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.
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
I absolutely love this video. This is exactly the kind of clear concise tutorial which the internet and art communities need. Using a Derwent pencil artist Paul takes on a couple of gestural drawings as requested by viewers. Both drawings are of the same pose but both share the same common factors, minimal lines to portray maxim suggestion. It is so important to get the movement in figurative drawing and even in one minute these can be gained. A must watch I would say, and the best thing is at only a minute each you could get a bundle done in no time. Cracking stuff.