Let’s learn how to draw Hajime Nagumo from Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou today!
Hajime Nagumo (南雲 ハジメ) is one of the main protagonists and anti-hero of the Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest series. Hajime was a complete otaku and was always bullied and disliked by both of his male and female classmates. However, when one of his classmates betrayed him, he fell into the abyss, where his journey to become the strongest began.
At the beginning of the story he had a black hair and slim body, along with a kind face. But after falling in the abyss and eating a wolf-like monster, his body began to violently degenerate, transform and heal until he got a very muscular body due to overcompensation. Due to the stress of breaking and healing, his hair turned white. His eyes also turned red and his body gained tattoo-like red veins. He wears a black coat with crimson-colored lining, coupled with a gray blazer and a white shirt underneath it, along with a cravat tied around his neck. He wears black pants that have gun holsters attached to them, as well as black boots.
Before his mutation, he was a completely average human, and possessed a strong-willed, kind-hearted, humble and generous personality. When he consumed monster meat, he not only mutated into a human-monster hybrid, but also turned into an extremely coldhearted, unstable, ruthless, indifferent, violent, immensely powerful, torturous and sadistic murderer. He became cruel and would kill any person who wants to cause him misfortune. Many people, himself included, no longer consider him to be human anymore.
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 Hajime Nagumo 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)