How to Draw Tamaki Kotatsu from Fire Force




Let’s learn how to draw Tamaki Kotatsu from Fire Force today! Thanks a lot to Duda for request. ^_^
Tamaki Kotatsu (環古達, Tamaki Kotatsu) is the main heroine of Enen no Shouboutai. She is a Third Generation Second Class Fire Soldier formerly in Special Fire Force Company 1 and currently serves in the 8th Fire Brigade.
Tamaki is a young girl of average height with long, straight dark hair tied into twintails. Her eyes are golden with white pupils. Slender but well-proportioned body, possessing ample breasts and a plump butt.

Her outfit consists of black panties and bra, a protective outer jacket, the sleeves of which appear to be too long for the arms, a neck protector, dark boots and protective gloves. Parts of her outfit are coated with blue lines. Tamaki’s torso is uncovered, revealing her entire stomach area and cleavage. Her pants are also exposed at the hips. The buttons are in the shape of cross-like symbols. Her outfits previously contained patches with number “1” on it. It signifies Tamaki’s affiliation to the 1st Special Fire Brigade. While off duty, during her time at the 1st, Tamaki wore a more modest outfit. As a member of the 8th Special Fire Brigade, she wears an orange jumpsuit. She also wears the habit of a nun when performing religious services including blue lines to signify her being part of a Special Fire Force. She later combines her Fire Force uniform and her habit, wearing her habit in addition to her neck brace and gloves.

While under the effects of her Ignition Ability, Tamaki gains noticeable cat-like traits, which include two forked-tails, cat ears, and claws. Tamaki has displayed vulgar qualities, such as being excessively loud and boastful while wearing the bare minimum of her Special Fire Brigade uniform. Tamaki is easily annoyed by other people and shows dissatisfaction when her superiors are confronted by lower-rank Fire Soldiers. She is very proud of Company 1. She is known to be exceptionally clumsy, for which she often blames others. This, along with her bad luck, embarrasses her to no end. Tamaki has shown to be insecure about her strength compared to her peers. In spite of her doubts and aggression, Tamaki is a courageous person with a strong sense of justice and a drive to protect those around her. Even when afraid of enemies who are stronger than her, she is able to remain level-headed despite her fears and attempt to fight back and calmly analyse the situation. Tamaki has shown a friendly demeanour and kindness towards others, especially members of her brigade and children.

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 Tamaki Kotatsu 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)