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How to draw manga comics panel and finished color video and step by step process

How to draw manga comics panel and finished color video and step by step process.

This is a process of the first panel on page 3 of "Shanghai Express."
The scene show interaction, mostly conversational, between the waitress and one of the character (monk dude)
The words in the bubble are still to be written.

*Since this will be Manga comics (color), my approach is the make most of the panels quick, simple style (which I am still experimenting to find my way), and readability. It would be as detail oriented as most of my video sketches. I cannot take a lot of time to refine, just like most manga...The Story goes on and keep up the pace. I hope you guys can enjoy this simplicity also. :)

Here are step by step still images:



5) Final panel:
Watch the video process, How to draw and color comics panel:

Related posted:
-Manga comics thumbnails page layout process
-Page 1 and 2 panel layouts, the lost project "Shanghai Express"

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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pokepetter said…
Thanks :)
No need to hurry, take your time. Glad you find blogging fun :D
It's fun to read it.

In my opinion it looks muddy and has too low saturation. A simple auto contrast or a brightness/contrast adjustment layer would probably do it.

You're skilled Xia! Looking forward to more manga.
XIA said…
Good idea, thanks I will try to pump up the sat a bit.
Imaginatoon said…
I like the video tutorial. And you manage to do this in only a couple of minutes? Wow! Impressive!
XIA said…
imaginatoon>> Thanks man! It's actually took me about 10-15 minutes, I wish it would be couple minutes...then I can finish 20 pages in no time. :)