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For someone learning manga illustration, there are some important similarities between manga figure drawing and human figure drawing. Being well practiced in one can help in learning the other.
For many years I've been doing pencil portraiture and what I've been calling fine art. After being rather taken with anime and manga illustration, I thought it would be great to try and teach myself how to draw in the manga style. With my shortcomings in drawing, it turned out to be a more daunting task than I thought it would. But, I also didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I do.
Here are a few tips on how to effectively render the moon as it appears in the daylight sky. The daylight moon can make a wonderful background addition to any drawing involving a full or partial outdoor scene.
Here are some quick tips and amusing exercises that an artist can use to develop and improve their abilities in shading.
Excellent results can be achieved in shading by using the pencil alone. There are a number of rather simple techniques in pencil shading that can produce even areas of subtle gradation across large areas. These same techniques can be useful in the production of intricate detail as well.
There is an element in the drawing process that, for many, is almost as critical as the level of talent possessed by the artist. What's more, this particular element is seriously neglected in a lot of art instruction. It's a critical element in my own work, and I'm convinced that many who believe themselves unable to draw would change their minds if they gave it a try.