Americans create their own anime about superheroes; Russians like trolls and other monsters, and Japanese know a lot about manga. Today I will show you how to draw manga.
Manga are comics created in Japan. They tell us about cute characters with huge eyes. Most of them are black and white. This is done for the sake of saving time, otherwise creators should work 25 hours a day. People of all ages read manga as they are of various genres. Manga have gained fans all over the world.
- Any anime you have seen is a descendant of manga, so this makes problems for the creators because of competition between manga and anime.
- In some countries there is no money to pay for translators, that’s why they use kids. Most of translations are done by young people who have no education.
- There are sites where you can read manga online. It is absolutely free there.
Let’s draw now.
How to draw manga step by step
Step 1. We will draw a girl. First you sketch the body with lines and add an oval – the head.
Step 2. She has a bow at the back of the head. We sketch lines around the body to show fluttering ribbons.
Step 3. We outline the body contours and the hands. We sketch the eyes.
Step 4. Now we draw the facial features. They are very important as they differ manga from other characters. We show her hand holding her skirt.
Step 5. We just need to draw her hair and finish drawing the ribbons.
Step 6. We hatch the dress and shade her face and hair.
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