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Anime/Manga "Boy and Girl" Character Creation Workshop with Rush Hamden - Draw, Ink and Color

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Section 1 Introduction


    • 2.

      Section 2 Draw the head


    • 3.

      Section 3 Adding the vertical and horizontal lines for the Features


    • 4.

      Section 4 Pencilling in the Jaw and Chin using the Tent Method


    • 5.

      Section 5 Eyebrows and Nose


    • 6.

      Section 6 The Insect Proof Ears and Eyes by the C Side


    • 7.

      Section 7 the Neck, Shoulders, Clothing, and shadows


    • 8.

      Section 8 Sketching in the Hair


    • 9.

      Section 9 Erasing the Construction Lines and Adding Contrast


    • 10.

      Section 10 Closing comments


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About This Class

Rush Hamden, illustrator, graphic novelist, children's book author, art teacher, teaches a course in how to draw Anime/Manga style kids! This is a simple, lighthearted and educational class with clearly defined principles and easy to follow steps. He presents tips, hints, and specialized techniques with enthusiasm and genuine love for drawing and teaching.

Did you have a dream or vision of creating a specific Anime/Manga character, but your drawings aren't looking like what you intended? You've come to the right place. Rush will share with you very specific, repeatable measurements that will help you create multiple characters with small but profound differences in appearance.

Rush has taught hundreds of live classes in drawing, shading, shadows, forms, painting, penciling, inking, coloring and many more subjects. He brings his real world experience of teaching in-person weekly classes to hundreds of students in school classrooms. He knows what works and what doesn't, what's doable and what's difficult. Please join him on this journey beginning the process of penciling, inking and coloring Anime/Manga-style teenage characters. 

It's perfect for beginning students seeking a challenge as well as intermediate ones!

This class is a prelude to: Anime/Manga "Teen Males" Character Creation Workshop with Rush Hamden - Draw, Ink and Color It's recommended but not necessary that students take this introductory class before starting the Teen class.

Things you'll learn in this class include:

  • What differentiates Anime and Manga characters from other genres?
  • What are the right facial proportions?
  • How do you create and shade Anime hairstyles?
  • How much freedom do you have in creating characters?
  • How do you apply shading?
  • What pencils, markers and colors can you use?

This class is a guided journey through Rush's character creation process — showing you the specific stages of the process and what follows what. The goal of this class is to help you come up with more consistent and convincing Anime/Manga characters, and add that style of drawing to your repertoire.

For this class you'll need:

  1. Pencil.
  2. Paper.
  3. Plastic cup (or something to a circle).
  4. Ruler.
  5. Eraser.

Rush's extended supply checklist (Not necessary):

  1. Canson 140 lb. watercolor paper.
  2. Pentel P209 0.9mm and P205 0.5mm mechanical pencils.
  3. Artist's T-square
  4. Sakura Pigma Micron markers, 02, 05, 08.
  5. Sakura Pigma Graphic 1.
  6. Sakura Pigma Brush.
  7. Higgins black ink.
  8. Pentel Aquash medium tip watercolor brush.
  9. Basic watercolor pan set.

Rush shares with you a fun and easygoing project that is doable on a very small budget! A pencil, a ruler, a marker, and some watercolors; simple tools creating beautiful images.  You will create two Anime/Manga male characters. In an upcoming class, Rush will also share how to create Anime/Manga style female characters. Stay tuned!

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Rush Hamden

Graphic Novel Artist & Art Teacher


I'm an illustrator, graphic novel artist specializing in American Comic & Anime/Manga, children's book author, writer, art teacher, and filmmaking teacher. I love to draw with pencil and ink, color with watercolors and digital. I have been teaching for years in the Southern California school system. I have taught (and continue to teach weekly) hundreds of students how to pencil, ink, color, draw using shapes, use perspective and sculpt fun characters. I also teach watercolor, acrylic and oil pastels.

I create graphic novels from my home studio. I'm a devoted husband and work-from-home dad.

