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How To Learn To Draw Manga Art
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How to Learn to Draw Manga Art

The word "Manga" has been well known all over the globe. Outside the Japan country, the word "Manga" has been used and referred to as comic book which is originally published in Japan. Manga comic books have been so popular that it influences local comics on some countries. In America we can find manga styled comic books which are referred as OEL (Original English Language) Manga, world manga and Amerimanga. In Europe countries we can find "la nouvelle manga" which the drawing is much influenced by Japanese manga. In Asia countries like Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, And South Korea, we can find "Manhua" or "Manhwa" which is also been much influenced by Japanese Manga Art. However, in many English speaking countries, the word manga is been used to describe all Japanese comic books.

The popularity of Manga has been increasing more and more. The unique and amazing style of Manga Art has attracted more artist and newbie to try to master the Manga drawing art. Even though it looks very straightforward and simple, the manga drawing art can be difficult and has its own challenges. Many newbies give up on the early stages when they are faced with those challenges.

There are a few challenges (I don't want to call it difficulties) which come up when you try this unique drawing art. Some of the biggest challenges are the perspective, how to get the line right and the total composition of the main characters within the environment. Some of you have managed to make a nice drawing of one character but having difficulties to make more characters or even the same character but in other environment and different poses.

Some people think that an expensive piece of software can do the magic trick, and will help them to create or enhance their Manga drawing art. Unfortunately, the assumption is not quite right. Even when you get the best software which is specifically designed to make Manga drawing you will face other difficulties of how to set up and operate the software.

In my opinion, the best way to learn manga drawing is actually to learn how to draw it on a piece of paper. Once you can master how to do this you are free to draw any manga characters wherever you want, also on computers.

There are many sites in the internet which offer manga drawing tutorial. Most of them are basic and just software based drawing. But there are also sites who offer advanced techniques on drawing manga on a piece of paper. There are a few things that you have to learn how to do it the right way. These things are very important to create an awesome manga drawing.

  1. The Perspective -- You have to make sure your drawing has realistic point of view on the page
  2. The Scale and Proportion to the environment -- You have to put your characters so that it fit within their environment properly
  3. The Sketching methods -- you have to be sure that you have the lines right before you commit to them
  4. The Character Poses -- create your characters to looks alive and active on the page
  5. The Body Proportions -- the proportion of face and body of each character in anime style is rather different compare to realistic style, the right proportion will make your characters look unique and authentic


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Palsnett  

I like mangas, and I know is really difficult to draw them.

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  about 3 years ago
Justin101  

nice article, manga is definitely hard to do

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  about 5 years ago
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