First I have to say that I am very big on collecting books on the subject of drawing Mangas. My latest addition is really cool. "Shojo Fashion Manga Art School Year 2," has a world of ideas for unique and colorful clothing to help me create my characters.
While concentrating on these images I also copied by eye without guidelines and discovered my eye is pretty good! Taking the characters from the book and making them my own is a lengthy process, but I'm in love with the results. So check this out:
|My rough draft next to the original.|
|My good copy next to the original using a ligh tbox over the rough draft.|
|Using the light box over the good copy of my image, I made a template.|
|Using the light box, I designed a new outfit over the template.|
I used Prismacolor and Gamsol on my finished images, which were first drawn in pencil and then gone over with a black Pigma Micro Pen #01.