Expert artist Mark Crilley shows you how to draw in pencil hooded tops on a selection of three different characters in three different poses. His narrative and easy to follow steps make this a very enjoyable video to watch anime art tutorial. He uses a pencil to teach his sketching skills to any artist of any age and his results are spot on for what he is trying to achieve.
A well crafted piece guiding the viewer through the methods used to construct a male Anime character. Created with the use of pencil sketching to start and going on to thicken and define the final product with pen, the artist starts from scratch to encapsulate the complete evolution of the character. The use of written instructions adds a further touch of personalisation and rapport between the artist and the viewer.
The anime drawing master delivers another fine example of a ‘how to draw’ characters video where he explores the techniques necessary to create a fictional mecha character in pencil.
This is a beginner’s lesson and Crilley begins with the upper torso because it is the largest section to draw and allows all the other limbs to be proportioned accordingly. Using his infamous black prismacolor pencil he uses linear guidelines and reference points to sketch large areas like the arms of the mecha bot and the legs so the drawing takes a convincing shape of a robot.
He says people ask him ‘how do I gather the proportions of a mecha bot’. Well as he quite simply states, ‘It’s a robot, they have no proportions’ so with this in mind you have a great avenue to get creative there. Drawing the armour can be fun and unique so you can use this video to take on Crilley’s expert guidelines and opinions. Have fun and be experimental with your drawing, after all these robots are based on fantasy and fiction so reach for you pencil and get going on your paper with help of everyone’s favourite anime drawing instructor.
In this drawing anime characters tutorial a young artist demonstrates his abilities showing how to draw the character Tsuna Sawada from the popular manga series ‘Reborn’.
The artist has selected one particular freeze frame pose by the character Tsuna Sawada and through a mixture of drawing techniques and mediums quickly brings together the finished drawing through this time lapsed drawing tutorial.
Beginning with the initial sketching of the anime character the artist draws the outlines very faint concentrating firstly around the hand which covers the face in an action style pose. It is important that he is accurate with his initial pencil strokes to fulfill the correct proportions for the pose later on when he begins to apply inks and crayons which are of course permanent mediums as opposed to pencils.
Once the artist has finished with the faint initial outlines he begins altering certain areas either through the use of an eraser to break down any pencil lines which are considered too broad or he contrasts this method by applying darker and more pronounced strokes in tonal regions through the use of a soft blend pencil or his mechanical pencil for greater precision. It is with these very basic techniques that the artist exudes confidence and quickly turns his anime drawing around taking it to the point where the introduction of colors and mixed medium are used.
As it is a cartoon which is being drawn here it is extremely common practice for nearly all of the initial pencil lines to be inked in completely as well as being over exaggerated in certain areas like around the eye or along the fringe of the hair. The artists demonstrates this clearly in this anime tutorial and with clarity and intent he presents to you the stages necessary to complete the drawing accurately.
The materials used in this drawing tutorial are pencils, pencil crayons, micron markers and manga markers. They all hold a vital role in completing this much admired manga character. As a beginner artist or an enthusiast of manga this video is a great source to see how the creation of a manga is attained using a well ordered step by step system and correct order of art mediums.
Cartoon Block artist Evan Burse takes to a pencil drawing of one of the most popular characters in manga, Naruto. He uses a HB pencil and anime drawing paper to replicate the heroic character from start to finish in a step by step easy to follow style.
He begins by drawing a circle for the basic head shape and follows this with a vertical central line and uses this as a guide to draw a symmetrical jawline to form the basis for his character Naruto.
The key features like the eyes, ears and mouth are all in line next to be drawn and this is the point where Burse uses an eraser to rub out some of his rough guidelines and pencils in bold dark lines to really start establishing his character’s detail. This cartoon tutorial really is easy to follow and a nice foundation from which to draw anime/manga at your own pace and level.