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1. Section 1 Introduction: Hi. Welcome to my video. My name is Rush Handan. I've been a filmmaking teacher for many, many years, and recently I've also started teaching art, drawing, uh, have taught hundreds of people how to draw using shapes. And how did shading and how did your cartoon characters and manga characters? And it's something that I really enjoy. I'm a graphic novel artist as well as a ah painter. I do love doing watercolors and all kinds of different media as faras painting. And I'm so happy that you could join me today on this journey. Today, what we're going to be doing is learning how to draw a manga style boy and girl. Uh, you know, though, in the manga world, especially certain genres of Mondo, mostly it's the width of the neck. The the the eyebrow thickness Thea type of knows that they would have. The boys have usually a little bit more pronounced knows girls have, ah, smaller nose. Ah, a few other little details that we're going to go over. But mostly it's the hair, the hair style, the length of the hair is what differentiates, uh, the boy from the girl, especially in a close up like the way that I'm where you can see, like head and shoulders and in larger, of course, more wider shots. You can also see difference in a wardrobe, the order of the French, he aged boys and girls. This is, of course, totally different from the style that I'm native to, which is American comic. But I do enjoy manga very much because it really impresses people when you do Mongo style. And if you do it just right, it's very impressive, especially to kids They really love. Seeing a mongo site love teaching kids how to do a manga style characters. So I'm really happy that you could be here with me today on this journey. We're gonna go ahead and get started and hope that you can immediately start drawing manga style characters, and in this video, we're gonna be drawing them in. Another video will be thinking and coloring. So this is just a simple video and just how to draw manga character. All you need is a pencil. He raised her, her mother and a a cup plastic cup of some sort, or any kind of a circular shape that you can use to draw the head. Let's go ahead and get started 2. Section 2 Draw the head: e Welcome back. Okay, So in this scene, where we're going to actually start doing is drawing the shape of the head. It's a circular shape is what we're going to be starting with when you look at a person, usually wear a combination of a circular shape for the head and then an oval for the rest of the face. So we're going to go ahead and start doing that right now. Let's get started. So the first thing we're gonna do is we're gonna take the cup. You can use either a cup or you can use for instance, if you have this and you don't need to have this, but really a ruler, a circle ruler, basically anything that you can use to make a circle that's the size that you want your final characters face to appear. The other thing that you can do is just free him circle. This is kind of beginner level side. I'm not expecting you to be able to free hand a circle, which is kind of difficult, but I'll do it a few different ways on this paper, and then I'll flip it over and I'll go ahead and get started withdrawing. Um, so basically, the way that your free hand a circle is put your pinky down on the paper and then once you have your pinky down, then you start making circles and space circles in space, and you kind of hear that sound, you know, which is basically the pinky rubbing on the paper, which I'm actually really used to. It actually kind of like that feeling, you know, like the knowing that my pinky is resting on the the the paper. And once you go ahead and get started with that, with that process going, look up. Then slowly you'll bring your hand down on the paper and start making circles. Make that. Basically, that's a simple is that you know, it's ah doesn't get any simpler, but it requires a lot of practice. So the other way to do it is to use the cup on the way we're going to use the cup is you just take the you put the cup down on paper and very lightly with the pencil trace all the way around it. You get a nice, perfect circle. It's really amazing naturally, how simple it is. And once you get the circle down. That's the head size that you want. Then you can get started. So another way is to use the circle template. And what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna use it right now to create a different thistles just from artist's loft. Michaels. I'm not promoting them or anything, but it's just a very simple circle, complete you can use. And it's nice because it's anything. Three. Drafting. It's got the different sizes of the circles. You can be more consistent if you need to, uh, so you can do like a circle this size, for instance, Just make sure that you do it very lightly. I usually just do it with the weight of the pencil, and I use this mechanical pencil, the Chantelle P. Two, a 9.9 pencil. I also used the 0.5, the P 205.5 on for an eraser. I use this research. I think it's just a generic eraser. I also use a needed rubber eraser, which is actually the best thing in the whole world. It's only two bucks very, very affordable and last forever. It doesn't ever wear out, you know, I have this thing. I think at least a year that all you do is roll it in your hands and you can hear is anything basically so you could race without any heart. Hardly any trace as always, your pencils, air light, you know, And then to clean it, you just kind of roll it up in your hand again. And then you're all done and I just stick it to my art board. It's very simple. So now I'm gonna flip the paper over, and basically, now it's time to start drawing. Um I mean, I just kind of clean up my paper. Libit has little bit of graphite down there, OK? And I'm just going to use the cup right now. Very simple cup again, like a plastic, um, drinking cup that you would use at a picnic, for instance. And I'm just gonna set it down on the paper, and I'm gonna make sure not to put it too far down too low to the bottom end of the paper, because I want to leave room for the shoulders of the boy or the girl, and it's gonna put it right here, and I'm gonna draw a circle very lightly. Just really was just a way to the pencil. No, there is one. And I'm just gonna take my ruler and go across just to make sure that I'm kind of doing the boy and the girl at about the same level. I'm gonna draw a line across very lightly again, Just right there. You can just kind of barely see a faint. And I'm just using a standard. Wouldn't ruler nothing fancy or you can use it clear ruler. As long as it's 12 inches and it goes across the whole paper or whatever your needs might be, you can also use another piece of paper that I do that a lot. I just use another piece of paper any really any straight edge, and then I'll put the cup over here on the other side, and then I'll just do another circle. So I teach elementary school and I teach mostly anything, really from first grade to fifth grade, and I teach on a weekly basis a local elementary school that we have here. It's my son school, actually. And, um, I've tested all of these principles with the kids, and I figured if fifth graders could do it. Um, you know, adults can definitely do it. I don't know how old you are. You might be 1/5 grader yourself. You might be a new adult, but for sure, I know that you can do this because fifth graders can do it. And I have simplified the process in such a way that, um hopefully anybody can do it if you just practice. I did it. And pay and pay careful attention to the to the step by step process. All right, so the other thing that you're gonna need is a ruler. Okay, So I'm gonna take this ruler. Actually, you can also freehand. You don't really need a ruler. But if you want to be very careful about it, you could just take a ruler. And what you're gonna do is find the midpoint of these faces, so just kind of you can eyeball it or you can measure it. So I'm any measure. It's about four inches, you know, approximately give or take. So I know the center mark is gonna be about two inches in. I'll put like, a little dot right here, and I go up from top to bottom really any Any kind of the line will be Will do just fine. So you could just again You just eyeballed You don't have to. So do it perfectly. I just put a line right there, vertical mine. And I'll just measure out about two inches, which is about right there and then I go back over here, measure out about two inches and ideo horizontal line. It doesn't have to be perfect. You just have to get it kind of in the right in the general vicinity. I'll do the same thing over here. I don't make it. Actually, over I'll do is I'll just use the same line so that it's clear all the way across here we go clear all the way across and talked about him. So after the all measures was to right here, major the two inches about two inches right there. So I just put like a little dot usually with my pencil. So I know it's gonna be about here. I could just eyeball that. It doesn't have to be, like, perfect again. It's it just kind of like in the general vicinity you can use do it visually. You don't