How to draw Pokemon trainer May




Another from our series of Pokemon trainers, this time Pokemon trainer May! She is pretty popular considering that she became trainer only so she can travel ^_^.

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 text so will only describe steps that require some explanation.

Step 1

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. Notice red horizontal line in the centre of the picture, it cuts the May in half, meaning her legs are almost half her size. If you check vertical red line passing through May’s neck you can see most of her body is on the right side of it. This will help you to keep the corect proportions.

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Lighten all the construction lines by “stamping” the kneedable eraser on paper. Make sure to refer to the picture above as you need to ink only some parts of the construction lines.

Step 9

Wait till the ink is nice and dry and erase all the construction lines.

Step 10

To add colors, make sure to sketch the color outlines with the right color first ^_^

If your goal is to become a real Mangaka and design your own manga characters make sure to try to draw Pokemon trainer May 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 (lines by Bianchi)

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