manga Drawing Tutorial

How To Draw Manga (Clean Style)

In this tutorial I will give you an idea of how you might want to achieve the clean style that some manga artists on RMD use. Some steps of this tutorial could also be used for still-life drawings. The only tools that are required for this style of drawing is the fill tool and the line tool.

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Sasuke by hellish_doggz




Step 1

i see alot of people trying to do this style so i thought i would mane something about it. here goes nothing...
Draw a sketch of what you would like to draw in the guide layer. It does not need to be perfect, so do not spend too much time on this; you do not have to draw your guide perfectly because it's only a guide.


Step 2

Use the line tool and draw an outline of the sketch you have just done onto the canvas. When using the line tool, make sure that when drawing corners you make the lines small and not long to avoid making them jagged. Also, try not to leave small gaps in between the outlines. You may have to zoom in at times to see if you have missed anything.



Step 3

Since the hair is going to be black, I am going to re-outline the hair with the line tool, but only on the side that is going to be black. After I have outlined the hair, I would suggest using the fill tool and just colouring in the rest, so you do not waste ink and it is faster.
Outline+hair colour: R-0 G-0 B-0


Step 4

Now that I have coloured the hair, I am going to colour the face. Firstly, use the fill tool to colour around all the lines. then use the line tool and outline the black outline. Sometimes the skin colour you have chosen can be hard to see on a white background. I find it helps if I switch to a darker background (such as the black background) so it is easy to see what parts I have left to colour and what parts I have left out.
Skin colour: R-255 G-234 B-190


Step 5

Do not forget the face shading, it is very important because it makes the style look less flat! In the guide layer, make a sketch of where all the shadows are going to go. Find a colour that is darker than the skin colour. Then, on the canvas, use the line tool to make an outline of the shadow and then colour the area with the fill tool.
Skin colour shade: R-235 G-215 B-175



Step 6

Redo the black outline, because you might have accidentally coloured over it with the skin colour/other colours.


Step 7

HAIR!! Donít forget hair shading as well. In the guide layer, sketch out the parts of the hair that is going to be lighter. Then, in the canvas, outline the sketch, in a lighter colour than your base colour, using the line tool. The rest of this step is the same as the face shading step.
Hair colour shade: R-44 G-44 B-44


Step 8

This is the finished product and, thus, the end of this tutorial. The background consists of a lot of different coloured lines placed side by side. I hope you learned something :)
Background colours: Öa variety of reds.

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