have toe. Use a ruler, The less user ruler, actually, the better, especially if you're doing stuff for illustration because you can really tell when it's more naturally done. But then again, there's also different discipline. Some people prefer rulers. They like things to be precise and exact. And that's actually how computers are. Computers are precise and exact. If you're looking for that look, you know, then that's dollars, too. All right, so now that we've gotten these two circles, we're gonna call this one. Let's say, let's give them names. Uh, it's called this one John, and, um, it was called this one Samantha. Okay, so just arbitrary names. So John and Samantha, actually, maybe Jonathan all the way. John Johnathan. So Jonathan and Samantha way have two equally equal with names since we're going for a symmetry here 3. Section 3 Adding the vertical and horizontal lines for the Features: way to put in the lines that basically go across the features and differentiate the eyebrow from the top eyelid from the eye from the bottom island on the nose. Let's go ahead and get started. If you look at my face, you know, normally just kind of. If you take a look, you'll see that most of my features air below the bottom line of my face and then the rest of my forehead and head. And here is this hop half of my head. Once you kind of get out, Then you won't go back to the old mistake kind of putting the heads of the eyes of here. That's usually when people started drawing seven. Flip this over and then you kind of create a Have you put in the plus sign, which is what we did over here. And then people put in the head of heat or the eyes of here and those up here and then the mouth up here, which looks very odd, you know, if you do that so all of the features air gonna occur below the centre horizontal one below this horizontal, So let's go ahead and get started. It's easier for us as human beings also to look at things and halves rather than in quarters. So even though we need to put in, for instance, quarters over here to make 123 more lines to me quarters. But it's much easier for us toe have things to cut in half rather than to cut in quarters. So what I'm gonna do is any kind of measure this out. It's about two inches. It doesn't have to be perfect again, so it's about two inches. I'll put a line right here for the one inch. Smart are good to do the same thing over here. About the one inch Marco put in a tiny little marker and I'm going to go across the whole thing, the whole paper. Sure you can see this on the phone here. That's why have this my phone right here, because it makes it a lot easier for me to see exactly what you're seeing and for you to learn. Hopefully very clearly, I've noticed some other artists who are incredible artists, but they put the camera in such a way that you can't really see that work very well, and I promised myself that when I do videos for people to teach them how to do all that, I won't do that. Actually put the camera front and center that I can see everything I'm doing and then everybody can see in a very well that would everything that I'm doing. So now that we've divided this into 1/2 right here and then we can more easily go back and divide these in tow, half listen to half as well. So all of your future is gonna be like this. If you have the center line and you have the middle middle would have your eyebrows. I lived. I bottom I live knows etcetera looked up. So just real quick, going back to the master master template here that we're doing. So what I'm gonna do is have this now cut it in half again. So it's about 1/2 an inch. I'm gonna put a little markers for myself about the half inch mark right here on right here . So But it's like 1/2 an edge. One inch, approximately 1.5 years. And with the bottom in Chile right here. The two inch line is at the bottom of this, Okay? And then I'm gonna come over here, do the same thing at the half inch and 1/2 inch mark, so I put him in right there. Do one line straight across from here to here and then also from here to here on Samantha, and then go down to the the last point right there and go from left to right on Jonathan left to right on Samantha, all right. 4. Section 4 Pencilling in the Jaw and Chin using the Tent Method: scene four. Right now, What we're gonna do is we're gonna actually put in the jaw and chin most of us, if you actually feel down your jaw, you afford to find that there's two points right here and right here where you can really feel the points of your jaw jawbone. And then at the tip, of course, is your chin. So we're gonna put in the jaw and chin right now. In this next stage, this'll be kind of like our experimentation area. Here we go. So once I've got the eyes in right here and the nose then basically need to draw the jaw. Jaw is basically gonna be just to line straight down like that and then meeting at the chin and then you can have the mouth. I'm gonna teacher a little technique on how to do those in a more predictable way. So if this is low scary to do to free hand the draw line over here and the chin and then erase the the guidelines, then I will show you a more repeatable, easier way to do this. It's very simple. Basic. Let's go back to Jonathan and Samantha off. We're gonna go, go to Jonathan. So the way that we want to draw his jaw is gonna be recount up. This is line number one. I'm gonna put a little tick ready. 1234 Okay. 1234 Their body count with me. 1234 So, line number one, we go down a little bit down between line number one and number two and put a low point right here on a little point right here that's going to define the entry point for the job . That's where the job is gonna start. Then we're gonna take a ruler, and then we're gonna measure out. I'd say about let's see 123 So about an inch and 1/2 half, half, half. So about an Internet. How about an inch and 1/2 down? So we need to do is kind of create a an arbitrary area, and this depends on your character. It could be that the character has a very broad jaw or a very thin jaw. You know, it's I'm like, I think I'm mediums, but I've seen guys were like, really broad jaws, and I've seen people with thinner jaws and 10 urchins, you know? So what we're gonna do is figure out an arbitrary point. Let's say I'm gonna create it at about half a edge. One inch, 1.5 inches. Again, this is up to you. This is totally your decision. Where you wanna put this do simple folk straight down to 1.5 of 1/2 an inch, one inch on 1.5 inches. So that would be the 10 points right there. That's where the chin is gonna meet. And then I'm gonna go ahead on draw a line across the one inch go and the width of this line is up to you. It's your choice, and you can just take the you can measure it out. If you really want to, you can measure out. Let's say, if this if the width of the circle is about four inches or so, then we'll make the width of this one. Maybe instead of four inches, we'll do it like about an inch and 1/2 in each direction. So but in trips with three inches total like that, okay. And then just draw a straight line straight down and again you keep your pencils, riel life? Because this is not where the the chin is going to necessarily exist completely. It's going to be These are just guidelines for us to draw the chin inside this guide. Okay? Like that. And if you turn it upside now and sometimes it's easier you look at it. It looks like attempt. If you start from here up to here, it looks like those tense that you see it like a shall a at the at the beach or out of pool , for instance. You know? So it was kind of like attempt. That's basically where we're gonna build our jaw and chin inside this tent here, like up. So do the same thing with Samantha. But I'm gonna do it upside down to see You can see one other techniques to do it. So I'll figure out that about the two inch point right here is where the whole face goes from 0 to 4 inches, like so the two inch point goes from 0 to 4 inches saw. Go over here and the two inch point, and I'll just go to 3.5 inches and toe half a niche so it's 1.5 inches in each direction. And if you work with centimeters, you can do that as well. You know, whatever is easiest for you, this one doesn't flip. So you have to go like this. So this would be like maybe across would be approximate the approximately 10 centimeters. And you could put the five in the middle and just go upto like, you know, the 1.5 centimeter point and the heat and 1/2 centimeter point. Whatever works for you using. And I'm going to draw the point. This line right here from remember, it's not line number one, not lying number two, but writing between line number one and two. That's where we're gonna start on the line up and like that, and then I'll make them meet at 10 point again. Keep your pencils super like I usually just use the weight of the pencil. I don't exert any pressure on it at all. Here we go. Okay. So these were our guides. They're ready to go for us to start sketching the features now. Now we can do at this point is we can put in the neck if you like or we can start sketching the futures, it's up to you. Once you learn how to do this, you can choose whether you have been in the neck first or where they do the futures for it is your choice. 