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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

How to draw Manga female character design, woman figure video and steps by steps

How to draw Manga female character, design woman figure video and steps by steps outfit with city urban style. This tutorial shows quick female with costume visual development character design, learn how to create concept art in fantasy and sci-fi theme illustration sketch for Manga, Anime, comics and video games. The video progression and visual aids step by step show you how to create a concept drawing from start to finish.

Here are step by step still images process: Drawing comics character

1) Scribble rough construction lines for her head and shoulder.
comics, woman, Girl, how to paint, draw, color, step by step, tutorial

2) Continue on scribble to rough out her outfit (jacket and pants)
comics, woman, Girl, how to paint, draw, color, step by step, tutorial

3) Now I begin to sketch out the face with her looking up 45 degree.
comics, woman, Girl, how to paint, draw, color, step by step, tutorial

4) Refining her face more and add some values.
comics, woman, Girl, how to paint, draw, color, step by step, tutorial

5) Drawing her hair down all the way to her jacket with some value along the way.
comics, woman, Girl, how to paint, draw, color, step by step, tutorial

6) Done!
comics, woman, Girl, how to paint, draw, color, step by step, tutorial

Watch Video tutorial: How to draw comics character.

Drawing Software & Tools I used and recommended:
-Genius MousePen 6x8
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet
-Bamboo (Small) Pen Tablet (new from Wacom!)
Economy for everyone.
-Gimp (Free Download)
-Adobe Photoshop CS2 (Professional software)
*You can just use pencil, paper, markers on this one...just practice rendering.

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** If you have any basic questions or specific please looked up Q/A section. Most of the time your questions has already been answered in Q/A.

If you need any help or support you can
-post questions or comment on the post (seems to be the fastest way to get response)


b3ngi said...

Hi XIA, (I posted this also under the 5 tips article)
I got a (for me) important question for you : i started digital painting (especially concept art, cause it's really cool) and i bought for the beginning a Wacom Bamboo ONE. This is a very small paint tablet with just a small surface and a pen. So i read a lot about other, better tablets. Now my question is : Is it really necessary to buy a expensive tablet like the intous3 or has it something to do with your hands (like moving the hand or looking for a good position). I know that i can learn ALOT with practicing, but im just wondering if its better when you have a bigger and better tablet.

thanks in advance

XIA said...

b3ngi> Hello there, welcome to the site. OK... Bamboo small is 4 x 6 which is workable, but a little too small for me.
It's not necessary, but it's never hurt to get better tablet. I have intuos 2 & 3 (6x8, very standard for people who works in game and illustration). To me intuo 2 and 3 doesn't make much different to me, except the fancy function on the side of the tablet.
Personally I would prefer 9 x 12 so I would have more room to move around and making straight line straighter when I swing my whole arm to draw (which is the correct way rather than moving my wrist.)

Yes, to me personally I prefer big even sketchbook, I don't like them small. I love 9 x 12 and 11 x 14 sketchbook. Bigger ones I use for life drawing, it's a lot more fun and enjoyable to be able to move around.

Some prefer Cintiq, but not me. Because I like the screen stand more vertical to me rather than 45 degree less down. It hurts my neck I am looking down the whole time. And if I have to hold my arm up to draw for more than four hours, it would be really hurting.

Anyway, I hope this answer your question. Even I want bigger ones, but I will have to save more money to get one. :)

Luca said...

welcome to the site b3ngi!
Well said xia... I've got the Trust 6 1/2 x 12 (widescreen), which is fairly big. But I believe it's not what you've got as material, but more as a skill! Practice and you'll get better.

Well done xia, I really like this angle of the head :)

pokepetter said...

Yeah. I've got the bamboo too (the cheapest one).cIt works fine. No need to buy a new one unless you're rich.

With a small tablet, you can paint fast^^ A small tablet isn't necessarily a bad thing you know.

Practice doesn't makes master, perfect practice makes master.

b3ngi said...

thank you so much for the quick replys!! I will see if i get a bigger tablet. From now on : Practice, practice, practice ;-)

If you are interested in seeing my progress, just visit my deviantart profile on

I'd be very happy if you post some criticism !


Andrew Wong said...

b3ngi: The bamboo has some function buttons on top, so it's closer to the Intuos in terms of features. If you're able to map the touch pad and buttons to change brush size and use the dropper and eraser tools, then the only benefit to paying more for an Intuos is the size and perhaps extra sensitivity levels.

I have an old grapphire tablet, which was Wacom's old budget line of tablets. It doesn't have any function buttons on the side, so it's a lot slower to digitally paint because I have to use the keyboard hotkeys.

Xia: I like how you used the screentone on her clothes--a little texture goes a long way, I suppose. I just got an illustration assignment back in a class, and the teacher wanted me to add some texture to the foreground. Lesson learned!

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