Let’s learn how to draw Louis James Moriarty from Yuukoku no Moriarty today!
Louis James Moriarty (ル イ ス ・ ジ ェ ー ム ズ ・ モ リ ア ー テ ィ, Ruisu Jēmuzu Moriāti ) is a main character in Moriarty the Patriot. He is the younger brother of William James Moriarty with whom he lived in an orphanage. He was quite ill. He eventually met the eldest son of the Moriarty family Albert James Moriarty. Albert had his father adopt Louis and his older brother, using Louis’ illness as a way of forcing the duke to adopt them. After being poorly treated by the rest of the family, he plots with his brother and Albert to cause a fire killing the rest of the household. Louis has blond hair, scarlett eyes, glasses and a scar on his right cheeks. A burn mark which he inflicted on himself, when they burned down and killed the entire Moriarty household and their staff in order to make the accident more believable. He has the least emotion of all of the brothers. Louis is very devoted to his older brothers. He manages and maintains all the Moriarty properties.
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 Louis 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)