How to draw Kitamura Kou from Cross Game




Hey all the baseball fans out there, we have a tutorial especially for you! ^_^ Kou Kitamura from Cross Game requested by Narachoji. 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 text so will only describe steps that require some explanation.

Step 1

Notice that horizontal eye line is slightly slanted.

Step 2

Step 3

Start with diagonal blue line, then draw Kitamura’s ear and jaw.

Step 4

Start with hair line and neck. Next draw horizontal green line for collar.

Step 5

Notice that the eye on the right is bigger then the eye on the left.

Step 6

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Step 9

Lighten all the construction lines by “stamping” the kneedable eraser and ink the final lines. Make sure to refer to the picture above as many construction lines shouldn’t be completely inked especialy with overlaping objects like hair over ears etc.

Step 10

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

Step 11

Fill the black areas and cool looking Kou is ready to strike some serious home run! ^_^ If your goal is to become a real Mangaka and design your own manga characters make sure to try to draw Kou from memory several times. Always compare the drawing to the original and correct any mistakes. 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! ^_^