Let’s learn how to draw Astel Leda from Holostars 2nd Generation today!
Astel Leda (アステル・レダ) is a male Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of the Holostars 2nd Generation, known as SunTempo. He does not remember much from his past, however he sometimes stares into the sky and smirks.
Although he is kind of self-indulgent and childish, he cares a lot about his friends. Astel is a big fan of Disney and would sometimes have singing streams in where he would sing Disney songs. However, when he does, the stream archive is deleted due to copyright issues. He is also talented with building, as seen in his streams where he is recreating Taj Mahal in minecraft. He is able to stream for extended hours of time, such as up to 6-12 hours. His mascot Poruneu (ポルネウ) (translated as Pocket Wifi) is a jellyfish-like creature that acts as a wi-fi router. Additionally, Poruneu can be used to make thumbnails and tweets. His fanbase is officially called “Astellas” (アステラー).
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 Astel Leda 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)