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Drawing Manga Characters from Scratch

A course by EUDETENIS
Comic Artist and Illustrator. Natal, Brazil.
On Domestika since 07/08/2020
, Comic Artist and Illustrator

Learn to draw a complete model sheet in pencil with proportion, volume, and movement

  • Best Seller Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 88% Positive reviews (8)
  • 1227 students
Drawing Manga Characters from Scratch

Learn to draw a complete model sheet in pencil with proportion, volume, and movement

Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 88% Positive reviews (8)
  • 1227 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (1h 46m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

In the world of comics, there are no creative limits, it can go anywhere from fantasy stories to those filled with action and adventure. Giovana and Paulo are specialists when it comes to this illustration style. The renowned duo Eudetenis teaches you, step by step, how to give life to memorable characters.

Learn how to create an entire model sheet in pencil in different perspectives and add details of your character in manga style. Giovana and Paulo teach you all the techniques to give movement and personality to your work, starting with the concept to the final art.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Knowing the manga
  • U3
    U3. Building a character
  • U4
    U4. Model Sheet
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get to know the creative duo Eudetenis (Gionava and Paulo) and learn about their career. See some of their artistic influences, including major manga productions, successful anime drawings, and both oriental and occidental movie references.

Start the pre-production phase of your project. Eudetenis give a brief introduction to manga and go through the main styles and profiles. Define the traits of your character, including gender, physical size, and motivation, seeing all the materials you need to create it.

Give life to your character, sketch it from scratch, and understand the proportions of their body in detail. See the movement and volume techniques, the rules for clothing, and the proportions for the head and face.

Complete your project by creating a professional model sheet, with different poses and profiles in manga style. Giovana and Paulo teach you how to scan and make the final adjustments on Photoshop. Lastly, get invaluable advice on how to get your work noticed through a physical or digital portfolio on social media.

What is this course's project?

Create a full model sheet to show the different perspectives and details of your manga-style character.

Who is it for?

For anyone interested in illustrating manga-style characters.

What you need

No previous experience is required to take this course.

As for materials, you will need a 2B graphite pencil, a set of colored pencils (at least twelve colors), white paper, an eraser, a desk lamp, a pen, and a lineart pen. To edit your illustration digitally, you will need a scanner and a computer with photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop (as your teachers will be using).


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A course by EUDETENIS

Comic Artist and Illustrator

Giovana and Paulo Serafim, better known as Eudetenis, are professionals in the field of draughtsmanship and manga comics with over ten years of experience in both national and international markets.

Giovanna draws and Paulo creates scripts. The duo has worked with publishing houses in Japan and France to promote their own creations, such as the series “Rasetsu: Primal Hunt”. The duo also won various awards, including the Masterclass prize in Silent Manga Audition.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Knowing the manga

    • Introduction to Manga
    • Choose your character
    • Necessary materials
  • U3

    Building a character

    • Body proportions
    • Movement
    • Clothes
    • Proportions of the head 1
    • Proportions of head 2
  • U4

    Model Sheet

    • Creating the model sheet
    • Scanning and adjustments
    • Promoting your work
  • FP

    Final project

    • Drawing Manga Characters from Scratch

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Drawing Manga Characters from Scratch. A Illustration course by EUDETENIS Best Seller

Drawing Manga Characters from Scratch

A course by EUDETENIS
Comic Artist and Illustrator. Natal, Brazil.
On Domestika since 07/08/2020
  • 88% Positive reviews (8)
  • 1227 students