Shojo Wonder Manga Art School: Create Your Own Cool Characters and Costumes with Markers

Shojo Wonder Manga Art School: Create Your Own Cool Characters and Costumes with Markers

Supittha Bunyapen

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1440308624

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A Complete Shojo Manga Art Course!

The world of shojo manga art dares you to go all out—big eyes, colorful skin tones, spiky hair—the works. Shojo Wonder Manga Art School shows you how to take full advantage of that freedom while bringing believability and originality to your manga characters.

With easy to follow step-by-step instruction, Supittha "Annie" Bunyapen (known as ecthelian on deviantART) shows you how to draw a wide range of characters in the manga style including heads and figures, attitudes and expressions, clothing, and natural and dynamic poses. In addition to this expert instruction, you'll discover tricks for building mood with shadows, light and expressive color.

  • More than 20 step-by-step demos cover an assorted cast of colorful characters, including 5 complete scenes with finished backgrounds
  • Basics-and-beyond instruction on drawing heads, figures, clothing, accessories, poses, hairstyles, costumes and backgrounds
  • Color-mixing charts and step-by-step demonstrations for mastering basic skin tones
  • Coloring techniques for refining your illustrations and mixing markers with other media to create cool effects

Anatomy and Drawing

Colorful Costumes (How to Draw Manga, Volume 14)

Putting Things in Perspective (How to Draw Manga, Volume 29)

The Art of Portrait Drawing: Learn the Essential Techniques of the Masters



















multiple dots over the picture. Demonstration BROTHERHOOD When you have more than one character in your scene, you have to decide which character you want to emphasize most to suggest the correct distance. Combine what we learned in the previous character demos to paint these two brothers. Despite their girlish figures, the two kung-fu brothers are so tough nobody dares mess with them. MATERIALS COPIC MARKERS 0-Colorless Blender, 100-Black, BV0000-Pale Thistle, BV000-Iridescent

marks. 2 PAINT THE SKIN AND EYES OF THE FIRST FIGURE For his tanned skin, use Bareley Beige on the shadows. Apply Baby Skin Pink for the middle tone and follow with Bisque as the basecoat. After all colors are dry, darken the shadows except on the legs with Light Suntan. To enhance his golden-yellowish eyes, paint Golden Yellow on his irises and dot the pupils with Deep Orange. 3 PAINT THE HAIR Add shadowy streaks with Caramel and leave some room for highlights. Use Pumpkin Yellow and

to make it look fancy. 3 FINALIZE AND COLOR Rich colors provide contrast and provide insight into the character’s social status and personality. Gathering Inspiration Designing fantasy costumes is like working on a scrapbook—you pull all ideas together into one big place. Here are some brainstorming ideas to help you open your mind and think up some cool fantasy costumes! Get Back to Nature Mother Nature is one of the best sources for fantasy inspiration. Flowers, leaves, wild

33 PAINT THE BASECOAT Paint most of her fl esh with Pale Fruit Pink, leaving some small areas for highlights on the right side of her cheek and arms. 4 ADD SKIN DEPTH AND DETAILS Once the basecoat dries, bring out subtle depth and details. To make the eyes pop, paint Light Suntan on her lashes and the outer corner of her eye. Repaint the faded color around the eyes with Bareley Beige. Early Grape is also a good choice for adding distinct depth, but be careful not to overdo it. Also, add Pink

under her chin, lower lip, hair and nose, on the tip of her nose and around her clothes. For the middle tone, paint Pink Flamingo on both sides of her cheekbones to her jawlines, the sides of her nose, under her hair and on her neck. Be sure to leave some unpainted spaces for the skin’s final basecoat. Add some rosy cheek blush to the character with Pink and Pale Cherry Pink, and fade it smooth with Colorless Blender. 2 ADD THE MAIN SHADOWS Paint all her flesh with Pale Fruit Pink. Leave some

Download sample