Let’s learn how to draw Aki Rosenthal from hololive 1st Generation today!
Aki Rosenthal (アキ・ローゼンタール) is a Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of the Hololive 1st Generation. She is high school, half-elf half-siren girl from another dimension, with her mother being a siren and her father an elf.
Aki has hyper curiosity and manages to reach out to all sorts of things. She is fun-loving and friendly. She has a very calm voice and attitude. She doesn’t lose her temper usually and often remains cheerful. Aki also has a mischievous and even lewd side, as she is not above playfully teasing other hololive members or her viewers, though she deeply cares for them.
Aki’s streams are considered chill, relaxed, calming and wholesome. She enjoys singing and belly dancing. Her fanbase is officially called “Squad Rose” in English while it is called “Rose-tai” (ロゼ隊) in Japanese. They are depicted as sentient apple creatures, wearing a visor akin to a knight’s, and having floating hands similar to Akirose’s floating hair. Her representative emote is an apple. Aki’s most distinctive trait are her floating twintails, which are connected to another dimension via mysterious power. She is also able to produce a wild variety of objects and materials from between her thighs. She also enjoys drinking and she is good at cooking and sometimes streams her cooking live. Aki can play guitar, piano, drums, and other instruments. Her favorite fetish is tentacles.
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 Aki Rosenthal 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)