Let’s learn how to draw Albert “M” James Moriarty from Yuukoku no Moriarty today!
Albert “M” James Moriarty (アルバート・ジェームズ・モリアーティ, Arubāto Jēmuzu Moriāti) is one of the main characters of Moriarty the Patriot. Albert is the eldest son of count Moriarty. He hates his family treating commoners as being lower than them. Albert Moriarty would often visit the orphanage to help the children. One day he met the boy (later be known as Moriarty) and his brother (Louis) at the orphanage. He was fascinated by their ideals and intelligence. After Albert found out about the future Moriarty’s goal to make everyone in Britain equal, he promised him all of his power and made his father adopt the two boys. Albert, William and Louis conspired to kill the Moriarty family by staging a fire and escaped. Years later, he enlists into the army and becomes a high ranking general. Albert was promoted by Mycroft Holmes, becoming the head of a new Secret Service Intelligence organization called MI6 under the codename “M”.
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 Albert James Moriarty 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)