Monday, November 17, 2014


The process of drawing manga





















There are three steps to create manga. The first step is to cerate a plot and some character charts. A character chart is usually composed of the pictures of the characters and their profiles.

                                         









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Step 2 "Name"


a name





The second step is to create a “name”. In this case, the word “name” is used as a technical word and the meaning is different from the original one. Maybe the usage is peculiar to Japanese comic industry. To create a "name" means to draw manga rather roughly on thin papers with pencils according to the plot and the character charts.

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Step 3 Drawing Pictures

The last step is to draw pictures. First you draw pictures a little roughly with pencils on thick papers for comic-drawing, and ink over the rough drawing.

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               an actual rough picture (The size is reduced.)ーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー                                                  a finished manuscript (The size is reduced.)
Useally titles and letters are typed by editorial departments. Since this work is not published, I typed them by myself.
This concludes my brief explanation. I’d like to give you more detailed information about drawing manga. But it is difficult to do so since the amount of the detailed information would be enormous.

I have been writing a book whose tentative title is "How to create comics in Japanese style". I'd like to publish it before long, though the publishing company is not decided yet. I’ll announce the information about the book when I finish it. 


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