Let’s learn how to draw Finana Ryugu from NIJISANJI EN’s 1st wave today!
Finana Ryugu (フィナーナ 竜宮) is a female English Virtual YouTuber affiliated with NIJISANJI EN’s first-wave, known as “LazuLight”. Elira was the third of the group to debut. She is a tropical mermaid who spends her time with tropical fish in the sea of coral reefs.
Finana has a heart as clear and pure as the calm and beautiful sea. She is a friendly, soft-spoken girl with a bold personality that tends to throw off her viewers and other VTubers alike. Often unfiltered, her stories range from mischievous to very intimate. However, she is a very kind and caring person to both her fellow NIJISANJI EN members and viewers.
Her fanbase name is “Ryuguards” or “Financers”. She is a hardworking streamer with long (almost daily) streams and superchat readings. Finana can draw, sing, and voice act very proficiently. On top of that she has solid gaming skills, especially when it comes to rhythm games. She can also speak Hmong and a little bit of Japanese. She is bisexual. Her favorite type of man is “bad boy with a heart of gold”.
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 Finana Ryugu 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)