From its legendary protagonist, Kirito, to its beautifully animated death scenes-Kirito has captured our hearts and minds (and souls). Drawing Kirito is no easy feat, but with a little practice and patience, you’ll be drawing his swords in no time. Elucidator is Kirito’s primary weapon in Sword Art Online.
Naruto outspeeds Kirito massively.
Here are a few tips to help get your drawing on.
Let’s get the essential Kirito features out of the way first.
His default outfit consists of a dark button-down shirt with a purple vest and green-lined black pants.
Kirito wears black pants with dark blue boots. Other accessories include:
A sword that can change shape depending on its intended wielder and its primary function.
Draw Kirito head
Begin with a circle and lines
Draw a circle that indicates the head, the circle should not be too big, but it must be obvious so that other features attached to the head can also be fixed without a problem.
You can use a pencil or any drawing tool like a pen or marker but preferably a pencil so you can easily erase when you make mistakes.
Inside the circle, you draw a vertical line and a horizontal line crossing the vertical line. This is where your nose and mouth would fit in.
Outline the eyes and eyebrows
The eye shape is oval.
Draw an oval inside the circle, then draw a line on each oval side. These are the eyebrows; they should be drawn very close together, don’t forget to add the eyelashes.
The eyes should have a little bit of white around them because if there isn’t enough white around the eyes, it may look strange, and for the eyebrow, make sure that the line going down from the middle of the forehead goes through the center of the eye, the iris of the eyes must take 2/3 of the eyes because Kirito’s iris takes the highest percentage of his eyes
Draw outlines for the nose, mouth, and ear
The nose is round.
Draw a small circle inside the oval on the vertical lines, then draw two lines coming out of the circle’s center; these are nostrils.
The mouth is drawn by adding a small horizontal line at the bottom of the nose which crosses the vertical lines on which we drew the nose.
For the ear, draw two triangles on both sides of the oval, then draw a horizontal line across the top of the triangle, this is the outer edge of the ear.
Draw outlines for the hair
The shape of the head defines the hair.
For the hair, once the circle for the head is drawn, you trace the upper part of the circle with a star shape, making the hair look more realistic.
The hair also covers part of the eyebrow, forehead, and ears and is also elongated to the middle of the eyes. You draw the hair with a thick line.
Draw the chin
For the chin, after you are done with the hair, then you need to draw the chin.
It would be best to trace the circle you drew for the head into a more realistic shape.
The chin must also be in thick lines because that is where the collar and other body features would be attached. The chin should be joined to the ears.
Draw Kirito body
To draw the Kirito body, you need to start with a rectangle for the body.
The rectangle is drawn so that it serves as the chest and the stomach. The rectangle hosts the hands, and it is attached to the vertical line, which serves as the neck.
The two hands, arms, fingers, and wrist are attached to the rectangle.
Draw the shirt collar and draw a line on the collar’s left side and right side.
This is how we distinguish the left and right sides. Draw a straight line under the collar. This indicates the waistline.
Draw a line on the left and right sides. This is where the pants start. Draw a line on either side. This is how we identify the left and right leg.
Outline the arm
The arm comprises two parts, the upper arm, and the forearm.
To draw the upper arm, draw a long rectangle, divide it in half, and draw a line across the middle of the rectangle.
This divides the upper arm into two equal parts.
Draw a line on both sides of the line dividing the upper arm. This is how we tell if the arm is bent or not.
Draw a line on all four sides of the rectangle. This makes the arm look realistic.
Draw a line on top of the line dividing the two halves of the rectangle, and draw a line on either side of the line dividing the two halves of the rectangle. This makes the elbow joint.
Outline the hands
The hands of Kirito are very important because they show his personality and also help us understand what he’s doing when he fights.
For the hands, draw a vertical line from the shoulder, then divide it in two, and draw a line vertically down the center of the vertical line.
This divides the hand into two equal parts.
Then draw horizontal lines crossing the straight line at the bottom of the vertical line.
