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PLUS tutorial- colouring with pens!
ever scince I first found out about it (which was quite hard, seeing as it does not have so much of a presence here in england as opposed to in the states where I suppose most of you come from) I have been drawing manga. my drawig, sense of proportion and style has developed and improved much over the years, as have my colouring skills, which I would like to show to you!
to colour this one, I used letraset twin-tipped promarkers, also with additional tips. they're quite expensive but the quality is awesomness. Don't feel obliged to use then. I'm not advertising.
this picture is my third and final entry for the drawing manga competition. no- I'm not going for the brownie points. let's see if my artwork is good enough to impress the judges. :) this one's subject is a young couple of lolitas. the girl is a classical lolita and the guy is an aristocrat lolita. however this is open to correction.

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  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 1
    Step 1

    first, your'e going to need to get your lineart and put it on something which you don't mind getting smudgey. ink will probably seep through the paper if you're using the proper stuff. I'm using my other sketchbook here.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 2
    Step 2

    let's start off with the hair ('cos it's fun!). leave a white space for a highlight. then cover it with yur basic colour. here's the trick- darken some areas by going over them again to give it body and depth.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 3
    Step 3

    now you've done that, go over darker areas again!

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 4
    Step 4

    finally use a slightly darker pen to create even more shadow.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 5
    Step 5

    do this for any other hair.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 6
    Step 6

    now do this for clothing. I've picked the girl's dress. notice that the highlight is smaller as fabric is less reflective (unless you're character's wearing a satin ballgown or something.)

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 7
    Step 7

    do your once-overs and twice-overs as befrore. use these to highlight the shape of the body and folds of the fabric.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 8
    Step 8

    now use your darker colour as before.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 9
    Step 9

    now colour the rest of it like this. the pants come next.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 10
    Step 10

    do a grid in light grey. use the lines to show the contaurs of the body.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 11
    Step 11

    now do the same thing, offset, with a darker grey. shade it with a light grey.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 12
    Step 12

    to do the lips, make the hape with a darker skin tone.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 13
    Step 13

    then go over it in pink.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 14
    Step 14

    do the colour of the eyes, leaving a highliht.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 15
    Step 15

    make the shape of the pupil and add some shadow with the same colour.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 16
    Step 16

    then mark the pupil with a darker colour.

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 17
    Step 17

    now scan it in. import it into gimp (or photoshop, I beleive) and go to 'levels'. increase the levels of white (to even out the background) and black (to sharpen the lines)

  • How to draw a manga drawing. Classic Lolita Love <3 - Step 18
    Step 18

    then go over any unwanted bits with an eraser. to make sure you can post it on things, go to file> save as then put .jpeg at the end of your file name. choose to flatten the image and don't make the quality any less than 75%. now you are done!

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