a curved horizontal line to the previously drawn torso. With the abdomen drawn, using the image as a guide, you should then go ahead to erase the curved horizontal line within the abdomen which was formerly used when drawing the torso. Next, a base would be created for the legs as seen in the image.
Step 3: Drawing The Legs
Step 4: Drawing The Arms
Our characters right arm should be drawn bigger than his left arm because of the 3/4 drawing scale. Going on, when drawing the arms, start them off big and they should gradually curve in as they get to the end of the upper arm. They should then extend out slightly and gradually reduce as your drawing approaches the wrist. Then draw the hands clenched as though holding on to something. Finally, draw within the arms all the lines seen in the above picture. They depict the biceps and triceps of our character.
Step 5: Drawing The Head
From the base created for our characters head, draw a medium sized oval shape. This would serve as the head. Next up, draw a vertical and a horizontal line within the head. These would be useful for drawing the facial details later. With that drawn, we would now focus on drawing the final lines.
Step 6: Drawing The Swords
Before we start drawing the details and preparing the final art, we should draw both weapons, Geralt is carrying. On the his right hand Geralt will be holding his Sword made of silver which he uses for killing monters, vampires and all sorts of magical creatures. On his left hand, he will be carrying his steel sword for regular combat. Pay atenttion to the differences between both swords. The silver one, is thiner compared to the one made of steel, and also the swords cross is different.
Step 7: Drawing The Final Line Art
At this point, we would fade out our dummy slightly and would use the traces left to draw our final sketch. This is because we don’t want the dummy to interfere with the flow of our final lines. So refer to the image above and draw your final sketch. To make it easier, take it body part by body part.
Step 8: Painting The Base Colors
Here’s where our drawing takes on color and begins to look vibrant. So roll up your sleeves grab the colors as seen in the above picture and get painting.
Step 9: Painting The Shadows
The shadows are essentially areas of our character not hit by light rays. Such as the neck, the sides of the face and the sides of the swords. So using the picture as a guide, pull out your darker complementary colors or chromatic black and paint on your drawing dark areas as seen in the above image.
Step 10: Painting The Light
Here’s where you focus on areas of the above picture hit by light rays. Such as the shine in the sword, his glowing white hair, and his forehead. Having said that, to get the best light effect, mix some glow in the dark powder to your colors and get painting.
At this point, you should have with you a commendable work of art. It is however advised that you repeat the tutorial a couple of times over in order to perfect your skills.
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Artist: Toni Justamante Jacobs , Writers: Eseandre and Toni Justamante Jacobs