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How to Draw Elira Pendora from Nijisanji EN’s 1st wave

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Let’s learn how to draw Elira Pendora from NIJISANJI EN’s 1st wave today!
Elira Pendora (エリーラ ペンドラ) is a female English Virtual YouTuber affiliated with NIJISANJI EN’s first-wave, known as “LazuLight”. Elira was the second of the group to debut. She is a Solar sky dragon who came from the heavens closest to the sun. Elira is a dragon tamer, who trains other dragons. She compares her role to human parents using toddler leashes in a shopping mall.

Elira is kind and receptive. She tends to be relatively calm and composed with a slightly cheeky sense of humor. She is very supportive of her fellow EN Livers and often has something nice to say about them. While she sometimes gets flustered by her genmates’ antics, Elira is fairly mischievous herself and enjoys teasing her viewers and turning their jokes back on them.
Elira’s companion is named Pikl, who is one of the dragons she trains. Her fanbase is called to “Famlira“ (“family” + “Elira”). Her membership is named “Membersheesh”. She likes human food, sleeping, seiyuus, reading books and she is a major fan of the Harry Potter series. She has hemophobia (fear of blood) and ichthyophobia (fear of fish).

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 Elira Pendora 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)

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