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  • Manga Heads Need Manga Bodies

    Manga Heads Need Manga Bodies

    As I may have mentioned before, I live just west of the boondocks, and despite the fact that this is the 21st century and all that, sometimes our internet connection fails. Hard to believe, but true. So, sorry I haven’t been able to post for a few days, but . . . what are you gonna do? When I left off with the Manga tutorials series, you’d seen videos on general Manga drawing, expressions, and hair. I think it’s about […]

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  • Ever Seen a Bald Manga Character?

    Ever Seen a Bald Manga Character?

    Honestly, have you ever seen a Manga character without hair? I know I’m not the best informed person on anime and Manga, but I can’t think of ever having seen a bald Manga figure. And, so, if you want to include Manga in your art repertoire, you’ve got to learn to draw hair. To that end, I’ve got a great video with not one, but four ways to draw Manga hair. This video is a bit on the longer side […]

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  • Manga: Slap a Smile on That Face

    Manga: Slap a Smile on That Face

    Guess what.  This is the 300th post on Best Drawing Videos! You probably haven’t been keeping count, but I have. (We don’t need to go into the many issues that make me the kind of person who counts things like blog posts.) And I want to thank anyone who has liked, shared, subscribed to, whatever the blog and especially any of you who have been here from the beginning. When I say I appreciate your support, I really, really do […]

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  • It Would All Be the Same . . . If It Weren’t So Different

    It Would All Be the Same . . . If It Weren’t So Different

    Gosh! It’s been a long time since there’s been a post on Manga. Since September as a matter of fact. That’s partly (mostly?) because I’ve been sort of lukewarm on anime. But then I started looking at it from a new angle. The angle of a book designer. When I worked as a book designer, a friend of mine (an architect) teased me about it: You’ve got a cover and you’ve got pages . . . so . . . […]

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  • How To Draw  a Female Manga Face

    How To Draw a Female Manga Face

    Many posts ago, I posted a drawing lesson on drawing a realistic Manga face. Today I’ve got a lesson on drawing a realistic female Manga face, equal time and all that. This video is a little longer than I usually show (over 9 minutes), but I know that Manga fans, especially those who like to draw Manga, are dedicated and won’t mind. And not only is Mark Crilley a terrific Manga artisit, but he  has a nice easy-to-follow teaching style, […]

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  • Computer Graphics:  How to Draw Anime

    Computer Graphics: How to Draw Anime

    The video in this post combines the love of Manga and anime with computer graphics. I’m sure you know how sophisticated computer graphics can be. But I think this video gives a good demonstration of what a less experienced artist can do with them. With the possibilities that computer graphics offer, it would be a shame to scare off a new artist who’s interested in them. This video shows some of the possibilities and the do-ability. One of the features […]

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  • How to Draw Manga Eyes . . . 100 Ways!

    How to Draw Manga Eyes . . . 100 Ways!

    Most of us in the U.S. think of Manga as comics. In fact, the term “Manga” used outside of Japan does refer to comics published in that country. But Manga in Japan itself includes a huge range of genres and is read by people of all ages. And because of that, Manga characters have to cover a range of types and emotions. I really like this video. I mean:  100 ways to draw Manga eyes! This artist not only shows […]

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  • How To Draw Manga Girls and Boys

    How To Draw Manga Girls and Boys

    You may have already seen the posts on drawing Manga eyes and faces. This instructional video covers drawing Manga girls and boys. Michelle Lam is the artist behind the drawing in this video, and I think she does a great job of showing you the simple steps you need to get started drawing Manga figures. So there you go, Manga fans, a short, clear video on drawing anime/Manga figures. There are lots of videos out there on Manga-style drawing, but […]

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  • How To Draw a Manga Eye

    How To Draw a Manga Eye

    If you enjoyed the video on how to draw a Manga face, maybe you’d like to learn how to fine tune things a bit. This video shows artist Miki Hall drawing a detailed female Manga eye. I think this is a really good instructional video if you want to learn how to draw Manga characters. Because Manga is so popular, I’ll be posting other instructional videos on this type of drawing in the future.  If there’s something specific about Manga […]

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  • How To Draw a Manga Face

    How To Draw a Manga Face

    Manga are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long, complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art. (Wikipedia) Manga is enormously popular worldwide, and many fans like to draw manga characters. This video demonstrates how to draw a relatively realistic manga face. Do you or anyone you know draw manga? Did you find this video helpful? If you enjoyed the video, […]

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