Let’s learn how to draw Maki Oze from Fire Force today! Thanks a lot to Duda for request. ^_^
Maki Oze (茉希尾瀬, Maki Oze) is the main heroine of Enen no Shouboutai. She is a Second Generation Fire Soldier of Tokyo’s Special Fire Force Company 8. Maki is a pretty young woman of above-average height. She has slender athletically built body with a well-defined muscle. Her figure is curvaceous and well-endowed. Her large eyes are violet. She has a long dark brown hair reaching down past her shoulders with strands that frame her face, tucked behind her ear on the left side. Cropped bangs falls over her forehead.
She most commonly wears bunker gear, which consists of a black sleeveless top and long dark trousers, buckled at the waist with a belt. Belt presses the middle part that’s strapped to her shoulders. She also wears a protective outer jacket, trousers, a neck protector, protective gloves, black boots and a helmet. Parts of her outfit are coated with blue lines. The buttons of her protective jacket are in the shape of cross-like symbols. Her outfits contain patches with number “8” on them. It signifies her affiliation to Company 8. Maki is a very kind-hearted, calm person, a hopeless romantic at heart. Maki is very reluctant to hurt other people, a reason which led to her defection from the Tokyo Army. However, despite her reluctance to hurt others, she will brutally kill and dispatch enemies with ruthless efficiency to defend herself and those she cares about when pushed. She is also very courteous to her fellow team-mates and people she meets for the first time. She has the exterior of a capable fighter. She was noted to be exceptionally skilled in combat several times. She is also very skilled in hand-to-hand combat. Previously a soldier in the Tokyo Military, Maki is an experienced fighter, capable of dealing with multiple opponents at the same time and able to defeat large foes with relative ease.
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 Maki Oze 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)