How to Draw Chiya from Urara Meirochou




Let’s learn how to draw Chiya from Urara Meirochou today!
Chiya (千矢) is one of the main protagonist of the Urara Meirochou series. Chiya is a wild girl raised amongst the animals in the mountains by her mother’s friend, Setsu. Sometimes she appears to have animal-like ears and tail. Having grown up alongside animals, she is quite agile and energetic. Animals are quick to get attached to her. She has a bright personality but is ignorant to the ways of the world. She has a habit of exposing her stomach when apologising. She is invited to take her rightful place as a first rank urara (fortune teller). By joining them, she hopes to foretell the location of her long-lost mother.

Thanks a lot to Raizu Tiamat 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 Urara Meirochou 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)