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How To Draw Manga

Watch more How to Draw for Beginners videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Draw Manga, the Japanese-style comic book art that is sweeping the world. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Step 1 Doodle before starting. Draw a practice figure or two. It will help give you a feel for your specific equipment. Tip If you've not good at drawing, get some instructional books and practice before trying manga. Step 2: Step 2 Study some manga and note the differences between it and Western-style comic drawing. You can buy manga at most bookstore chains Tip Study manga in the style you'd like to draw. Step 3: Step 3 Manga characters have a wide variety of expressions. Practice drawing eyes, noses, mouths, and entire faces that convey specific emotions. Male faces tend to be angular, and female faces are more rounded. Tip Facial expressions in manga are often different from their western counterparts. Step 4: Step 4 Study the bodies. Practice torsos, arms, and legs, then draw a guideline and practice entire characters. Use your kneaded eraser for precision erasing. Tip People's legs are often longer in manga, which is mainly done in black and white. Step 5: Step 5 Add hair, clothing, and other details once you feel you've gotten the hang of the basic character. Remember—fabric has folds and creases, and hair moves along with the character. Step 6: Step 6 Draw a world for your characters to inhabit. Start off simply—maybe a plain bedroom—and move up to more specific places and settings. Draw as much or as little detail as you think is required. Step 7: Step 7 Starting on a new sheet, draw a three- or four-panel manga that tells a very short story -- two characters meeting, a boy walking home from school, or maybe a car driving through a city. Tip Panels in manga are read right to left, top to bottom. Step 8: Step 8 As with all art, skill comes from practice. Try to draw every day, read books on advanced drawing specifics in the manga style, and take an art class if you can. Did You Know? Manga is a $200 million yearly market in America alone.
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