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How to Draw Portgas D Ace Step by Step Tutorial

While One Piece has had plenty of beloved characters over the years, Ace always seemed particularly special since his introduction during the Alabasta arc. Ace’s life has been meaningful since even before he was born. Let us take a look as to why Portgas D Ace is such a special character in One Piece Universe.

This article contains some major spoilers, if you have not watched the anime yet, you can skip straight to the tutorial.


Portgas D. Rouge, Ace's mother, had to conceal him inside her body for twenty months, nearly twice the usual duration of pregnancy. Ace's tragic story starts with a sacrifice before the Pirate Prince ever takes his first breath, resulting in the death of his mother. Just before passing away, Rouge gave him the name Gol D. Ace. However, Ace, grateful to his mother for her sacrifice, chose to take her name instead.  It has been revealed that Ace's father was the Pirate King, Gol D. Roger, contrary to the previous belief that his father was Monkey D. Dragon. Before Ace was born, Roger requested Garp to watch over him on his behalf. However, Ace felt that he did not owe him anything, which is why he preferred the name of his mother, who died protecting him. Although Ace resented his father, he brutally beat up anyone who spoke ill of him.

Ace began to feel like he had a purpose in this world after meeting Sabo and Luffy. Growing up together and spending time with each other, the three became sworn brothers. As a result of Sabo's death, Ace is deprived of one of his brothers without his knowledge.


After consuming the Logia Fruit, Mera Mera no Mi or Flame Flame Fruit, it bestows Ace to be able to gain control and manipulate fire, create fire and even become fire. He can reconstruct his body from fire, create solid projectiles like fire, cancel out ice-based attacks and smoke attacks and his fire can even burn foes if they are near him. It also gives him a resistance towards heat, transform into fire to evade attacks and passing through the attacks and continuously gives of heat. He can also use fire to boost his speed.

 Like most characters, Ace possesses a special power only a few can have. Ace possesses one type of ability and the rarest of them all, Haoshoku Haki, which lets him dominate the will of people to knock them out unconsciously. 


Teach was in Ace's division when Blackbeard decided to punish him. While Ace had no clue who Teach was or what his intentions were, Teach was completely unknown to Ace. Teach put Ace to the sword and turned him over to the Marines. The Marineford War became one of One Piece's most legendary arcs as a result. Marines, Fleet Admiral Sengoku, Garp, Whitebeard and Shichibukai were all present and active during this battle. Ultimately, the pirates released Ace. In order to save Luffy from Admiral Akainu, however, he gave his life in place of Luffy. As a result of Ace's death, One Piece fans were shocked to the core. One Piece does not have a reputation for killing off characters, so this was a huge surprise.


Ace died in episode 483 of the anime.


STEP – 1 : Drawing baselines

The first step of any anime drawing, including Ace fanart, requires you to draw the basic guidelines, which include a circle, a vertical straight line and four horizontal straight lines. Also draw an upper and a lower margin in this case.

STEP – 2 : Drawing anime face and body structure

In this step, you’re going to have to draw the lower structure of Ace’s face and his upper body and also the structure of Ace’s hand holding up Tama.

STEP – 3 : Drawing anime eyes and facial features

In this step you’re going to Ace’s eyes, looking sideways, along with his eyebrows inside the first two horizontal lines. Don’t forget to draw the nose on the vertical line and the mouth.