How To Draw ‘L’ From ‘Death Note’ In Pencil
This art video shows a young artist drawing the character ‘L’ from the popular anime/manga series Death Note in a time lapsed format to cut the video length down.
You get the opportunity to see where to begin when drawing certain anime characters and this artist has used what I would deem a 2B pencil to concentrate on the nearest eye by beginning with drawing a faint outline until the proportions are correct before then going over it with the heavier thicker final lines.
The same technique is applied throughout the drawing although there is some shading work involved with the hair and areas within and around the eyes which gives the character a more 3D presence. So all you will need here to have a go yourself is quite simply a nice sketch pad, some medium to soft drawing pencils and an eraser to add highlights or scrub out what doesn’t look right, but most importantly just have fun and enjoy your art.