Ninja Girl Part 1

This week’s tutorial is going to be broken up into three parts. Part 1 we will create the ninja girl. Part 2 we will create her shield and background. Part 3 we will create her weapon. I decided to do it this way not to throw too much at you guys and gals at once. Below is the final image with all three parts included.

So Let’s beging. I chose to do an anime style poster tutorial because I have seen some interesting ones and made some myself. But this time I wanted to take a black and white image I found and not only do the coloring but add my own ideas to it. I found this image on Deviant Art lot’s of good artists on there and out of respect for the artist I wanted to color her and give her a background. Start by Downloading the Ninja Girl here

With her downloaded open a new document in the deimensions of 950×1254 with a white background. Next place the ninja girl in the document and set her layer to 50%.

This next part relies heavily on your pen tool skills. You can start anywhere but I chose to go head to toe. So using the pen tool make an out line of the outter part of her hair. Then CTRL+Click the Work Path layer in the Path Palette. Make a new layer and fill it with #000e3c.

The next part you will do the exact same steps with the colors I provide as we go. So next make a select of the face and ear. Make a new layer and fill it with #e4c9ac.

Next make a select of the Hair around the face. Make a new layer and fill it with #000e3c.

Next make a select of the White section in the hair. Make a new layer and fill it with #38487d. Then go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the blur to 1.5 and hit OK.

Make a select of the Ear lines, The eye outline, lip crease, and nostril. Make a new layer and fill it with #000000.

Make a select of the The white outter eye. Make a new layer and fill it with #FFFFFF. Move this layer below the previous layer.

Then make a select for the color eye. Make a new layer and fill it with #6f0808.

Make a few selects for glare in the eyes. Make a new layer and fill it with #FFFFFF. Then go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the blur to .5 and hit OK.

Then make a select of the shading in the ear and around the face. Make a new layer and fill it with #866a4d. Then go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the blur to 1.5 and hit OK. Place that layer just above the base face layer

Now make a select of the Eye Brow. Make a new layer and fill it with #000000.

Congrats You are done with the face. Let’s continue. Now we are going to do her body.

Start the Following layers Under the head layers. Make a select of The ninja Girl’s arms and legs. Make a new layer and fill it with #866a4d.

Now make a selects of the skin shading on the arms and legs. Make a new layer and fill it with #866a4d. Then go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the blur to 1.5 and hit OK.

Next make a selects of of the fish net on her legs. It’s fine to go out side the legs for this part to can just erase whatever goes off the legs. Once your fish net lines got to your paint brush and set the size to 2px and hit OK. Make a new layer and set your foreground to #000000. Now go back to your pen tool and right click to stroke the outline make sure that brush is selected and simulate pressure is not.

Now make a select of the Dress. Make a new layer and fill it with #6a1212.

Now make a select of the Dress Shade. Make a new layer and fill it with #270707. (Optional: If you want to soften the shade on the dress give it a .5 – 1 Gaussian blur)

Now make a select of the Neck Sash. Make a new layer and fill it with #6a1212.

Now make a select of the Neck Sash Shade. Make a new layer and fill it with #6a1212.

Now make a select of the Belt. Make a new layer and fill it with #000000.

Now make a select of the Belt Shade. Make a new layer and fill it with #403d3d. Then go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the blur to 1 and hit OK.

Woohoo, Well we have completed the face and body the next part is the ninja girl’s boots and glove. Let’s continue.

Now make a select of the Boots. Make a new layer and fill it with #000000.

Now make a select of the Boot Shade. Make a new layer and fill it with #403d3d. Then go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the blur to 1.5 and hit OK.

Now make a select of the Boot Pockets. Make a new layer and fill it with #403d3d.

Now make a select of the Boot Sole. Make a new layer and fill it with #5f5b5b.

Now on to the gloves.

Now make a select of the Gloves. Make a new layer and fill it with #000000.

Now make a select of the Gloves Shade. Make a new layer and fill it with #403d3d. Then go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the blur to 1.5 and hit OK.

Now that you have all of the ninja girl done. CTRL+Shift+Click all of the layers we created to make a selection. Go to Selection > Modify > Expand and expand the selection one pixel. Make a new layer below all the previous layers and fills the selection with #000000. Finally take your erasre and go around the hair so it does not have a stroke. And you are finished with Part 1 see you all next week for part 2.

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