Making of a grand Yoshimitsu pic

Greetings, lads 'n lasses. I'm working on a major Yoshimitsu picture, and I thought I could keep track of the work and see what people have to say about it. Mainly, if I've been doing something terribly wrong.

So far I've got the first draft ready. Too bad my scanner really, really hates my sketchbook:

Yes, the head is still missing... for obvious reasons. :D

While I'm not trying to get the new armour 100% correct (the thing is offit, anyway... and a real pain in the arse to draw!), I thought I would celebrate the coming of the next Tekken by including it in the pic. Especially now as the new trailer promised a major role for him :)

What I'm planning to do next is finish up the draft by adding the head (no worries, this is "official" Yoshimitsu that isn't tainted by my imagination :)) and finishing up the lines and generally tightening it up a bit. After that I'm going to trace it and make a good, inked lineart for it before digitally colouring it or shading it by hand, whichever seems better for it.

Suggestions?

Comments?

Questions?
- it's five past four, if you were gonna ask me what time it was ;)

All I have to say is wow!! You're good.. I can't wait to see the finished product. I wish I could draw. You should post more of your stuff. Anyways, keep up the good work.

Thank you, yoshimattsu ^^ I don't consider myself that good an artist, though, I just like drawing. Got five different guidebooks... four manga and a crime noir one... which naturally makes my drawing style, shall we say, eccentric :D

Anyway, here's the final draft, waiting for its inked pair:


I would't usually add the shadow guidelines att his point, but just to reassure people I keep my promise and won't reveal his face.

(What's to reveal? Yoshimitsu is lucky if even HE knows what he looks like under all that armour... let's hope he's got good ventilation in there, with the summer coming and all that. :D)

OMG Koga that's Lovely! :love And kudos to you cos his T6 armour IS very difficult to draw. I have tried. lol

I'm pleased you've taken this up. Total Yoshi eye candy for me! :P

Cheers Sum. ^_^

I actually finished doing the lineart today! :P I thought I would be working on this through weekend. Some minor fixes done to the pic, courtesy of me darling Kaz. :D


Should someone want to take a swing at colouring it in, just throw me a PM / contact me through MSN / send a messenger pigeon or something, and I'll provide you with the original, large version of the pic. :)

Well done Kogamitsu :) But I was looking forward for his mask:yes

Anyway it looks awesome thanks:D

VERY NICE!!!! its like the sleeker version of yoshi's T6 armor...

but, it really is COOL! NICE DRAWING!!!!!!!!!!! :yes:yes

I would love to try my hand at coloring him, but how would I do it? Just use the paint program on my computer, or would I print it and do it by hand?

i will be honest its awsome but he looks skinny XD, i wish i copuld draw like this, i'm not good at drawing people

yoshimattsu : I would love to try my hand at coloring him, but how would I do it? Just use the paint program on my computer, or would I print it and do it by hand?
Any way you like, I'm not bothered. :) But please, I'd like to see what you've made! ^^
The large image can be found here. Enjoy.

Awesome thanks I'll post what i come up with.

would the drawing have a mask? just asking... :D

yoshimitsu8861 : would the drawing have a mask? just asking... :D
Hmm... I could make a ver. 2 of it, with the mask instead of a shadowy face. It's not out of the question. Just not immediately, though, I've got a bit of a busy week coming up.
Stay tuned. :)

OMG, outstanding!

I can't wait for the final version. :D I guess that's why I didn't see more Bloodring pages? :P But it's a good excuse! :D

YAY!!!! a mask! cause, i thought immediately, yoshi wears a mask right...

well at least... thanks!!

i'll watch out for it!!!