Let’s learn how to draw Kyouko Hori from Horimiya today!
Kyouko Hori (堀 京子 Hori Kyōko) is one of the main protagonists of the Horimiya series. She is a student in Katagiri Senior High School. Kyouko is very beautiful and cute girl with a tall, slim figure. Her mid-back length chestnut-brown hair is usually tied up into a bun or ponytail with bangs swept to the right, when outside of the school. Eyes are golden-brown. In the school she is wearing normal school uniform. It consists of a white shirt, a red bow around her neck, a dark pleated skirt, black knee socks, and shoes. At home Kyouko wears relatively casual and simple clothes.
Hori is a very energetic person. She is popular and always creates a happy atmosphere around herself. She is a hard-worker in all aspects of her life. Her parents are always busy, so she takes care of her brother and always returns straight to home after school every day and takes care of the house. When nervous or embarrassed, she tends to switch to a violent state. She tends to be very jealous when girls are flirting with Miyamura. She doesn’t want to show her vulnerabilities. So sometimes she just doesn’t express her feelings and suffers alone.
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 Kyouko Hori 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)