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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Visitors Personal Gallery Pages

Please see and enjoy the following collection of personal galleries. We all believe you will have a lot of fun. Observing other’s art work is always, always very inspirational. You may get some new ideas for your own drawings.

Portraits of Dogs by Lynn

Realistic Portraits by Andy Leslie

Portrait Drawings by Lela Stankovic

Various Drawings by Betty Chavis

Original sketches by Nadia Velasquez

Manga Drawings by ThronN

Cute Drawings by Christie

Beautiful Artwork by Bill Richards

Portrait Drawings by Evan

Manga Drawings by Chi

Various Drawings by Sunnu Golwalla

Various Drawings by Sabariah

Various Drawings by Anne Burgoyne

Various Drawings by Amberlynn

Portrait Drawings by Bud Norris

Various Drawings by Carly

Scenery Drawings by Phil Edmondson

Portrait Drawings by Mahendran

Manga and Fantasy by Lee Henrik

Portrait Drawings by Stacey

Various Drawings by D. Fox

Manga Sketches by Paul Rowan

Original Manga by Grace

Original Pokemons by Johan

Creative Anime by Celia

Cute Little Sketches by Gwen

Various Sketches by Amanda

Various Drawings by Taylor Sligowski

Various Drawings by Steven Chesley

Fantasy Drawings by Melissa

Various Drawings by Aiswariya Pramod

Various Drawings by Maciej Michalak

Original Artwork by Richa Kotriwala

Manga Drawings by Andrea

Cartoon Drawings by Dipanjan Dey

Various Drawings by Sandy Lange

Ballpen Drawings by Shehbaaz Baurtally

Cartoon Drawings by Dhrubo2002

Sonali Ghosh Illustrations Gallery

Emma Adams Cartoon Sketches Gallery

Rupshya Dilipraj Artwork Gallery


Theme Based Visitors Galleries

The following Theme Based Galleries are a collection of selected drawings from various authors based on a certain theme. I would like you to get as much inspiration as possible for your own drawings.


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  1. Imaginary art: waterfall at sunset

    Sep 28, 20 02:16 AM

    Ballpoint pens art. As am depicting sunset which is at the back of the water, then the whiteness of the waterfall should have been darker. But as it was

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  2. I and my destiny

    Sep 28, 20 02:11 AM

    I and my destiny...

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  3. Imaginary art: depicting light with ballpens

    Sep 27, 20 02:46 AM

    I think generally speaking its more difficult to show light with ballpens, compared with mediums like watercolor, acrylic or oil, especially when the art

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  4. Imaginary art: sunset and sea

    Sep 27, 20 02:38 AM

    A small imaginary art with ballpoint pens and where you can see the sea, some trees and sunset, in my way.

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  5. Imaginary art completed

    Sep 27, 20 01:42 AM

    So here is the completed imaginary art with coloured ballpens. I want to let the front yellowish soil as it is. Also no great details on the water. Direct

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  6. Girl with a flower

    Sep 27, 20 01:33 AM

    Done with Copic markers on paper.

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  7. Love

    Sep 27, 20 01:30 AM

    Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mom and a daughter....

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  8. Some lady

    Sep 26, 20 09:38 AM

    I like to practice a lot so I followed a introduction video from Farjana Drawing Academy on YouTube. I made this drawing with my own touch and more shadow.

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  9. Imaginary art: a cave

    Sep 25, 20 01:23 AM

    Imaginary art depicting the inside of a cave. Ballpen Nataraj 0.7mm. So there are two holes where light is penetrating. And on the left below, its lighter

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  10. Imaginary art: lustful eyes, surrealistic art

    Sep 24, 20 12:28 AM

    With a pen of 0.7mm, its a small surrealistic art entitled lustful eyes.I like this genre of art even though I don't do it everyday.

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  11. Imaginary art: outskirts of old mansion

    Sep 24, 20 12:25 AM

    With a ballpen of 0.7mm. It ressembles a bit the place in an indian horror film of Ramsay Brothers where a vampire was living. A creepy and isolated

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  12. me

    Sep 22, 20 10:33 PM

    My self Hirva Patel, 9 years old

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  13. Me in mask for corona protection

    Sep 22, 20 10:24 PM

    My self Hirva Patel, 9 years old

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  14. Imaginary art in progress: beauty of trees

    Sep 22, 20 10:22 PM

    So here is an imaginary art in progress. Ballpoint pens, it shows clearly that this medium is also good for depicting naturalistic art and not just oil

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  15. Imaginary art: the sea at sunset

    Sep 22, 20 10:20 PM

    Ballpoint pens art. So in the left we have a huge oil tanker. A rough sea which is not suitable for swimming but for fishermen.

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