Let’s learn how to draw Tsukasa Yuzaki from Tonikaku Kawaii today!
Tsukasa Yuzaki (由崎 司) is main heroine of TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You. She has long pink hair with a clasp on the back and red eyes. She mostly wears elegant clothing and a skirt. While at home she is usually seen wearing modern clothing. She saved Nasa from getting hit by a truck during a snowy night, and he confessed to her at that moment, taken aback by her beauty. Tsukasa agrees to his confession only on the condition that they get married. Disappearing for three years, she returns to Nasa’s side with the paperwork necessary to legalize their relationship. Throughout the story, layers upon layers of mystery are laid upon her and there have been many comparisons of her similarities to Princess Kaguya. At first, Tsukasa appears to act very cool, calm and level-headed; seemingly unsurprised by Nasa’s rash and illogical actions. Despite this, she agreed to marry Nasa and does love him very dearly. As they get to know each other, she starts to display more emotions than simply acting calm. Tsukasa has a huge love for movies, games and pop-culture in general. She also seems to have a wide range of knowledge concerning aspects of Japanese history. This includes how to handle a Katana properly and information regarding various locations and landmarks. Tsukasa talks about such things as if she had experienced them herself but never elaborates.
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 Tsukasa Yuzaki 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)