5. Section 5 Eyebrows and Nose: All right. So I'm really proud of you for coming along this far. I'm sure that your hopefully enjoying yourself and you're starting to see that your work is in a yield fruit. And so what we're going to do right now, we're gonna put in the eyebrows, the upper eyelid eyes, lower eyelid and the nose and the mouth. All that stuff's gonna go in right now. And, of course, you're going to see the difference between doing it for a boy and a girl. For a boy, the eyebrows gonna be a little broader or thicker. The nose is gonna be a little bit more pronounced. Um, you can also add different features for the lips later on in the coloring phase. You can put lipstick on a girl, for instance, if you really want to. But in general, they're pretty similar at this at this stage, and they're gonna get differentiated when we get to the next portion, which is in the next. Now that I've got the jaw in place now, I can continue with futures, So what I'm going to do is start with the eyebrows. So Jonathan's eyebrows are gonna be a little bit thicker. Go. So I'm just putting in a curvy line. Basically. So it's not lying. Number one, not I'm sorry. So Goto line number one. Line number two and put in your eyebrows right there. You don't have Teoh putting a lot of time perfecting the eyebrows. This is not the perfecting time. We can just do that later if you want. You just kind of just trying to rough in the face. I'm gonna do the same thing with Samantha. I'm gonna give her thinner Rose, you know, very thin. Okay? And I can also bevel them, helping them in a little bit. Just kind of give him a little bit more volume in the middle. All right, now we can continue on. I'm looking at my guide and we can go in with the top island. So count down. 123 and online number three gonna put in the top eyelid and the top island's gonna go all the way to the edge. You more so That's the top eyelid. It's gonna go all the way to the edge of the circle. But you know, you can also change that to you Don't have to stop it right there. You can make it go longer. Shorter. That's totally your choice. I'm actually make this broader. It's one of those things were basically as you draw you perfect your your drawing because it looks more natural. Looks better. And I'm gonna go over to Samantha made the same thing over here, okay? And I'm gonna dip down the the eyelash, the island a little bit on the side. I'm gonna go back and actually changed her for a little bit more volume to her eyebrow. Because now that I look at this the island, I realize all you know, this should be probably okay and that we're going to go ahead and continue with the eyes. So let's go ahead and start constructing the eyes. Now you'll notice with manga, they have, like, usually rather large eyes, depending on the depending on the type of the genre that you're in on with their realistic or more, um, cartoonish, you know, so you'll have different size eyes. So basically, we're just gonna put in a couple of curvy lines like this, and like those, you can also put in a circle and then you raise the top on the bottom. So if you want to do, for instance, to use a circle template, you can find a template that suits you that suits what you're doing, for instance, may be this one right here, like thought. And then I can just use a circle template to do here like that. And that's basically the same thing, is going to create the same type of appearance, and then you can go over it with your pencil again. After you do that, then we're gonna put in the bottom I lib. Okay, this is the bottom eyelid right here. So this could be you couldn't see this and either the bottom eyelid right there or as the the cheek. When you create your own characters, you're gonna find, too, in all of these features to create different characters. This might be friends from Samantha, but then, if you have, like, uh, Jennifer or something like that up and then she might have a higher cheekbone, lower cheekbone, smaller, larger eyes, different eyebrows. But a lot of times with Mondo, the similarities are actually pretty stark, and the differences are very minimal. Usually it's just like the hair color and clothing start And the reason that that is is because it makes it much easier for the artist to draw the the characters consistent over page after page over hundreds of pages. And the more similar the characters are, the less you have to think about what each one with differences change warm, and you can just kind of sketch and keep drying and just change like minute features, Let's say, like the hair color, the skin tone and the clothing. But basically it's the same face over and over again. I noticed also with Children but Children's books, a lot of Children's books, authors. They do the same thing you know. They'll create, let's say, one general appearance, one your honor shape of of a character. And then they'll vary it, you know, based on the different characters, by just adding the different hairstyle, the hair color, different clothing, color and the different skin tone, but basically the same character, you know. So it's makes it a bit easier, you know, Azan artist myself, I worked eight hours a day as an artist, and, um, anything that will make me faster make me get through drawings faster. I will do whatever it is that's going to make it faster. I'll do that. So if I basically construct one simple character and just kind of use a variation of that for different characters, I'll do that. The other thing that we have to remember is just about everything is based on the circle. So if you see, like where I'm showing you the circle right there and the circles for the eyes because the circle is easier to rotate. We'll do that in a more advanced lesson. How to do forms, for instance, how to take this shape and then turn it and then do all the same futures again, but in the turn kind of a way, you know, with the years and everything jaw. So how to turn that shape? But we'll do that in different lesson for this one. We're just gonna focus on constructing the among your face for the boy and girl. Okay, so now that we've gotten this far, now we can put in the nose. Usually the boy's nose is more pronounced, and the nose is basically right at the bottom of this. With the circle meets this line, that's where the nose is gonna be. So count down 234 and then the fifth, Basically, which is not aligned, just the bottom of the circle. That's where the nose is gonna be. So a manga Characters usually have very tiny noses. I mean, girls have almost no nose at all. But the boys basically have, like, a bit of a nose like that. The among a girl will have just this. Maybe that's it. Just a tiny, tiny hint of knows. And that's it, Of course, with American comic, you're dealing with a whole different thing. You have more pronounced nose is to start from the top. You can have much more pronounced nose is like this kind of a thing, and then even like the nostrils, for instance, it depends on the genre that you're working, but with monger, they basically have almost nothing at all. Just the hint of a nose and that's it. I think it creates a more softer, more appealing younger looking face. I think is with point, okay, and then we can go in and do the mouth on Usually the mouth where it's gonna be is about between sort of like these points right here somewhere around there and you can do this arbitrarily based on your own preference. And you can put in the girl like friends Since the girl mouth about the same said this point, we're going to do the draw and the way to do the draw. We can have to curve it a little bit. And the way that you want to do that is based again arbitrarily upon what kind of character you're creating. And but I'm gonna show you how to do it very easily. Notice that when you hold the pencil in your hand, the natural sweep of us is gonna be this way or this way, this way or this way. So if I was to try to come in and do the draw like this, it might be a little bit harder for me if I'm not used to doing it that way as a new artist , for instance, as a beginner, it might be a lot easier for you to turn your project this way and then just put in the jaw in the natural sweep of the him. Notice how I wait. If I wave to you all we've like this or like this That's the natural arc of the wrist and then of the elbow and the shoulder. It's all that natural art. If I go against that natural arc, it's gonna be a lot harder for me to put in a smooth line. So I'm gonna just going to go in from the left to the right like this, and it can practice the moon first, So just practiced them first, I thought, And then once you're ready and I'm gonna go, go to stake out, just kind of smooth out the job. You can see that it's immediately taking shape. It's becoming more realistic. I might have put the mouth a little too hard, but again, it's arbitrary. You don't have to put it in a certain place, and then I'm gonna do the same thing. I'm gonna move the project over. That's nice. When you can turn your paper like that, it makes it a lot easier. You know, if you can turn your paper as opposed tissue lock, too rigid type of environment and let me do the same thing on the side. So I've got, like, more of like a fuller kind of