Yugioh is a very popular Japanese manga series created by Kazuki Takahashi. I was asked by a member of ArtisanHQ to upload this video to show how Yugioh can be drawn using just a reference picture and a mechanical pencil.
This ever popular manga character is a great character to start drawing if you are starting out in the world of anime and manga drawing. He contains many great features which have become synonymous with manga characters so learning to draw characters like Yugioh will only firm up your drawing skills with manga.
The young artist in this drawing tutorial shows via a time lapse video how he draws Yugioh as well as some of his manga friends using just one pencil. He uses very strong linear work with his pencil and is very confident with the way he lays down his lines to define the character’s features. The young manga artist also uses cross hatching and normal hatch marks with the pencil to create instant tone and bring a lively three dimensional element to the drawing which is key to creating awesome manga characters.
Study the way the artist uses the pencil and how light or firm he pushes down on the pencil to create a variety of different pencil strokes. It is also interesting to note which elements of Yugioh the artist deals with first and in which order he compiles his drawing. If you are a beginner to art or even just drawing manga in general, this is a great visual aid to see how the more experienced artist take on their drawings.