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.

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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. Imaginary art, ballpen

    Dec 07, 19 03:45 AM

    So I went directly with the pen and no use of pencil.

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  2. Imaginary art.

    Dec 07, 19 03:42 AM

    So it is an imaginary art except the tiger which I have observed from a real photo. I used black ballpoint pen and some colored gel ink pen. Except the

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  3. Imaginary art with ballpen

    Dec 07, 19 03:38 AM

    So I went directly with the pen and no use of pencil first. That is why there are errors in symmetry. But no problem as it was just a rough artwork.

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  4. My first perfect sketch

    Dec 06, 19 03:39 AM

    I first drew this sketch as a rough one but then after that I started to like it a lot so i gave an outline with a black pen and then coloured it with

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  5. Groot

    Dec 06, 19 03:36 AM

    Big fan of Groot.so, tried to draw him(quick sketch):)

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  6. Imaginary and quick art

    Dec 05, 19 03:33 AM

    Gel ink pen. I wanted to give a live demo to a friend. So I did this.

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  7. Completed art

    Dec 04, 19 07:41 PM

    So here is the completed imaginary art where I just added some details on the left. Except the eagle on the top left which is not from my imagination

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  8. The Coffin

    Dec 04, 19 07:28 PM

    A little late for Halloween but better late than never. Watch out! Dracula is on the prowl. Lots of details in this drawing, the pipe with fittings, the

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  9. Marilyn Monroe Drawing By Andy Leslie

    Dec 02, 19 06:13 AM

    My latest drawing in my legends collection

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  10. Imaginary art

    Dec 01, 19 05:28 PM

    I have used two ballpens of different brands, both of 0.7mm. I had the idea yesterday to make it a very detailed art but today I thought, after adding

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  11. Imaginary art in progress

    Dec 01, 19 05:27 PM

    Gel ink pen. I decided to use gel ink pen instead of ballpoint pen because its more blackish and more flexible.

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  12. Love Birds

    Dec 01, 19 05:19 PM

    Portrait of Love Birds

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  13. Two imaginary art

    Dec 01, 19 05:15 PM

    Two imaginary art and moderninzation

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  14. First picture i am uploading

    Dec 01, 19 05:02 PM

    I want to become an sketch artist,but my studies are coming in between

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  15. Quick and simple self portrait made in 2017

    Dec 01, 19 05:00 PM

    Ballpen. I said to myself that I must do a self portrait but simple. It worked.

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