How to Draw Inaba Tsukuyo from Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism




Let’s learn how to draw Inaba Tsukuyo from Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism today!
Tsukuyo Inaba (因幡 月夜) is one of the main protagonists of Armed Girl’s Machiavellism series. She was a genius student who was originally still in elementary school but she skipped a class. She is the youngest and the only middle school student of the group, but also the strongest one of the Supreme Five Swords (five-member vigilante group which corrects problematic students). She studied the swordsmanship and is a practitioner of the “Yakumaru Jigen-Ryu”, specifically of the Iajutsu techniques.

She is a very beautiful girl with very white and pale skin. Her hair is long, white-silver tied in a high pigtails with a ribbon bell tied on the left side. Her eyes are blood-red and closed. She wears a Miko’s outfit, a white shoulderless collared miko shirt with an over-sized sleeves with red stitches and a maroon tie. She has a high-waist red hakama pants with a red sash wrapped around her waist, white socks and black & red clogs. Tsukuyo is blind, but is compensated by immensely sharp hearing. She can correctly detect and pinpoint people’s locations from an extremely far distance. Though small and physically frail, Tsukuyo has immense speed with tremendous reflexes.

Tsukuyo is usually calm and serious, being the most levelheaded of all the characters. She has a tendency to give long explanations about things and can get upset when people don’t heed her words. However, she appears to be lonely.

Thanks a lot to COUNT Y for request. ^_^

Step 1

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.

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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.

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Wait till the ink is nice and dry and erase all the construction lines.

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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 Inaba Tsukuyo 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)