Shading

Source For Drawing Shading

Although manga is traditionally printed in black and white, inking the outline of your drawing may be only part of the finishing process. You can give depth to your creation by adding color and shading. There are many different styles of doing so. I'll show you just a few. Shading can be accomplished through crosshatching. This method really is an extension of the inking process, as it is done with a pen. Light reflected off the ground striking the ball The gradation from light to dark may be...

Using Color

Drawing Caricatures Step Step

Value is a measure of how light or dark a particular hue is. Saturation characterizes the intensity of a hue, or how gray it is. This is the Japanese word for cute, and cute is what it's all about. In Japan, ideal beauty is measured in cute-ness. Keep this in mind when designing attractive characters. Every color has three characteristics hue, value and saturation. Color, or hue, is often represented by the color wheel. When dealing in pigments, red, yellow and blue are often referred to as...

Other Pencils

Manga Pencil Cases

A nice thing to have is a mechanical or technical pencil. It will give you a clean, precise line. But be careful That's not always such a good thing. The ideal line, in most cases, is an expres sive one that varies in thickness. Many professional artists use color-erase pencils, especially in the animation industry. Typically, they come in either red or blue, and make easily erasable lines. The red or blue color takes don't show up when you photocopy or scan your paper. When the image is shot,...

Mischievous

How Draw Mischievous Eyes

A mischievous character is up to no good. Draw your mischievous characters with partially closed eyes that have eyebrows with a slight downward slant. Create the mouth with a crooked smirk. Make this come hither look by drawing slightly closed eyes, a wide grin and a sideways glance at the object of affection.

Acknowledgments

Manga Girls Standing

I'd like to thank God His consultations were very helpful. Thanks to my mom and dad for all the love and support. Thanks, Aunt Adele, for orchestrating the events that inspired this book. Thanks to Josh Menas, a great artist and a great friend. A big thank you to Pam Wissman for giving me a chance, and Christina Xenos for making publication fun and easy Last, but not least, thank YOU for picking up this book. Get another for a friend they'll love you for it. Salutations 4 Materials 6 Basic...

How To Draw A Skateboard

Skateboarders Drawings

Basic construction of this pack is simple enough just a large rectangular box and a smaller one for the little pouch in front. Here, we added some flaps and straps. The details of this item are very similar to what you would do for clothing. Use folds and stitching to tie it all together. As you can see, starting this bear is much like drawing a character. It's mostly circles and sausage shapes. Simply add a face here, and define the arms and feet more. The major difference between a toy bear...

Manga Drawing

Manga Drawing

BD Easy Lessons for Drawing Guys and Girls Discover Manga Drawing. Copyright 2006 by Mario Galea. Printed in China. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review. Published by IMPACT I IA Books, an imprint of F W Publications, Inc., 4700 East Galbraith Road,...

Rotation Gallery

Anime Muscle Bear Sumo

Here is a group of character rotations. Each character is shown in the same pose and from four different views front, profile, three-quarter front and three-quarter back. The horizontal lines illustrate how many heads tall the character stands for purposes of proportion. Drawings like these give an artist an idea of how a character looks so he or she can draw it from any angle and in any pose. We have explored many techniques used by manga and anime artists to create great drawings. I hope my...

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Learn Draw Manga

We are about to start drawing some real manga. In this chapter, we will be concerned mainly with drawing heads. You will learn how to construct a character's head from three main points of view, and then you'll find out how to breathe life and feeling into your creations through facial expression. One of the most distinctive features of a manga character is the eyes. You can sense a wide range of emotions just by looking into someone's eyes, so it is easy to...

Basic Drawing Advice

Basic Manga

For now, if you have at least a pencil and paper, we can get ourselves ready to work. First, I'll ask you to consider the following tips for making the experience a pleasant and fruitful one. Some people say artists must suffer for their work nevertheless, your own comfort plays a critical role in the production of good art. This means finding the right environment in which to work. You will need to draw on a sturdy, flat surface. Some artists prefer to work on a surface that tilts toward them....

Inking

Inking Manga

Once your pencil drawing looks the way you would like it, you will probably want to ink it so that it will appear more finished. Inking takes skill and patience. In the professional world, there are artists who specialize in inking, and that's really all they do. So don't feel bad if you can't get the hang of it right away. There are many types of ink pens from which to choose. Some allow you to change the line thickness by varying the pressure, and others come in sets of different line...

