Rias Gremory drawing needs patience because you need to do blending, shading, and hatching.
In the anime series High School DxD, Rias Gremory is the heiress to the house of Gremory and is one of the many female protagonists.
The anime character Rias Gremory is a high school student and a devil assigned the duty of being a servant in the organization called “Satan’s” household.
Her body is made up of different types of jewels, including rubies and emeralds, and with all this, she can control wind, fire, and ice.
The name of her clan is Gremory, and she has long hair in an octopus pattern; she also wears a short skirt.
She wears a cape with sharp edges, distinguishing her from other anime characters.
How to draw Rias Gremory from High School DxD
Draw Rias’s Pose
Begin With A Circle and Lines
Start the Rias Gremory drawing with a circle, this circle should be oval, and it should be slant, so it looks like it’s bending toward the right side of the body.
Add a vertical line at the center of the circle, which is for the alignment of the facial features.
Draw a horizontal line inside the circle, this is the basis for the eyes.
Draw a slant little horizontal line under the basic of the eyes so that it crosses the vertical line of the head, this is for the nose.
Draw another slant horizontal line under the basic of the nose, this is for the mouth.
Draw the concave curve for the shoulder, draw a vertical slant line from the sides of the concave curve, and draw a vertical line from the end of these slant vertical lines that look like the continuation of the vertical slant line; this is the basis for her chest.
Make a circle at the end of these vertical lines, and this is her waist, make sure the circle is not too big or too small so that the body shape wouldn’t look weird.
Make slant lines from the end of the vertical of the chest pointing outward, so it forms an edge at the sides of the waist circle.
Draw vertical lines from the center (under) of the waist circle joining the vertical slant line so that it forms separate sharp edges pointing sideways, which looks like a sharp blade.
Draw a slant line at the sides of the vertical slant line of the chest; this is the basis for the upper arm; draw a vertical line from the end of these lines (that it looks like the continuation of the upper arm) towards the direction of the waist; this is the lower arm.
Make a flat trapezoid shape joining the end of the lower arms to the sides of the upper part of the sharp blade, and this is her hands.
Make vertically slant lines from the sharp blade shape, so they point towards the circle of the waist; this is for the legs.
Draw circles at the center of the vertically slant lines of the legs so that the vertical line of her left leg seems to pass through the center of the circle, while the vertically slant line of the right leg seems to be at one side of the circle, the circles are the joint of her knees.
Draw a square shape towards the lower part of the legs where the sides of the square are a bit long; this is the upper part of the socks; draw the lower part of the shoe so that the shoes seem to face each other.
With these few approaches, you can now conclude that Rias Gremory is in a standing posture or position while her legs are facing each other and her hands on her waist.
Draw Rias’s Jaw, Eyebrow, And Mouth
For her jaw, trace down the lower part of the oval circle of the head into a jaw-like shape, so the under part (center) of the oval circle seems to have an edge, so it forms the actual shape of the jaw.
To draw the eyebrow, make a slant horizontal line at the top of the location you want to draw the eyes; the eyebrows also show her facial expression at the moment.
To draw the mouth, make dots at the sides of the vertical line of the head so that the vertical line is in the middle of these dots. You’ve successfully drawn the jaw, eyebrow, and mouth.
Draw Rias’s eyes and nose
For Rias Gremory’s eyes, draw a circle under the eyebrows, makes sure the circles are not too small or too big so that the head doesn’t look weird, and draw another circle inside the eyes; this is for the pupils.
Add the curved horizontal line above the eyes, this is the upper eyelid, and you can add a little shading to the upper eyelid to make it look more realistic.
Draw a little horizontal line under the circle of the eyes, this is the lower eyelid; these steps are for the eyes.
For the nose, the nose is under the eyes and above the mouth, add a dot to the left side of the horizontal line you drew for the basics of the nose, this is for the nose.
Draw Rias’s Hair
Drawing Rias Gremory hair is the next step here.
Rias Gremory has long hair that runs through her back, while part of the hair also covers the major part of the bow of her outfit.
Let’s start the hair from her forehead, make curves on her forehead and join the curves with little vertical lines so that it forms edges towards the eyes.
Draw a curve at the center of the forehead so that it almost gets to the nose, and add another curve so it forms an edge towards the nose.
Make curves at the sides of the head so that it gets to the jaw of the head, and add another vertically curved line to it, so it forms edges at the sides of the head.
Make long curves at the sides of the head and make the lower part of its curve outward, add more curves and lines, so it forms more edges towards her chest; these edges show the length of the hair towards the body.
Outline Rias’s Outfit
Rias Gremory is wearing a waistcoat and cape and the upper part of the cape covers the shoulder and shows the bow on her neck.
The waistcoat is the fashioned type that has buttons in front, and the lower part of it looks like a sharp blade shape that is separated apart so that it shows the skirt.
Rias Gremory is wearing a short flying skirt that doesn’t pass the upper part of her thigh, the skirt has a pattern underneath it informing of sharp edges (zigzag lines).
She’s also wearing bangles on her wrist which can easily be replicated with a few curved lines.
Rias Gremory’s sock is big and long so that it covers part of the calf of her legs and lastly, she’s wearing a well-designed shoe that matches her dress.
Draw Rias’s skirt and cape with her hands
For the cape, trace the concave curve you drew for the shoulder,
Make the curved arms of the cape with a curved vertical line so that it’s aligned with the slant line of the chest, and draw a curved line from the hair to the slant line of the chest.
