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How to Draw Nature and Animals

Draw Manga AnimalsHow Draw Manga Grass

Drawing nature is extremely difficult so you can't go and draw every leaf on every tree and every blade of grass. You need to consider methods to make the drawing look enough like nature.

Nature Drawing

Tako for example a withered tree.

Expressing Trees and Grass

Drawing A - leaves gather at 66 the end of the branches.

Since trees often appear in street scenes giving you plenty of chances to draw them, try to remember a few of these management techniques. As a basic rule, at first you need to consider the structure of trees.

Tako for example a withered tree.

The first simple and easy method to handle this is to use pen touches.

" Drawing B

" Drawing B

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It is also a good idea to think about the contrast of the colors in the shadows.

Adding black to the shadow areas is also a good idea.

The thinking behind Drawing B is that pen touches are added to the shaded areas of the tree.

The thinking behind Drawing B is that pen touches are added to the shaded areas of the tree.

Manga Trees
Sometimes the entire tree can be treated with black.

It is also a good idea to think about the contrast of the colors in the shadows.

The key to handling the black is to be aware of thp how ■the black is applied to the tip of the leaves and the openings between the leaves that can be seen in the offshoots from the branch. Try drawing while thinking about the fundamental mechanisms Involved.

Adding black to the shadow areas is also a good idea.

Manga Grass Moving Effect

Using effects like double pass horizontal lines skillfully used in thickets of trees and grass can increase your variations and render effects like an oil painting.

Considering the Trunk

Since the trunk of a tree is cylindrical in nature, be sure and draw it so it doesn't look flat when applying management techniques. An example is given on the right on how to manage the technique of bringing out the sense of three-dimensionality in the tree.

When applying pen techniques to the overall form, keep the gradation effect in mind.

Finally, consider adding branches that look like real tree branches and draw.

Adding vertical lines is also effective.

Simply speaking, consider gradation effects and how to apply them.

When -drawing woods and \3f8sts. the easy part is wai is up front and the tfcult part is what is in Ito back. Drawing all the tees would be quite an risking and difficult to rehend.

Trees Drawing Manga

Drawing A

Image Drawing Weeds

As for the case of weeds. The basic schoo' of thinki ng is represented in Drawing A. Then ail you have to do is just make Drawing A somewhat more complex.

2. Then» draw an Put some thought into intersecting curved line. ihe unseen areas too.

3. Fmly draw t"e shape,

A. Draw tie right -and left sides

Dy rrg up the baselines.

2. Draw the peak.

1. Draw the flow of the grass.

2. Draw the peak.

3. Tidy up the shape.

As for the case of weeds. The basic schoo' of thinki ng is represented in Drawing A. Then ail you have to do is just make Drawing A somewhat more complex.

I E»fl if you draw everything •c a T, the drawing could inn up being confused and I miscuous; thus, it is cest :o handle back areas t| jsng couble pass lines lares going for a I fttorblance than actual I realty.

!:re grass is a large sized te/iihg, the principles for ijwng leaves can be applied.

Orawing Leaves and Grass

ILÊ8V8S and grass have two sides shattoflZK depending on the angle, you I igh: want to show the I jctersde. As a basic rule, «Wider and draw leaves and rsss like the illustration on the

2. Then» draw an Put some thought into intersecting curved line. ihe unseen areas too.

1. First, using a (jraw trie tow of the leaf as the right and loft sdes of leaves and grass arc symmetric

3. Fmly draw t"e shape,

A. Draw tie right -and left sides

Dy rrg up the baselines.

Drawing A

Expressing Rocks and Boulders

Drawings Rocks And Boulders

Rocks in rivers and oceans are worn down by the flow of the water and the surface of them becomes smooth.

For rocks and boulders, the environment in which they are set is important. For example, the flow of water in rivers and the like wears down the rocks making their surface smooth while boulders on a hillside tend to be rugged. There are various kinds of rocks and boulders, which are different, based on the environment in which they exist. In order to bring out the place, environment and atmosphere, it is necessary to remember several management methods.

One method is to depict a picture you like. If you can't see all the details, try making an enlarged photocopy.

Rocks in rivers and oceans are worn down by the flow of the water and the surface of them becomes smooth.

Manga Water Surface

Expressing Oceans

When drawing waves, first consider the following mechanisms.

The water rises ana 8S it reaches a peak, tte foarn rises.

As the wave breaks. the teamed up area splits and widens :o the left and nght.

