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Uploaded: June 11, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 10
Updated: June 11, 2011
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Hey guys, Dawn here from DragoArt, and I've got another treat for ya'll. Last night, I was testing with various styles of coloring, and two pieces came out the way I intended. Saeko was one of them along with Kamina from Gurren Lagann. I had fun with the creation of this piece and I hope my joy rubs off on ya'll as you try it out yourself. Anyways, I've watched like, two episodes of “Highschool of the Dead” and I've gotta say, it's pretty...strange. Most of the time, it's all fan service for teen boys (water balloon jiggling boobs, heavy crotch shots, shiny butt cheeks and skin), a little too awkward for my liking. The characters are almost the same, except for Tagaki, who is a bit likable. Saeko partners with Takashi, who is the lead role in the series, but, the girl characters are most important leads it seems. They have a bigger fanbase than Takashi himself (maybe because his character is pretty dull and flat). You'll recognize Saeko by her long purple hued hair and large breasts, like most of the female characters. She has a quiet personality, and redeems a liking to Takashi over the episodes. Now, because this show is still pretty new, it's gaining publicity pretty quickly. Anyways, I've gotta flee to my next tuts, I hope ya'll enjoy this as much as I did! Don't forget to submit your artwork of Saeko and drop me a message on how you did. Deuces!

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how to draw saeko, highschool of the dead

How to Draw Saeko, Highschool of the Dead

how to draw saeko, highschool of the dead step 1

STEP 1.

Ok everyone, before we leap into any major stuff, we must first begin with the basis shapes of the body. Notice how the torso area takes a huge chunk of the picture. This is because Saeko's chest is ginormous and by her blessed chest, the rest of her body looks very thin and athletic. Start drawing the circle for her head first before you draw the rest of the guides. DRAW GUIDELINES VERY LIGHTLY! Preferably with an HB pencil. If you prefer, print the guides out and trace them over with a piece of paper. Draw everything else ON YOUR OWN! Notice how I don't add very much for guidelines on the face area. Too many guidelines can be confusing and difficult.
 
how to draw saeko, highschool of the dead step 2

STEP 2.

Next, it's time to draw the hairline of Saeko. Start with the hairline first before you proceed onwards to the chin. Take your time, rushing can hack up a drawing pretty badly. Saeko has a very pointed chin with fluffed - soft cheeks. Keep that in mind!
 
how to draw saeko, highschool of the dead step 3

STEP 3.

Next, time to work on her eyes. Begin with the upper lids first and move onwards to the lower lids. After you've finished sketch her brows, small nose, mouth, and pupils. Keep Saeko's nose and mouth faint, by using light lines.
 
how to draw saeko, highschool of the dead step 4

STEP 4.

Then, work on her neckline and part of her uniform. Keep her neck nice and thin, notice how it tapers at the back and moves into the shoulders of the uniform. Use precise and light lines for the process of drawing Saeko.
 
how to draw saeko, highschool of the dead step 5

STEP 5.

Let's move onto drawing her hair. This was a fun part for me to shade and highlight, mainly because I was trying so hard to shade like classic anime images. Draw the scalp of her hair a few inches away from the initial point of the guidelines. She has a huge weave, so try keeping it that way! Because her hair is so long, she'll have smaller strands flowing at the edges.
 
how to draw saeko, highschool of the dead step 6

STEP 6.

Next, let's compose the lines of her shoulders. The shoulder width should be no larger than the height from her head to neck. This is an excellent way to proportion the shoulders of an anime character. Keep in mind the flow of her clothes, and how wrinkles form around active areas.
 
how to draw saeko, highschool of the dead step 7

STEP 7.

Then, we shall work on her little tie, the part of her uniform! This little bow connects from the fabrics hidden beneath the upper green part of her uniform. Start the tie from the middle and flesh it out on both sides.
 
how to draw saeko, highschool of the dead step 8

STEP 8.

Ok, now, this may be a fun part for all you teen boys *snorts*, so let's get it over with. Saeko's chest is large (I don't know how many times I'm going to say that xD), so first, we work from one left breast to the right. I find it always easy to start with the left breast, just because it enhances my skills of drawing the right easier and in proportion. (I suggest you to do the same). Work on each bow for the ribbon, keeping in mind that they must be the same shape as one another. With light lines, detail the shirt she wears.
 
how to draw saeko, highschool of the dead step 9

STEP 9.

Lastly, finish by drawing the rest of the torso and arm to the left. Keep the torso smaller than the breasts, so you don't have to redraw them larger, making Saeko appear fat.
 
how to draw saeko, highschool of the dead step 10

STEP 10.

With extra tweaks and guideline cleanup, you should result with something similar to this. Feel free to use Micron Ink pens, or just a standard ball point to give a 'crisp' feel. I had fun drawing this chickee out and I hope it was easy for you to accomplish!