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Manga Now!
A mecha-type figure rescues a captive by breaking through a
fortress wall!

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  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw four straight lines coming from a vanishing point towards the bottom left of the page. About half way up the page and between the two outer lines, draw the torso of your mecha character: a rough square shape with rounded corners, with two lines below, as shown...

    use a ruler for these lines
    vanishing point
    This project uses a Mecha-type character!

    a pentagon has five sides
    the legs will act as rocket boosters

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 2
    Step 2

    For the head, add a pentagon shape with curved points towards the top right of the main body shape. Draw in tubular legs below...

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add some back boosters and fins, and rims on the bottom of the legs, all following the perspective lines...
    the two fins should not be quite level, as the body is twisted at a slight angle

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 4
    Step 4

    Draw some large, gripping hands that fill the top part of the page, and some stabilising fins coming from the back. Draw in some robotic facial features...
    stabilising fins help to suggest flight

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 5
    Step 5

    Draw speed lines coming down out of the leg boosters and making a sharp turn across the bottom right of the page...
    lines drawn with a ruler give a feel of high speed

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 6
    Step 6

    Draw a diagonal line to show where the wall meets the ground, then a hole in the wall around the speed lines...
    this line shows where the horizontal meets the vertical
    Show the
    thickness
    of the wall
    and add a
    dark shadow
    for the interior

    arms are outstretched

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 7
    Step 7

    The mecha character is rescuing a girl from captivity – draw a wireframe for the top and bottom of her body, which is held in the figure’s left hand...

    right leg 
is bent

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 8
    Step 8

    Flesh out the girl with long, straggly hair, a jacket, leggings and ankle boots. Give her an excited facial expression and outstretched fingers..

  • Step 9

    Add lots of rubble and broken rock bursting from the hole – the more the better!

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 10
    Step 10

    Ink the whole drawing with black except the girl’s hair, which should be outlined in red. Use a thick line on the mecha character and a fine line on the rubble and speed lines...

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 11
    Step 11

    Start colouring the wall with a warm beige, and build up several layers of colour. Fill in the hole with black and grey...

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 12
    Step 12

    Colour your mecha figure with bold primary colours and give it a dark grey face...

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 13
    Step 13

    Colour the girl’s jacket and boots brown and her leggings grey. Colour in her hair bright pink and add flesh tone to her face and hands...

    Leave an area white as a highlight

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 14
    Step 14

    Build up depth by adding darker tones and shading. Adding more than one layer of the same colour builds a rich warmth...

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Break Out! Manga - Step 15
    Step 15

    Finish by applying even more layers of colour and use white paint to pick out speed lines. Add speed lines on top of the figure with coloured pencils...

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