Xero Drawing – Erza Scarlet Yūen no Koromo (COMMENTARY)

Time spent: 9h22m

Materials used: Mechanical pencil, ruler, eraser, Faber Castell eraser pencil
Colored Pencil: water color PrismaColor – peacock blue, ultramarine blue, french grey 20%, true blue, violet, black, crimsom red, lilac, white, blush pink
PrismaColor – ginger root, peach, beige, cream, sand, light peach, 20% french grey, lilac, parma violet, dark purple, mulberry, carmine red, pink, process red, yellowed orange, crimson lake, 50% warm grey, 70% cool grey, 70% warm grey, 50% gold Grey, White, Black
Crayola – pale rose, violet, brown, taupe, lemon yellow, jade green, harvest gold, magenta
Rose Art – violet, orchid
Verithin – dahlia purple
Ultra Color – purple


We have made it to the second video, this time the objective is Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail. A good series (that relies on way too much fan service…). For this drawing I thought I would only use color pencils and nothing else. I figured I would try to show different techniques that can be implemented with different tools. The most common one that people can easily get their hands on are color pencils. They are rather versatile and can leave some really good effects, but only if used right. I’m mainly a pencil type of artist so I’m a bit shaky when it comes to coloring. But I have been practicing and coming up with new methods ever since I decided to go pro. I’ve actually been starting to understand how to fully utilize the full potential that color pencils possess. And that is what this video will be about.

Hope you guys enjoy the new format, and learn much more this way. Till next time.



How to Draw Challenge – Flandre Scarlet

Request by: Marcus Mosley
A definite improvement to the first Flandre drawing I made on my old channel. I wanted to combine many different elements using a cosplayer, figure and many reference pictures. I really loved the eyes done on the cover of “Scarlet Eyes”, it screamed of Banpai Akira (I wonder who the artist was thought).

In my mind I wanted to give her a face of delight but still give a sense of creepiness or strangeness about it. I was imagining that in the background there was destruction, which is why I decided to go with such expressions. Of course the drawing could go either way. By darkening the eyes the theme would become darker and by putting some light she could just be happy about anything really (something considered “normal” maybe). I had an urge to leave her without shading but I felt it would eventually feel incomplete.

link reference (one of them anyway): http://rocketdock.com/images/screenshots/Konachan.com—38656-flandre_scarlet-remilia_scarlet-touhou.jpg

link cosplayer: http://cosplay.paheal.net/_images/5126521a35ee96b06bce381e719a4c9b/27220%2520-%2520Flandre_Scarlet%2520Touhou.png

Hope you enjoy it,


How to Draw Challenge – Erza, Heavens Wheel Armor (INKED)

Request by: Manga Therapy

This is my second drawing of Erza Scarlet, (you can see my first one here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IojQKf-ulWk ) this was  a request I was asked for a couple of months ago but seemed to have not taken not of it. So I apologize for not doing it sooner. I wanted to try something a bit different so I decided to finish it off with a pen using only hatching and cross hatching. There is definitely a lot of room for improvement but I think I should be able to fix it. Overall though I don’t think it looks too bad.

Hope you enjoy it,


How to Draw Challenge – Sakuya Izayoi (Banpai Akira style) (COLOR)

A couple of months ago when my old account was still alive I received a request for Sakuya Izayoi in the style of Banpai Akira. But because I was so busy I was never able to do so. But finally here it is, if you (the requestor) are still watching my videos I apologize for taking so long.

What is weird is that I have also had a great urge to draw Sakuya in this style. For those who do not know, Sakuya is one of my favorite Touhou characters and right now I believe that Banpai Akira is my favorite artist. So as you can imagine I was really looking forward and excited to create this drawing. What is interesting is that now that I have decided to take the time needed to create a great drawing is actually rather long. Before it used to only take about 40 minutes to 1 hour, but not it is taking from 2 to 3 hours. This drawing took me over 5 hours to create.

I believe that most of my time went away on the table which had a lot of colors and had to have a good shine to it. This was achieved with my secret weapon… the white color pencil. Just like the black gives my drawings a really good effect and sense of three dimensionality, my white also reflects light to give my drawings some more impact that jumps out of the pages. I seriously loved the way it turned out.

This drawing was done just like my Marisa drawing where I took a cosplayer to give me the posing and also a picture that showcased Banpai Akira’s style. If you have not seen that video you can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4biUjNxmPhs

And here are the links for the references.

The cosplayer: http://bianka.deviantart.com/art/TouhouCosplay-Sakuya-Izayoi-176956663

And of course for the original from Banpai Akira: http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_leryji1Ih01qeqezm.png

Hope you enjoy it,


How to Draw Challenge – Erza Scarlet (COLOR)

Request by: Killer1984able

I am happy to announce that for todays video we will be drawing, Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail a series that I truly enjoy reading. Erza definitely has what I look for in a women; strong, smart, brave, nice and not afraid to kick ass. Not to mention her amazing looks and proportions. One of my favorite things about her abilities are the forms she takes and the control of the swords (remind me alot of Kingdom Hearts, my all time favorite game series). I think that favorite form definitely has to be the “Heaven’s Wheel Armor”, in fact I was really tempted to draw her in that form. But I just couln’t help but fall for her in a maid costume. Which is how I drew her.

After looking for some references I noticed the anime version and renditions from fans when it came to the colors and designs were a bit different. But I liked the manga design since it had more details and I liked the coloring a fan did on one of Hiro Mashima’s drawings from the manga. I felt that the red in the skirt really brought the image out more than using more black or dark colors.

It’s kind of sad but you can’t really see all the quality of the drawing through the camera’s lens, it really looks much better when you look at it in person. Hopefully when I scan it, the image will showcase its true beauty (I’ll be posting some more of the drawings that I have drawn so far on my page).

Hope you enjoy it,