Let’s learn how to draw Spade Echo from hololive CN 1st Generation today!
Spade Echo (黑桃影) was a female Chinese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of the Hololive Chinese 1st Generation of VUP. (Virtual UP, since content creators in Bilibili are normally nicknamed “UP” or “UP Master”). She was a mysterious phantom thief with a magnificent appearance and code name: Spade Echo. A fairly ordinary high school student by day but a gifted thief by night.
Despite claiming she was seiso and did not do perverted jokes in her debut video, she soon broke that setting in less than a minute. Sometimes, she was emotional and also she was crying over the death of some of the characters during streams. Unfortunately, she went to retirement on November 21, 2020.
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 Spade Echo 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)