I was surfing the internet at one time looking for anime tutorials for a friend who is just getting into drawing anime and I wrote up a small document which I printed and gave out to her. Donno, I’d thought it’d be good to post it up here to whoever needs some direction on how to get started. Hope you like!
- Baka Neko Tutorials
Review: This website is amazing. It has a lot of small sections here and there… but if you take time to read through them you will gain a lot from these tutorials. What I’ve noticed was that these tutorials teach you a lot of basic principles of art itself. And clears the common misconception that young people have on anime—which is nothing more but a different style of art—drawing anime and drawing people are not two totally different things—and you learn to draw anime, by basically learning how to draw, period.
- Manga Tutorials
Review: This website is great for people interested in learning how to draw manga. It’s got a lot of information. The materials you may need some tips on drawing, coming up with a story etc, etc. They offer several art tutorials as well but they seem to be more oriented to the experianced artist looking for a little push in the write direction. I wouldn’t recommend this to a total novice, but still it’s still a good reference for them to learn from.
Review: Just so you know, this website offers very structered tutorials. And that means they teach you the fundamentals. Not on drawing anime, but on drawing itself! I can tell because some of the basics that are reveiwed there, I remembered hearing striaght out of my art teacher’s mouth when I was in high school. (he is American btw) This is very good for novices because it helps you build a foundation. These tutorials are what helped me give dimention and style to hair, style varation with eyes and get a good idea on drawing hands… it also shows you the basic stick figure skeleton which I use from time to time… how ever, I can see how people may have trouble with this website but at the same time, I highly suggest to practice some of the basics offered in this website.