I don’t know where Andrea from Anchobee gets her ideas from, but recently the challenge was to include some aspect of Manga drawing in a design. You can see the showcase of work submitted for this challenge here.
To me, Manga drawing is about character drawing – not something I have done much of. And as for the style, the eyes and face seem to be the strongest and most obvious features. So I decided to draw Piran my labradoodle. Fortunately I found a book on Manga drawing left behind in my eldest son’s bedroom. It took several pages of drawings before I was happy with Piran’s face. Some of the key features I tried to include were:
- Rounded face
- Eyes relatively low on the face, larger than normal and widely spaced.
- Several ‘eye shines’ in the eyes
So here is my drawing, which was originally worked in pen and then scanned in to Photoshop and Illustrator.