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How to draw realistic Manga style

How to draw realistic Manga style.  Draw Manga character Maka from Soul Eater video tutorial and step by step process. Here is another character digital art process from Soul Eater series, Maka. Again, it's my interpretation of the character in semi-realistic style.

This one I started out a bit different than then previous tutorial (Blair) How to draw Anime Character Blair from Soul Eater, I just kinda draw freely using thick line to find pose then create the silhouette instead of using line drawn in the beginning stage. Then I just use the silhouette as a main component shape to go off of to refine my color sketch.

A bit about the character, Maka Albarn (マカ・アルバーン, Maka Arubān?) is Soul's meister and main female protagonist. The two make a good team, though Maka is prone to violent outbursts when Soul does something foolish. She is a dedicated student, who always scores at the top of the class, and the daughter of a Death Scythe, Spirit (now known has Death Scythe), who she has a very strained relationship with due to his excessive flirting with other women, which lead her mother to divorce him.
Maka is a skilled scythe meister, able to utilize the Witch-Hunt and, later in the story, Demon-Hunt techniques with ease when resonating her soul with her partner, Soul. She is skilled in Soul Perception, which allows her to track souls and judge their strength.

Here is a final quick color sketch of Maka

Here are step by step drawing and painting Maka
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Here is a video tutorial: How to draw Anime Girl Maka

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Luca said…
Good job man, I should go and watch that anime cos it look really cool...

I'll try to email you someday this week bro, so pls keep an eye on your inbox. Thanks
By the way, it's really cool the idea to end your videos with your previous paintings... they really bring curiosity to the viewers. Remember when long ago you talked to me about mysteriosity and confidence? Your other 2 cents - wow so long ago. time really flies away! ;)

Wish you all the best buddy.. keep updating more cool art! :)
iriska said…
great tutorial, very useful.
You said that usually dont us the overlay- why?
Eric said…
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Arthur said…
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XIA said…
Luca> Thanks, you are progressing pretty good these days...keep it up!

iriska> I do in the beginning, but once I find the color/value that I want (either use overlay or multiply..depends)...there is no need for additional dark/light once you have the established values. I will just use that and rearrange them as necessary. Then...the final touch is a bit of darker and hot spots.

Arther> Thanks brother! :)

Eric & Claudia> Thanks for the good words, I am just doing this blog for fun. I don't even know if I need marketing or advertising. Thanks though.
iriska said…
Ok, thanks :)
And willn`t it be too much if I ask you to take a look at some my sketches here : ?
Your opinion is really important to me :)