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How to Draw Masuzu Natsukawa from Oreshura

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Let’s learn how to draw Masuzu Natsukawa from Oreshura today!
Masuzu Natsukawa (夏川 真涼 Natsukawa Masuzu) is one of the main protagonists of the Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru series. She is a first year high school student who just recently returned to Japan after spending nine years overseas.

Masuzu is an extremely beautiful fair-skinned girl with deep blue eyes and straight waist-length silver hair. Because of that, she is popular at school and is constantly confessed to by many of her male classmates. Just like her classmate Eita Kidou, Masuzu hates romance. She often mocks others that desire to be in relationships as people with “love on the mind”. In order to avoid being asked out by her classmates, she blackmails Eita using his personal diary into be her fake boyfriend.

Masuzu is a quiet and reserved girl. In school, she actively avoids talking to most people. She is brutally honest with her beliefs almost to the point of being cold. As a result of having to act the “perfect child” for her father during her youth, she develops a sort of identity crisis, often having trouble expressing her true feelings and emotions to other people. Her real personality is quite sadistic, as she loves seeing people’s depressed faces, but doesn’t want to show this to people because they would hate her. Despite all of this, she is seemingly developing an attraction for Eita Kidou.

Thanks a lot to Nokatozuki 10706 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.

Step 10

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 Masuzu Natsukawa 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)

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