Here is everyone’s favourite anime/cartoonist Mark Crilley again with another video on how to draw manga characters. In this mid length video tutorial you will establish how best to draw an innocent looking manga girl in pencils. His easy to follow guide tells in depth exactly what you need to do to nail the key features like the chin, eyes and mouth. Have fun and see what you can come up with. An excellent video.
Manga and anime artist Mark Crilley guides you through this ‘how to draw a manga eye on a female’ art tutorial. The young female’s head and facial features have already been drawn with a black prismacolor pencil all apart from one eye and this is going to be the emphasis of this art and illustrative video tutorial.
Mark Crilley narrates over the top of the video and the start of the video opens with him explaining how to draw the manga female’s eye right before zooming in to the area of interest and beginning his pencil drawing.
Drawing the iris is the first part to be covered and it is formed into an almost crescent shape with a flat line at the top to suggest the eyelid. This eyelid is then extended to form the general shape of the upper eye and is then heavily shaded in the same black pencil crayon to suggest mascara and create a more feminine look as opposed to a masculine eye. As with nearly all eyes there will be highlights and reflections to take into account so Crilley exaggerates this with it being a manga illustration by creating two heavily outlined circles in different sizes to create the illusion of the glass like lens of the eye.
When drawing eyes whether is be illustrative,detailed or in this case anime and manga it is still vitally important to pick out as many details as possible, so here Mark Crilley has emphasised the outer ring of the iris by applying darker tonal values to it but with the clever use of his black artists pencil he has also drawn tiny flicks to imitate the complexities of the inner eye.
Further pencil shading to the inner eye and the darkening of the pupil and the edge of the highlights finally bring this pencil drawing demonstration to a close and as I’m sure you will agree the quality of the drawing and the professionalism of the narrative is difficult to fault. Grab your art supplies and have a go at learning to draw manga with Mark Crilley.
Cartoonist Evan Burse has the opportunity in this art tutorial to meet with the legendary Mark Crilley for something very special. Mark draws two characters of his from two different seasons together as a rare picture just for Burse (He draws Miki from ‘Miki Falls’ and Brody from ‘Brody’s Ghost).
With his usual quick style and relentless accuracy Crilley takes to the drawing with a series of loose sketch lines before continuing with a heavier line to complete the finished pencil sketch. Needless the result is fantastic and I’m sure any fan of his and his comics will be very happy too. A must watch for any Mark Crilley fan and potential anime or manga illustrator.
And just in case you were wondering here is a list of materials Mark Crilley uses in all of his manga work…So get kitted out.
pencil: PRISMACOLOR BLACK PC935
ink: MICRON PIGMA O8
flesh tone marker: PANTONE 162-T (TRIA)
watercolor: WINSOR & NEWTON, GRUMBACHER
paper: STRATHMORE SMOOTH BRISTOL
A nice little pencil drawing from the 2008 TV series ‘Casshern Sins’, a well loved piece amongst Anime fans. This simplistic freehand drawing shows real talent in the field of Anime art and takes the viewer through the creation, from the controlled outline to the final shading, making good use of the tones available with a pencil medium. The bold outlines set the solid foundation to later create the depth and detail which can be seen in the final product. Making great use of the space, the artist has captured a fun snapshot which will hopefully inspire any budding Anime artist to pick up a pad and pencil.
Another cracking art tutorial for all you manga fans. In this video you will learn how to draw in pencil four completely different hairstyles for both the male and the female manga character.
Crilley is an expert in conjuring up ideas in the world of anime so be sure to give this video a thorough screening if you want to be on the top of your game with creating and drawing anime. The top two characters are drawn in real time so you can follow easily at your own pace so have your pencil ready to follow Crilley’s easy to follow ‘how to’ approach.
Like nearly all of his creations he uses basic geometric shapes to act as a guideline for him to elaborate and create his freestyle art work. The hair styles he displays in this video are a mixture of long and cropped so he is really covering all bases here, so grab your drawing kit and have a go yourself!