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Manga Comics for Beginners: From Concept to Creation

A course by Natalia Batista , Manga Artist and illustrator

Manga Artist and illustrator. Malmö, Sweden.
Joined October 2020

Learn how to write and create a manga comic from scratch using professional techniques used by Japanese artists for storytelling and character design

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  • 99% positive reviews (143)
  • 7756 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to write and create a manga comic from scratch using professional techniques used by Japanese artists for storytelling and character design

A course by Natalia Batista

The increasing popularity of manga means that anyone can enjoy, produce, and add their own culture to the art form, meeting amazing characters and visiting magical places along the way. Manga artist Natalia Batista has published comics across Europe and the US, and she owns her own publishing company that has received international recognition.

In this course, she teaches you the whole manga writing process, from the initial concept to the finished comic. Create your own manga page from scratch, discovering the tools and techniques used by Japanese manga artists to make your work look professional.

Interested in developing your manga character design skills? In her first course, The Art of Manga: Drawing Unique Characters, Natalia takes you through the process of drawing fictional manga characters from start to finish.

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 27 downloads

Influences
5 minutes, 16 seconds
Tools and Materials
5 minutes, 12 seconds
Basic Visual Narration
16 minutes, 4 seconds
Storyboarding Your Story
19 minutes, 15 seconds
Sketching a Page or Spread 1
20 minutes, 58 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (143)
  • 7756 students
  • 21 lessons (4h 54m)
  • 27 additional resources (16 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create your own manga page, or spread, from scratch using traditional techniques

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in learning to create a Japanese-inspired manga comic.

Requirements and materials

Some drawing experience would be helpful, but not necessary.

In terms of materials, you will need steel nibs and dip ink, paper, a sketching pen, an eraser, and other materials specified by the teacher in the course. If you wish to digitize your manga, you will also need a computer with Clip Studio Paint or a similar program installed.


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7756 Students
143 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Natalia Batista

A course by Natalia Batista

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Manga Artist and illustrator

Natalia Batista is a Swedish manga artist and illustrator with over 15 years of experience. Her passion for the Japanese art started as a child watching Sailor Moon with her sister. Soon, she joined a local manga club, and after graduating from high school, she attended a comic art school. While working for a Swedish magazine as a comic artist, she illustrated the comic Lova, about a young girl who wanted to be a singer in a band.

Since then, she has illustrated and published a number of manga pieces that are centered on female characters who are fighting for their rights. She is the artist and storyteller behind Sword Princess Amaltea and Mjau!, which have been published and printed throughout Europe and the United States. Natalia has also been featured in the German magazine Tokyopop for her comic Ein Lied für Elise.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Creating a Manga Story

    • An Introduction to Manga
    • Tools and Materials
    • Creating Your Concept and Characters
    • Writing Your Script 1
    • Writing Your Script 2
  • U3

    Drawing Your Manga

    • Basic Visual Narration
    • Storyboarding Your Story
    • Sketching a Page or Spread 1
    • Sketching a Page or Spread 2
    • Drawing Backgrounds 1
    • Drawing Backgrounds 2
  • U4

    Inking Your Manga

    • Steel Nib Inking, Speed Lines, and Sound Effects
    • Inking Your Page 1
    • Inking Your Page 2
    • Inking Your Page 3
  • U5

    Digitizing Your Manga

    • Digitizing and Lettering
    • Using Screentones 1
    • Using Screentones 2
    • Sharing Your Manga with the World
  • FP

    Final project

    • Manga Comics for Beginners: From Concept to Creation

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

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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.

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Manga Comics for Beginners: From Concept to Creation. Illustration course by Natalia Batista Best seller

Manga Comics for Beginners: From Concept to Creation

A course by Natalia Batista
Manga Artist and illustrator. Malmö, Sweden.
Joined October 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (143)
  • 7756 students