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.
As with the majority of Mark Crilley’s videos he uses pre sketched characters, which then enables him to spend more time on the subject that he is teaching.
The topic here is drawing glasses. Mark first of all starts to draw the glasses on the male character and offers a few tips to help you with the shape. Oval glasses are being drawn and to aid you, Mark suggests that you could use a pair of real glasses to get the shape right, as the shapes are often an area that people struggle with.
He then moves on to the female who he draws square glasses on a shape that is taken from his other Manga characters. If drawing Manga is an area that you are already interested in or having seen this video may want to see more of Mark Crilley teaching how to draw other characters or features on them, then please review the other videos on this site or share it with anyone else who may be interested. The web address is www.artisanhq.com
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.
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.
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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Here we have another excellent video art tutorial from leading manga and anime artist Mark Crilley where this time he shows you how to draw a couple kissing but placing emphasis on the pose more so than the actual kiss itself.
He begins by drawing a rectangular box roughly on a 45 degree angle and divides this with a vertical line and a horizontal line. This box will form the basis to hold the proportions of the two manga character’s heads and their upper bodies which just makes everything much simpler when you apply further detail to your drawing.
Crilley explains that the standard and most recognised shape for a manga head is almost a resemblance of a tear drop and so he draws in very lightly with his pencil two of them in the two right hand side boxes. There is an additional diagonal line drawn in which goes from the upper left to the lower right of those right hand boxes and this will be a key line to align the manga facial features especially the eyes.
The left hand boxes as Crilley explains is reserved for the male manga character’s shoulder and upper arm and also the exaggeration that is needed for the female character’s wrist in the sense that it is important to make the wrist more narrow and delicate to emphasise the male masculine body. Again this is all drawn lightly in pencil gaining all the correct proportions and as Crilley says at this stage a lot of the picture you are drawing is interpretative so really use your eye to study what you are drawing and ask yourself questions like ‘Does this look in proportion’ so that if it doesn’t it easy easy to erase and amend.
Throughout the video you will draw of a lot of features and and really get to grips with visualising how a manga pose should be drawn and if you follow Mark Crilley’s step by step instruction then I would say you will have accomplished a very advanced layout in the world of manga and anime. So reach for your pencils and get going with your romantic manga drawing.
In this drawing tutorial, manga creator and artist Mark Crilley demonstrates how to draw curly or wavy hair on a female.
Many people struggle with the concept of how to draw curly hair but with Mark’s easy to follow step by step approach using only his pen and a pencil it won’t be too long until you are drawing luscious curly locks on your characters. Although Mark Crilley does specialise in Manga and anime characters that’s not to say that many of the ideas, tips and techniques used in this video cannot be taken to realistic drawings of both the male and the female head with regards to drawing wavy hair.
Like in many of Mark Crilley’s longer videos he begins with aspects of the characters already pre drawn which allows him as an artist to get straight into the topic with which he wishes to draw. In this case it’s to show you the methods he uses to draw curly or wavy hair. If you are a beginner wishing to draw anime and use your pencil/pen in a more controlled way then by following this drawing tutorial by Mark Crilley or any of the other ones featured on ArtisanHQ then this is the place to start. Have fun and enjoy your art work making sure you take your time.
In this video Crilley satisfies a viewer’s request by demonstrating how to draw hands in two different ways. He adopts a boxing in style to get the basic geometrics sorted before he goes on to adding details like knuckles and palms etc. One hand is male and the other is female, so the selection is there for you. Good narration as you come to expect with Crilley as he guides you through his drawing tutorials.
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.
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.