a chin. I can also fine. Tune it. I can make it a little bit more of a sharper angle or a softer angle, depending on the age of the character. Uh, whether they work out or not, you know, is many different variables. Let's go to the girl. I'm gonna do the same thing over here. Go to Samantha. Oh, here we go. Go on, Do the same thing on the side again. I'm keeping a very light touch with my pencil. Very light touch. This is a 0.9 Penn tell very with. To be left to be means that it's soft. It's more. It's darker and softer. So if I barely touched the paper, it will be very easy to erase it. Most of these lines we're gonna erase later anyway. And also we're gonna think it too. So when you think it, then it'll have a whole different level of contrast. Anyway. You can also choose to scan. If you want to photograph this paper or scan it, you can do that and just finishing the computer to that's totally cool. Whatever you choose to do is your choice 6. Section 6 The Insect Proof Ears and Eyes by the C Side: way really start to see the shape of the of the manga character developing right now, so the ears can be different sizes. You can put in slightly smaller ears for a girl, slightly larger years for a boy, but it really doesn't matter to your choice. It's whatever you want to do when you're building your own character. If you're building your own comic strip or your own manga style comic book or graphic novel , you have a choice. You can actually construct all of your characters ahead of time with certain shapes of years and everything, give them names. And then that way, when you get started drawing your comic or your graphic novel, you have all of that stuff set up and ready to go. You can refer to it as a reference image and go OK, well, uh, this boy, for instance, has larger years. This girl has smaller years. This one's ears curve out a little bit more. This one's don't. This ones are smaller, and there they have a larger load. That's your choice. We're gonna talk about the the fine tuning some of the year details. The make sure that the fold this fold that's in the year is present as well as this flop right here. This kind of fleshy flap. That's I don't really know what is there for this Harper here. But I know it's if you're riding your bicycle and you're going really fast, I think it's supposed to keep the bugs out of your ear. You know, insects don't fly into your ear, so I don't know what the designed purpose was, but it's a wonderful design. And I'm happy that I have the same here protector for when I'm on my bike or when I'm running, you know, jogging or something. Okay, so let's go down to the third line. Line number one. We're gonna start with Jonathan first. So I started Jonathan 123 And then we come over to the third line right here. They were going to go a little bit lower because the top of the ear is lined up with the eyebrow with the top. I'm sorry. The top of the year is lined up with the top eyelid of the I. So I'm gonna go in right here like that and just started the year and it's gonna go down almost to the point of the jaw. There's really no simple way in creating the ear. You can probably use a couple of templates to do it. You could probably use no se a circle here and in a circle, a smaller circle here. You could do that and then kind of unite the two. So I'll try that. I'll see if that would look out. Maybe it might work. So this size is about you see, it's about the size like that 15 32. So I'll go down over here 123 and I go to the 15 32. And maybe I'll do. I do like a circle that, for instance, and then I come down to the bottom line for their meeting right there. You put in the bottom right there, just kind of blew it note for myself. That's gonna go down to this was only this far, and I'll put in another little circle right here like that. That might help a little bit, you know, if it helps you to do that, that's fine. Whatever helps you. But I'm just gonna turn the paper over That was going to do the same thing over here again . They don't have to be. We're not looking for perfection. We're looking for We're training. We're learning how to do this. And then once you practice doing it, I would say probably maybe like 20 times. Uh, then you're ready to really start perfecting your skill, you know, going for more consistent characters. So we're gonna do the same thing for the for the gross amount. Now we're going do put it in here for her. Go. Okay. And you can give her, like, larger ears, smaller years, whatever. Whatever works for you, it's all the same. And I'm realizing I think I put her mouth a little bit too high. You know, I'm gonna put her mouth further down here now. Okay. All right. So up until now you're seeing that the differences are very minimal. You have the broader eyebrows, thinner eyebrows over here, the the eyelashes or the top eyelids go all the way to the edge on Samantha. They don't go quite as far me beyond Jonathan. They might also be broader or thinner either way. And now over your coming, we're coming to the point where we can put in the eye details. So the I D toes. Basically this you have to put in the pupil. So if you look at your eye in the mirror, for instance, you'll see that there's a white part of your eye, and then there's a dark part with the color. And then there's a demon darker part. That's people. So if we were to look at it over here like those will put, we'll see that I and then there is the the color part and then the pupil. That's the darker part. But then also, you'll notice that as you look at a night and this looks kind of silly as you look at an eye, you'll see that our eyes are like a glass ball, basically will reflect any light that's in the room. Eso If you look at your own eye in the mirror or your friends relatives, you'll see that there is a catch light or a highlight in the I'm. So we have to replicate that we have to duplicate that putting in catch light or highlight in the eye like this, and then unless we I'm wide open with my eyes, like those most of times you don't see the top of the eyes. They're shielded by the island, and then the vitamin also is shielded. And so you've got, like, a color portion of the eye, the white part, and then the highlight. Those are the three elements, you know, And some people put in like the tear duct. Some people don't do that. Uh, and then I can just kind of erase the white part a little bit more stop. But basically, that's what we're dealing with. And then you complain like eyelashes. For instance, I thought local And then you can color this portion so real quick. If I wanted to color it, I would just take a quick color pencil and let's see. I'm gonna color just for practice, okay? And then I darken the inside a little more. So there is your basic construction of the I. You know, you've got your dark people on the inside, the highlight. And then there's always a shadow across the I two, always from the I live. So if you can put in that shadow, then your golden your gotten even further out that then you intended. So that's usually the construction of the I Now with manga, it's a little different. So basically, when we put in the eye, let's say like this is the eye and then you got the top eyelid and then bottom eyelid. So once we get this far, then you can do it in a certain several different ways. You can either do a, um ah, color portion on the bottom. By putting in a U on the bottom like this, that's one way to do it. And then the highlight of the talk like that. And then you fill in all of this all in this space, that's one way to do it. And then you can color that portion. So I take my color. For instance. I don't put in color on this portion right here. That's one way to do, and I in Mongo. And then, of course, I could really darkness now. And you can put in like, different details, for instance, depending on like that. Um, okay. The other way to do on I is to do the top line and the bottom line. Let's say for things put in, I like those eyelash cruise, and then when you go in, you just put in the pupil, the Big Pupil and then the highlight. Okay, and just fill it in. That's one another easy way of doing it. Don't forget the shadow. That's one way to do it. The other one is, I call it, I think The Pac Man. Um, it's basically you put in the circle, and then you kind of take a bite out of it. Make that and then you erase this part. That's another way to do, like among the style I and then you go in and just kind of dark and everything a little bit . You put different details and also at the eyelashes, for instance, there's so many different types of eyes that you can do. If you just do a quick Google look up or like Internet, look up as faras the How did You eyes? I've found a whole bunch of different styles, and I'll do a few of them for you right now. There's one way to do like this, and it's kind of like the Pac Man that I'm used to doing that I just did with you guys and I'm just looking out, you know, like a quick Internet look up do you figure out like some some ways to do it? And then one way is to do this kind of a thing like that. It is very simple. There's, like, almost like no wrong way to do. And I, you can put in, like, some details right here, like, as long as you get the general