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How to Draw Manga Characters

By Preston Stone

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Cleaning Up the Outline
How to Draw Manga Characters

A simple outline ready for to be turned into a character

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As you can see, the figure I’ve drawn here is male. Aside from having breasts, females will have wider hips and thinner waists, giving the “hourglass” shape. Manga style dictates that their shoulders are less broad than men, and their necks more slender. Often artists draw women in a stance such that their feet are touching to further enhance the hourglass shape.

Next go ahead and erase the guidelines within the outline. Make any corrections to things that don’t look quite right. Now you have a basic figure ready to add detail.

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