Striking with the Palm of the Hand

Striking downward

Drawing Hand Facing Palm
Striking from the side
How Draw Manga Getting SlappedChin Hands Sketch
The pros draw the wrist twisting over like this.
Drawn Closed Hand With Slit Wrists
Striking from below
How Draw Eyes From Multiple Angles
Draw a slightly low-angle facing the chin upward

Series of Shots

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1) Right before impact - The line of sight looks towards the hand.

Anime Slap

3) While being hit -To make it look like a slap, don't raise the shoulder of the attacked-character.

Anime Slap

2) Moment of impact - One of the eyes gets pressed closed. You can draw both eyes closed too.

3) While being hit -To make it look like a slap, don't raise the shoulder of the attacked-character.

4) Aftermath - Keep the cheek that has been pushed by the hand as is.

4) Aftermath - Keep the cheek that has been pushed by the hand as is.

Slap The Cheek

Various hand marks

Busted Lips Drawing

3. Slapping with the Back of the Hand

Slap Back Neck

Ducking the head forward (not showing the neck from a slightly bird's-eye view angle) creates a ferocious atmosphere

Illustrating Battles
4. Back-and-forth (Multiple Slaps) Slaps
Space Battle Drawing
The wrist snaps with multiple slaps.

Serious Variation: A close-up on this area with a busted lip is a standard visual direction choice.

Animated Busted Lip
To express multiple slaps use hit points and text.
Broken Teeth Comedy
Comedy/Gag Variation: Teeth are missing

Serious Variation: A close-up on this area with a busted lip is a standard visual direction choice.

Busted LipSpace Battle Drawing

Moving the jaw forward after the moment of impact creates the sensation of speed.

An image of the body being sent flying or being thrust upward.

Moving the jaw forward after the moment of impact creates the sensation of speed.

An image of the body being sent flying or being thrust upward.

Manga Body Anatomy
Cave in the chest area to make the bones look like they are being broken.
Caved Chest

As a visual directional choice, sometimes the entire body is sent flying for Chinese kung-fu movies.

The trick is to include the wrinkles and the caved-in stomach.

Hard The Stomach AnimeIllustrating Wrinkles

The trick is to include the wrinkles and the caved-in stomach.

While the pit of the stomach is technically located in the upper chest area (represented by the circle) anc the stomach is located in the lower area of the body, their use in visua direction for attacked-characters ir manga is pretty much the same.

Manga Bodies

Characteristics of attacked-characters:

1) the body stoops forward forming a crescendo mark

2) the back rounds

Kneeing Variation

Characteristics of attacked-characters:

1) the body stoops forward forming a crescendo mark

2) the back rounds

By showing the attacked-character's back from a slightly bird's-eye view angle, the strength of the force from the attack-character can be expressed.

Kneeing Variation

By showing the attacked-character's back from a slightly bird's-eye view angle, the strength of the force from the attack-character can be expressed.

Anatomy Drawing Birds Eye ViewManga Head Angles
Blows are often times expressed by only using effect-lines.
Stomach Punch

You can also raise the jaw

When the character is punched hard in the stomach, the arms move forward from the side.

A crescendo-shaped body of the attacked-character for blows to the stomach like thrusts, kicks, head thrusts, bamboo staffs, wooden swords, hard, fastballs...basically anything goes.

You can also raise the jaw

When the character is punched hard in the stomach, the arms move forward from the side.

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Practical applications of crescendo-shaped bodies

Practical applications of crescendo-shaped bodies

You'll get a better result if you spread the legs a bit.

You'll get a better result if you spread the legs a bit.

Hand Finger Point
The left arm and upper-body hint at the rotation of the waist in these kinds of spinning back kicks
Manga Body PoseImage Effect Line Drawing
Effect Line Variations
Parallel lines type 1
Parallel Lines Drawing
Parallel lines type 2

Emphasis lines - Set the vanishing point far away.

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Strike downward so that the edge of the hand and arms hit the target. Make sure the fingers are raised up a bit. I

Draw curved effect lines that connect the head and the fists

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of impact.

For the most part this involves striking the opponent's neck and chest area with the arm from the elbow up

A good lariat effect shows the clenched fist along with the turning wrist at the moment

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Downward Elbow Strike

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Use downward elbow punches together with the whole body. Picture images like dropping the waist from the elbow, crouching down from the elbow, etc., and draw them.

The elbow can be bent to a right angle or sharp angle. Both can be used for attack and defense scenes.

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The arrows depict the various directions in which the body parts move during a knee kick (e.g. twisting).

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How Draw Crouching Poses

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The more nonchalantly the dodge pose can be done, * cooler it looks. A slight flutter of the hair or the wrinkl of the clothing can express the visual direction of the

Dodge Attacking Pose

target. By doing this you can suggest that this enemy is also a skilled fighter.

An opponent left looking at the where the punch was thrown makes him look like an unskilled, amateur.

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An opponent left looking at the where the punch was thrown makes him look like an unskilled, amateur.

target. By doing this you can suggest that this enemy is also a skilled fighter.

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The more nonchalantly the dodge pose can be done, * cooler it looks. A slight flutter of the hair or the wrinkl of the clothing can express the visual direction of the movement.

There are two ways to block punches with your hand 1) intercept the punch and 2) grab the punch The key is to draw the punch aimed directly for the opponent's head without assuming anything abOL* intercepting and grabbing the punch.

Drawing Attack Character Punch Stomach

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Fine-point pens and draftsman's rulers are the general tools used. Ellipse templates and rib rulers are also often used.

Woman Body Outline Motion
1. Ellipse template and fine-point pen (about 0.3 mm)

2. Curved points like this are the curtain call for ellipse templates.

Ellipses TemplatesAnime Pose Templates

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