dynamics of of the eye, then you're golden. You can put in links and eyelashes like that here, and you can really kind of putting more eyelashes here, for instance, so and then like that, as just so me differently. Like I said, just do an Internet look up for a manga eyes and you'll find so something like a huge wealth of resource and thus far is different styles that you can do. So I'm gonna just choose just for my own sake, maybe like the large, the large I was the highlight. And again, you can use the circle template if you like to, but I just find something that suits the size that you have and make and use the circle template to do it. If that makes it easier, even if it's just as a guide, you can put in the circle template like that. So that's just one way to do it. And then I know it looks kind of silly until you finish it. But once you finish it and we'll look silly, go again. I'm still using a very light touch you like. So that's if I didn't really want to put in, like, too much color. We can put on a living color I can put it in, but I don't have to do a lot of color on this one, okay? And the other way, actually, due to different high styles, I'll do this. One like that will be this one different style to see. You can see a different style. You raise this part, frieze, this part so many different styles that you can use. It's actually it's like so much fun. So I'll do the inverted the U or the inverted C on this one, and then the highlight just so you can see, like, a different style. So it looks just like inverted like you for, like a flat U shape, or like a C on a side. And then I'll just filling the this portion. Okay, and all this is just gives you, like a lot of space to put in color right there. It's a highlight that reveals the color of the of the eye. So you put in the color right there, so it's pretty simple, and then it actually becomes a lot more intuitive. The more you do this, the more it becomes more intuitive. It's basically just practice. Practice makes better. It doesn't make perfect. Makes better. Um, okay, so now that we've done this, we've put in the eye we can put in also live with more I details, and then you can put him in the same details over here. Just kind of like the defining the top I little bit more. Okay, you can put in other details. You can experiment to see what works for you. Uh, let's put it also the details in the years, remember, we talked about the fold of the year, and then the little flop that comes out right there. So we're gonna put in that fold and then on the girl Samantha. There you go. And, um, the other thing that we can do is put in the little flap right there. No. Makes it look a little more realistic. Hurry up. Okay, cool. So we're getting there. You know, we're a lot further along than we were when we first started. Obviously, this is much better than when we started out. And he just had, like, to kind of blank orb staring at you, you know? 7. Section 7 the Neck, Shoulders, Clothing, and shadows: seven marker. Hi. Welcome back. I'm so happy that you have agreed to join me on a journey. And I thank you so much for watching this video. It is a great joy for me to draw and to teach drawing. I have taught hundreds and hundreds of people hard to draw, and every single one of them has been a joy and a blessing to me. I really enjoy it. And I'm so happy to be teaching you harder. All right now. And I hope that you were able to realize all your dreams as faras drawing your dream comics or graphic novel. Whatever it is that you want to you reading if you just like to draw for fun or to offer your kids or for your family members or for your friends. One of my friends today we were doing a chalk day at our our school and the chalk days when we have a local company that produces amazing cartoons. I don't want to say the name of the company between you, probably since I live in Burbank, California. Kind of figure it out, But they produce amazing cartoons that are there great artists they bring all their artists over to our elementary school, and they all draw all their characters in chalk on the the yard and everywhere that they can find the space to go off and they work with the kids and it's just so much fun. So I'm coming off of that. And I also just taught a whole classroom how to do a Monet painting, which I also eventually do, is a classroom on school share as well. But one of the artists actually drew one of the characters from their show on a One of my friends cast has a poor thing as a cast on her leg. And so he drew that character on her leg and, you know, get well, Syrian kind of a thing. And I thought that was so wonderful for him to use his his skill and his talent to cheer somebody up like up. And maybe that's what you'll be doing eventually, to you'll be cheering people of they were sick or having a bad day, for instance. You draw a little drawing of them or for them, and that will change. I guarantee that will change their whole day. There's nothing like a drawing to change somebody's day completely. It's I've just never failed to put a smile on a person's face. You'll notice with manga style boys and also with men that they have broader next, slightly broader. Next, I'm gonna draw mine with a much broader neck just so you can really see the difference in in the the Neck can actually bring into the image and also to make sure that the chin shadow, the shadow from the chin, is present on the next to give it a little more three dimensional appearance. And the last step, of course, for me, which is really important, is the out clothing I always like to close. My character is unless, of course, there on the beach or something like that. But in general, the first thing that I like to do as soon as I finish a head and shoulder show is to add the clothing, T shirt or a V neck shirt, for instance, to clothe the characters on. That just makes me feel good. I like doing that. It also as a measure of realism. You know that there's clothing goes into a T shirt line. It makes it more much more dimensional. I'll make sure to show you how to do that in a three dimensional kind of way that looks really appealing and very nice and increases the depth and volume of the drawing. The neck is usually depending on the character, about kind of halfway between the point of the chin on the point of the job. So with the boy with Jonathan, I'm gonna put in a little bit broader. Give him a broader necklace. He works out. So again I could measure this if I really wanted to. I could figure out from the two inch points, which is the center of the face. I could go, for instance, to exactly to the three and 3/4 for instance. You know, like 3.5 or something, however brought. I want him his neck to be, but I'm just doing it arbitrarily. You know, I live Samantha making a thinner neck and usually with grows. If you do a thinner neck, it's very clear. It's almost like an instant, uh, an instant read out that this is either a younger character or a female character, so just kind of refining her general. But more all this stuff's gonna be erased anyway. So, you know, So I'm actually gonna make his neck even wider, like he really works up there like that. I think that works better for me so you can see the difference in with very clear. Okay, now what I can do is at this point, I can put in also the shadow. That would be a shadow that's created on the neck from the chin and that usually matches the highlights of the highlight is over here on the eyes. That means the light source is coming from this direction. And so maybe I'll put in the shadow for the chin on the left side, for instance. I can just scribble in. I tell my students, Don't ever scribble, never scribble been a nice group. But then I only scribbled at in certain situations where I know that I'll go over it again later with ink, for instance, or I will go in and feather it in a way that you feather edge you take care of, like, France's needed your racer, any racer and you just kind of blocked the edges a little bit. So it's not like a hard line. It's kind of limiting a feathered look on the other. The other artists called blending this crime probably blending or feather. I come from a filmmaking background, so for me it's feathering because that's what used to do with lights. Good lighting would feather. It was the edge of the light. And then I'll come in with Samantha and I do the same thing. Her highlights up here, too, so I'll come in and just light shot right there. Here we go. So now I just have to give them shoulders because without the shoulder is kind of, like, kind of odd, that just kind of hovering there. And as soon as you put in the shoulders, you'll see while that's becomes a really character. Now the shoulders me make, I think the shoulders one of the things that make the character and then I personally for me, I don't like just having characters just kind of hovering like that without any clothing on . Um, personally, for me, I just I don't like it. You might have a different opinion, or they might be wearing a sweater suit or something. But for me, I immediately like to clothe the characters. I don't know why. Maybe just out of respect for the characterised, I've noticed that any character that I create, I