Draw convexly curved lines from the slant line of the chest that the curves form an edge at the center of the lower part of the hair; this is the front part of the cape.
Draw the upper and lower arms of the right and left hands in the direction of the basis you drew for the arms before you can move to the next step, which is to draw the hands.
Now make a curved line from the lower arm to the vertical line of the chest, this is the back of the cape.
Draw the hand bangles at the lower arms towards the wrist and trace the trapezoid of the hand into the actual shape of the hand that the thumbs are on the waist and other fingers are showing under the bangles of the hands, the pinkie and thumb are the most obvious of the fingers.
For the waistcoat, trace down the already existing lines of the waistcoat from the waistline till it gets to the sharp edge that looks like a blade.
Add more lines to the sharp edges of the waistcoat, draw a little slant line from the front part of the cape and extend the slant line, so it forms a vertically slant line to the center (joint) of the sharp edge.
Add four circles at the side of the vertically slant line of the waistcoat and make sure the circles have even spaces between them; this is the button of the waistcoat;
add a rectangular shape to the lower part of her right thumb; this is the pocket of the waistcoat.
Rias Gremory’s skirt is a short one with stripes on it to make it look more attractive and has sharp edges.
Draw vertical lines for the stripes of the skirt and extend the vertical lines to her right hand so that it shows the flying of the short skirt.
Add horizontal lines joining these vertical lines of the stripes together so it forms the actual shape of the skirt, and add zigzag lines under the skirt to make it look more attractive.
Draw Rias’s legs
Rias Gremory has two long legs, which complements her body size; draw vertical lines from the skirt to the circle you drew for the basic of the knee, and draw a curve line from the end of the vertical line (on the knee) so it forms the shin of her leg.
Draw another vertical line from the center of the skirt to the circle of the knee, so it forms the thigh and extends the vertical line to the basic you drew for the socks, this is the calf.
You are done with the legs because this approach can be used for both the right and left leg, so it is your choice if you feel like starting from the left or right legs.
Draw Rias’s Shoes and Socks
Drawing Rias Gremory shoes and socks is the next step; we will draw the socks before the shoe to make it easier and more approachable when it’s time to draw the shoe.
For the socks, make a zigzag line under these lines of the leg and draw vertical lines at the sides of the zigzag while it’s curved towards the shoe, this is the socks, and the curve shows the ankle of her leg.
For the shoe, draw a slant line from the end of the curved line of the socks. This is the back view of the shoe.
Draw another slanted line from the other vertical line of the sock and make a curved line joining these slant lines together; this is the bottom of the shoe.
Draw a curved line at the top of the shoe and add the curved horizontal lines so it can show the shoe’s design and make it look more beautiful.
Complete the Hair
At this point, we need to continue the hair from where we stopped, cover the top of the hair with curves (two at the sides and one at the center), and draw a concave curve from the top hair to the right side of her head.
Draw another curve from the same right side of the hair, so it forms an edge facing downward,
draw curves at the sides of the hair and add lines to join them together, so it forms edges facing sideways that look like hair wings.
Make a vertical line under the edge of the right hair wing to the concave of the shoulder and you are done with her upper hair.
For the lower hair, draw long curves at the sides of the body and add more curves to the ones you drew, so it forms her log hair that shows at the sides of her body.
Make sure the long curves forms as many edges as possible, the long hair is connected to the arms and hands, and add vertical lines from the left hair to the concave curve of the shoulder.
Add more curves to the existing curves, add the horizontally curved line at the middle of the knees and make another curved line to form an edge facing her right knee.
Make sure most of these edges are pointing down with a curved line, draw a curve that faces up at the right side of her body, and double it, so it forms the only edge of the hair facing up. This is the final approach to completing the hair.
Draw the Bow on Her Neck
Drawing Rias Gremory bow is the last step to completing her outfit.
Draw vertical lines joining together that look like the letter “V” and draw a vertical line from the end of the “V” to the hair of the chest.
Draw curved lines joining these “V” lines to the curved line of the hair, this is the upper part of the bow.
Draw slant lines joining together to form the lower part of the bow which is attached to the hair on her chest. This is the bow of her neck that completes her outfit.
At this point, you are done with the major Rias Gremory drawing; you can add lines or dots to the necessary places.
Add horizontally curved lines at the knee joint.
Add a line to the upper part of the sock.
Use thick lines for the border of the bow and skirt, erase excess lines and dot to avoid your drawing being weird, shade the circles of the button, and use a thick line for the border of the cape and waistcoat.
You can also add colors to the outfit, which is optional; makes sure the colors are not too dull, use a thick line for the shin of her legs and a thin line for the calf of her legs, and use a thick line for the border of her show.
Add shadows or highlighting to the necessary part of her outfit.
This stage will determine how you want your drawing to look, the expression on her face, shade the pupils, and add little lines under the eyelid to form her eyelashes.
Use thick lines for the border of the arms and hands.
Use thick lines for all the curves that made up the hair.
Clean all the excess lines and dots on the outlines and add shadings to the necessary parts.
Conclusion to Rias Gremory Drawing
Drawing Rias Gremory might look difficult or too detailed; you don’t have to worry about how much detail she possesses; bother about the fun and knowledge that will be added to you.
Follow these steps above, and you will enjoy doing so.
Ensure you have all the necessary materials and equipment such as a pencil, eraser, color, and, very importantly, your drawing paper or sketchpad.
Enjoy your drawing!