Let’s learn how to draw Ryuuji “Yuka” Ayukawa from Blue Period today!
Ryuuji “Yuka” Ayukawa (鮎川 龍二), also known as Yuka-chan is one of the main protagonists of Blue Period series. Ayukawa is a bisexual genderqueer character. They are Yatora’s classmate and fellow art club member who invited him to the art club. Yuka specializes in japanese art.
Yuka has a tall, slender build with pale skin, long, naturally blonde hair that extends to the waist, and long, thin bangs which are often disheveled to the side. Eyes are a dark, vibrant purple. Yuka can be seen wearing a mix of the male and female school uniforms. This is a deliberate style choice and highlights Yuka’s opposition to conformity.
Yuka is boisterous and seemingly confident, acting in a generally cutesy and flamboyant manner. However, Yuka has a lot of underlying anxieties. Yuka’s grandmother is the closest person to Yuka. Yuka tends to attract a lot of people. However, placed in stressful situations Yuka is often brash and impulsive.
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 Ryuuji Ayukawa 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)