Module 2: Expressing the realism of story creation and character depiction


Emotional Expressions of the Character

The facial expression is the most important component in drawing a character. In this lesson, students will learn to illustrate anime faces to express the feelings, personality and condition of our characters. Students will learn how facial parts move according to the characters’ facial expressions to express joy, anger, sorrow or playfulness. More complex emotions such as frustration, regret, arrogance and shock will be covered. Student will learn to draw various anime expressions competently such as a happy, shocked or smug anime face at the end of this manga class.

Texture of Clothing

This lesson will teach students how to draw clothes for our manga characters. The goal here is to learn how to draw folds and creases in clothing naturally when our characters pose. Students will learn to express the texture and structure of the cloth when a character makes different poses such as raised arms, bended knees or a body twist.

Texture of Objects

Students will grasp the shapes of objects and express the texture and 3D effect of the objects through the use of shadows. They will learn the techniques of “Touch” and use different thickness of lines to depict entire silhouette or differentiate the parts in objects.

Methods for Practicing Manga Drawing (How to Create Manga Story and Characters)

In this lesson, students will be introduced to another important aspect of drawing manga, namely creating an interesting story and likable characters. Your characters and story line are as important as the drawing. Students will practise laying the foundation of manga drawing. They will learn to set the characters, world, stage and theme of the story and organize the sequence of Manga from there.