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How to Create a Stunning Manga Character on a Beautiful Background

I welcome you to a new lesson for today, in which we will see how we can draw a manga character on a prepared, previously drawn background. There are multiple techniques, but I chose for you an easy and feasible method, so let’s begin.


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background

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We start preparing the background on which we will draw, and there are many explanations on the site that show you how to design backgrounds for manga scenes.

I chose a seat on the train , to draw Manga character on a beautiful background


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background



The manga character that we will draw will be sitting here, on the chair. The first thing we do is to draw an initial structure for the body’s position, two lines. The first line will represent the upper part of the body, and the second line will represent the lower part of the body.

Then at the top we will draw a horizontal line, representing the shoulders, and the line at the bottom, as well as the body from below.

The final drawing should form two triangles connected to each other, with the middle being the waist.


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background



The most important part is the lower section, which will form the meeting point between our drawing and the background. We must adjust the drawing of the body sitting on the seat, by drawing a rectangle in line with the angle of the seat. The same applies to the shoulders.


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background



We add a layer, and on it we draw the initial shape of the body, and the most important thing we have to define is the neck and legs.

  • We draw a circle at the middle of the shoulders, and an “X” from the center of the circle

  • We do the same thing at the bottom, from there we will draw the legs, and the direction is marked in yellow.


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background



We draw a line from the bottom of the neck circle, towards the top, with an X, until we obtain a cylindrical shape, through which we will be able to draw the neck easily.

Through the line that separates the circle, we will draw a line downward, in order to separate the upper part of the body.


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background



We follow the same steps for the legs and arms


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background



Drawing a manga character on a beautiful background and face


  • We draw a circle above the body

  • We draw a rectangle on the right side



Manga Character on a Beautiful Background



  • We draw a line dividing the circle in half

  • From the middle line, we divide the rectangle in half to determine where to draw the nose and mouth.

  • We draw two parallel lines "to draw the eye"

  • From the two parallel lines designated for the eye, we draw an inverted triangle, whose two lines meet at the bottom.


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background



The line that divides the circle in half helps us draw the hair, starting from there and outward.

Manga Character on a Beautiful Background



We use the initial structure in order to draw the details of the manga character, and here the features of the character will become clear to us well.


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background



We choose the color black, in order to ink our drawing, and the pen used is the G Pen


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background



We draw each part in a separate layer like this:

  • Layer to ink the body

  • A layer for inking the hair

  • Layer for inking clothes

  • A layer for inking extras (such as accessories, books, etc.)


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background


Tones

Now the tones stage, we will color in white, and in all shades of grey, and as for the hair, it will be black, with a white highlight.


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background



Shading

We copy the character sketch layer, add a “multiply” effect to it, and color the layer gray, in order to give it a shadow.


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background


Thus, we have finished drawing a manga character on a pre-prepared background. Practice well, so that you can benefit from it when you draw your own manga.


Manga Character on a Beautiful Background

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