Illustration: Design Kung Fu Poses

Welcome to a new Tutpad course, young grasshoppers! Are you into martial arts? Then join us in this course where you'll learn some of the most characteristic stances in Kung Fu. It's time to start training. Are you in?

About this course:

Kung fu is an ancient martial art which we all have heard about in martial arts action movies. In kung fu, artists take animals as a reference to imitate them and generate movements that simulate their fighting styles. In this course we'll learn the basic styles of these animals and how to draw them in order to create your own warriors. If you like martial arts and art, this course is for you. Come with me in this adventure!

In this course you'll learn to draw kung fu warrior characters inside the different animal styles. We'll analyze the movement lines, fast stances study and we'll loosen our hand in order to create characters in an easy and productive way.

What project we are going to develop?

We'll create two kung fu warriors, one crane style and the other snake style, applying flat colors and cartoon ink. We'll add as a background the animal they represent themselves.

In this class you will learn:

  • What is kung fu and its fundamental references
  • Loosen your hand with one-minute stance drawings
  • Movement and action lines
  • Composition and integration of the characters along the animals in the background

Who's this course for?

This course is for users with a certain level of anatomy drawing and Photoshop, which want to go more deeply into their artistic capabilities to loosen their hand and make effective and fast drawings.


  • Adobe photoshop
  • Wacom Cintiq or any graphic tablet with pressure sensitivity
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Course Details

Beginner level 1h 27m 15 lessons 94 users 2 attachments


Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop


Guadalupe Pinos Cañadilla
Guadalupe Pinos Cañadilla
Guadalupe Pinos Cañadilla Teacher

Guada Pinos is an ilustrator and concept artist who studied at ESDIP in Madrid, Spain. She currently works as a freelancer in indie video game development (Bytecore games) and as an illustrator. She loves to create different cool creatures and characters with a cartoon style. To see more check out: https://www.artstation.com/artist/gpinos

To learn more, visit https://www.artstation.com/artist/gpinos