Drawing anime characters can be challenging, but with practice and the right guidance, anyone can learn how to draw their favorite character. In this step-by-step guide, we will teach you how to draw Killua, one of the main characters from the popular anime series Hunter x Hunter.
Before starting with the drawing process, make sure you have the following materials with you:
- Black Pen
Step 1: Sketch the Basic Shapes
Start by drawing an oval shape for the head, then add a rectangle shape for the body. Draw lines for the arms and legs, indicating the joints. Sketch a circle for the hand and foot, as it will help later while adding details.
Step 2: Draw Killua’s Face
Now it’s time to draw Killua’s face. Draw two intersecting lines across the oval shape to help you place the facial features later. Add two small circles for the eyes and a curved line for the smile. Sketch the ears on either side of the head.
Step 3: Add the Hair and Hat
Killua has spiky white hair and wears a yellow-and-black hat. Draw the hair in a wild, spiky pattern around the head and add detailing as required. Sketch the top of the hat first, then the brim, and the sides. Add the “X” design in the center of the hat.
Step 4: Sketch Killua’s Body
Draw the clothes of Killua using the rectangle shape you made earlier. Sketch the collar of the shirt, sleeves, and the waistband. Draw the black shorts and add the belt. Add the boots and the pouch on the side.
Step 5: Add Details to Killua’s Face
Draw the eyebrows, eyelashes, and pupils. Sketch the nose and mouth and add detailing on the ears. Add small scars on his face in an arrangement similar to the reference picture.
Step 6: Add Details to Killua’s Clothing
Add seams on the shirt, shorts, and boots, and add buttons to the shirt. Sket the details on the belt such as the buckle, and add detailing on the pouch as well.
Step 7: Inking Killua
Use the black pen to outline the drawing to give a clean outline. Go over the pencil sketches carefully to make the character look more prominent.
Step 8: Erase the Pencil Sketches
Use the eraser to gently remove the sketchy lines from the outline. Make sure the eraser is clean to avoid smudging the inked outline.
Step 9: Adding Shading and Highlights
Killua is a lighter shade of the character, and shading can make the character stand out. Use short strokes of a pencil to create light shading. In contrast, blending can create a darker tone. Create highlights with an eraser to make the clothing look three-dimensional.
Step 10: Final Touches
Once you are done with shading and highlights, add the final details, such as the patterns on Killua’s hat. Check the drawing for any missing details and make any final touches necessary.
Q1. How long does it take to draw Killua?
The time it takes to draw Killua depends on the individual’s skill level and drawing speed. For beginners, it may take two to three hours to complete the drawing.
Q2. Can I use colored pencils to color the drawing?
Yes, you can use colored pencils to add color to your drawing to make it look more appealing.
Q3. How can I practice drawing Killua regularly?
Practice makes perfect. Try to draw Killua at least once a week, following tutorials and reference pictures. The more you practice, the better you will become.
Q4. Is it necessary to ink the drawing?
No, it’s not mandatory. However, inking can make the drawing look more refined and professional.
Q5. What if I make a mistake while drawing?
Don’t worry too much about making mistakes as they are a part of the learning process. Use an eraser to remove the error and try again until you get it right.
Q6. Can I draw Killua from different angles, or do I have to follow the reference picture?
Yes, you can draw Killua from different angles. However, it’s essential to learn the basic shapes and proportions, which make up the character before exploring different views.