As the wave breaks. the teamed up area splits and widens :o the left and nght.

As the wave breaks, the foam quickly rises ard the white water increases.

First of all, the water rises up in the direction of the force.

As the wave breaks, the foam quickly rises ard the white water increases.

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iside view

A large amount of loam, which emerges from the waves, floats on top near the shore resembling the mesh of a fishing net.

Expressing waves also changes with the situation

Technique Point

The character in the drawing on the right is the only place where pen work was added; the background was handled completely with tones. To make the drawing sound using only tones, the accent in the contrast needs to be firmly drawn.

Manga Background Place

To create '.he foam in the• carefully ctch the Crops r tty sfteet one by one dstai i see lit.

Layer the tones to create tto shadow.

Expressing waves also changes with the situation

Express fasting moving spraying w with pen touches.

To create '.he foam in the• carefully ctch the Crops r tty sfteet one by one dstai i see lit.

Layer the tones to create tto shadow.

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In this illustration, the t^ackgnxmcJ nas been intentionally darkened to unng oui the contrast with 'he white and to firmly establish mo sense ot existence ol the wate' When water floats in the sir. tho nature of it - cfae to surface tension is to form into baits.

Rain Into Mang

What you wa^t to keep foremost in your minn when dravwig rain is that whatever gots rained on gets -.vet. Be ca/etui nor lo forget to sdri this effect whon crawing rain.

Manga Background Effect

rns huost pat. Iho expression cf water in rgalS tiarxi'ed by using .">■«s.

I Depending on the situation, the expression of water changes making it J difficult to draw. In manga, water is expressed as moving at a fixed moment in time.

In this illustration, the t^ackgnxmcJ nas been intentionally darkened to unng oui the contrast with 'he white and to firmly establish mo sense ot existence ol the wate' When water floats in the sir. tho nature of it - cfae to surface tension is to form into baits.

on ti e ground makes II lock (ike rain. Also, is wet, t reflects things like tne neon lights 3' ctouds in the daytime.

What you wa^t to keep foremost in your minn when dravwig rain is that whatever gots rained on gets -.vet. Be ca/etui nor lo forget to sdri this effect whon crawing rain.

Wl ten rain talis on water, ripples form and reflect light. In water, objects reflect like a mirror.

rns huost pat. Iho expression cf water in rgalS tiarxi'ed by using .">■«s.

On the other hand, water is transparent and when force is applied, waves swimmingly form.

Fundamentally, water flows from high places to low places; however, depending on the situation, consider the different phenomena that occur in different situations when expressing water.

For example, pour some water into a cup to the point that it almost overflows. The water seems to float on top of the cup and doesn't spill, The phenomenon here is known as surface tension.

Water Manga Technique

Add a little light to the making it three-din

Surface tension also occurs in water spilled on the floor.

Add a little light to the making it three-din

Drawing A

rsaiflg down the drawing or* the «ft into outlines fenders mc drawing on the nght. New consider which areas to make Hfftws.

Fotos Aeres Manga

When using a pen to handle the efforts, consider the flow of the clouds and make sure the pen touches do not oecome too monotonous. Also, think about the contrast of ttx) shadows and handle this by adding detailed lines.

Carscer his drawing on t^o basis of Drawing A.

ic . | Drawing A is a well-drawn example making use of scribbles

I 3 I to express clouds.

Drawing A

Using Drawing A as a foundation, develop it making it more complex.

Carscer his drawing on t^o basis of Drawing A.

When using a pen to handle the efforts, consider the flow of the clouds and make sure the pen touches do not oecome too monotonous. Also, think about the contrast of ttx) shadows and handle this by adding detailed lines.

rsaiflg down the drawing or* the «ft into outlines fenders mc drawing on the nght. New consider which areas to make Hfftws.

Expressing Fire and Smoke

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Keep in mind things like heat, light and smoke When expressing the flow of the burning air with when you draw.

Keep in mind things like heat, light and smoke When expressing the flow of the burning air with when you draw.

The illustration on the right represents the basic composition of a large fire. Using this as a base, use your favorite management methods to express tho fire.

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pen touches, try not to draw tho flow with too much monotony.

Fire does things like flowing with force ( and swirling depending on the S ''flow of the air.

pen touches, try not to draw tho flow with too much monotony.

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Amid the flames give the building shadows by adding pen touches to parts of it making it more "fire like

SncKe can engulf and swirl depending on the flow of The air.

Fire Swirl Drawing
Use the illustration on the right as the basic composition of when thinking of expressing smoke.

