How to Draw Shishiro Botan from hololive 5th Generation




Let’s learn how to draw Shishiro Botan from hololive 5th Generation today!
Shishiro Botan (獅白ぼたん) is a Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of the Hololive 5th Generation. She hails from gangtown and had a rough time growing up. She is 28 years old. Botan is a white lion girl. The mind of a lazy house cat in the body of a fearsome white lion. Her cool, mature appearance belies a cheerful and easygoing nature. She’s conscientious and will finish what she has started, but good luck getting her to start. Contrary to her background profile of being lazy and carefree, Botan has a strong sense of responsibility and prefers a structured work environment. Her favorite phrase is, “Go big or go home!” She appears as very laid back during streams, even through intense gameplay and abrupt chaos. Botan cares deeply for her fellow Generation 5 hololive members, and sometimes acts as a leader for the group, she is considered the “father” of the group, watching over and helping the others as the most experienced gamer. She also has a bit of a mischievous streak.

Her fanbase is officially called “Bodan” (ぼ団). She cannot drink alcohol for health reasons and can’t eat spicy food. She has a large Russian-speaking fanbase. This is possibly due to her outfit’s resemblance to an Adidas tracksuit typically worn by gopniks.
She is tech savvy and likes building PCs as a hobby and assembled the PC she uses for streams. Botan likes videogames of a lot of genres, especially FPS. In particular, her preference lies with modern military-themed shooters. She also has interests in ancient China which got her into learning Chinese, and she can speak it at a basic level.

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.

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 Shishiro Botan 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)