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How to make manga and add tones and shading

Today we will discuss how to draw your manga scenes. In the past, I posted to you how to design the manga, write the story and design the characters, and here we have reached the stage of drawing and adding the tuna to the drawings, so let's start.


1 Before we start drawing, it is necessary to leave a space for the dialogue balloons, and in the first we will add the paintings, and then the balloons for all scenes, and from this lesson you can know the appropriate balloon for each painting: Dialog balloons in the manga you must know


Download the software used from Here


You can add the dialogue now or later, because ClipPaint does not support writing in Arabic yet, I add it in Photoshop

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2 After we add the panels or the "panel", we draw the "sketch" depending on the scenario, and here we choose your favorite inking tool or pen in order to draw the body and clothes

  • We draw the body (face and skin) in a layer, clothes on a layer, and accessories on a layer as well


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3 In this step, we draw all the features on a separate layer,

We make sure that the eyes are dark and the lips and nose are small

Do not forget to make the upper eyelashes thicker, this will increase the beauty of the characters, especially girls


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4 We add "Layer" now and paint the hair with the same brush, but with a smaller size, this will show how soft the hair is, and you have the option to change the brush as well.


  • Our movement should be light while drawing the hair, and add after the tufts here and there, so that the hair does not look flat.

  • The bangs can interfere with the eyes, this is normal

  • Draw some flying hairs, especially in outdoor scenes

  • Finally, don't forget to paint the accessories


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The page is ready!




5 Now it's the shading stage and the addition of "tunes", there are two types of shading in front of us, and I will explain each of them separately


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The first step is shading or coloring the hair, in which we color the hair in black, or gray, and choose a lighter color in order to add shine



And using a soft pen, we draw a line that directs us to where the light is


And draw lines from top to bottom, close to each other




And here we draw similar lines, but in the other direction


And this is how "highlights" for hair are formed for us







Now the usual shading: using the pen, in which we define the place of coloring, choose the gray color or any degree of black and gray, and fill that area

This method is classic, and gives the manga a smooth appearance, and does not cause much confusion


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Secondly, “toning”: This is the common way to draw Japanese manga around the world, and it has a great aesthetic, helping us to fill in the spaces and shading with several types of shadows.


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Through the options, you can play with shading as you like, as you can make it soft, or prominent, and this type of shading is the most common in Japanese manga.

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But in order to speed up the pace of my work, I gave up adding tones and shading to my mangaes, and I relied heavily on coloring in black only, whether for hair, or some parts of clothes, and I found that this matter forgets me a lot.

But for you, I advise you to try these three methods, and rely on one of them


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