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Basic drawing (Face)

poppoco-sensei

Basic drawing (Hands)

Say-sensei

Delivery boy

Natsuichi_r-sensei

Pretty boy (standing pose)

KotomiMuku-sensei

The tripping cat maid

Morozou-sensei

Delivery boys SD

Natsuichi_r-sensei

Taisho romanticism

(˘ω˘)(suyamunya)-sensei

A girl and falling
cherry blossoms

9-ri-sensei

Fantasy in a glass

mi-sensei

A masculine but tender man

Natsuichi_r-sensei

A Kimono-clad girl and
cherry blossoms at night

Takeo-Himekawa-sensei

Shonen-ai

Yurita-Kurashima-sensei

Background lesson

Mizuki-sensei

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Mizuki-sensei 27. Making overall adjustments

Point
Making overall adjustments

Summary
2:43~; Create a new overlay layer and clip it. By coloring this layer, we can unify the overall color tone.

Yurita-Kurashima-sensei 14. Clothing makes it appear lighter

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Clothing makes it appear lighter

Summary
0:00~; By switching to screen blend mode when adding highlights, the clothing loses its heavy look. Adding highlights to clothing makes it appear much lighter!

Takeo-Himekawa-sensei 30. Effective highlights

Point
How to add highlights effectively!

Summary
(1) 8:51~; I’m using this color to highlight each separate flower only in a small area.
(2) 10:19~; The further back the flowers are, the less the highlight stands out.
(3) 11:19~; The highlights on the trees in the front follow the lines of the branches.

Natsuichi_r-sensei 17. Expression that the petals are fluttering

Point
How to express that the petals are fluttering

Summary
(1) 0:00~; I randomly make the petals smaller or larger to create an impression of depth.
(2) 6:20~; I drew the petals in yellow, but now I’m going to add some red.
(3) 8:56~; I’d like the petals to stand out a little more, so I duplicate the flower petal layer and add a Gaussian blur. Then, I change the blurred layer to addition and touch it up with the eraser tool.

mi-sensei 20. Add color to the rim of the cup

Point
When adding color to the rim of the cup

Summary
0:00~; Since this is reflecting off a lot of light, apply random colors from the surrounding area.

9-ri-sensei 04.Sparkly eyes

Point
How to paint sparkly eyes

Summary
1:20~; Using a light yellow color because her eyes are blue, then drawing very small lines, adding just a little bit of blue, red, and yellow, drawing a thin, gray layer of shadow, drawing a thin layer of light to the whites of the eyes and so on.

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

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

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

Say-sensei 01.02.Hand sizes & How to draw hands

Point
Basic knowledge of hand sizes

Summary
Let's understand the difference in hand size between characters.

Natsuichi_r-sensei 17. Create perspective by coloring

Point
Create perspective by coloring?

Summary
0:45~; I’m painting his coat-tails a lighter color to create perspective.

Natsuichi_r-sensei 06. coloring eyes

Point
Important tips about coloring eyes.

Summary
7:36~; 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.

(?ω?)(suyamunya)-sensei 20. Good techniques of finishing touches

Point
Good techniques of finishing touches

Summary
0:20~; I’m adding highlights around the entire character to bring her forward, and using an overlay to blend her hair and skin tones, as well as the kimono and background together.

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

Point
How to create dimension of hair?

Summary
(1) 0:20~; I don’t want to make lines of shadow. To create dimension, I’m coloring along with the surface of his hair.
(2) 0:30~; I’m avoiding too much blending.
(3) 6:00~; He’s blonde so I’m going with a bright, off-white color to give it some gloss.
(4) 10:12~; I’m using a purple color scheme to draw the silhouette. His hair seems longer with this added depth.

Morozou-sensei 12. Shading and adding shadows

Point
What is the difference between shading and adding shadows?

Summary
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.

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July 2 Shonen-ai 16 lessons / 3h 1m
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Manga Drawing Course Lineup

You can learn how to draw manga from beginner level.

Basic course

manga basic panellayout course manga basic story course manga basic character course manga basic name course manga basic manusqript course manga basic drawing course magna basic person course manga basic background course manga basic perspective course

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Manga Drawing/Comprehensive course

This course is covered all you need to draw manga including techniques and knowledges.

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Manga Drawing / Advanced Story Writing Manga Drawing / Advanced Background Composition Manga Drawing / Advanced Color Illustration

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