Learn How To Draw Manga


Wouldn’t be cool to know how to draw manga character or even better a couple of them? I was wondering what anime character to start from on the following pages.

Here in Japan, the selection and variety of manga and anime is just so huge that I do not even bother to learn all about it because that would be nearly impossible.

Manga and anime is a cultural thing in Japan and I can tell you that almost every child knows how to draw manga character.

I mean at least some simple one.



Maybe you have heard that Japan is a country of manga. It is very true indeed.

If you purchase let’s say an electrical appliance, the user’s manual is illustrated. That’s incredible and very easy to understand.

You can often see the similar thing in textbooks. Text combined with illustrations.

National TV broadcasting have some funny characters appearing here and then on the TV screen joining the conversation in some programs.

Many educational programs are prepared as anime manga. Very serious ones. You wouldn’t believe.

In Japan, you can buy books with serious content made in a form of manga. That was very surprising for me because I have never seen such books in Europe.

They are actually very easy to read.

The whole content of such book is derived into a written essence appearing as a conversation among manga characters.

The secondary content appears not in written but in manga form.

Let's Draw Manga

Things, which are usually explained and communicated in written form elsewhere, in Japan the same things are explained by single illustration. I think that is very powerful because all is conveyed at single sight and everyone understands.

Knowing how to draw anime or cartoon or manga has its great advantages. Let’s say you write a postcard to someone. Or you just write your daily entry to your journal or diary.

Wouldn’t be terrific to know how to draw a couple of manga characters just to be able to make a few sketches here and there in your personal notes?

Manga, anime, cartoon, illustrations, drawings or sketches, all are a certain form of universal language. You do not have to be specially educated to understand them and that is a great thing.

And that is also the reason why manga gains more and more popularity around the world.

I believe, that the best is yet to come. All practical potential of manga and anime is being gradually discovered.


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  1. Smaller than two previous ones.

    Feb 18, 20 09:43 PM

    So here its imaginary artwork done with ballpoint pen and watercolored.

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  2. Smaller than previous one

    Feb 18, 20 09:39 PM

    Imaginary art with ballpoint pens, done with naked eyes.

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  3. Small imaginary art1

    Feb 18, 20 09:35 PM

    With ballpoint and then watercolored. With naked eyes. The beauty of art is not only about how big an art is but sometimes its about how small it is.

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  4. Imaginary art.

    Feb 16, 20 09:44 PM

    Ballpoint pens. Title: Confused With Depression.

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  5. Imaginary art with ballpen.

    Feb 16, 20 09:43 PM

    No usage of ruler, pencil and eraser. But going directly with pen.

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  6. Imaginary art with ballpens.

    Feb 16, 20 09:41 PM

    Title: Schizophrenia

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  7. Evil princess peach fan art

    Feb 16, 20 09:38 PM

    What if princess peach from Mario was evil what would she look like ? This is a little fan art I made to show what peach might look like if she was bad.

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  8. Healing and protecting my inner child

    Feb 09, 20 09:52 PM

    So this drawing started because I was told I needed to comfort my inner youth/younger child. I have struggled with mental illness for a long time and I

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  9. Quadriple imaginary exposure

    Feb 09, 20 09:27 PM

    So here is my first trial of imaginary art with pens, when it comes to various exposures in term of views. I intended quadriple exposure here. A good

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  10. Kitty-corn drawing

    Feb 09, 20 09:22 PM

    This is a original art cat that I drew her name is kitty-corn because she is half cat and half unicorn if you zoom in you can see she is holding a heart

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  11. Imaginary art with ballpens.

    Feb 05, 20 06:58 PM

    Title: The Illogical World

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  12. Triple exposure

    Feb 05, 20 06:55 PM

    When I shared this imaginary art some days ago, i said that on the context of this art, the coffin at the back of the man is real. Now here, with triple

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  13. SolarPhoneix Birds of Prey Cosplay

    Feb 05, 20 06:53 PM

    Debbie Valentine is an Alien Phoneix Girl from Planet Phetarus she was sent to Earth cause her planet was being destroyed by Enemy Phoneixs called Brutarians

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  14. My next shot at a pretty face.

    Feb 05, 20 06:47 PM

    I shared another sketch of a lady's face. I took your advice and did some practicing on the eyes and mouth. It's paying off I think. Thanks for the great

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  15. Bambi and dale

    Feb 05, 20 06:41 PM

    What do you guys think of these 2 Disney drawing? Also any suggestions???

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