illustration making course

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Want to improve your illustration skills?!

Learn from professional illustrators' tips and take your illustrations to the next level!

“I want to learn how to draw beautiful illustrations...”

“How do the professionals create their illustrations?”

“I wish illustration classes weren’t so expensive...”

We at MANABI JOURNEY have heard your voices and in response created an online illustration course where you can learn all the skills you need at an affordable price!

Watch unlimited tutorials teaching you professional techniques that’ll improve your illustration skills for only $7 a month!

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Watch illustrators at work with helpful tips included.
Apply professional techniques to your own drawings and advance your skills.

We asked experienced illustrators to deliver predominantly uncut tutorials showing you step-by-step how to draw a rough draft, line work, coloring and finishing touches. Watch it from the beginning or skip ahead. Make the professionals’ techniques your own!


30 new tutorials added every month.
The videos keep coming so you can keep learning.

We add 30 new tutorials every month (no predetermined date) so the tips you can learn are endless. Take in and apply unique techniques from a wide variety of illustrators!


Here’s a sample of some of our lessons! Take a look at some of the tips from our pros.

poppoco-sensei 01. Basic drawing (forward-facing part.1)

Basic lesson of drawing face (You can easily draw face if you learn only this.)

(You can easily draw face if you learn only this.

Natsuichi_r-sensei 15. Draw hair more three-dimensional


Natsuichi_r-sensei 17. Create perspective by coloring

Create perspective by coloring?

I’m painting his coat-tails a lighter color to create perspective. (00:45~)

Natsuichi_r-sensei 06. coloring eyes

Important tips about coloring eyes.

07:36~:Instead of using a monochrome color, I chose a contrasting color or a color of the background. This adds more depth and liveliness to characters.

Kotomi-sensei 17. Shadow does not equal to black


夏壱あーる先生 09.遠近感


Kotomi-sensei 20. How to create dimension (Hair)

How to create dimension of hair?

1) I don’t want to make lines of shadow. To create dimension, I’m coloring along with the surface of his hair. (00:20~)
2) I’m avoiding too much blending. (00:30~)
3) He’s blonde so I’m going with a bright, off-white color to give it some gloss. (06:00~)
4) I’m using a purple color scheme to draw the silhouette. His hair seems longer with this added depth. (10:12~)

Morozou-sensei 12. Shading and adding shadows

What is the difference between shading and adding shadows?

Shading is a type of shadow that gives depth and texture to the picture. You can see this in objects like your hand. Even without light, you may notice distinguishing creases on your palms. These type of definitions are considered shading. On the other hand, shadows are occurrences caused by light shining on an object. It’s important to utilize these two techniques if you want realistic properties to your piece.

夏壱あーる先生 SD

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Basic drawing (Face)


Delivery boy


Pretty boy (standing pose)


The tripping cat maid


Delivery boys SD


Taisho romanticism


Fantasy in a cup


Girl and falling cherry blossoms


Kimono-clad girl and
cherry blossoms at night


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 Illustration Making Course

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