Posts Tagged ‘Tutorial’


How to Draw an Anime/Manga Girl : Shading

February 14, 2009

“Miki Falls” manga creator Mark Crilley presents a tutorial on drawing a girl in the manga style, this time focusing on shading techniques.

Anime and manga share many characteristics, including: “exaggerated physical features such as large eyes, big hair and elongated limbs… and dramatically shaped speech bubbles, speed lines and onomatopoeic, exclamatory typography.” Some manga, a small amount of the total output, is adapted into anime, often with the collaboration of the original author. Computer games can also give rise to anime. In such cases, the stories are often compressed and modified to fit the format and appeal to a wider market. Popular anime franchises sometimes include full-length feature films, and some have been adapted into live action films and television programs.