Let’s learn how to draw Henry VI from Requiem of the Rose King today!
Henry VI (ヘンリーVI) is one of the main protagonists of Baraou no Souretsu series. He is the head of the House of Lancaster, King of England, a devout Christian, who hates war and killing and yearns to be a shepherd. He meets Richard III in the forest, and they are drawn to each other without knowing each other’s true identity.
Henry is shown as a broad-shouldered, tall man with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is most well-known as a cowardly man. However, this cowardice is mistaken as he simply abhors war and therefore will not lead his armies, which leads his wife, Margaret, to do so for him. Henry in fact hates being king.
He is weak in strength, and he often runs away from the castle in disguise as a shepard. Richard meets Henry while he is in this disguise. Henry has a certain dislike for women, in particular his wife and an aversion to sexuality. He spends much of his time praying in church.
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 Henry VI 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)