Let’s learn how to draw Re=L Rayford from Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records today!
Re=L Rayford (リィエル＝レイフォード) is one of the characters of the Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor and Memory Records Of Bastard Magic Instructor series. She is an execution officer of the Imperial Court Mage Corps, current Operative Number 7 “The Chariot”. Later she becomes a student in Alzano Imperial Magic Academy. She is a unique mage who wields a large sword forged from high speed Alchemy, boasting unrivaled strength in close quarters combat.
Re=L was created by Project: Revive Life developed by Researchers of Divine Wisdom’s Sion Rayford and Rainer Layer, where she was designed and structured based on the genetic code of Ilushia Rayford, Sion’s younger sister. However, later both Sion and Ilushia were killed by their partner, Rainer. Re=L puts on a front of a serious and emotionless person, but in reality, she’s just shy. She’s very simple-minded when it comes to strategy. Her primary and preferred attack is to run straight into the battle. Despite this, she’s mastered sword-fighting and alchemy magic.
She has appearance of a 15-16 year old teenage girl, but her real age is unknown. She is also identical to her prime source, Ilushia Rayford, except with blue eyes and hair, which she wears in a ponytail tied with a red ribbon. She wears a long navy blue coat with a tucked green scarf held together by a golden pin. Underneath is a dark brown corset vest with golden buttons and a black and red vertical striped skirt with navy blue tights. But after becoming a student of Alzano Imperial Magic Academy, she wears the academy’s girls uniform: a blue blazer, a white shirt with golden buttons and white and blue hemmed skirt. She also wears knee-high lace-up boots.
Thanks a lot to Stewart Niven for request. ^_^
As always all the blue and green lines are just construction lines and will be erased later so do not push on your pencil too much ^_^ I will try to be super efficient with the text so will only describe steps that require some explanation.
Make sure to leave enough free space on paper for next steps. You can see how much space you will need from the size of the paper on this picture.
Lighten all the construction lines by “stamping” the kneaded eraser on the paper. Make sure to refer to the picture bellow as you need to ink only some parts of the construction lines.
Wait till the ink is nice and dry and erase all the construction lines.
To add colors, make sure to sketch the color outlines with the right color or pencil first.
If your goal is to become a real Mangaka and design your own manga characters make sure to try to draw Riel Rayford from memory several times. Always compare the drawing to the original and correct any mistakes you see. Do this till you are happy with the result. It doesn’t have to look exactly the same, don’t sweat the details. The point is that you get the main shapes right and that it looks good. This is the best way to build a huge library of manga shapes in your memory that you can use to draw and design your own manga characters ^_-.
Draw with passion! ^_^
Hiroshi (drawing by Bianchi)