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.
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.
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.
By pre drawing a futuristic two point perspective rendering in pen and pencil, allowing him to concentrate his efforts on presenting a watercolor wash art tutorial which highlights the keys areas you need to know to further your artistic skills in the manga arena.
By using a variety of paint brushes and some sienna watercolors amongst other brown and yellow paints like ochre Mark Crilley highlights which areas need to be shaded to create more of a shadowed area as opposed to the areas which are cast in light by an imaginary light source.
The pen which has been used previously to draw out the futuristic perspective landscape are bleed proof and water resistant so it is no problem for the watercolor paints to be laid directly over the top of this. The method of using watercolors within your manga drawings and creations is at times a very quick technique to add quick amounts of color to your drawing and create instant improvements.
With this video it is a landscape rendering and can be a much quicker example of watercolor rendering within anime/manga compositions. It is when you start to watercolor render your characters that the intricacies involved with watercolors can become much more technical. You will be using more colors and at times more brushes than is used in the likes of this video tutorial.
This drawing/painting tutorial is ideal for manga fans everywhere and is professionally edited and adapted to help the novice artist with their art abilities. Be sure to use the social buttons on the side and spread the word in order to help others benefit.
Sakura is a female ninja from the popular and long running anime series called Naruto. She is one of the most famous and followed characters in the anime world and as a result many anime and manga fanatics would love to be able to draw Sakura.
What this video offers is a Hentai rendition of Sakura and shows you step by step how to draw Sakura in pencil and pen. When drawing a Hentai character the form of the character is much more realistic and life like as opposed to anime where certain features can appear more disproportionate like the size and shape of the head.
The artist in this hentai drawing tutorial draws Sakura as if she was a real human and shows all the correct techniques for drawing the human form biomechanically by structuring the body into different sections using basic shapes. From these basic shapes the finer details like the hands and facial area is added with technicasl pencil sketch work. Once the artist is happy with his preliminary pencil sketch he then goes over the top with a variety of different sized manga drawing markers to solidify his design.
The artist draws from memory and is not assisted by a picture or photograph. This is a very good drawing tutorial which allows you to see the disciplines required to draw in Hentai as well as offering a great visual aid for you to start creating your own Hentai sketches.
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.
You can search ArtisanHQ for more Mark Crilley tutorials or you can visit him at his website which is www.markcrilley.com
This art video shows a young artist drawing the character ‘L’ from the popular anime/manga series Death Note in a time lapsed format to cut the video length down.
You get the opportunity to see where to begin when drawing certain anime characters and this artist has used what I would deem a 2B pencil to concentrate on the nearest eye by beginning with drawing a faint outline until the proportions are correct before then going over it with the heavier thicker final lines.
The same technique is applied throughout the drawing although there is some shading work involved with the hair and areas within and around the eyes which gives the character a more 3D presence. So all you will need here to have a go yourself is quite simply a nice sketch pad, some medium to soft drawing pencils and an eraser to add highlights or scrub out what doesn’t look right, but most importantly just have fun and enjoy your art.
So you have your manga character sketched out, what’s next? This drawing tutorial shows you how to ink in your manga character using a variety of pens and inks to perfectly finish off your stylised anime character.
The artist Luis Miganishi decides to demonstrate using a time lapsed video spread over 9 mins and place still freeze frames of content at each step guiding you through his current process and upcoming steps for inking in his manga character.
The first part he demonstrates a few tips and techniques to make the drawing process much easier for you whilst you undergo your creation and big step from pencil drawing to finished pen character. On his test sheet he practices with two pens which he uses for his drawings, these being the G-pen and the Kabura pen. If you do decide to use either of these pens (which are a lot like a traditional fountain or calligraphy pen) then it is important to heat the tip of the pen for around a second and a half to allow smoother flow of the ink as it’s transferred to the paper. He draws a variation of different shapes, long and short strokes, shaded areas and writing to test the nib of the pens making sure it is ready to be used for the pencil manga character.
Once satisfied that the pens work as they should he moves onto the manga drawing and begins with the hair using his favored choice of pen which is a Maru-pen. He confidently commits himself to every line using this thin tipped pen and quickly establishes the shape of the hair and even takes on some minimal shading where shadowing naturally occurs under the hairline where it meets the head. He moves on to the inking in the rest of the body including the coat using a G-Pen. A mixture of long confident strokes and short strokes with the pen quickly bring the character together and it’s not long before it is time to allow the ink to dry and use an eraser to rub out the original pencil drawing which once existed on it’s own.
The next step is where he selects the areas which need heavy black filling and shading with the ink pen to create 3D effects particularly on the large black trench coat which his manga creation is sporting. He uses a brush pen to fill in large areas and explains how it is a handy tool for applying both thick and thin lines which are extremely common within manga drawing styles and artwork. The other pen which he uses to block fill large areas is a TT permanent marker and is a great pen for filling in large sections quickly and precisely.
The tutorial is very thorough and shows first hand how quickly a manga character can take shape throughout it’s transition from pencil to ink. No artist can say he/she is done without the finishing touches so what Miganishi does is a few further cross-hatched lines to represent less prominent shading around areas like the trousers and the base of the coat which gives the manga creation that completed look. I hope you enjoy this art tutorial and you have found it useful to further your knowledge within the world of anime and manga drawing techniques.
Mark Crilley the master of everything manga delivers another great video which as the title suggests, shows you how to draw manga eyes in 100 different styles in a variety of different mediums.
The video is obviously time lapsed to allow for the drawing and painting of each and every pair of eyes but is very well structured in the the way that Crilley will draw three sets of eyes and then have a freeze frame showing them numbered so it is easy for you to navigate your way back through the video to find the ones you would like to have a go at drawing. Now with manga being as popular as it is you can imagine the variety of drawings is extremely diverse and I think this video shows some great drawings and brilliant contrasts in the manga style and technique.
You can see Mark in action here hith some of his favourite tools of the trade like the micron pens, prismacolor black and brown pencil crayons and also his classic watercolor illustrations. So be sure to keep an eye on what is best suited to yourself and get kitted up to start drawing and creating your very own anime/manga cartoon characters. Enjoy.
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!