Saturday Sketches: Week 10

“If you have any last words, say them now.”

What did you draw this week? The most recent anime in my A to Z Anime Challenge was El Cazador de la Bruja and I absolutely loved it. Everything about the series was incredible. So, I thought why not take a little more time to draw Nadie, the bounty hunter hero of the story and my favourite character.

Yes, I know. It’s another female character, but what can I say, I enjoy strong female characters and there’s nothing wrong with that. Anyhow, if you’ve not seen the series, I would absolutely recommend it. Everything from the animation to the music to the major arc and minor arcs is beautifully done.

This has easily become one of my favourite anime series. So, here’s Nadie.

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Saturday Sketches: Week 9

“No matter what I do I will always be forgiven. Why, you ask? It is because I am beautiful!!!”

What did you draw this week? She slipped into my mind without me noticing and now she won’t leave. Also, given how many episodes of One Piece I’ve now seen, it only seemed right that I should draw someone from the series.

Ironically, she’s only recently appeared in the series after more than four hundred episodes and already I think she’s one of my favourites. I did want to draw her looking down on others as that’s kind of a classic pose, however, it probably wouldn’t look as good as the pose I chose.

Instead, I went with the pose of Boa Hancock sitting on her snake throne. So, here it is. Enjoy!

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Saturday Sketches: Week 8

See ya around, Space Cowboy! Bang!

What did you draw this week? For whatever reason, Cowboy Bebop seemed to be on everyone’s minds lately. I have seen multiple posts about it and several comments involving it, so I figured I would throw my hat in with a quick sketch.

I’m almost ashamed to say that I hadn’t seen Cowboy Bebop until the beginning of 2018. How it slipped past my radar is a mystery. I knew of it and was aware of the following, but had never got around to watching it.

Now, I’m considering re-watching it so I can really focus on each episode, breaking down exactly why I think it’s one of the best anime series out there, but that’s for another day. I’ve sketched what I think is one of the most iconic moments in the series. Enjoy.

This is my sketch of Spike Spiegel in his final stand. It’s a moment I loved in the series and thought it was a truly great way to end things. On reflection, I may have let his hair get away from me, but the expression on his face looks good.

It’s also my second male character. That’s two out of seven, which is hopefully enough to hide the fact that I’m mostly drawing good looking girls… Whatever, it’s my pencil, I can do what I want with it.

Want to see me draw someone or something (I’m prepared to draw mecha or monsters too) then put in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

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Saturday Sketches: Week 7

Hopefully, everyone will be able to tell who this is. After all, it’s got to be one of the most iconic scenes in the series and possibly the most memorable in anime…

What did you draw this week? That’s quite the opening statement! I’m not sure if it is the most memorable, but surely, everyone should know this scene. It’s over the top in the most incredible way and just a hell of a lot of fun.

This sketch is from my favourite anime and it’s also my favourite character. Got it yet? Of course you have, it’s Saeko Busujima standing on top of the Humvee as they rush to rescue Komuro.

There’s a lot going on in this picture with her apron and hair flapping in the wind. It makes for a fairly dynamic picture, so I just hope I’ve done it justice.

This was another sketch in the larger A3 pad, so again I was able to get a little more detail in, which is essential with the apron, otherwise it would just be a big blank blob.

I’m pretty happy with it, although the head isn’t quite to the same scale as the body. Maybe, I’m just trying to be too perfect as it is Saeko. I’m sure I’ll find another excuse to draw her again, so it’s a good start for now.

Want to see me draw someone or something (I’m prepared to draw mecha or monsters too) then put in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

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Saturday Sketches: Week 6

It turns out we’ve been lied to. Now, I’m not talking about politicians or the media, although I’m sure they’re a part of it. I’m talking about ninjas. Everything we know about them has been a lie.

What did you draw this week? So, it looks like I’m taking inspiration from the series I’ve recently watched. This week I managed to squeeze in Senran Kagura, which is the new found source for everything ninja. It’s an interesting watch and I’ll be sure to get the review out soon.

Basically, in Senran Kagura there are good ninjas and evil ninjas, which admittedly is a bit on the nose, but whatever. All of the ninjas that the show follows are girls and there is a great deal of clothing shredding action…

Anyhow, as I was watching there was one character that stood out as one to draw, especially as I had said last week how I’d like to draw more of the body too. Well, this one has body, that’s for sure…

So, here is Haruka the evil ninja. Enjoy!

And you thought ninjas wore black, tight fitting clothing. It was all a lie!

For this sketch, I switched to an A3 pad, which for those that don’t know is twice the size of the regular A4 sheets. That’s close to twice the size of standard sheets of paper in the States too. That combined with the mechanical pencil means that I’ve been able to get more of the body in without sacrificing detail.

Want to see me draw someone or something (I’m prepared to draw mecha or monsters too) then put in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

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