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Creation of Manga Characters

A course by Andrea Jen
Comic Artist and Illustrator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined December 2018
, Comic Artist and Illustrator

Learn to design and illustrate Japanese comic characters from the idea to its technical sheet

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.1K)
  • 39364 students

Learn to design and illustrate Japanese comic characters from the idea to its technical sheet

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.1K)
  • 39364 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 18 lessons (2h 36m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Ever wanted to channel your inspiration from Japanese comics and series to create your own stunning manga characters? Join Argentine illustrator Andrea Jen, one of the champions of Hispanic manga, and learn how to do just that!

In this course, learn to create your own manga-style characters, from the initial concept to the main views and facial expressions, under the expert guidance of Andrea.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The ABC of manga
  • U3
    U3. I learned the technique and created your character
  • U4
    U4. Data sheet and conclusions
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Meet Andrea Jen and hear about her first steps in the world of comics and her artistic influences. Then delve into the history of manga, how it originated, and why its characters are deeply significant in Japanese society.

Next, learn to recognize and draw the different female and male facial prototypes. See that emotions are everything for manga characters and, for that reason, learn to draw each of the basic expressions and their varying intensities.

Discover how to draw and distinguish the complete female and male anatomical prototype using the front, side, three-quarter, and back views. Next, learn how to make your characters move and act, illustrating some everyday situations.

Once you've got the previous concepts down, create your own manga character including its main views, emotions, and actions. Afterwards, clean up your work with a stylus or whatever tool you feel most comfortable working with.

What is this course's project?

Create the technical sheet of your own manga character with its main views, expressions, and personality traits.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

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 need basic knowledge of drawing, a desire to learn, and lots of perseverance.

In terms of materials, you need paper, a pencil, an eraser, black stylographs, and a ruler.


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Andrea Jen

A course by Andrea Jen

Comic Artist and Illustrator

Andrea Jen is an Argentine manga creator and illustrator born in 1987. From a very young age she was a fan of Japanese illustrations, which was her motivation to become a manga author.

In 2015, she published her first work, El Delirio de Ani, a 184-page manga, through the publishing house Ivrea Argentina. In 2016, she won the Silent Manga Audition contest with her comic Smiling Blossom and traveled to Fukushima, Japan to promote manga in the area.

Her manga, entitled Dream Walker, is a story about overcoming fears and emotional problems and is available online through the Silent Manga Audition website.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What are we going to do?
  • U2

    The ABC of manga

    • Introduction to manga I
    • Introduction to manga II
    • Importance of the characters and how to create them
  • U3

    I learned the technique and created your character

    • materials
    • Bodies and archetypes I
    • Bodies and archetypes II
    • Bodies and archetypes III
    • Faces and heads I
    • Faces and heads II
    • Face Expressions I
    • Face Expressions II
    • Movement
  • U4

    Data sheet and conclusions

    • Passed to ink
    • Data sheet
    • Last conclusions
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Creation of manga characters

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need for completing a specific final 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 instructor and other users, thus creating a dynamic course community.

  • The course is 100% online, so once they are 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 texts, tasks and practice exercises to carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You will also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the instructor and other students, and share your work and your course project, thus creating a community around the course itself.

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Creation of Manga Characters. A Illustration course by Andrea Jen Best Seller

Creation of Manga Characters

A course by Andrea Jen
Comic Artist and Illustrator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined December 2018
  • 99% positive reviews (1.1K)
  • 39364 students