Add shading in the iris and white patches, as if your character was looking into a light.
No matter what you are drawing it is always good to have some reference material, especially if you are a beginner. This can be photographs or real objects, people and animals.
Refine your figure. Still don’t worry about details for now, but clean up your lines, and generally just make the figure clearer. A kneaded eraser can come in useful here.
Manga are typically done in black and white, but you can color it using things like watercolor, gouache, Copic markers, etc.
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Drawing anime characters is great. But if you are a total beginner to drawing in general you should start by learning the basics. Practice drawing simple things like straight lines and basic shapes like circles and squares. This can be boring at times but will help you improve.
Manga Tuts Posted on April 25, 2014 by julia GordonOctober 15, 2014
How do I make a character seem to be reaching towards the viewer?
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For this how to draw manga faces tutorial, you’ll need the following drawing tools: pencil, eraser, ruler or a digital drawing application like PaintTool Sai or Photoshop. When you draw manga faces, keep in mind that there are various styles and shapes that you can do. It depends on the type of character that you want to create. For now, this guide shows you step by step how to draw a basic manga face. Basic Guidelines for Drawing a Manga … Continue reading →
Flesh out your stick figure. Add weight and depth to the various parts of your stick figure and you must do it well. Head: Indicate which way it’s facing with a line, and then add the chin and cheekbones.
Remember that the chin may be very pointy depending on your style. Shorter cheek and round chin indicates cuteness. Chest/Torso: Block it in with a circle, or a simple prism – more rectangular for guys, more triangular for girls.
Make sure that with girls, the waist is thin, flaring out into rounded hips; while for guys, the shoulders are much wider, and the hips are narrow. Hips: Can be indicated with a sphere/circle. Limbs: Should be blocked in with ovals or cylinders, with circles/spheres for the joints.
Hands and feet: Can be left simple for now, though you might want to indicate their positions.
Manga Tuts Posted on July 8, 2014 by julia GordonJuly 8, 2014
To draw manga, start with a basic outline of the head. Use sharp, zig-zag shapes for the hair, and large, expressive eyes. Draw a small nose and mouth, keeping the focus of the face on the eyes. For the rest of the body, start with the basic outline of torso, legs, and arms. Add unique clothing to the character, like a gothic style, and accessories, like bags, pets, or hats. For a less detailed character, you can borrow styles from anime to make the character look more like a cartoon.
Manga Tuts Posted on October 15, 2014 by julia GordonOctober 15, 2014
Make the hand larger than the body and draw it in front of the body.
Hey, welcome to another step by step drawing lesson. In this post you’re about to see an easy anime side view body tutorial otherwise known as a profile view. Before we begin, if you’re drawing traditionally, use a light pencil for the guidelines and frames of the body. And don’t forget to press lightly on that pencil. You won’t always need to use guidelines; use them until you’re comfortable drawing the anatomy viewed from the side without them. When I’m … Continue reading →
Perspective is objects getting smaller as they go farther off into the distance. A good example of this is if we were to look at a cube. Even though all sides of it are even the sides that are further away from the viewer will appear smaller. The larger the object the more noticeable this will be.
Draw anime-style eyes. Do it by hand, or try drawing on a computer. When you’re ready, try to use anime eyes to express emotion.
Study the work of other artists to see how anime and manga are drawn. Learn the style.
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“Manga” refers to comics and graphic novels created in Japan, but this style of comic is popular worldwide. To draw manga or illustrations in a manga style, you’ll need to practice sketching facial features, clothing styles, and other elements common to manga. You can also incorporate elements of “anime” — Japanese animation — into your drawings, as well.
Manga Tuts Posted on April 29, 2014 by julia GordonMay 25, 2014
Continue drawing anime or anything else you might like. Practice drawing basic lines and shapes a few minutes a day and then draw anything you find fun or interesting after that.
Properly shading in a drawing can give otherwise two dimensional objects a three dimensional appearance. To be able to shade an object in a proper and realistic way you need to study how light reflects off of different shapes and surfaces. But the basic rule is that the side of an object that is facing the light source will be the lightest and the one facing away from the light source will be the darkest.
Add manga-style eyes. As with hair, eyes are an instantly recognizable hallmark of manga drawing.
Draw the “stick men” This is the basic framework of your character. Draw the lines for where arms/legs will go and their positioning. Draw the circle for the head first, a line for the spine, a line for the shoulders (a little below the head, so there’s a neck), a line across for the hips.
It may be easier to draw circles for joints . You’re drawing a stick figure. This step is to block out the proportions and figure out what your character is doing; Standing? Sitting? A heroic pose? More things to note! Don’t feel too worried about your proportions being messed up, more practice then! Usually you can go on and copy more pictures OR copy a page from your favorite manga.
They can guide you on how to get an “active” drawing. One day you will realise a style,a way you WANT to draw,a way where the characters look right to you and everybody else. Practice hard for that day to come.
