Negima Kungfu Training

I always wanted to draw Negima in a battle pose. I am a huge Negima fan and have a Negima pillow, voice alarm clock and also all the Japanese manga including the limited edition OAD DVD and manga bundle releases. πŸ™‚

I looked long and hard for some good poses of Eight extremities fist οΌˆε…«ζ₯΅ζ‹³οΌ‰ and Eight triagrams palm οΌˆε…«ε¦ζŽŒοΌ‰ style of kungfu that Negima uses in the manga and managed to find a nice Eight triagrams palm one and slightly modified it for my drawing.

negima kungfu pose

It took a while to get the pose correct, but I was suprised how nice the drawing turned out. I had to do a bit of moving and rotating of bits and pieces to fix up problems with perception, and redrawing some parts too.

It’s still a work in progress, but it would be nice if anyone could point out any problems in it before I proceed too far on it.

It’s my first real attempt at drawing a male character.. I normally draw cute girl pics. πŸ˜€

Comments (2)

EszApril 25th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

I like it πŸ˜€ The only thing I can see is that there is something that needs fixing on the stretched out leg. Really hard to pinpoint but I think it might be that the top of his leg needs to overlap a *tiny* bit…just near the crotch (teehee). Or emphasize the knee and calf a bit more to show the dynamic of the stretched out muscles.

I bought this book a while ago and it’s absolutely BRILLIANT for showing muscle structure and super-dynamic poses. The drawings in it are insane.
Really good deal at The Book Depository too cos I paid $60 for it in Borders (eep)
http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9780823015528/Dynamic-Anatomy

TimApril 26th, 2009 at 4:43 am

Hi Esz,

Thanks for the drawing tips.
I really do need to get a book or something for reference when drawing. I notice I often draw the lines for the arms and legs very straight rather than curving like the human body should be. Also, knowing where all the muscles are and how they look from different angles and in different positions would be great.

I’ll check out the book when I get the chance and flick through it to see if it’s something that will suit me. I have looked before for anatomy books for drawing (and for my anime figure sculpting), but many are so complex and some I simply don’t know if I would end up using them or not. I guess for me a good reference book would be one that has lots of pictures of people in various poses and something to emphasize the important parts.

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