This is the wrist after that draw a line on each side of the vertical line dividing the hand. This is where the fingers start.
Outline the legs
To draw the legs, you have to draw your two vertical lines starting from the bottom of the semi-circle, which indicates the waist of Kirito, the semi-circle (waist) is where the two legs are attached.
For the legs, you just need to draw two straight lines separating them from each other and ending each line with a feet-like half-square, indicating the shoe Kirito is putting on. You need to double the two vertical lines(straight) to make the legs look more realistic.
In the middle of the legs, you will add two small vertical lines, which indicate the knee of Kirito, make sure the two small lines are not too close together.
Join the middle vertical line with a horizontal line.
Outline the feet
To draw the feet, you have to draw a circle connected to the vertical lines that serve as the legs of Kirito.
Outline the sword
Kirito’s sword is drawn by drawing a line connecting the sword’s tip to the end of the handle.
The handle is drawn by first making a triangle shape, then joining the triangle’s base to the tip of the sword, then connecting the tip of the sword with the base of the triangle.
Join the tip of the sword and the triangle’s base with another line.
The sword is obviously at the back of Kirito, the sword’s handle is showing on the right side of the head, and the tip of the sword is showing below the left hand behind his jacket. the sword has a robe that crosses from the right shoulder down to his left hand
Draw Kirito’s facial features
The guidelines you made will help you to draw Kirito’s facial features.
Draw the eyes and the eyebrow
Kirito has brown eyes.
To draw them, you have to draw two dots on the eye.
One dot is for the pupil, and one dot is for the iris.
When drawing the eyebrows, draw two horizontal lines above the eyes, which serve as the eyebrows. The eyes are big enough that the iris covers 2/3 of the eyes. The iris is black in color.
Draw the nose, mouth, and ear
When drawing the nose, make sure the tip of the nose is facing up.
This is what the nose looks like when he is smiling.
To draw the mouth, draw a small horizontal line below the nose. Know that the line must be wider than that of the nose. This is the bottom lip.
To draw the ears, draw a semi-circle on each side of the head, then connect the two semi-circles with a straight line. Kitaro’s hair touches both the left and right ear.
Draw Kirito’s shoulder
To draw a Kirito’s shoulder, you have to draw a triangle-shaped area. This is the shoulder area.
Draw a line on the left side of the body. This is the neck.
Then draw a line from the top of the neck going down to the center of the chest. This is the collar bone.
From the center of the chest, draw another line going upwards to the shoulder area. This is the arm.
After drawing the arm, draw a line going downwards to the elbow joint. This is the elbow.
Draw a line going upwards from the elbow to the wrist. This is the forearm.
Draw a line going downwards from the wrist to the hand. This is the hand.
Drawing Kirito’s arms and fingers
To draw Kirito’s arms, draw a vertical line from the shoulder to the elbow. This is the arm.
Next, draw a line going horizontally from the elbow to the hand. This one is the forearm.
Draw another line going downwards from the hand to the wrist. This one is the palm.
Draw a line going from the wrist to the fingertips. This is the hand.
After drawing the hand, draw another line going from the wrist back to the shoulder.
Kirito Legs drawing
To draw the Kirito’s leg, first, draw a line going vertically downwards from the knee to the ankle. This is the thigh.
After drawing the thigh, to draw the legs, you have to draw your two vertical lines starting from the bottom of the semi-circle, which indicates the waist of Kirito, the semi-circle (waist) is where the two legs are attached.
It also connects the legs to the body. You just need to draw two separate vertical lines for the legs and end each line with a feet-like half-square, which indicates the shoe Kirito is wearing.
Now let’s double the two vertical lines(straight) to make the legs look more realistic.
In the middle of the legs, you will add two small vertical lines which indicate the knee. Make sure the two small lines are not too close together. Join the middle vertical line with a small horizontal line to have the shape of the legs.
Draw Kirito’s outfit
The clothes consist of a black shirt, pants, and shoes.
