Learning to Draw Manga #5 – Profile

I cringed when Dude said the next pose was profile.  I looked at that crazy single line of the nose and chin and thought “that’s never going to look right”

Again, following the directions, and taking one step at a time it was not that hard.  Here it is darkened, but before I took out the guidelines

MANGA 5 LINEDI am still an epic fail with the hair.  I look over at my son and see these awesome elaborate hairdoos, and I have to stare at a picture and draw the lines exactly as the book tells me to place them.  I just can’t fathom how the odd lines play out into the shape of hair.

Dude thinks it’s because he reads and watches manga, so he’ used to looking at it.  Could be.

Here’s the finished product.  Not to shabby.  I’m actually pretty pleased with this one.

mANGA5 SIDE CLEANDude wants me to start “inking” which means finishing a drawing, and then drawing over it with permanent artist’s markers.

Ummmmm.  No.  I’m not there yet.  I’d be pretty ticked at myself if I drew something I liked, and then I screwed it up with a permanent marker.

“Believe in yourself, ” Dude says.  Ummm, maybe next week.



15 responses to “Learning to Draw Manga #5 – Profile

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  3. Great job Jenn. I wouldn’t mind seeing one of Dude’s drawings. Think he’d mind sharing?

  4. Kourtney Heintz

    I used to read tons of manga and watch anime, I think dude is right. It helps to be really familiar with the final product to see how it comes along. 🙂 Time to read some manga?

  5. Not a bad effort, in my opinion – me who hasn’t drawn anything but reno plans in years! If you’re worried about messing up a good drawing with markers, why not photocopy it and practice on the copy before trying it on the real deal? I think it’s great that you’re doing something with your son that you’re both interested in. 🙂

  6. I don’t know that this is bad. You are too critical of yourself maybe? Anyway, me thinks little Dude is an awesome kid and I like the sound of your relationship. What a wonderful way to bond and spend quality time together.

  7. No! Carpe Diem! Do it now. There’s lots more paper where that sheet came from.

  8. Believe in yourself. Now where has “Dude” heard that? Listen to your children. :o)

  9. Sandra's Stories

    I used to draw so much manga! Don’t read it, but it’s how I learned how to draw some years back now. It’s an awful lot of fun, and the more you practice, the faster you can draw it. I ink now, too. It’s not as scary as it sounds. I ink with a tablet, though, in Photoshop. Much safer than accidentally ruining your artwork with a marker. 🙂

  10. I love this….it makes me want to try it!! You are being too critical as you are too close to it. From my perspective it looks really good. Jen