Clothing Gallery

Manga Clothes

Take a look at these examples, and notice how the form of the body is apparent even under layers of material. Even tight-fitting outfits can have wrinkles and buckling. This shiny effect comes from highlighting those wrinkles with hard-edged shapes Accumulating small details, like lace around the edge of a skirt, can add up to a big Even tight-fitting outfits can have wrinkles and buckling. This shiny effect comes from highlighting those wrinkles with hard-edged shapes Inspiration for an outfit...

Draw with IMPACT

Basic Drawing Instruction Picture

Look for these other titles from IMPACT at your local art or book store, comic book store or where ever art instruction books are sold. This is the perfect starting point for beginning artists to learn how to capture the style and dynamics of Manga art. Over fifty basic lessons, using step-by-step instructions, on how to draw characters and scenes are included, as well as tips for improving your work. Also sidebars on Japanese terms, traditions and character types help you keep your work...

Human Body Cartoon

It's not nec-I essary to render it fully at this I point. Bring the neck down to the shoulders. As a guide, it is useful to sketch a line across the shoulders where the right and left clavicle would be. This gives you a sense of direction for the rib cage draw that next. 2 Place a small circle at the end of each shoulder. These will approximate the shape of the deltoid muscles. Next, lightly draw the spine as a straight line running down from the ribs. At the end, sketch in...

Chibi Style

Breast Proportions Drawing

Not all manga characters are drawn with realistic proportions. Another popular style within the manga tradition is the chibi chee-bee . The word itself means small or cute, and that's how these characters look. A chibi is short with a small body and large head. Simplified details and abnormally large eyes enhance their cuteness. Note that the female neck is slender, while the male's is wider almost as wide as the head. The female is, overall, more delicate-looking, and the male musculature...

Anatomy

Drawing Womens Mouth Lessons

I'm sure your drawing hand is itching to get moving, but before we do any more drawing, let's take some time to look at a few important body parts. You know the ones I mean BONES and MUSCLES Here is just a brief overview of the basics. For a more in-depth study, try looking at an artist's anatomy book. The human body is quite complex, but you can represent parts in less detail, and let the viewer's knowledge of what should be there fill in the rest. Start with the front so everything will be...

Figures in Perspective

Point Perspective Manga Drawing

Drawing a single figure in the middle of an empty piece of paper may be fine, but what if you want to show a group of people, and you want to place them in a setting In this case, it is important to understand something about perspective. Perspective deals with the figure's relative size compared to everything else around it. For instance, if a character is standing in a room, you want him to look as if he will fit through the door behind him. Horizon Line The line where the Earth and the sky...

Irritated

Anime Character Biting Their Lip

In an irritated expression, the eyelids droop, and the eyebrows either are horizontal or slant inward some. The eyes may be caught in midroll, as if the character is looking off to some distant spot trying to remain calm. The look is completed with a slightly pouted mouth. You can show anger by slanting down the middle of the forehead. Notice the little buckle between the eyebrows. Clenched teeth also indicate anger. However, you do not need to draw individual teeth. Draw them as one shape....

Drawing Dynamic Figures

Dynamic Figure Drawing Poses

Creating figures that seem to move through space will bring far more interest to your drawings. The human body can bend and stretch itself into many different positions, so there can be no step-by-step method to cover them all. Your best bet is to study how the body moves by observing actual people. Make quick sketches of anyone performing some task or sitting in some position. While doing so, keep in mind what you know about the anatomy of the body. Here are some examples for you. The...

Face Other Angles

Face Angles Drawing

Here is a quick look at drawing the head from more dramatic angles. The trick here will be thinking 3-D and being able to rotate the basic construction shapes in your mind's eye. This may take some getting used to. There are infinite angles from which to draw, but once you are proficient at rotating objects in your head, the process will become easier. Then you can handle drawing heads from any point of view. If you want the characters you draw to stir any emotion in the viewer, then a firm...

Salutations

Manga Drawings

Welcome to the beginning of the book. The style of drawing featured here is based on popular Japanese styles of manga and its animated form, anime. Perhaps that is why you picked up this book. These days this art is everywhere on television, in theaters and in many video games. But remember that manga and anime are not so much styles as they are a genre, and my style is offered as merely one among many within the genre. If you can draw a circle and some lines, then I will show you how to use...