Let’s learn how to draw Kaori Shirasaki from Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou today!
Kaori Shirasaki (白崎 香織) is one of the main protagonists of the Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest series. She is a classmate of Hajime’s, back in their original world. She admires Hajime for his “strong” personality. She is the only classmate who pays attention to him even if she is popular in their school. When summoned to another world, she receives the “Healer” job.
Kaori is a beautiful young woman with waist-length black hair that is tied back in a half ponytail by a dark-colored bow. As a Priest, she wears a light blue and white priest outfit with golden highlights on it and a white high heel boots. Light blue metal plates cover the sides of her outfit. She also wears a golden cross on her neck and a green gem embedded in the middle of her chest.
Kaori has immense kindness, and with an extremely friendly and caring personality combined with her beauty, strong sense of responsibility, and her tendency to look after others makes her immensely popular with her classmates. Kaori cares deeply about her friends. She has a strong love for Hajime Nagumo since middle school. She also has a strong will that allows her to overcome all obstacles. However, she is very much an air-head and a troublemaker. She tends to say and do embarrassing things without thinking about her surroundings. After witnessing Hajime fall to the abyss, Kaori becomes more focused and brave in her efforts to find him. She does, however, tend to overexert herself and not realize it at times. This did help her become stronger.
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 Kaori Shirasaki 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)