I have scoured the Internet for all the most popular sites on manga
drawing instruction and tutorials, and as you can see, there are so
I do hope you also know the difference - but if you do, this is for
others' benefit - "manga" is the word for Japanese cartoon art in
print form, and "anime" applies to the moving picture form (TV and
movies). So when you say, "how to draw manga" or "how to draw anime,"
it's basically the same thing.
Anime and Manga - Learn to Draw Anime and Manga - Japanese Comics and
Animation by About.com
- About.com shows you to various web sites covering manga art instruction.
HOW TO DRAW MANGA -- MANGA UNIVERSITY: Premiere site for manga art instruction
- Click on 'Tutorials' link in the upper part of page.
How To Draw Anime / How To Draw Manga @ Anime Cubed:
- Another way to draw anime.
Online Manga University
- Self explanatory.
MANGA LINKS : How To Draw Manga
- Links to different instructive sites on the Internet.
Otaku World! How To Draw Anime and Manga:
- Another collection of links to websites that instruct on manga art.
Manga Tutorials Home Page:
PolyKarbon: Comic, Manga Tutorials & Photoshop Tips
- Yet another good site on manga art rendition, w/ Photoshop tips!
Trenchcoat Steve's How To Draw Manga Page
How To Draw Manga Eyes Tutorial - Best Learn How To Draw Tutorials On
- A web page specifically about drawing eyes, though there are links
to other resources.
Manga and Anime Tutorials
[ELFWOOD] Tutorials (FARP)/FARP: Drawing Manga - Page Layout
- A fantasy artist gives his own take on manga art.
And there are yet many more, using the search terms I used, which I
list near the bottom of this answer.
Manga Academy 3.0
- An online mangaka community related to Deleter.com, publisher of a
popular instructive book series.
Mangaschool - Index:
- A forum for aspiring artists to exchange ideas. It's fresh from a
resurrection though (old posts have been lost).
Here are some sites on the history of manga:
"A History of Manga" by NMP International
Seeing Japan through Comics - Nipponia
AnimeInfo.org - Anime University - HIST 102: History of Manga Printable Version:
When it comes to manga history, personally I have read that today's
styles are influenced by Astro Boy creator Ozamu Tezuka, with the
deformed bodies and large eyes. He was after all one of the first
visible manga artists we know today, so his style was sure to have
influenced a lot of other artists.
This article by Business Week may interest you. I hope it's still up
for you after I post this URL:
Business Week - June 27, 2005 - The Anime Biz
On the Educational side:
Animeco: Anime and Manga School
- A feature on a school.
HOW TO DRAW MANGA -- MANGA UNIVERSITY: special course
- Even the book series publisher has a course.
Google Search Terms used:
draw manga tutorial
manga art school course
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