Rotation Gallery

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 instruction has been of some help to you; however, there is only so much one can learn from any book. In the art of drawing manga, the best teacher will be your own eye. Keep looking at real life, for inspiration, and try to recognize how it translates into your own style.

Anime Muscle Bear Sumo

Sumo Wrestler

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Index

^^Adobe®Photoshop®, 7

Bones, 42

Emotion

Alluring expression, 37

Butterfly girl, 92

color and, 13

Amused expression, 29

eyes and, 16

Anatomy, 42-43

Cast shadow, 11

Erasers, 6-7, 10

Angry expression, 32

Cat. See Neko

Excited expression, 30

Anime, 5

Chibi, 50-51

Expressions

Anthropomorphic character (neko), 88-

Children, 51

alluring, 37

89

Clothes

amused, 29

ancient design, 64

angry, 32

Backpack, 68

bad boy, 76

embarrassed, 39

Bad boy, 76-77

beach bunny, 72

excited, 30

Balance, 58-59

folds and stitching, 65

frightened, 34

Beach ball, 72-73

form of figure under, 65

irritated, 31

Beach bunny, 72-73

jeans, 63

mischievous, 36

Bishoujo, 72

loincloth, 78

pleased, 28

Bishounen, 86

modern style, 64

sad, 35

Blood type, 75

nice boy, 74

surprised, 33

Blushing, 39

patterns in, 65

tired, 38

Body, 41-59

Roman gladiator, 78

Eyes

anatomy, 42-43

sailor suit, 70-71

bad boy, 76

feet, 54-55

school girl, 70-71

"bags" under, 38

front view, 44-45

sorceress, 82

bulging, 33

hands, 52-53

swimsuit, 72

chibi, 50

profile, 48-49

tech warrior, 80

drawing, 16

three-quarter view, 46-47

tight, 64

emotions and, 16

types, 50-51

T-shirt, 62

expressions and. See Expressions

See also Female body; Figure; Male

tuxedo, 86

gallery of, 17

body

Color

neko, 88

emotion and, 13

nice boy, 74

■ N

hair, 19

school girl, 70

solid, 12

spy, 86

1 GOOD BOOKS

using, 12-13

tech warrior, 80

Color wheel, 12

Constructive Anatomy by George B. Bridgeman, ISBN 0-486-21104-5 Figure and Form by Lu Bro, ISBN 0-697-03059-8

For figure drawing:

Constructive Anatomy by George B. Bridgeman, ISBN 0-486-21104-5 Figure and Form by Lu Bro, ISBN 0-697-03059-8

For perspective:

Perspective Made Easy by Ernest Norling, ISBN 0-486-40473-0

For perspective:

Perspective Made Easy by Ernest Norling, ISBN 0-486-40473-0

Depth, 11 Doujinshi, 28 Drawing advice, 9 Dynamic figures, 58-59

Edges, soft, 13 Embarrassment, 39

Colored pencils, 7 Computer software, 7 Contrapposto, 58 Cool color, 13 Cowgirl, 91 Crossbow, 68 Crosshatching, 11 Cuteness, 12

Depth, 11 Doujinshi, 28 Drawing advice, 9 Dynamic figures, 58-59

Edges, soft, 13 Embarrassment, 39

Face forward-looking, 20-21 other angles, 26-27 profile, 24-25 three-quarter, 22-23 Face fault, 33 Fan art, 28 Fashion. See Clothes Feet, 54-55 Female body, 50 beach bunny, 72-73 breasts on, 47 butterfly girl, 92 cowgirl, 91 neko, 88-89 school girl, 70-71

sorceress, 82-83

Leaping, 58

Saturation, 12

See also Body; Figure

Light, reflected, 11

Scalp, attaching hair to, 18

Figure

Lines, 9, 10

School girl, 70-71

dynamic, 58-59

Seifuku, 71

form of, under clothing, 65

Magical people. See Sorceress

Sera fuku, 71

in perspective, 56-57

Male body, 50

Shading, 11

running, 57

bad boy, 76-77

Shadow, 11

Foreshortening, 57

fat, 51

Shoes, 55

Frightened expression, 34

nice boy, 74

Shoujo, 70

Frowning, 35

Roman gladiator, 78-79

Shounen, 74

space samurai, 84-85

Skateboard, 69

Gladiator, Roman, 78

spy, 86-87

Soft edges, 13

Gravity

sumo wrestler, 90

Software, 7

clothes and, 62, 64

See also Body; Figure

Sorceress, 82-83

hair and, 18

Manga, 5

Space samurai, 84-85

Gun, 67, 86

as Japanese art form, 24

Spy, 86-87

meaning of word, 20

Staff, 66

Hair

Manga morgue, 67

Straight edges, 7

bad boy, 76

Markers, 7

Sumo wrestler, 90

beach bunny, 72

Materials, 6-7

Super-deformed. See Chibi

color, 19

Mischievous expression, 36

Surface, 9

creating, 18

Mood, 13

Surprised expression, 33

hairstyles, 21

Motorcycle, 76-77

Sword, 67, 84-85

nice boy, 74

Muscles, 43

as one shape, 18, 24

Tech warrior, 80-81

school girl, 70

Natural walk, 59

Teddy bear, 68

sorceress, 82

Neko, 88-89

Tired expression, 38

Halftone screen, 11

Nice boy, 74

T-shirt, 62

Hands, 52-53

Two-point perspective, 56

Heads, 15-39

Older person, 51

expressions, 28-39

One-point perspective, 56

Value, 12

eyes, 16-17. See also Eyes

Vanishing point, 56

face, 20-27

Paper, 6

hair, 18-19. See also Hair

Pencils, 6. See also Colored pencils

Walk, natural, 59

Helmet, 84

Pens, 6-7, 10

Warm color, 13

Highlight, 11

Personality, 75

Warrior

Horizon line, 56

Perspective, figures in, 56-57

Roman gladiator, 78-79

Phone, 69

tech, 80-81

Inking, 10

Pleased expression, 28

Watercolors, 7

Irritated expression, 31

Props, 66-69, 86

Weapons, 66-67

space samurai, 84

Japanese culture

Respect, showing, 85

spy, 86

school uniforms, 71

Robot, 93

Wind

showing respect in, 85

Roman gladiator, 78-79

clothes and, 64

Jeans, 63

Rotation gallery, 90-93

hair in, 18

Jumping, 59

Running figure, 57

Kneaded eraser, 7, 10

Sad expression, 35 Sailor suits, 71

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