Now that we’ve covered everyday characters, such as the school girl and the male hero, you may want to try out something more dynamic and complex. A ninja is a great character to experiment with, as ninjas are expert assassins and have extremely agile movements and action-packed lives.


Step 1Begin with the basic shapes and lines of action. For this ninja, it may be harder to see the line of action and joints because of the extreme pose. Keep in mind that arms and legs don’t shrink in length though foreshortening (see page 12–13) makes it look like they do. Experiment at this stage to find a really dynamic pose.

Step 2Sketch ...

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