How To Draw Manga Tutorials
How To Draw Manga Tutorials
An illustrator aims to take us through some of the basics of drawing Manga. We will draw a female character in motion, jumping into the air.
Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an illustrator. And I'm going to take you through some tips on drawing Manga and Chibi.
Okay, I'm going to show you some tips on how to draw Manga tutorials and I'm going to show you how to draw a character in motion. The best thing you can do really is have a reference image. I'm working from one here, I can't really show you in case we get in trouble.
But it's worth taking the time just to find a good image to work from, before you start jumping into doing ones yourself, because it's good to have that reference and practice. I'm just starting off with the head. It's good to have your basics down at this point.
But I'm just going to mark out a bit of it, just to show you. We've got the head there, it's a just off oval sort of shape. Just attached to that, we're going to have the neck coming down here, just attached on.
I'm drawing a character just jumping with the arms and happy at this point. Just to let you know where it's going. So we've got the shoulders there.
Try and get the line of motion sorted out. Sort of that sort of motion. Get the rib cage in there.
I'm just blocking this in nice and quickly, just taking you through the basics of how I work. If you're doing a female character as I am, the heads going to be wider than the shoulder. There's the leg coming out the back.
It's going to be a real test, because it's not just a flat stiff body you're drawing that just stood there. You're actually having to think about fore-shortening which is quite a tough skill to get down. You're having to think about what position you're seeing the head and the face from.
Now that makes it full. Okay, so we've got the basic skeleton mapped out. Now, I'm just going to start filling this in.
It's a female character, so think about where the breast pulls just there. Remembering the breast just attaches to the pectoral and the shoulder muscles. The front of the thigh curves that way.
Female characters, there's a lot more flowing lines and curves things like that. Male characters tend to be a lot straighter, more angular. Just got the curve of the back of the calf there.
She's even more curved because the muscles tense there for that part of the jump, because the legs up that way. Most of that's hidden there. Just blocking that in.
As I say, I did kind of make light of it, but it's very important to think of a line of motion and you get a lot better result if you think of that line as a curve. If you look at any good action Manga or something I'm a particular fan of, if you look at anything Jap Curvey or Steve Dick, or whoever, who drew for Marvel and you'll see those big curving lines of motion. Just going to have that hand going out there, just quickly drawing the fingers.
Don't want to make the hands too big for a female character, just trying to work a little bit quickly here. Just block in the foot there. Just bring that in.
Just draw the basics of the face, just to let you know where it would fall. One thing to remember with motion as well, is just think about how hair goes as well. She's just on the way back down from her jump and the hairs just being buffeted up a bit by the air pressure.
Sorry air resistance is the one. Thankfully, I don't think my science teacher will ever be watching this video. And there we go. .