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Uploaded: May 13, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: May 13, 2010
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I forgot to upload those last two lessons that I said I would yesterday. The reason why I forgot to do so is because I was side tracked by a movie that I just bought called “Daybreakers” which stars Ethan Hawke, and William Dafoe. I thought the concept of a world with only vampires in existence was pretty cool, and the story seemed to be pretty good. But the ending was absolutely horrible. I can't believe that they ended the movie like that. I'm not going to tell you how it was ended, because I know there are more then some of you that probably didn't see it yet. Anyways, if you ask me if I would recommend the flick, I would have to say yes. If you asked me if you should spend money buying the movie, I would have to say yes as well, but there is one reason why I would buy the movie. Daybreakers is one of those videos that you can only watch once, but in like a month or so you might want to watch it again with a friend. And in like three months, you can watch it again by yourself but not all the way to the end. That's the type of movie it is to me. But let's shy away from that subject because there is a more important thing we need to discuss and learn about. Let me teach you "how to draw realistic manga", step by step. How many of us have a big problem trying to draw manga or anime characters to look realistic? I for one still have trouble in that area especially when it comes to drawing out feet and toes. I figured that it would be a good idea to draw, and submit a tutorial that can teach the novice, intermediate, and even advanced artist, to "draw realistic manga" in way that can be helpful, and understandable so that it will enable you to draw your manga characters even better. The helpful tips, and diagrams will help you understand portions, cemetery, and realism. All you have to do is read, and follow the step by step instructions to be on your way of becoming a better manga artist. I for one am not perfect yet with drawing manga. Although, I do think I have drawing manga faces down packed pretty good. Nonetheless, there is always room for improvement to do, and be better. I hope that this lesson will show, and guide you how to do just that. Have fun with your manga drawing tutorial. Have fun peeps, and have an awesome drawing day!

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how to draw realistic manga

How to Draw Realistic Manga, Draw Real Manga

how to draw realistic manga step 1

STEP 1.

Here is just a really cool diagram of some different types of realistically drawn anime or manga eyes. As you can see when it comes to drawing realistic manga eyes, there is way more detail and definition.
 
how to draw realistic manga step 2

STEP 2.

As I was saying in the first diagram, realistic anime or manga eyes have well defined eyes, and eyelids like you see pointed to you here.
 
how to draw realistic manga step 3

STEP 3.

When it comes to drawing realistic manga faces, there is so much more detailing and definition in the faces, bodies, and clothes. You are essentially trying to capture the same qualities you would when you draw realistic people. The two manga models we will be drawing is the first, and third females.
 
how to draw realistic manga step 4

STEP 4.

Let us begin shall we? Start with two head shapes as usual. Next draw the facial guidelines that will aid you to draw the facials in proportion.
 
how to draw realistic manga step 5

STEP 5.

Now you can start sketching out shapes of the realistic manga eyes, and make sure that the lining is bold, and darkened like you see here. Sketch out the nose on the model to the right, and the nostril holes on the other.
 
how to draw realistic manga step 6

STEP 6.

Before you sketch out the face structure, let's finish drawing out the eyes. This can be done by drawing the eyeballs in perfect shapes, and then darken the pupil area. Sketch in the eyebrows. and then draw the mouths, and now you can sketch out the shape of the faces. The manga model to the left is being drawn in front view, and the model to the right is 3/4 view.
 
how to draw realistic manga step 7

STEP 7.

Choose the type of hair style that you want to draw on your realistic manga character. For me, I choose a long straight look for the left head, and a medium length feathered look for the other model. All you have to do here is sketch out the outline of both the hairstyles. When that is done you can draw in the eyebrows for the right face, and her mouth. Next, sketch out a realistic manga ear, and then add all the piercings.
 
how to draw realistic manga step 8

STEP 8.

Now, for your last drawing step, all you have to do is first sketch out the shape of the necks like so, and then draw a belt like chocker on the right face, as well as a shirt. Detail the hair on the realistic manga face to the left, and sketch in the ears, and eye detailing. Erase the lines and shapes you drew in step one.
 
how to draw realistic manga step 9

STEP 9.

Once you have added some shading to make your manga characters look realistic, you are all done with this tutorial. I bet you did a great job drawing realistic manga. Color them in and that's it.