Reconnecting with Art – Manga Lessons #2 – The dreaded 3/4 face

After last week’s fairly successful attempt after a 12 year hiatus from drawing, My son and I sat down for another round this week.  He wanted to perfect his character from last week, so he continued with the first pose.

I moved on to a pose that was my nemesis when I drew realistic characters… the 3/4 face.  BBbbrrrrrrr.  Gives me the chills just thinking about it.

Not too shabby though.  This style is really easy to draw in.  (Okay, not completely easy, and my growling son would attest to… but certainly not hard if you have mastered how to make a pencil do what you command)

Manga 2

Anyway, here’s the 3/4 face pose (turned slightly to the side) Again, I’m pretty happy except for the stinking hair!

I will master you, Manga hair. Oh yes, I will!



13 responses to “Reconnecting with Art – Manga Lessons #2 – The dreaded 3/4 face

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  3. I think it’s awesome…hair and all. 🙂

  4. Hair of any sort just drives me bonkers. So I understand that completely. Your drawing looks really good!

  5. I like art when I was a kid but that was in another time. I like your sketch.

  6. Much better than I can do, unless you figure stick figures as works of art. 🙂

  7. No mastery over the pencil for me! My sister and I are musically oriented. It’s my brothers who could master the pencil, even if they didn’t make careers of it. 🙂

    • My son is considering “manga artist” as a career aspiration. Too bad there are probably as many artists out htere as there are novelists. 🙂 I’m not putting down his aspirations though. Ya never know.

      What instruments do you play?

      • Piano and flute, although it’s been a few years since I played. But I suspect if I sat down with them for some practice, I could play decently again,