Let’s learn how to draw Nina Kosaka from NIJISANJI EN’s 3rd wave today!
Nina Kosaka (狐坂ニナ) is a female English Virtual YouTuber affiliated with NIJISANJI EN’s third wave, known as “Ethyria”. She was the first of the Ethyria group to debut.
Nina is a nine-tailed fox girl that presides over the heavens. She has medium grey hair, red eyes, short eyebrows and a mole under her left eye. She has two sets of ears – a pair of human ears, and a pair of large fox ears. Her base outfit consists of a black kimono with a checkered obi over a white halter top and sandals. Her accessories include red and black neck ribbons, a lantern-shaped single earring, a black hat and black gloves. She wears makeup including red eyeliner and a forehead mark.
She wishes for the joy of all souls on the long journey. Nina is a trickster and a fraud. She is the Keeper of Luck, but fell into a gambling debt despite her position and became a Vtuber to try and make back the money. She is proficient in English, Russian, and French. She likes to stream and react to anime and retro computer games. Her fan mark is slot machine (🎰) and her fanbase is called the Honeys.
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 Nina Kosaka 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)