Let’s learn how to draw Gawr Gura from hololive EN 1st Generation today!
Gawr Gura (がうる・ぐら) is an English Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of the Hololive English 1st Generation. She is the fifth hololive EN member. She is born on June 20th, the same date the 1975 film Jaws was released. Gura is over 9000 year old Shark-Human hybrid and a descendant of the Lost City of Atlantis, who swam to Earth. “Gura” is an acronym for “Giant Underwater Rubber Animal”.
She is an energetic, amusing, readily likeable, friendly and mischievous shark with a tendency for pranks. She has a vast knowledge of memes and Shark Facts. Despite her poor math and spelling skills, Gura is quick-witted and clever. She often amuses with foolish antics. Also she has difficulty telling left from right, often misspells and mispronounces words and has trouble remembering her own age. Along with gaming, she is an amazing singer. Her favorite games to play are rhythm, horror, and Western-themed games. Her skill with fast-paced rhythm games is exceptional and she solves puzzles creatively and quickly. In her spare time, she enjoys talking to marine life. She gets along with Amelia Watson the best.
Her favorite food is salmon. Blue is her favorite color. Her goals are playing Twister with the other hololive EN 1st-gen members in a 3D collaboration, playing the scariest horror games with a heart rate monitor, and learning to play the banjo. Gura’s favorite type of shark is the salmon shark. Gura dislikes hot sand and her biggest fear is having people hear her stomach noises. Her nickname is “City Pop Shark” and the name of her mascot is Bloop. Her fanbase is officially called “Chumbuds.” Her channel members are referred to as MemberShrimp and she calls monetary supporters of VTubers “shrimps”. She also gives useful life advice such as “live life without a care for other people’s opinions” and “to do things that makes you happy”.
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 Gawr Gura 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)