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Manga Comics: Narrative, Rhythm, and Composition

A course by Kenny Ruiz , Comic Artist

Comic Artist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined January 2014

Captivate your readers by learning to narrate and compose stories with Clip Studio Paint that follow the energetic rhythm of a manga

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  • 99% positive reviews (198)
  • 6506 students

Captivate your readers by learning to narrate and compose stories with Clip Studio Paint that follow the energetic rhythm of a manga

A course by Kenny Ruiz

Ever thought about creating your own manga comic? If the answer is yes, manga illustrator and author Kenny Ruiz is the perfect person to help you achieve that distinctly expressive and professional touch so characteristic of the genre. His seemingly endless list of projects includes El Cazador de Rayos and Barcelona with Paquet publishers, and the series Dos Espadas and Malefic Time: Soum, with Norma Comics.

In this course, Kenny teaches you to narrate any story you like and turn it into a piece with the energetic and intense rhythm of manga. Develop the first chapter of your comic and give it the power that Japanese publishers require to reel in the reader and have them hooked from the first page. Fill two entire pages with professional manga comic art using Clip Studio Paint.

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What will you learn in this online course?

28 lessons & 19 downloads

How to create manga rhythm 1
13 minutes, 21 seconds
How to create manga rhythm 2
9 minutes, 51 seconds
The nemu
15 minutes, 42 seconds
Basic Clip Studio Tools 1
9 minutes, 59 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (198)
  • 6506 students
  • 28 lessons (6h 35m)
  • 19 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Italian, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a two-page manga comic with a professional feel.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in manga comics and illustration who wants to take their passion to the next level.

Requirements and materials

You need basic illustration skills to take this course as well as some experience with Clip Studio Paint.

In terms of materials you need a pencil, paper, and a computer installed with the software.


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6506 Students
198 Reviews
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Kenny Ruiz

A course by Kenny Ruiz

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Comic Artist

Kenny Ruiz has been a comic artist for as long as he can remember, and has extensive professional experience within the sector. He is the author of El Cazador de Rayos and Barcelona with Paquet publishers, and the series Dos Espadas and Malefic Time: Soum, with Norma Comics. He worked alongside scriptwriter Mathieu Gabella and colorist Maz! on El Misterio del Capitán Nemo (Delcourt), Víctor Santos on Infinity, Outrage, and scriptwriter Kid Toussain and colorist Noiry on the Magic 7 and Telemachus series (Dupuis).

He currently produces his own manga series titled Team Phoenix for the Japanese publishing house Akita, whose protagonists are characters created by manga maestro Osamu Tezuka. He also teaches at U-Tad, Escola Joso, and ESDIP.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Inspiration
  • U2

    Understanding manga

    • What makes the manga work well
    • Construction of your manga universe
    • How to create manga rhythm 1
    • How to create manga rhythm 2
    • The nemu
    • Basic Clip Studio Tools 1
    • Basic Clip Studio Tools 2
  • U3

    Chapter 1 of your manga

    • Prepare the project in Clip Studio
    • Story structure 1
    • Story structure 2
    • Story structure 3
    • From the structure to the sketches
    • Sketches page by page 1
    • Sketches page by page 2
    • Sketches page by page 3
    • Sketches page by page 4
    • Sketches page by page 5
    • Sketches page by page 6
    • Sketches page by page 7
  • U4

    Inked

    • Inking basics and tools 1
    • Inking basics and tools 2
    • Inking basics and tools 3
    • Inking basics and tools 4
    • Inking basics and tools 5
    • Final art: screentones 1
    • Final art: screentones 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Manga Comics: Narrative, Rhythm, and Composition

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Manga Comics: Narrative, Rhythm, and Composition. Illustration course by Kenny Ruiz Best seller

Manga Comics: Narrative, Rhythm, and Composition

A course by Kenny Ruiz
Comic Artist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined January 2014
  • 99% positive reviews (198)
  • 6506 students