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Learning to draw Manga # 8: Chibi full body pose

[[[Cringe]]] I’ve been afraid to try a full body anything.  Even when I was drawing regularly, bodies scared me.  I was never able to get the proportions right.

I was happy that the learning to draw book started out with a nice, friendly Chibi.

Chibi is a form of Manga art that is meant to be whimsical.  Large heads, and a body three heads high.

Here she is.

Manga Chibi tall

I’m not crazy about the legs, but this is nearly exactly what the example in the book looks like for the legs.  Things always look better when someone ELSE had drawn them.

I like to look at it like this.

Manga Chibi crop

She looks better without her legs.

Next time [[shivers]] more realistic full body poses—with MOVEMENT.  Yikes!

swish swivel squiggle

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.

swish swivel squiggle

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 #7 – Adult 3/4 view

This one was the hardest yet for some reason.

Well, I know why… I put the eyes in the wrong place to start, and I had to erase them and start over.  Oh, well.  You can still see the outline of the misplaced eye and the nose if you look closely.  The eraser didn’t take it all away.

I really don’t like this one.  The inking here makes it look traced.  I think my marker is too thin.  I might see if I can get one slightly thinker.

manga 7 adult side

Oh!  Did you notice a little color?  That was Dude’s idea.  It made the eyes look MUCH better than when I’d first finished.

Little steps.

Has anyone else taken up a hobby with their kids?  How did it go?

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