Let’s learn how to draw Mary from Saihate no Paladin today!
Mary (マリー Marī) is one of the supporting characters of The Faraway Paladin series. Originally she was a human. However, before her death she made a contract with Stagnate to return as an undead. Stagnate is a malice goddess associated with undeath and also the adversary of William. Mary is the graceful mummified priestess with golden hair and green eyes. She is one of the three undead, who have saved William from being sacrificed by demons.
Mary is kind and loving mother of William. She always wants what is best for her child. She guides him about essential day-to-day tasks. She is a devout follower and adores the Goddess Mater dearly. Mary had vowed to live according to the will of Mater the earth-mother. However, she holds guilt of betrayal due to her contract with Stagnate to return 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 Mary 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)