How to draw Yakushiji Suzaku from Holostars 1st Generation




Let’s learn how to draw Yakushiji Suzaku from Holostars 1st Generation today!
Yakushiji Suzaku (薬師寺朱雀) was a male Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of the Holostars 1st Generation. He was raised by his grandmother since childhood. He preferred gentle things, Japanese style things, wearing a kimono passed down from generation to generation by the Yakushiji family, and carrying a sword as a talisman.

Yakushiji was basically very careless. Although he was afraid of loneliness, he was not used to lively places and didn’t like crowded places. When it came to games, he was the type of person who was completely absorbed in them. He spoke in a Kyushu dialect. The name of his sword was “Shuchomaru” (朱鳥丸(しゅちょうまる)). Unfortunately, Yakushiji went to retirement on March 6, 2020.

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 Yakushiji Suzaku 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)