Sketch Me! #1: Nabiki
I just couldn’t wait, since our new post this past Monday of my Ranma 1/2 review. Below is a sketch of one of my favorite characters to pose. Nabiki Tendo, from Ranma 1/2. She is the middle sister of the Tendo family, and older sister to Akane. She initially was interested in becoming Ranma’s fiance until she realized (at least at first) that “he” was a “she”. I always liked her character, and enjoyed the trouble she caused Akane. Usually for a buck. LOL! That aside, you can see two sketches below. The close-up of her face was a sketch I completed in about 12 minutes. I wanted to keep it simple and fast, which is why I never went in to complete her eyes. Maybe I will one day. The other is a pose I saw from the anime itself, where she had just woken up. This was more of an exercise in trying something different. I liked the pose simply because it was a character in an everyday situation. Simply waking up in the morning.
As you can see when I was doing most of my drawing during this time, I just wasn’t comfortable completing eyes yet. Something I did eventually get over. LOL! These sketches were some of my favorites, just because of the character. You will see though in later drawings I get more detailed with shading and how cloths lay on the body.
In this instance, I just wanted to draw Nabiki.