Let’s learn how to draw Kagami Kira from Holostars 1st Generation today!
Kagami Kira (鏡見キラ) was a male Japanese Virtual YouTuber associated with hololive, as part of the Holostars 1st Generation. He was a competitive crossdresser, who loved to draw attention and wished to become an idol. Kira was the 2nd debuted member of Holostars and is part of it’s early debut generation which consists of Hanasaki Miyabi and Kanade Izuru.
Kira was also shown to be quite lewd at times. However, sometimes, he’d got flustered or disgusted at other people’s lewd behaviours. His fanbase is officially called “Kirarian” (きらりあん). He generally streamed game and talk streams. He was good at gaming since childhood. PvP was his specialty. He had an impressive voice range. He could switch from his higher-pitched “girly” voice he normally used, to a deep voice that resembled a Yakuza boss. Unfortunately, Kira went to retirement on November 30, 2020, citing physical and mental health problems, and that it was his own decision.
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 Kagami Kira 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)