Are you a manga fan? Now it's your turn bring characters and a story into the world from the tip of your pen! Learn all about the 6 key steps that will make your dream come true: creating your own manga.
-The hero wakes up and realizes he's terribly late. As he's getting up, he trips on his sheets, falls down head first on the ground and rants about the day that is definitely starting off poorly…until his lady-love enters his bedroom with a steaming cup of coffee.
- Plan on a double page for representing these elements (p. 1 and 2).
Avoid monotony by varying the size of your boxes and the various shots (close-ups, medium close-ups, full shots, etc.).
When you open a manga, your eye naturally moves to the top of the left-hand page. Do you want to highlight a drawing or a particularly significant aspect of the action? make sure to place it there!
Draw the contours of the boxes with a blue pencil (invisible when printing) then use a gray pencil to do your rough sketches inside each one: draw your characters and the settings, making sure to maintain the perspective. Place markers where you'll put your future effects.
While inking, don't forget to rinse your pen regularly in clean water: this will keep your ink from drying inside the pen.
Your manga is taking shape but is not ready to be read yet: It’s missing the dialogues and details!