Have you currently developed an interest in manga drawings? Want something that will help you get started as well as spice up the process? If yes, then you have landed on the right web page.
What do you think is the essential thing to get started on manga art? Is it the tools like pencils, tablets, pens, markers, or colors? Or is it the tutorial or character inspiration? To be honest, it’s everything, especially if you have just come out as a manga lover.
Here is a walk-through guide on five characters from some popular manga art.
Itachi Uchiha is one of the characters from the famous Manga series Naruto. And believe us being a big manga fan ourselves, your manga journey is incomplete without getting your hands on the Itachi character.
You’d be amazed at how many pro manga artists create a unique illustration using the same character. One such fantastic manga drawings artist is the artby_mint. The specialty of this artist is manga pencil sketching.
But a pencil sketch isn’t the only thing that makes this art interesting. It’s the neon lighting effect that the artist adds to manga drawings. If you have seen the Naruto series, you’d probably know that Itachi is a loyal shinobi of the Konohagakure’s Uchiha clan and has red-colored eyes.
So the artist carefully used the red neon light to highlight the important areas of the sketch. What’s interesting is that the character is sketched on paper and edited virtually!
If you happen to be a manga fan and at the same time love pencil sketching, then Chifuyu Matsuno from Tokoyo Revengers is an excellent place to start. There are many ways in which you can recreate this character to add your original touch.
For instance, this Instagram manga artist, Mery (art_by_mery), draws black and white manga drawings. The artist sketches the same character without changing the hairstyle or eye shape etc. however, the sketch still stands out.
It is because of how Mery adds a touch of color in her black and white manga drawings. In this particular sketch, the artist added blue-colored eyes to the character.
Adding colors or highlights to your manga sketch is one way to make your manga drawings unique from others. However, that’s not the only way. One way is to change the emotion or facial expressions of the character.
Take in account one of the sketches by the manga artist tri_genic, Lucas. Recently he uploaded one of the sketches of the character from Attack on Titan – Eren Jaeger. Eren is a character that has a serious face throughout the series. However Lucas has made him smile in his sketch to add the unique factor.
We all know manga drawings are incomplete without sketching some female characters. One of the characters that are easy, cute and have room for adding variations is the Kobayashi Kanna
Take a look at the sketch of Kanna by artby_mint. This sketch will help you open your creative block and let you draw some striking manga drawings.
The last sketch on our list for today is of the Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academy by artjeisu (Jeisu). This artist has the most impressive pencil sketches with creative and captivating touch. In his sketch he has added color shading to portray fire and ice.
If you want to create unique manga drawings without compromising the jist of that character, you should review the artwork of other manga artists first. It helps you to discover your signature stroke in the manga drawings.
Which of the five sketches you would try after reading this post? Do you have some sketches of your own? If yes, then feel free to share them in our comments.