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Pro tips for drawing characters in movement: Let’s talk about jumping!

Today, let’s continue our series on moving characters, with a lesson on jumping! We’ll be focusing on three types of jump that are often seen in manga, but usually not in other illustration styles, or in real life. This makes them quite unique, and tricky! So let’s take a look at some tips for those

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Pro tips for drawing characters in movement: Let’s talk about running!

When drawing a character in movement, it can be even harder to keep the pose looking natural. In order to do this, it’s important to think about the character’s core, and the centre of gravity so that the character looks like they are stable and balanced. In this series of articles, we’re going to be

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Pro tips for drawing characters in movement: Let’s talk about walking!

When drawing a character in movement, it can be even harder to keep the pose looking natural. In order to do this, it’s important to think about the character’s core, and the centre of gravity so that the character looks like they are stable and balanced. In this series of articles, we’re going to be

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Differences between men and women’s bodies in anime

Anime and manga illustration is a style that involves both simplification and exaggeration. This means we see a very clear difference between men and women characters in anime and manga. Today we’ll be looking at some of those differences, as we study men and women’s bodies. If drawn using these techniques, you should be able

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Drawing ears from different angles

Ears were already a tricky part of illustration, but when it comes to drawing the ears from all different angles, things get even more complicated! Let’s talk about how to draw ears, where the ears should appear on the head, and how the ears look when viewed from all different angles. How are ears drawn?

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Tips for drawing hands for all different ages and body types

Hands are a super important part of characterisation and expression – a character’s hands can tell us almost as much about their age, physical appearance and emotions as their face can! Today let’s take a look at how to accurately draw hands for characters of different body types and ages. How do hands change with

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Different ways to draw anime womens’ noses

The nose is the centre of the face, and despite often being heavily simplified in anime, it’s still a very important part of the face. The nose sticks out from the face, meaning there’s lots of ways we can represent it – using either the parts of the nose, or the shadows made by the

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Use these free apps to help create and draw your backgrounds!

Have you ever struggled with creating backgrounds for your work? Maybe you have a character in mind, but can’t work out how to place them in a scene? Today we’re going to introduce a great hack that professional manga and anime artists love to use! You might have heard of 3D model apps that can

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How to use real life anatomy to draw a perfect open mouth!

Have you ever had trouble drawing open mouths in anime style? It looks really simple, right? Usually there’s just a simple semicircle shape inside the mouth to show the inner shape. But misplacing that shape in the mouth can make the whole balance of the face look strange. Getting the position of that semicircle correct

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Drawing the face from all different angles

Using all different angles in your work is a great way to add some interest and excitement to a scene. Think of a movie, for example – the actor isn’t always shot from the front like a passport photo, right? The same is true of anime and manga. The more interesting angles, the more dynamic

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