How to Draw Rin from Shelter




Let’s learn how to draw Rin from Shelter today!
Rin (凛) is main protagonist of Shelter, a 2016 Japanese animation based off of American music producer Porter Robinson and French music producer Madeon’s 2016 song of the same name. She is a 17-year-old girl who lives her life alone inside a futuristic simulation. She’s not bored, because she can draw scenes with a tablet capable of creating any world her heart desires. Each day, Rin awakens in virtual reality and create a new, different, beautiful world for herself. Since embarking into this virtual land over 2539 days ago, she’s never received a communication from another soul. In one simulation, the virtual world breaks down when Rin touches a swing, and she suddenly remembers the past buried in her memories. She has pinkish-red hair and large reddish-brown eyes with an overall beautiful look. Normally in the simulation, she wears a white dress.

Thanks a lot to Quan phan 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.

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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 Rin 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)