% f spreading out

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How Draw Manga Smoke And ExplosionsSwirling Wind Drawing

Breaking down tie drawing on the left X int0 outlines, renders the drawing above.

Expressing Explosions

Explosions can be easily divided into two types. They are:

1) wind explosions from gunpowder and the like and

2) flame explosions from gases and gasoline.

Manga Explosion

Wind explosions convey a sense of bursting open. Since they have the ability lo put out fires, Insy don't generally tend to cause fires and tend to destroy the surroundings.

Manga Explosion

Flame explosions convey a sense of burning as the flames move to the surroundings and develop into larger fires.

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Exoio&b^ have H e power to widen ircm 'tie "sidfi to tho outside.

;—. m ,".. ~ rwurr.wi ', Consider flinging broken fragmants, dust and rocks in the 8 r with your drawings.

? V ''J A.\ Consider the fibrous nature ofwood and then draw.

Express fragments by flinging some white.

When showing the scale of the explosion, if you have something to use as a compa'isori, the size is easy to understand; however, the main point here is not to show the size but to show the complexity of the explosion.

Learn the fundamentals for the qualities of movement and form from the drawings on the left Then, develop your ideas and make your drawings more complex.

_.,..„_____tha- töke place in the air le^d to be circular In shape.

Exoio&b^ have H e power to widen ircm 'tie "sidfi to tho outside.

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Expressing Animals

Sometimes you may have to draw animals in your manga. While it is fine to roughly outline them and add some deformation when drawing them, you can expand the power of your expression by researching the skeletal structure of animals.

Manga Skeleton

When doing your design, draw centerlines for viewing the flow of the body and the balance of the right and left sides.

Sometimes you can't see certain parts depending

Since gathering reference material for animal skeletons is sometimes difficult, consider the manner in which the body is organized by looking carefully at it from a I variety of angles.

The face of a feline skeleton is made up of triangles.

Sometimes you can't see certain parts depending

Skeletal Feline

The face of a feline skeleton is made up of triangles.

Cats ooze pliability pushing out all over the drawing like some kind of female imagery.

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Pose Draw Dog

A dog in a 'play with me' pose. Dogs express fun and anger with thsr entire bodies. Don't forget their liveliness. Of course, older dogs are a different story. Older dogs tend to express gentleness all over.

Individual characteristics exist even in animal behavior. Observe them carefully bringing your drawings to life.

Cats ooze pliability pushing out all over the drawing like some kind of female imagery.

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Large animals are appeaiiny because of their profoundness and strength. Picture leisurely movement in your mind.

Set a high value on quick 'busting' movement for sma! I birds and tiny animals.

Large animals are appeaiiny because of their profoundness and strength. Picture leisurely movement in your mind.

Set a high value on quick 'busting' movement for sma! I birds and tiny animals.

Manga Animals

Types of Animals that Appear in Stories

Exceot for animaJ oriented manga, for the most part, animals usually play nho' characters. Try imagining what kind of animaJ would be cast in a cetain role.

Sweet and cute animals usually play mascot roles.

ity laxl to &e small Himafe arc baby snmafe Ika nice, xurels, sjiall btrds and teiketha; can be easily "-Jjor.cuddted in seme ■»Hie/also p'a-y a «rtrsr rcle ¡ike in the wiexanpfe.

For partner role animals.

Intelligent animals like dogs and birds are often used. In some cases, they can communicate with humans.

Animals aimed at

Animals cast as villains' pets express the villain as someone who wants to own things.

Villains usualty have slender animals like longhaired cats, dogs I Ike Doberman plnschers and boxeis, beasts like alligators and tigers In tow. In the case of women, they sometimes have reptiles as pets.

;rç any to'C of mwication with Liws they have ft'I itt,e qualities it cis^gcters.

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Dogs

throwing out ih-^j its chest i^^YK

crouched back

^applying lie simple pup of fogs and as to other ifinais.

shaped like an eggplant

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Consider the solidity of the unseen areas for each of these.

line used for positioning the shoulder

For the head, add a mouth to the circular fwm used to give shape to the animal.

When drawing imaginary animals, if you make reference to things like the skeletal structure of actual living animals, it can help your imagination a great deal resulting in a well-formed drawing.

In this drawing, the head, face, and jaw where taken from referencing the feline skeleton and then deformed.

The skeleton in Drawing A is feline. The mechanism of the movement of the mouth in the angle of the mouth when the mouth opens, as well as. the relationship of the position of the eyes and gills when the mouth is open, makes for good reference.