immediately almost immediately love Andi. I enjoy being a drawing them and being around them and immediate like to clothe them and toe how, like background or biography for them. You start to have meaning for me, and I enjoyed drawing them so but that's just my my opinion. It's up to you. And then I like to darken out the T shirt That gives me kind of like a lease. Okay, this is a real character wearing a real clothing, and I'll do the same thing for Samantha. I'll give her maybe like a V neck. That's why you want to make sure to leave room in the bottom of the paper just for the T shirt or whatever. So I teach Children, and I like doing Children's, um, Children characters and and also see how I just kind of curved this in a little bit like that just to kind of give it a sense of that. It curves around her neck like that. I'll do the same thing for Jonathan curving around and then clicked up 8. Section 8 Sketching in the Hair: No way we're going to be put in the hair and you'll notice as we go that the hair makes the biggest difference on whether it's a male or female character, boy or girl. The length of the hair. Of course, in real life, boys sometimes have long hair girls something like short hair. That's of course, totally okay. But in the manga world, it's generally accepted that girls have longer hair, sometimes down to their ankles, down to their waist. Boys can have slightly longer here, but then, if they do have slightly longer here to differentiate them as a male character, you do. They have other characteristics, which is the neck and the Adam's apple and the size of the nose. Those will usually differentiate them as well, but the hair is going to be the biggest characteristic that will differentiate male from female characters. And it's also the most fun, because you could just really enjoy yourself making all the different pleats and folds of the hair. It's like drapery for the head. It's like a wardrobe for the hub. So coming from somebody who started the ball a little bit, you know, uh, you know, but I do appreciate long, beautiful hair. My wife has gorgeous hair and I love her hair. I love drawing. Her hair is like all the curls and so beautiful. So I hope that you enjoy the stage and then I'll meet you just a little bit. Okay? So now they're still bold and they could be bald characters. That's totally okay, but we're gonna go ahead and give them some hair. You know, just go ahead and give him some hair on their head, and we'll already going to do We're not going to start the hair directly at the top of the head. We're going to go a little bit further up. So how much further you go up is your choice depending on the hairstyle of the character. So give you right here. And it could be like right here with Samantha, for instance. And, um, if you want to do longest style, usually manga style characters have, like, long kind of pleats or strands of hair, like in thick, thick globs. Kind of that's just the manga style. But you can do your own thing you could do. For instance, if you look up, just hairstyles on the Internet, you could do like a myriad of different hairstyles. You do like a traditional kind of hair style like this. Or you could do, for instance, like spiky hair, whatever you want to, you could do like a close cropped kind of hair or like a Mohawk. So let's see if this is a character you could do. Like a Mohawk, for instance. I like Mohawks. It was like auction. If you could do something like that, you could dio just the standard kind of tight haircut. You know, make out It's up to you. You do your choice. And you know, it looks funny until you erase these lines, and then it looks OK after that. So it's your choice to do whatever you want to do. So just look up like hairstyles, and then you can go from there. So where we left off is we decided where we're going to put in the top of the hair for Samantha for Jonathan, and we're gonna go ahead and just start doing the hair. Okay. That was my cat. Just calling out to me. This is my cat. By the way, You wanted to say hi Say Hi, spy. Hi. Everybody is so much fun. So cuddly. And he's a shelter cap. We adopted her from the Burbank animal shelter. He is a sweetheart. He has been a source of so much. And I was gonna put in some some short kind of pleats, sort of for Jonathan. - And then once I've put those pleats in, then when I can do is I can also put in some behind his ear and then start adding more details. You can turn the your canvas a little bit to get more of an angle if you need. Teoh helps you also with the curvature of your hand too. Can you? You can have that. You have more details. If you want to make it more full. You can also have something like flyaways over here, for instance. You know, fly away strands and then it still looks a little blank here. So I'd want more strand over. Here you go. And you can also add I think I did some behind His ear is good. If he has shorter hair, you could give him. I'm sorry. Shorter here. You could get shorter hair along their hair, whatever you like. the hair is so arbitrary. It's so like to you. It was really no right or wrong way to do hair. It's just your character. It's your character. You do what you want with the hair. Okay, so then the last thing that I like the out for the boys is that I look Adam's apple because boys have Adam's apples. So it's kind of easier for me toe tell. Oh, yeah, that's definitely a boy. And, um, now we're gonna go to Samantha. Oh, we're gonna do the same thing. Start up over here and I'm gonna put the part in her hair. Let's say like right there, you see that she parts her here on going to start putting in some please this way. And maybe this way you can put it in wherever you want. There's absolutely no like, uh, there's no wrong way to do the hair design you can already see. It's really starting to take shape. As soon as you get the bangs over here or on along the front of the face and a couple of repeating lines to the back of the year like this and like that immediately you have the shape of the manga hairstyle, and if you like, you can use a curved ruler. Uh, these sell curved rulers and art stores that you can use to create these types of gradual curves. You know, make it a little simpler. Whatever is easiest for you. Um, I think they call him French Curves, and so you can use a French crews to do these lines. If you prefer to free hand them, that's OK, and you can do it like I'm doing it like thought. We can turn your work and do it this way, however, is easiest for you. There's absolutely no wrong way or right way to do it. Whatever works out and the more you can kind of let the hair go over the facial features more realistic. The image will look and the more I think, like pleasing to the eye. Look, you know, no, the actually, we need to continue this line this way. A lot of times you have to continue the line through the other character and then erase the overlap. Otherwise it just won't look right. But I can already see that it's she's looking very feminine and on I can erase. Like if I start to see that, Okay, I kind of made too many lines over here. Can you raise some of them? You know, just really, just to make it more make more sense for me. Not that it would affect the final image in any way. But if it helps me to make it make more sense. Visual sense, you know, so to speak. So I can kind of see where the pleats are, where the folds are. That's fine. Go over some of those lines again. Remember, Also, like most of these lines, you're gonna you're gonna go through them again and then anthem later on. So it's it's okay if they're not, like, very high contrast. You don't really have to go over your own lines too much. And if you can get some of the lines to go behind her shoulder, be really good on gonna repeat some of the mines behind her neck behind her chin neck right there. Here we go. Whenever you have, like long sweeping lines, it's good to kind of rotate your your art art board or your canvas a little bit. And, uh, basically, I'm seeing this is almost done there. To me, it's almost done. I basically have almost completed image with, uh, Jonathan over here and Samantha. Oh, and, um, I'm kind of ready for it. Looks like the thinking stage. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna erase some of my construction lives, though. All those construction lines that went into it, and then I can go ahead and start, uh, thinking. 