With his usual cool and concise approach Crilley once again reaches for his pencils to this time take on the ‘manga’ head shape and facial features. By beginning with basic geometric shapes like the circle he is able to form all the key features of a manga/anime cartoon character. Essential skills for your sketch pad! So grab your pencils and sketchbook and learn the manga techniques to improve your style and technique in drawing cartoons.
A quick speed drawing showing you how to draw a cat from the looney tunes cartoons.
A very quick and easy way to draw this cute little cartoon cat.
If you are not familiar with her then let me enlighten you. Penelope is the poor little cat that has to put up with the very smelly french skunk Pepe Le Pew. Poor old Pepe is all mixed up and mistakes her for a female skunk. In the cartoon Past Perfumance, Penelope has a white stripe down her tale. On seeing this Pepe chases the poor cat, until she jumps into the water and the strip comes off. This is when he realises she is a cat. A favourite cartoon of mine and I am sure many of you.
A lovely little tutorial that although is very simple, produces a very sweet little cat. A lovely piece of music also that gives it that french feel.
The music is La Vie en Rose by Louis Armstrong, a cover of the song made famous by Edith Piaf.
Mark Crilley takes on another manga character in this manga drawing tutorial. To make the tutorial extra special he draws the Chibi manga character but combines the picture with a decorative element which could serve as a nice gift card to give someone.
With his pencil he begins drawing the head shapes of the manga character before slowly progressing into a stylish spikey haircut. All of theis is done in relatively light pencil work so he can go over any areas which he feels are potentially out of proportion. The card and decorative element of this video has already been pre drawn and inked in before hand and so the Chibi manga/anime character is drawn straight into the box to the side.
Mark Crilley mantions how guidelines aren’t used as much in Chibi manga as they are when drawing conventional manga where the detailing is often much higher with regards to the outfits they wear and the facial expressions they use.
Once he is satisfied with the head shape he goes on to draw the mouth in an open position to imitate the character screaming and also places the eyes at horizontal angles just as lines. In Chibi manga this often indicates laughter or excitement but in this video it will represent crying.
There is no nose in this drawing which again is very common of Chibi characters. He goes in with further pencil detailing when he draws the tears which are exaggerated in size to add a fun element to the sketch. All the features in a Chibi drawing are very simple and often come across as very cute so it isn’t long before Crilley reaches for his black Prismacolor to firm up the outline on his Chibi character.
What you will learn from Mark Crilley in this video are the basic underlying principles which are required to draw competently. Line work and feature placement are the biggest factors in this online tutorial but there is also a small amount of basic sketching to firm up the drawing.
In this drawing tutorial manga artist Mark Crilley shoes you how to draw both men’s and women’s shoes for your manga characters.
Like anything object in life, you can draw it from any angle you want as well as interpret it in anyway you want, that’s the beauty of art. What Mark Crilley is showing us in this art video is how to draw shoes on a male and female manga character facing towards us. With this full frontal view you will only get the fronts of the shoes but it is still a fantastic drawing tutorial to learn from.
Drawing shoes is just the same as drawing any other object, you must get your proportions correct from the start in order to deter time wastage later down the line. From the art tutorial you can see how Crilley uses a light pencil outlines to ascertain the correct dimensions and proportions of each of the types of footwear. He pays special attention to the differences which make up both male and female feet and works at achieving these characteristics within his sketch. For example, females have much smaller feet than men so all the features like the width, length, ankles and toes will all be smaller than that of a man.
With these thoughts in mind Mark Crilley draws the shoes accordingly with his trusted Prismacolor pencil and only applies light shading to the shoes in this art lesson. This video tries to capture the proportions more than the shading and tones and with his full narrative in the background his step by step process on how to draw the feet is very easy and fun to follow.
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Another classic art tutorial from Crilley showing you how to draw two different styles of hand in pencil. Through expert narrative and an easy step by step approach you will come out of the other side with I’m sure a hand you will be proud of. An excellent humble art teacher. He uses artistic pencils to compose his drawing onto his sketch pad first of all in a light style to get the initial guidelines and then once he is happy with his sketch he then works the pencil to produce a coarser more dominant pencil line.
Back by popular demand, Mark Crilley the anime and manga king this time round takes on the task of drawing two different styles of hat, one for a young girl and the other for a teenage male. Armed with his usual black Prismacolor pencil crayon he quickly sketches the characters to the point where the drawing only needs two things…two hats.
He draws the lighter lines to act as guidelines until the point where he is happy to go in to pattern detailing on the hats. Crilley likes to add pattern as it gives a sense of perspective within the sketch, they also give depth and suggest contours on the fabric of the hat. An enjoyable tutorial with clear and concise commentary from Mark himself. Grab your pencils and pad and just have a go!
In this video tutorial you will learn with the guidance of Crilley, how to apply yourself to draw in pencil boy’s hair for your manga cartoon creation. There are rules and guidelines to follow to achieve the best results but with the help of this video you should be a pro in the drawing and sketching game in no time!
In this video Artist Mark Crilley teaches through discussion and application the different styles in which ‘Manga’ cartoon eyes are drawn. Most people will think there is only one style but in actual fact there are lots. Using his pencils and artist’s pad he demonstrates four different styles in this short video and it really is a good example of a how to draw tutorial.
This incredible video shows a digital medium being used to create the character Chihiro from the popular Anime film ‘Spirited Away’
The artist has used a programme such as Photoshop to skilfully bring the original outline drawing to life and produce an exuberant creation of this well loved character.
Attention to detail whilst maintaining the ethics of Anime drawing is achieved and the ability to use the programme to create depth through shading has brought this piece to life.
This excellent tutorial from Mark Crilley accurately demonstrates how to draw a two-point perspective landscape in pencil, based on a sci-fi theme, this tutorial will help all those looking to improve their drawing abilities and to gain a better understanding of perspective rules for futuristic and anime style works. Suitable for beginners and advanced artists alike. Mark covers how to properly set his horizontal line and vanishing points and highlights the problems with having perspective points too close together which is a common problem experienced by beginners. Don’t forget to check out his other works. Very well edited with time-lapse stages to help speed up sections.
Using a Pigma Micron pen, Mark ‘ink’s up’ his pencil sketch to reveal his final design, using a pencil to shade and add form to the drawing his finished work looks fantastic. Part of a 2 part series; Part 2 shows coloring of his design. Mark Crilley is very informative in all of his videos and I encourage those who like his work to purchase his book Miki Falls (view on