How to draw L from Death Note




One of the most requested tutorials of all time is here! Let’s draw L AKA Lawliet the best international private detective that is able to solve all the cases that Interpol and National governments are unable to solve. This time full body tutorial! ^_^

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.

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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. Notice red horizontal linese, these are same distance from each other. So L’s legs should take up about half of his body height. 

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

If your goal is to become a real Mangaka and design your own manga characters make sure to try to draw L 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! ^_^