A cute little high school sketch of Sakura in her school uniform. I really have problems drawing feet, don’t I?
Here’s another from my high school sketchbook. Meiling Li is my favorite character from my favorite anime (and the inspiration for my pen name). I drew her a lot, in various outfits and hairstyles.
Here I gave her braids instead of her trademark odango. She’s wearing “civilian” clothes but the top takes some influence from the Chinese style of her battle costume.
There’s a lot that’s cringe-worthy about this sketch (the feet eeeeeek), but I love her hair, her expression, and the leaves and wind swirls.
When I started getting into anime about 15 years ago, I started keeping a sketchbook so I could teach myself to draw anime-style. I have very minimal talent as an artist, but I thought it would be fun to share some of these sketches here.
This is actually one of my best, featuring the title character of Cardcaptor Sakura in action. I think she’s about to use her wand to seal a Clow Card; you can see I started tracing the outline of a magic circle around her feet.
Sakura was always one of my favorite characters to draw, not just because I loved that anime, but because I had such fun making up battle costumes for her. This is one of my own original designs.