Let’s learn how to draw Irina Luminesk from Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu today!
Irina Luminesk (イリナ・ルミネスク) is the main female protagonist of the Moon, Laika, and the Bloodsucking Princess series. She is a vampire girl and aims to become a cosmonaut. She has a strong desire to go to the moon.
Irina looks like young female with pale skin, pointy ears, red glowing eyes, long blue hair and front bangs turning white. She usually wears military uniform. Irina is treated by people as a “cursed race” and that’s why she hates them. She has a tsundere like nature. However, she is still traumatized by the murder of her parents by the Russians. She won’t stand by and be insulted by others. She will confront them with snide remarks regardless of their status. In time, she starts to show more of a gentle and caring side of her.
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 Irina Luminesk 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)