Day Twelve Learning to Draw Comics/Manga and Where i Am At

I am now on day twelve of my learning to draw and thought I would put up a post at nearly the end of week two.

If you remember the first post HERE, I was drawing on lined paper from work and normal pencil that I didn’t even know the hardness or blackness of, well I got myself a proper pad, a set of twelve pencils from 4h up to 6b and even a ‘Faber-Castell’ four piece artists pen set for inking which is 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm and 1.5mm.

Along with that I have even installed Photoshop to play around with too 🙂

I can definitely see improvements to my drawing and I kind of worked my way up from doing heads/faces to on Tuesday night I done a full bodied female with hand and feet etc along with last night (Thursday) I tried a male.

I found the make sooooo much harder than the female and I realise with both I still have a LOT of work to do hahaha

I will continue to draw full bodied male and females going into next week trying different poses and then will try to do some images with them interacting, fighting, kissing, hugging etc.

After that I think I will try some images with backgrounds before trying actual comic panels.

Anyways here is some of what I’ve done so far.

This was done on Sunday.
Week One




I also inked Tuesdays picture yesterday as well and just tried it in Photoshop this morning.

Took me ages to work out how to use the layers and I realize this is total garbage but figured would share anyways.

Just a first attempt but at least I understand it all a bit better, also done this in 20 minutes so could be a lot better if i put more time in but it was all just about finding way around the software.
First Colour

That’s all for now, I am trying to do one picture a day at present and that is why some are not as good as they could be, I possibly should take longer but I don’t want to dwell too much as it’s just a learning period 🙂

Take it easy




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