How to draw Misa Amane from Death Note




She is cute, deadly and really popular at Requests page. Who is she? Yes, you are right. It’s Misa Amane, Kira’s most loyal supporter and fan. Thanks a lot to Marto97, Painitami and anime_is_forever for requests. She was quite hard to draw so I hope you like her! (?^O^?)

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 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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Draw 2 green rectangles (same size) which will help you to locate the chest and schoulders in next step. Notice that they are quite wide and the they meet to the right of Misa’s head center line in the center of her neck. Don’t forget the blue eye, nose and mouth lines too (^_-)

Step 5

The shoulder on the right is wider then the left one as the Misa is slightly rotated to left. Look at the negative shapes between shoulders and green rectangles. These will help you to find the corect shapes and proportions.

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Lighten all the construction lines by “stamping” the kneedable eraser on paper. Make sure to refer to the picture above as you need to ink only some parts of the construction lines. There are also some new lines especially in hair so better sketch them in pencil first ^_^.

Step 11

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 Misa 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