Let’s learn how to draw Civia from hololive CN 1st Generation today!
Civia (希薇娅) was a female Chinese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of the Hololive Chinese 1st Generation of VUP. (Virtual UP, since content creators in Bilibili are normally nicknamed “UP” or “UP Master”). She was a unicorn who wanted to bring fun and splendor to everyone. As a symbol of holiness and purity, she was very sensitive to minor mood changes of others.
She liked singing, reading manga, playing video games, sleeping and making fun of fans. Despite being very weak in Japanese, she was proficient in English due to studying abroad in America in the past. Her fanbase in English was officially called “Knights”, although she called them “Dum dum knights”. Civia was a huge Minato Aqua fan. Unfortunately she went to retirement on November 18, 2020.
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 Civia 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)