From the Creator of
What You Need
Making the Manga Eye
Choosing Your Style
Heads and Faces
page 10 Female Front View Female Three-Quarter View Male Front View Male Proﬁle View 20 Female Hairstyles 20 Male Hairstyles Adult Front View AdultThree-Quarter View Fuller-Figured Character Front View Fuller-Figured Character ¾ View Child Front View Child Proﬁle View 101 Manga Eyes 12 Common Manga Facial Expressions Alternative Male Proportion Styles The Father Figure Tips on Drawing Adults Fuller-Figured Girl Drawing Fuller-Figured Characters The Kid Brother Babies and Toddlers Sometimes You Can’t Help Being Big-Headed Chibi Variations 20Chibi Emotions
Proportions and Poses
page 42 Drawing the Human Body Proportion Tips and Tricks The Teen Girl Alternative Female Proportion Styles The Teen Boy
50 Ways to Draw Hands 50 Ways to Draw Feet Hitting Your Stride Walk This Way Kissing XOXO: Displays of Affection Fighting The Fight Club
30 Classic Poses Clothing Folds and Wrinkles Dress Pants and Jeans SkirtsT-Shirts, Sweaters and Coats
To Panel or Not: Different Layouts Make Your Own Manga Sequences Making the Leap: Advanced Sequencing Can We Talk? Word Balloons Make Some Noise
Setting the Scene
page 96 Fundamentals of Perspective Street Scene Using One-Point Perspective Objects Big and Small House Interior Using Two-Point Perspective Two Points Space StationExterior Using Three-Point Perspective Point of View Inking Tips Putting Pen to Paper Anatomy of an Inked Manga Illustration Crosshatching Paneling and Page Layouts My Process Layout Sequences
About the Author
Hey there, everybody! I’m Mark Crilley. If I had to summarize my approach to drawing manga in just a single sentence…
Here’s what I mean.The only way to make an authentic manga illustration is to draw all the lines in the right place. In exactly the right place.
…it would be this: beware of the “close enough” mentality.
We’ve all seen drawings that almost look like real manga. The problem with them is they are based on the belief that all you need to do is give a character big, shiny eyes and that will be close enough.
Well,it’s not. There’s a delicate balance between the lines of a real manga illustration.
The eyes, the nose, the mouth and all the other parts of the drawing are a very precise distance from one another. In this book, I’ll show you where the lines belong and help you get them there in your own drawings.
Okay, we’re almost ready to start drawing! But ﬁrst let’s look at some supplies you’ll need.4
12 Common Manga Facial Expressions
Japanese artists have found a way of conveying emotions that is fresh, original and instantly readable to people all over the world. Here are twelve facial expressions manga artists use most.
Ecstatic Joy Pull this one out when simple happiness just won’t cut it. The “squeezed shut” eyes are a classic form of manga shorthand for conveying bigtime happiness. The bottom of the mouth may be left unrendered as a stylistic quirk.
Cheerful The default manga facial expression. The smile is subtle with a small, gentle curve. The bottoms of the eyes are often somewhat ﬂattened, suggesting the cheeks rising to cover the eyes just a touch as the character smiles.
Concern This is a great all-purpose expression to use whenever a character isserious or making an argument. The eyebrows are slightly curved, with just a hint of furrowing to the brow. Confusion This look of quiet befuddlement is conveyed mainly by the eyebrows. One is angled down as if slightly angry, the other raised as if surprised.
Sadness or Regret The expression is in the eyebrows. They follow a crooked path as they curve toward the center of the forehead. The...