Let’s learn how to draw IRyS from hololive EN “Project: HOPE” today!
IRyS (アイリス) is an English Virtual Singer associated with hololive, as part of the Hololive English branch’s “Project: HOPE”. She is the first VSinger introducted to hololive English. She is a half-demon, half-angel also known as a Nephilim, who once brought hope to “The Paradise” during the ancient age. This current era, riddled with despair and desperation, has brought upon her second awakening.
IRyS is a sweet, somewhat shy girl. She holds positivity close to her heart, looking on the brighter side of things. She is still quite young within her Nephilim race. With emotion and “other factors,” it is possible that her form may lean to either side. As a Hope Incarnate, she has arrived to deliver hope, with her feelings put into her lyrics and songs, and determination in her voice. She does not speak of the events that preceded her second awakening. Her speaking voice is high-pitched, soft and calm. She also has heterochromia with one purple and one blue eye.
Her fanbase are officially called “IRyStocrats” (“Aristrocrats” + “IRyS”). Members are called “Nephamily” (“nephilim” + “family”). IRyS can speak English and Japanese, making her bilingual. She also loves romantic comedies, shojo manga, sleeping, singing, PvP Games and sudoku.
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 IRyS 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)