How To Draw Manga Couples
How To Draw Manga Couples
This video shows you how to draw a manga couple and the most important thing to convey in drawing such characters.
Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an illustrator and I'm going to take you through some tips on drawing manga and chibi. Alright, I'm going to show you how to draw manga couples.
For this, I'm going to have a go and have a look at how I go back doing it. So, I'm just going to sketch out the two heads here. So it's very important here to try to convey a lot of emotions into the characters.
Here's eye contact and it tends to be just slightly taller than women's, just looking across over there. So, I'm just going to map out a jaw line there, just the basics on the front of the face, stronger jaw line on the male. We're now round back the skull there where it's smoother.
Think about the spine as not a straight line but an S-shape, and you know what happens quite, we don't want to make it look quite a lot at the end of the day. So, draw that in, ribcage and torso are a lot smaller than the male. Well, not a lot but enough to notice.
You might also narrow it a bit longer. These ribs don't block out where the muscle groups are, things like that. It comes out the more naturally the more you observe and the more you draw.
It's very quickly trying to take you too hard to it. Just drawing the side of the breast there for the girl, so you've got the basic body sorted out there. I'm just going to draw, just reaching up to put attention to his face there, I'm just drawing on the tuck there.
So, we've now got a lot of the body sorted out. Don't get too much into it. You can do as much as you want with it, arms on the other side, but I'm just going to leave that out just for now for the sake of going into it without driving you mad without too many lines.
Just around off the chin there to accentuate a bit more the male character. Remember to keep that eye contact between them. I'm just going to bring out the nose a little bit there, not too strong, and you just bring out the lips there just a little bit further back and a little smaller then.
Just an eye line, remember you're drawing the eyes from the side here. Think about where the cheek comes in because you will be able to see that. I'm not going to bring the eyes far to forward, just enough.
It is quite hard to draw characters in profile but keep on practicing and you'll crack it. I'm just drawing the ear there. The ears are more of covered on him, then with stronger features on the male character, again, top lip, just a little smile there, lower lip, and here's the brow, take that back that way.
I'm just going to draw in the hair very quickly. So, a bit of an “opposites attract” feel with the hair here, so give him a big old spiky job. Think about where the crown of the hair is, a little bit further more than that actually.
And she's going to get a quite curly hair. Above all, that eye contact is the most important thing for any joining emotion between the two characters no matter what it is, if you're drawing a couple, if you're drawing people fighting, really go try and sell that. And you can call that done for now.