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Drawing Manga Characters from Scratch

A course by EUDETENIS
Comic Artist and Illustrator. Staunton River, Brazil.
Joined July 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
  • 98% positive reviews (740)
  • 35254 students

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

Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (740)
  • 35254 students
  • 14 lessons (1h 46m)
  • 15 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • 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.

What will you learn in this online 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.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For anyone interested in illustrating manga-style characters.

Requirements and materials

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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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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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Drawing Manga Characters from Scratch. Illustration course by EUDETENIS Best seller

Drawing Manga Characters from Scratch

A course by EUDETENIS
Comic Artist and Illustrator. Staunton River, Brazil.
Joined July 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (740)
  • 35254 students