Let’s learn how to draw Blood from Saihate no Paladin today!
Blood “War Ogre” (ブラッド) is one of the supporting characters of The Faraway Paladin series. He is one of the three undead, who have saved William from being sacrificed by demons and became his foster father. He loves his foster son dearly and served as Will’s combat instructor in order to teach him to protect himself. Same as Mary, he was previously human before he died and made a contract with Stagnate to return as an undead. As a human, he vowed to Blaze the god of fire and technology that he will train every day to become stronger.
He is a skeletal warrior with long red hair and blue Will-o’-Wisp in one eye. Blood is a hot-blooded warrior, who loves to seek battle and adventure. His stagnant body forcing him to be a shell of his former self but wiser as he lived long enough as an undead. Even though he tends to be joking around, deep down he can be quite serious and keeps secrets from William for his own safety. Once known as the strongest swordsman during his human life, he retained his ability even during his form as undead.
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 Blood 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)