Let’s learn how to draw Doris from hololive CN 2st Generation today!
Doris (朵莉丝) was a female Chinese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of the Hololive Chinese 2st Generation of VUP. (Virtual UP, since content creators in Bilibili are normally nicknamed “UP” or “UP Master”)
She was a cheerful mermaid from the ocean depths. Transformed into a bipedal creature and came to see everyone because she wanted to “learn more about the world of athletics”. She transformed to walk on land in order to better understand the world of land dwellers. She was curious about everything, cheerful and kind, and cared about the relationship between the sea and land. She didn’t like seafood and often joked about food. Unfortunatelly Doris went to retirement on December 5, 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 Doris 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)