manga Drawing Tutorial

Drawing manga (fan art) my style

Drawing manga (fan art) from reference pictures on RateMyDrawings Java Draw The Zanjux way! ^^

Tutorial category: manga  
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Tools used: RateMyDrawings Java Draw
This tutorial is based on:
Fearless for Vaneplus by Zanjux




Step 1

Hello to my first tutorial ever! ^^
Lets just hope this comes out well..

Okay! To start any drawing you need to have at least a tiny idea on what you want to draw! Go to google/photobucket/deviantart or anywhere else and find yourself a nice reference picture..!

<-- In my case I chose this one!


Step 2

*Take the pencil/pen tool and set- size to 1, Opacity to 100-120, Color to 40%-45%..
*Create a very rough sketch with all the important details on layer 1. This layer later will be the background layer.

(RMD killed the quality..)



Step 3

*Create a new layer above the sketch
*Set the sketch layer to 50% opacity
*Take the pencil/pen tool and set- size to 1, Opacity to 255, Color to 100%, set to straight lines
*Make clean outlines

(Made it bigger so you can see better)


Step 4

*Take the eraser tool and erase the sketch
*Create a layer above the sketch/background layer and below the outlines
*Pick the base color and carefully color (staying inside of the lines) everything that is in that color.


Step 5

*Click the "Lock Alpha" so you dont have to worry about going out of the lines
*Pick a darker color and add the shades



Step 6

*Create new layer above the face layer
*Put the base color then "Lock alpha" and color the shadows

(In my case you cant see much changes because the base color is white)


Step 7

*New layer again
*Put in the base colors (If you are drawing in black and white make sure that the gray colors are always different from each other)
*Color the darker places of the head protector
*Color the lighter places of the head protector


Step 8

*New layer
*Base color

..nothing much more to write here..


Step 9

*New layer (make a new layer for every little piece..)
*Base for the little belts


Step 10

Yay eyes! ^^

*Black base (they are totally black so no shadows)
*The little white dot


Step 11

*New layer
*Base hair color


Step 12

Step11~ final step
*Pick the Sketch/background layer
*(In my case) Take the Air Brush on size 50 and make the (only hing that is in color) background

Sometimes I make another layer above all layers to fix some little things or just add some more small details.. ^^


Step 13


Thanks for viewing my tutorial and I hope that I explained everything good enough! ^^

The finished drawing can be found here~
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