Learning to Draw Manga #8.5 – Walking Draft

This week I decided to take on some movement, and there is a lot of perspective to have to worry about when a character is walking toward you.

manga 9 walkI got bleary-eyed before I was able to finish, but here is where I am so far with it.

I started with seven lines to help keep all those body parts in proportion, and followed the directions very closely.

This is tough because her Right arm (and leg) are in a perspective that makes them look smaller at this point.

And the swinging left arm (on the right side of the picture) seems so long and gangly, but it should be longer, because it is swinging toward me.

Now it looks kind of goofy, but I’m sure when I sit down with a fresh set of eyes next time, it will all come together.

I’m also a little nervous to tackle realistic hands as well.

Even at the height of my talents when I was younger, hands seemed to escape me.

Wish me luck! Hopefully I will have a finished product I won’t be too ashamed to post next week. 🙂

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Interested in a slow stroll along the road of Manga?

I’m learning to draw Manga with my son.

Here are my posts on our progress so far.

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Learning to Draw Manga #1 Rekindling hobbies you love (with your kids)

Learning to Draw Manga #2 3/4 view girl

Learning to Draw Manga #3 Front View Boy

Learning to Draw Manga #4 My own character (fail?)

Learning to Draw Manga #5 Profile View

Learning to Draw Manga #6 First Ink – Adult woman

Learning to Draw Manga #7 Adult 3/4 view

Learning to Draw Manga #8 Chibi Full body pose

Learning to Draw Manga #8.5 Walking draft

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5 responses to “Learning to Draw Manga #8.5 – Walking Draft

  1. I’ve always hated drawing a full body, especially when trying to get a little motion perspective. You’ve started out fairly well. 🙂

    As for your son’s frustration, I got a bit of that, too, when Son & I tried karate together. He was too young and distractible to concentrate on the art at the time and decided to quit, I think because I passed the first test & he didn’t. Maybe I should have pushed him harder to continue. I hope your son doesn’t get too discouraged. I think that these posts will help him see your frustrations and realize it’s not that easy for you, either. Good luck. 🙂

  2. I’m sure it will be marvelous, like everything that you do. 🙂 xo

  3. Maybe this feels hard but it’s nice you and your son are sharing this time together. How is he doing in his drawing? Keeping up with Mom?

    • Not quite, but he is getting better. I’m afraid sometimes that I frustrate him. He wishes he could “just do it” like Mom, but I’m trying to show him that each time he draws he gets a little better