Learn to design and illustrate Japanese comic characters from the idea to its technical sheet
The last pages of a notebook of the school are usually the first canvas of future manga artists, who are inspired by comics or television series to take their first steps in this art of Japanese origin. Thus began Andrea Jen, an Argentine illustrator of Asian origin and one of the main exponents of Hispanic manga.
In this course you will learn, from the hand of Andrea, to create your own manga aesthetic characters, from the idea to its main views and facial expressions.
About this course
You will know the first steps of Andrea Jen in the world of cartoons and their artistic influences. Then you will delve into the history of manga, how it originated and why its characters are very important in Japanese society.
Then you will learn to draw and recognize the female and male prototype faces. You will see that emotions are everything in the characters in the manga and, therefore, you will learn to draw each of the basic expressions and their intensities.
You will discover how to draw and distinguish the complete female and male prototype anatomy in its front, profile, three-quarter and back views. Next, you will learn how to give action and movement to your characters, illustrating some everyday situations.
Once you have learned the previous concepts taught, you will create your own manga character, in its main views, emotions and actions. Afterwards, you will clean your work with a stylus or the tool with which you feel most comfortable.
What is this course's project?
You will create the technical sheet of your own manga character, with its main views, expressions and personality traits.
Who is it for?
To all manga and anime lovers who want to create their own characters for comics, illustrated stories or any other means of communication.
What you need
You will need basic knowledge of drawing, desire to learn and, above all, a lot of perseverance.
As for the materials, you will need: paper, pencil, eraser, black stylus and ruler.
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Andrea Jen is an Argentine manga creator and illustrator born in 1987. From a young age she is an amateur of Japanese drawings, which led her to become a manga author.
In 2015 he published his first work: El Delirio de Ani, an 184-page manga, through the Ivrea Argentina publishing house. In 2016 he won the Silent Manga Audition contest with his comic Smiling Blossom and traveled to Fukushima (Japan) to promote manga among children in the area.
He is currently working on a new manga entitled Dream Walker, a story about overcoming fears and emotional problems, now available online through the Silent Manga Audition website.