Let’s learn how to draw Gen Asagiri from Dr. Stone today!
Gen Asagiri (あさぎりゲン Asagiri Gen) is one of the main protagonists of Dr. Stone series. He was sent to find Senku, only to defect to the Kingdom of Science. However he has turned into ally of Senku. Gen later becomes one of the Five Wise Generals and as one of them, he is the most strategic about how to carry out missions. When it comes to enemies, Gen acts as a tactical forecaster, leaving the exact details of planning to others.
Gen is a slim young man with strange haircut. His hair is split between the right and left half with different length. The right half is white with the hair reaching his chin. The left half is short and black. He has amazing bluish-purplish eyes which really bring out his face. Running down his left eye he has a jagged stone mark in an angled line. His petrification scar is healed by his second de-petrification, so he recreated his massive scar with painting. He always has a grin on his face. Gen wears purple overcoat over a yukata (an unlined cotton summer kimono) and lacks shoes.
Gen is a greedy man, full of himself and his abilities, who cares only about his own desires. He is outwardly stoic, staying calm even when at spearpoint and perfectly capable of lying without a hint of stress or change in expression. Despite this his facade seems easily broken through and he is also revealed to be extremely paranoid. He is quirky and shows signs of perversion. While not so intelligent in terms of science he proves to be one of most vital allies due to his status as a magician, psychologist, along with his knowledge of the human psyche and ability to manipulate people through lies. Also he often finds ways to avoid labor if he can.
He tends to switch between acting as an airhead when it suits him and an intelligent manipulator. He is confident and is shown to have nerves of steel, even in the face of death. He shows a surprisingly strong will and level of endurance. While he frequently portrays an aura of selfishness, hard self-interest, manipulation and deviousness, Gen is intrinsically a good person who can’t bring himself to harm others. Some of his actions tell of loyalty, determination, kindness and even sacrifice at times. Deep inside him, he really cares about his entourage and is very kind when he permits himself to be. He seems to be very calm and relaxed on the outside, but he is actually very nervous and worries a lot about the environment and future events because of his trust issues.
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 Gen Asagiri 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)