The above illustration shows some of the things you will need to know to be able too draw anime and manga. Below is a detailed breakdown of each.
Start with manga hair. Hair is usually one of the traits that instantly identifies a character as manga-style. When you’re comfortable with these steps, move on to more complicated styles, and add shine to the hair in zigzag patterns.
Draw a manga robot. Try combining the shapes into different robots as you get more comfortable with the technique.
Manga Tuts Posted on April 25, 2014 by julia GordonMay 25, 2014
Do you remember when you were learning how to draw manga bodies and anatomy from the front? Basic shapes were used to simplify different parts of the body. These shapes make it easier to draw bodies in three quarter view and other angles. The trick is to be able to turn them in different positions. Below are some basic shapes that can be used when drawing manga bodies or just about anything. Now, I’m encouraging you to get your mind familiar … Continue reading →
Give your manga characters a pet by drawing a dog. Once you get the basic technique down, try adapting it to different breeds.
Use a pencil and draw lightly so it will be easy to erase your starting lines. Make sure that your head has the right proportions. For beginners, this is a common and easy mistake. Manga and anime characters don’t have to have huge eyes to qualify as manga or anime.
A lot of manga and anime characters have eyes that are very close to actual human anatomy! Start drawing your manga before you get an instruction book (if you do) so you can gain your own style, rather than copying someone else.
At the end, very carefully go over the main lines over in nib pen. Make sure the hands drawn are relatively the size of the head, usually smaller. If you have your own anime figures, put them in front of you while drawing.
Sketch the main shapes first, then go over the lines. Practice folds and shadows too. Comedy genre characters usually have lesser folds. If you do not know how to draw certain figures or objects, do your research online as reference.
Try creating animal-based characters, such as catgirls or rabbit-inspired chibis. It will help you to add personality to your characters too: just think about the personality of the animal. For more inspirational ideas start watching anime, draw your favourite characters and then draw your very own original anime characters.
Adding details to the eyes will add more life and dimension to the character. Learn anatomy and study the human body before even attempting a full body. This will give you more body proportions as well as the right anatomy.
Practice drawing facial expressions for your characters, as these are important. There are many useful resources available from Pinterest and Google Images. Search for ‘drawing expressions reference’.
Draw most body parts with straight lines instead of curves. Facial features can be curved.
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Try drawing a whole character. Incorporate face, hairstyle, eyes, and expression as you work.
Draw a manga boy. Change the hair, eyes and facial expression as you see fit.
At times it may seem like your drawings don’t come out the way you want them to or that you are not making much progress. Don’t let this get you down. Take a break or try again another day. With practice you should eventually get better.
Welcome to this anime background tutorial where you’ll be learning how to paint a sky and clouds in this video. The best way to learn to paint the sky is to go outside and observe. Look up at the sky on a sunny day, on a cloudy day, in the mornings and in the evenings. That’s your best reference. This is a digital sky painting tut and I’m using Paint Tool Sai. You can use Photoshop or any other digital … Continue reading →
Add some facial expressions to your manga faces. These can help communicate emotion in your characters, expressions are very important in drawing manga.
Look at where the clothing scrunches up on a figure and add lines there. If you need more help, use a reference image to give you a better idea of where the wrinkles should go.
To draw the same character is kind of tough. Have an original image of the character for guidance, and use templates of people in different positions/angles and imitate them. Keep a sketchbook to try out different perspectives until you’re happy with them.
The eyes are an important feature of an anime person. They are used to express all kinds of emotions. You can tell what mood an anime character is in from the way the eyes are drawn. But it can be challenging for a beginner to draw them evenly. So, this article demonstrates how to draw anime eyes for beginners. Anime eyes are my favorite things to draw and color. Since they vary in styles, shapes, sizes and colors, I get … Continue reading →
Perspective drawing is taking this effect into account and portraying it in a correct and realistic way. You can practice by drawing basic three dimensional objects such as cubes and cylinders from different angles. Later on this will help you draw more complex shapes and even anime character.
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Try observing real life objects to see where the light would fall. Shadows will usually be under folds of clothes and hair, and lighter areas will be opposite to this.
To be able to use color effectively you should learn at least some of the basics of the color theory such as warm and cool and complimentary colors. You can always look at a color wheel if you need some help remembering which colors are which. The colors across from each other on the color wheel are the complimentary colors. An example of a warm color would be yellow. An example of a cool color would be blue.
Do in pencil first, then lightly shade it before drawing in the lines you want with ink/pen.
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Try drawing gothic-style manga clothing. This usually incorporates features such as top hats and petticoats.
Add unique manga clothing styles. Start by tracing the clothing over a basic form, then erasing unnecessary lines.
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A drawing software can make your work a lot easier and faster than the traditional drawing with paper and pencil. Manga drawing software such as Manga Studio, PaintTool Sai and Photoshop allow you to do things like quickly edit and undo mistakes with the simple click of a mouse. However these software are not free. You may get to try them out for about thirty days or so but then you have to pay for them. Luckily there are some good … Continue reading →
Draw a template of a manga head. Use this as a starting point for your manga characters.
