How to Draw holoEN 1st Generation Padoru




Let’s learn how to draw holoEN 1st Generation Padoru today!
Padoru is a word that would come from weebs while christmas is coming, and it has no meaning. It is also a Japanese onomatopoeia for paddling. Most commonly used in the Japanese version of jingle bells. Now the christmas season is “Padoru season”. From left to right there is a Padoru version of Ninomae Ina’nis, Watson Amelia, Gawr Gura, Mori Calliope and Takanashi Kiara.

We wish you a Happy New Year.
Sincerely, your team at Mangajam.

Credits: Original wallpaper belongs to @JustBeloBelo .

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.

Step 10

Wait till the ink is nice and dry and erase all the construction lines.

Step 11

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 Padoru 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)