CG Manga Illustration in a Nutshell - Vol. 1
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Build solid digital illustration skills from zero up and draw your own manga/anime-style artwork
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Created by Zeta Wen
Last updated 8/2013
English
Price: $30
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn the complete process of creating a computer illustration
  • You will be able to learn how to draw manga and anime style characters
  • You will learn how to use Wacom tablet pens and Corel Painter like a pro
  • You will be able to improve your illustration skill, both digital and traditional, from basic to intermediate level
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Requirements
  • A digital illustration software: Corel Painter, Photoshop, Sai, etc
  • A pen tablet: Wacom Bamboo, Wacom Intros, etc
  • Obviously, a Mac or PC
  • Pencil, eraser and paper
Description

Drawing is wonderful. A white canvas represents endless possibilities. You can draw actual people and things in you life; you can draw how you feel about certain person or incident; you can draw your expectations for the future and your memory about the past; you can even create a whole world from your imagination.

However, learning to draw can be hard - even frustrating. Sometimes we have to give up a great idea because our techniques do not allow us to show it on the picture.

Facing this challenge, you first need a method. A method that allows you to easily draw basic things. Then it will be easier for you to stay interested in drawing, and continue you way to becoming a good illustrator.

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to a series of solid methods that you can use to draw manga-style digital illustrations while improving your drawing skills. I hope this course can help you find more fun in illustrations.

This is the first volume of the 3-part digital illustration course. You can find other volumes and a complete bundle on Udemy.

To see some examples of my artwork, check: http://zetaillustration.com/gallery/

And some examples of my illustration videos: www.youtube.com/user/bigbentree

Who is the target audience?
  • You love manga and anime
  • You are interested in digital illustration
  • You like drawing or doodling
  • You are willing to practice regularly in order to improve you skill rapidly
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
05:10:15
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Introdution & exploring the software
2 Lectures 13:18

Drawing is wonderful. A white canvas represents endless possibilities. You can draw actual people and things in you life; you can draw how you feel about certain person or incident; you can draw your expectations for the future and your memory about the past; you can even create a whole world from your imagination.

However, learning to draw can be hard - even frustrating. Sometimes we have to give up a great idea because our techniques do not allow us to show it on the picture.

Facing this challenge, you first need a method. A method that allows you to easily draw basic things. Then it will be easier for you to stay interested in drawing, and continue you way to becoming a good illustrator.

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to a series of solid methods that you can use to draw manga-style digital illustrations while improving your drawing skills. I hope this course can help you find more fun in illustrations.

Refer to Lesson 1.1 in the Learning Guide for the full content of this lesson.

Preview 56 pages

There are all sorts of applications to draw CG, it's important to explore the software to get used to them and find new skills. In this section I will show you some basics of Corel Painter, including exploring brushes and functions of it.

Preview 13:18
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Basic Exercises
1 Lecture 09:55
We have talked about basic techniques of Painter. If you have practiced with doodling, drawing and copying, you should be quite familiar with how Painter works. Although there are many illustration software, but their basic functions are the same. More im-portant is your drawing and observation skills.
Let's do some basic exercise to improve your eye-hand coordination and digital tablet skills.
Basic Exercises
09:55
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Observing Objects
1 Lecture 19:18
When learning drawing, most beginners may encounter this problem: "Why can't I draw things real?" The key is to use your eyes to draw. To observe in a real way. Although drawing ‘real‘ is never the most important point of art, observing is the most important basic ability.
Observing Objects
19:18
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Drawing Your Chibi Character!
6 Lectures 02:20:50

We will talk about drawing chibi characters in the coming lessons. When learning draw-ing chibi characters, we can also master some basic CG techniques.

Drawing chibi characters is simple and interesting, while useful in all sorts of situations.

In the previous lesson we talked about ‘draw what you see instead of the symbol in your mind' , but this time we will try the opposite: refine new symbols by ourselves.

In this session, you will learn the complete process of drawing a chibi character. Each lecture in this session covers a main stage in the illustration process.

Drawing Chibi-Style Actions
18:17

Adding Details
12:09

Drawing Clean Line Arts
25:27

Basic Coloring
37:17

Drawing Characters in 3D
34:48

More Tips for Coloring
12:52
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Proportion of Human Body
1 Lecture 37:16
To draw characters well, we have to know how human body looks like, and how to ob-serve it. In this section we will talk about the basic: proportion.
It's a difficult topic and you may not remember everything by watching the video once. Try to remember them by practice. The same for later lessons.
Proportion of Human Body
37:16
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Body Postures & Actions
1 Lecture 33:38

We learned to draw body proportion in the previous lesson. Let's make them move this time!

Body Postures & Actions
33:38
About the Instructor
Zeta Wen
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35 Students
4 Courses
Digital illustrator

Hello ACG fans and fellow digital artists,

I am a digital illustrator, course instructor and graphic designer. In the past 8 years, I worked on illustration and character design projects for computer games, trading card games and ACG magazines. 

I started my own studio 4 years ago and have taught digital illustration to more than 140 students in live sessions. Now I am experimenting with teaching digital illustration online based on my live teaching experience. 

It took me 3 years to plan, record, edit and refine the courses I offer right now. And I believe a course is like a software: it is never done, but always improving. So I'd really appreciate your feedback and will keep making the course better.

If you want to see some examples of my artwork and demonstration videos of my illustration process at www.youtube.com/user/bigbentree .