How to Draw Sakura Miko from hololive 0th Generation




Let’s learn how to draw Sakura Miko from hololive 0th Generation today!
Sakura Miko (さくらみこ, 桜巫女, 樱巫女) is a Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of the Hololive 0th Generation. While she debuted alone way before generations were established, and working directly under Cover Corp. before being transfered to hololive, she is currently part of “hololive 0th gen”. Miko is shrine maiden who has been working on religious services really hard. Her original appearance is that of a pop-culture-fashioned shrine maiden with short pink-hair.

Miko is a self-proclaimed “elite” gamer who is somewhat melodramatic and tends to become emotionally attached to NPCs and inanimate objects. Though Miko specializes in role-playing games, she rarely takes her role seriously. She is an otaku at heart and has a deep passion for all things Eroge. Miko is lover of all things chaotic and fun, she has a preference for games with a whole lot of freedom given to a player, and the ability to shoot various guns. She considers herself to be one of the most introverted people in Hololive. She has a beautiful singing voice.

She officially calls her fans “35P” (みこぴー Mikopi) which also serves as her channel mascots. They are usually depicted as white cats. She calls her fans outside Japan as “Worldwide 35P”. Miko is well known for her frequent interactions and friendship with Usada Pekora on and off screens, forming the pair “PekoMiko”. Her representative emote is a cherry blossom (Sakura).

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.

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Wait till the ink is nice and dry and erase all the construction lines.

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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 Sakura Miko 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)