9. Section 9 Erasing the Construction Lines and Adding Contrast: works, um, or on the hair. And add some more details and fine tune some other details in the face and years you can use. Ah, the gummy eraser, for instance, that I have over here you can use a pencil type erasure like this, or just anything that you are available. The white erasers are pretty good cause they pick up the most of the layers. Uh, the gum erasers pick up one layer at a time, but they take up almost all the graphite, so it's really good, and you can kind of mold them into a certain shape that would fit. That would suit your your style. And I'm just gonna go ahead and get started picking up all of this. All these construction lines. Be careful not to pick up the features along with it. So I'll go over to Jonathan over here on our move some of his construction mind as well, their sleeve that you can wear on your hand to keep the in the graphite from going into your hands. But usually I just kind of erased my back of my hand little bit or the side of my him and I don't really like wearing those sleeves. It's up to you if you can. You know, if you can get it afforded, you can get one of those sleeves. I see a lot of artists using them when I see artists not using also. So it just depends on your preference. I watch a lot of YouTube videos, Um, and any any, basically, are just that draws comic style manga style any anyway that I can see his or her process of how they go about doing their work, not just the finished product justice, snapshots of their work, but the actual process of how they do curves and lines. I want to see those things. I want to see everything that they do step by step. How you doing? Uh, it's very important for me to see the process is if I'm actually in their studio and working with Yeah, again, this is all arbitrary. You can do it however you like. That's your choice. So I'm gonna go ahead and now move. Used the finer edged, uh, eraser to remove more lines that are closer to the details. Closer to detail areas where I really just don't want to remove the actual facial details. But if I do, it's OK. No big deal. Once you know where all of your stuff is, all of you, the detail lines are, Then you can just redraw them. It's not. It's not a big deal if you remove something by accident and again remember almost all the stuff we're gonna in any way. So that's gonna change the whole contrast of the scene. Anyway, when you think something again, I may just a choice to make his neck pretty broad. But Bongo boys don't usually have that brought a neck. I just wanted to make it really pronounce. You can really clearly see the differences with the eyebrows overlap right there for her bangs over, over. Okay, so and then I'll find her. Chan Good their jaw. See how I just turned the entire Whenever it's like this large of a area, I usually just turn before park board around. You see, like her gentleness of her jawline versus the boys. And again, that's just a artistic style. It also depends on the age of the characters. So if there even younger, I might not make it so quite so profound. The difference and you can also add shading to the face. I'm not gonna do that right now, but I can teach you a future video. How to out shading to the face and modeling. I noticed that the more I do this work out of time right now, um, the more it's easier to think up later on. And I tried Teoh, learn the process of other artists as much as possible. Uh, one of the main reasons I do that is because I teach Children, um, how to draw When you teach Children, you have a huge responsibility to teach them, you know, I mean, you can also say that about adults as well, but with Children, I think because they're so impressionable and they really, like, take things to heart. Would you teach them? You have to teach them the right the right thing. Um, and I can't just teach him, for instance, what I think is right. As's faras how to do a manga style boy or girl. I have to teach them what other people think is also right so that it's, you know, more common, and then their their knowledge is more usable in any other life situation or they're gonna be drawing stuff for other people, and they have more versatility in the tools at their at their disposal. So I think Samantha Speed to go. Actually, I'll just do her hair. That's good. She's pretty good. I think right now and then I'll go and just pay attention to Jonathan's. You can see the difference in the contrast between when you kind of go in and do some dark pencilling, I can go even further and I can do the point. Five is well, but I don't think there's really any point in that because I'm gonna think it anyway. So might as well just refined the pencil lines a little bit. Just said I can see where they are and then going with the simulator. - Some people like to do the the penciling with regular pencils, you know, like regular wooden pencils, and I used to use them for quite a while. Uh, the only thing that stopped me was I just got tired of sharpening. I just didn't want to stop. I wanted to continue drawing, doing to stop, to sharpen, I found I found it very tedious. I do so much sure I go through one of these at least one of these leads every single day. Um, if not, too, depending on how many hours I draw and how much how much I press down calling trust. I'm looking for, um, So I was like, You know, it's just not worth it to continue stopping to sharpen. Use leads to sharpen the pencils. I'd rather just draw more so, but it's up to you. You know, it's it's your choice. There's certain advantages. I mean, obviously, if you go with a regular pencil, it has a longer lead that can be used for shading, so that's very helpful. Something's going from the top down to the bottom, you know, very simple. And I'm working in the eyes a little bit, I said. Like I said, I basically did two different styles of eyes. Not that there's any reason to do one for males and females, but just so that you can see, like two different styles, that's all. - I'm doing some implied lines every year. You don't have to really finish the lines every single time, and there's nothing in the rule book that says that you have to you can let the brain the mind of the viewer finished the details. That's totally okay. Did a little bit of overlap there because his hair is over locking her hair right there. So I just did. Has shoulder overlapped on her shoulder right there? It's totally arbitrary. It's up to you. Just just happened to be that way. Um, obviously you you lose some character When Inc. Some of the character this. The subtlety of the pencil might be lost. But then again, you can also do the thinking in shape and gracious great tones or shades. So there's actually have long gray markers that I can use to shade in great homes on, so that little bit of overlap creates a sense of depth. You can also make some changes along the way to make the your manga character different. You can change the style of the eyes, the ears. You can change the mouth, for instance. Uh, you can add like a lipstick, for instance, like some light lipstick to the female character. You can change the hairstyle and hair color many different things that you can change. You can also come in and actually color the the portion of the eyes for the girl right there and give it some nice color. And then also for the boy, same thing. You can have some color right there. Um, so we made sure out the highlights to make the eyes more believable, more realistic. I personally made a choice to just make a pretty broad that there you could make it thinner . And I just was trying to create a very, um, notable Oh, difference between the boy and girl. Go. And so basically, all that's left is the thinking stage right now. And I'll do that on another video of the thinking and coloring the manga style boy on the moments Nanga style girl. So thank you for watching this video. Bless your day. I appreciate you coming on this journey with me and I hope your watch more years. Thank you. 10. Section 10 Closing comments: e. I hope you've enjoyed this journey with me. I'm so I'm so appreciative of you for taking your time to spend. However much time this video husband for you. If there's any part of it that has been a little confusing or difficult, please make sure to go back and just run through it again and repeat it. Watch it one more time on, uh, you know, just repeated. Like repeat the action, get your hand and year of repeating that action. Also, if you're really serious about drawing manga characters or a cartoon of any kind, really practice practice as much as you want. Watch the video again. Practice on a whole different sheet of paper. Practice a smaller head or larger head, for instance. Practice adding more eyelashes and more details. Practice larger years. Smaller years bigger. No smaller nose, larger lips. You know just how fun with it. Drawing is my passion, and my favorite thing in the whole world is spending time with my family. That's there's nothing I would rather be. But second to that, and a very close second is drawing. I love to draw. I can draw 8 10 12 hours a day, and I don't get tired of it. I love it a nice super enjoy it. And the third thing, which is also really, really close to that second thing, is teaching. Drawing. I love teaching drawing, and I enjoy teaching you to draw on my love, just the act of of seeing people's work. So maybe when you finish your drawing, if you could please post your drawing on the on the forum or in the project area, I would love to see it, and it makes me very happy. It shows me full of joy to see your work and to see you enjoying yourself and tell me a story about how you use your drawing, for instance, to make somebody happy or if it means you're happy. I'd love to hear it. Thank you very much for coming along on the journey with me. I'll be posting another video pretty soon on how to do the thinking and the coloring of the manga boy and the girl and as well I'll be posting a lot more videos about art and drawing and painting. Thank you for your time