Drawing A

comers of the mouth

The method applied in drawing the front leg was patterned after a human hand.

Dragons Manga Sketch

Just like a cat, the head of a dragon can be constructed , from triangles.

The method applied in drawing the front leg was patterned after a human hand.

Just like a cat, the head of a dragon can be constructed , from triangles.

Of course you can use reptiles or horses, etc., for reference too. It just so happens that the animal the artist is most familiar with is cats. The best advice is to practice drawing a variety of animals and species.

Backgrounds Reference For Manga

Consider the building and light and apply gradation tones.

The building uses a 30% lone with the windows gradated.

fice the animals drawn i imaginary, thoro is no to make reference i actual animals; aver, problems could jr changing the led product by just wing on a whirn. As a aral rule, it is a good to consider in ice the mechanisms j animal movement, 3tal structure and the

Consider the building and light and apply gradation tones.

The building uses a 30% lone with the windows gradated.

Special Edition: Using White

Use pen tip to draw lines with white

Manga Background Lines

While it is easy to think of the usage of white, black and tones, as for erasing, painting and attaching respectively, please consider their usage as drawing items instead of as independent functioning items. With this frame of mind, you can apply the use of these tools and expand your range of expression. Several methods for using white are introduced here.

Here are various examples where white is drawn to handle effects like tatami mat flooring, a building, light and margins in printed text.

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€> At times you may need to adjust the amount of water by wiping it a bit. If there is too much water, water balls form and do things like drip from the pen and get under the ruler anc if the ink is not waterproof, it will blot the page.

First, prepare a used pen tip

Manga Techniques

First, prepare a used pen tip

0 Without wiping off the water, add whrte to the pen tip with a brush.

O Dip the pen in water and whip off any ink previously in the pen. Then dip the pen in the water again.

touch-up

Depending on the situation, a touch-up pen can also be used.

■file can also bo used for adding light and outlining text for ifrr \Kfj want to make the letters stand out.

Another method ;s to do things like blow on the pen for a spattering effect. As a basic rule, before adding the effect to the original page, test the effect on another piece of page and then go back to the original page.

I At otr-er times, if there is too little water, it is default 'or the white to flow out of the pen. In this case, add a little bit of water to the pen tip 2nd c^eck the condition of the flow. Before taing on your original pages, try drawing on another pioce of paper.

0 Another method is to use white ink which avoids getting water on the page. Adding white directly on the page is okay too and easy to do. In addition, this is recommended for waterproofing ordinary black ink.

touch-up

Depending on the situation, a touch-up pen can also be used.

An easy method for drawing stars and fragments from explosions is to fling white from the edge of the bottie onto the page. Be careful of adjusting the amount of water.

■file can also bo used for adding light and outlining text for ifrr \Kfj want to make the letters stand out.

Another method ;s to do things like blow on the pen for a spattering effect. As a basic rule, before adding the effect to the original page, test the effect on another piece of page and then go back to the original page.

For rea> objects and photographs. a coud is a dowel no matter how strange the shape a''d $ recognized accord rg fy. However, i his does -of necessarily hod true for clouds drawn in pictures.

When drawing offccts for natural oojects 1 <e grass, trees, nculdors. (¡antes, fire, water and clouds oespite looking at a photograph, there are: mes wneo you can't draw then well.

Nanny-nanny,\ boo-coo. f ri«s sJos&n'v look lili«! a c\oud.

For rea> objects and photographs. a coud is a dowel no matter how strange the shape a''d $ recognized accord rg fy. However, i his does -of necessarily hod true for clouds drawn in pictures.

When drawing offccts for natural oojects 1 <e grass, trees, nculdors. (¡antes, fire, water and clouds oespite looking at a photograph, there are: mes wneo you can't draw then well.

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Countermeasures

The drawing has distinctive features, but mast importantly, it CQUGCG the majority of people to recollect some kind of fixed idea in their minds.

In a word, what needs to be done is to make people think that it is a cloud.

A drawing oone by a child. These figures are no laughing matter

For the most part, humans tend to see things with a preconception. It is the artist's job to make use of these fixed ideas and preconceptions, k

No matter wHatkind <jjp management methocííirÉ used, if the foundation of the drawing contains a fixed idea in the composition and the art is developed to your liking, you should be able to make people think that this is a cloud.

Speaking of dcteci.vee..,\oo'<, hers is this stye.

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