If you’ve been following the blog tutorials here, then you’re already able to draw an anime face and head front view from a previous guide. In this tutorial you’re going to learn how to draw anime heads from a three quarter angle. Drawing anime heads at an angle, like the three quarter view, can be a bit of a challenge at first. This is mainly because the features on the side of the head that is turned away are either hidden … Continue reading →
Start adding detail. Start drawing in the clothes, making sure they fit the form of your character. Shonen styles character will have fancy heroic clothes,comedy style has carefree or strange clothes draw the hands and feet, and fill in the, eyes, nose, mouth, hair, etc.
If you ever need inspiration you can always look at the work of other artists by watching anime or looking at your favorite manga. Of course there are quite a few tutorials on this website that can help you with drawing in the anime and manga style. Check the Anime & Manga Drawing Tutorials section.
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Hey guys, it’s time to learn how to draw the side of a manga face or profile view. If you want to draw the front view, or the three quarter view, you are still in the right place. Just follow the links and learn to draw these face poses too. So when I’m drawing manga faces from the side or in the profile view, these are the basic guides that I use to help me. They’re similar to those used … Continue reading →
Pictures to look at for practice, especially for eyes (you can’t draw if you don’t know how to; study on how to flesh out and add detail)
Manga Tuts Posted on April 27, 2014 by julia GordonApril 29, 2014
If you are a fan of anime or manga and would like to learn how to draw in the style but have no idea where to start these are some tips that can help.
Learning to draw is not easy. It takes time and a lot of effort and patience. But it can also be very rewarding to see your own improvement.
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Use the ‘head’ rule: the body is roughly 5 heads tall and the shoulders are 2 heads outward.
You can’t. Impatience will ultimately destroy your style in an effort to get professional looking manga. Take your time and get better as you go.
Correct shading can help indicate the lighting conditions of an environment, the time of day, and even the weather.
Blending pencil (used when shading not required at the starting point)
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Find a point in which you want the wind to be coming from. Then, you can estimate how long the character’s hair is and make it flowing the opposite of where the wind is coming from.
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Hey you! This video tutorial will show you how to color anime eyes. If you need to learn to draw it first, this beginner’s anime eye tutorial will help. There are several ways in which we can color anime eyes, but today we’re using this easy step by step method. This is the palette that we’re using to color these anime eyes. It’s a blue-purple and we may add darker or lighter shades if necessary, as we color. Also in … Continue reading →
Copy, but don’t trace! From tracing you only draw it in that moment nothing more. Copying is better, doing so then you have a concept of what you drew. Find a simple character on a manga you like or on the web.
More possibly headshots, Make sure they have relatively easy to draw hair. Fan art can be just as good as the originals. Practice drawing the pictures you have found, so you can develop a “feel” for manga style.
Things to note: Eye Styles: This varies greatly, not just between manga, but also between characters in the same series. Eyes are a very expressive feature in Manga, and a character’s eyes can tell you all about them.
Proportions: Manga style is all about manipulating proportions, your character may be anywhere from three to eight/nine heads tall. Compare to a normal human figure, which is generally six or seven.
For example if you are drawing a character that is outside on a bright sunny day. Then the shadows would be fairly sharp with high contrast between shaded and lit areas. On a foggy or rainy day it should be the opposite the shadows would be fairly blurry and harder to see with far less contrast between shaded and lit areas.
You don’t need to be a doctor to draw people but some basic anatomical knowledge will definitely help. Knowing the proportions and placement of different body parts will help you avoid making mistakes when drawing people. In anime certain proportions may be exaggerated but overall anime and manga characters are still usually based on real anatomy.
Clean up and get ready for inking. Erase any other guidelines, and make sure you know which ones you want to keep. Again, this is one place a kneaded eraser comes in handy.
Using the right combination of colors you can create a more interesting and attractive looking anime character.
In a previous post we talked about proportioning the body, but our focus was mainly on drawing anime girls. So, in today’s lesson you will be learning how to draw an anime guy. Particularly, the one that’s featured in this article. An anime guy is drawn a bit differently than a female. He has some features that define his masculinity like more muscles, less curves, bigger hands etc. However, don’t draw half of him lopsided looking. The proportions of each … Continue reading →
Ink your drawing, more possibly with a nib pen and color, if desired. Practice over and over. Once you are confident,start reference with other popular manga on paneling and story. Then good luck with your manga!
Manga Tuts Posted on December 6, 2014 by julia GordonMarch 9, 2015
As an artist, you must be able to use colors in your art that are harmonious and pleasing to look at. You can do this well by using a color wheel. So what is a color wheel? It’s a system which describes the relationship between colors. You can’t just choose random colors and put them together. Well, you can but it may hurt the eyes. That’s why it’s important to understand how to use a color wheel to pick good … Continue reading →
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