Let’s learn how to draw Rak Wraithraiser from Kami no Tou today!
Rak Wraithraiser (라크 레크레이셔, Rahk Rekraisher; or “Rac Wreckraiser”) is one of the main characters of Tower of God. Wraithraiser is one of the races that exist in the Tower and look like large brown bipedal crocodiles. He is a direct descendant of the Native One, beings that are able to rule over the elements in the Tower. Rak is originally a giant-size creature and due to his reptile-like features, he is sometimes referred to as “Alligator” or “Gator” and even “Crocodile”. He is a Compression Lisensor user which gives him the ability to shrink his size at will so he can move around the Tower more easily. Wraithraiser live in place with only turtles and themselves, which makes them think of all other life forms as turtles. Rak refers to his friends and people he meets as “turtles” of different colours and features (ex: black turtle, blue turtle, crazy turtle); the term by which he also earnestly addresses his “prey”.
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 Rak Wraithraiser 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)