To draw the shirt, start by drawing a rectangle shape. This is the front of the shirt.
Draw a line going diagonally downwards from the middle of the shirt. This is the sleeve.
Draw a line going sideways starting at the end of the sleeve. This is the pocket.
Draw a line going down from the pocket to the waistline. This is the buttoned area.
Draw a line going upward from the waistline to the top of the shirt. This one is the collar.
Draw a line going backward from the collar to the back of the shirt. This line is the sleeves.
Draw a line in the future from the bottom of the shirt to the bottom of the pants. This is the hem.
Draw a line going backward from the hem to the top of the pants. This one is the zipper.
Draw a line going forwards from the top of the pants to the feet. This is the panty line.
Draw a line going straight downwards from the top of the panty line to the tip of the ankle, which indicates where the jacket length stops.
Kirito Shirt drawing
Kirito’s shirt has two lines going diagonally downwards. This is the sleeve.
Then there is a line going from the bottom of the sleeve to the waistline. This is the pocket.
There is a line going from each pocket corner to the waistline. This is the button line.
Then there are two lines going upwards from the bottom of the shirt to the collar in a way that the cloth looks more or less zipped-like.
Kirito Jacket drawing
To draw Kirito’s jacket, we need to draw a rectangle shape. This is the front of the jacket.
Now you have to draw two vertical lines from the top of the jacket to make it look like sleeves. We know that the jacket is sleeveless, so we leave them out.
Next, draw a horizontal line from left to right for the pocket area.
Now draw a line going diagonally downwards from the top of the pocket to make it look like a pocket flap.
Next, draw a line going inwards from the bottom of the jacket to make it look like a collar. You will have to draw two diagonal lines from each corner of the jacket, one vertical line for each side. This is what will complete the jacket. The most important thing about Kirito’s jacket is that you need to make sure that it does not overlap.
Kirito Gloves drawing
To draw Kirito’s gloves, draw a line going from the top of the wrist to the bottom of the glove. This is the cuff.
Next, draw two vertical lines from each side of the glove to make it look like two fingers for each hand.
Kirito Pants drawing
This is how you can draw the pants.
First, draw a rectangle shape. This one is the front of the pants.
Next, draw a line going diagonally downwards from the middle of the pants. This is the side of the pants.
Draw a line going horizontally from the top of the side of the pants to the waistline, then draw a line going down from that point to the top of the waistline. This one is the beltline.
Draw a line from the bottom of the pants to the bottom of the shirt. This should be the hem.
Draw a diagonal line from the bottom of the pants to the top of the socks. This is the ankle. Draw a line connecting the top of the ankle to the top of the shoes.
Kirito boot drawing
To draw Kirito’s boots, draw a semi-circle at the end of the vertical line (which indicates the leg) and then draw another semi-circle under the first circle. This circle would serve as the sole of the shoe, draw a vertical line from the helm of the pant joining the semi-circle that serves as the shoe sole and draw another semi-circle that connects the two edges of the sole together, which makes the shoe look more realistic.
Enhance Kirito’s outfit
The next step is to enhance the outfit with some details, and enhancement simply means adding extra detail to an already existing object.
For example, if you want to add more details to your shirt, you could add a pattern or even make it look like a dress.
Enhancing the outfit can also mean adding color that suits the outfit. The jacket is colored ash. The pant is black in color. The sword is black except for the upper part of the handle, is blue in color, the gloves are black in color, the boot is also black in color, and the sword robe has a touch of white on it.
When you enhance the outline of the objects, you can either add more detail to the outline itself or change its color.
If you want to add more detail to the outlines, you can add patterns to them or even remove the outline’s mistakes.
The hair, it’s black, and the ear color blends with his skin because Kirito is fair in complexion.
Conclusion to Kirito Drawing
Drawing Kirito is not that difficult, but it will take time and practice.
Though it’s not easy, you can try your best to improve your drawing skills through constant practice and be able to draw better over time.