How to Draw Rumina Rikyuu from Mikagura School Suite




Let’s learn how to draw Rumina Rikyuu from Mikagura School Suite today!
Rumina Rikyuu (離宮 ルミナ ) is one of the supporting characters of manga and anime series Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku. She is a representative of the Newspaper Club, also known for her fast work and writing articles with unrelated pictures and headlines.

She has a gray hair, tucked by a black ribbon in the back of her head. She wears a dark gray sailor uniform with a black skirt, black thigh-high stockings and school shoes. Over it, she wears a white cardigan with a monochrome-striped arm band on her left arm. She also has brown-white striped glasses and we can see her often with a camera, notes, or a newspaper. In anime appearance, her image color is slightly changed into bluish grey and her hair is shorter. Though she speaks in polite Japanese, her words are really sharp and cold. She takes her work seriously, as she never forces to smile nor responds to jokes made during interviews.

Thanks a lot to Cupquakers for request. ^_^

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.

Step 11

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 Rumina Rikyuu 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)