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How To Draw Female Manga Characters

Updated on October 1, 2013

Want to Learn How to Draw Manga?

It is really easy to learn how to draw manga style characters. there are many techniques out there on how you can learn to draw manga and there are many aproches to it.

What has worked for me is practice, practice, and more practice. Yes, sometimes really frustrating but, practice makes perfect as they say. No learning books or special classes required. just a good eye, having the neccesary tools, and be willing to be patient as you acquire more experience and develop the art of creating your own characters in manga style.

Well, learning books are not at all useless, of course it does help. and I did looked at some in my learning experience. and this was really before I had the convinience of the internet. Now it is really easy to find free tutorial on the internet and learn by yourself and have fun doing it.

As for practice is concerned, do you see a drawing and wished you could draw that same? Well, that is exactly what I did when I started doing my own doodles. Have a reference picture and imitate it, but no tracing cause that is cheating. At the first try, you might not get a really good piece of art, but don't get discouraged. That is really how I learned.

Below you will see some of my work. Hope it helps! ^_^

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Update

As I explore and practice more, and more this art, I can see a bit of difference from my past work, and my latest work. It is not exclusively to me. Practicing your technique on drawing anime and manga style will make you improve as you go along. You learn by knowing the anatomy of the human body, combined with the big eyed styled of the manga and anime arts.

As a student, or even experienced artist, you should always learn to take on good, and bad critiques to your art. And sometimes the ones critiquing your artwork should be considered. You can learn by adjusting the way you do drawings. Learn to take critiques, and don't get mad because people don't like your drawings. Not everyone will like your drawings, and even if its perfect, someone will probably say something negative about your drawing. My suggestion is; if you think they are right, take their critique, but not if you think they are wrong. Simple as that.

Here (the first 3 at the top) are my latest drawings

My Past Samples

I named this piece: "Cave Woman" Tried another approach to color, I am glad how it turned out.
I named this piece: "Cave Woman" Tried another approach to color, I am glad how it turned out.
My fan art drawing of Setsuka from Soul Calibur.  Done specially to celebrate the new game: Broken Destiny on PSP
My fan art drawing of Setsuka from Soul Calibur. Done specially to celebrate the new game: Broken Destiny on PSP
Toph from avatar fan art
Toph from avatar fan art
Amazons just being sexy I guess. hehehe!
Amazons just being sexy I guess. hehehe!
Edward from Cowboy Bebop Fanart! Besides playing games, manga, anime take the a lot of my attention.  I am always on the lookout for new anime titles.  Heard of any I haven't watched? Please comment-reply.  Thanks :)
Edward from Cowboy Bebop Fanart! Besides playing games, manga, anime take the a lot of my attention. I am always on the lookout for new anime titles. Heard of any I haven't watched? Please comment-reply. Thanks :)
Morrigan from Darkstalkers Fanart  She has some indescribable sexiness.  I give it up to Capcom character producers for giving us this erotic succubus.
Morrigan from Darkstalkers Fanart She has some indescribable sexiness. I give it up to Capcom character producers for giving us this erotic succubus.
I was inspired to do this drawing playing street fighter 2.  I know it might be an old game now, but I still play it sometimes.  Oh, yes! I play lots of video games in my spare time.
I was inspired to do this drawing playing street fighter 2. I know it might be an old game now, but I still play it sometimes. Oh, yes! I play lots of video games in my spare time.
As a request of a friend in my Deviant Art Account I drew this illustration using a reference pic.
As a request of a friend in my Deviant Art Account I drew this illustration using a reference pic.
my entry for a contest being held on Deviant Art site. name of contest: "Sexy Dress Design Contest" i hope someone likes my drawing :)
my entry for a contest being held on Deviant Art site. name of contest: "Sexy Dress Design Contest" i hope someone likes my drawing :)

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      Olde Cashmere 3 years ago from Michigan, United States

      I've been getting into Manga much more lately and this was a great read. Lovely art and highly inspiring.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Very nice! My first art hobby was rubber stamping. But on a trip to Maryland about 13 years ago, I went to an anime convention! It was amazing. I bought my first set of copic markers there and use them in my rubber stamped greeting cards. Keep up the good work!

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      rwerwe 5 years ago

      Their feets are wtf xD...

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      animedevil21 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      this was awesome!

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      Deandra 6 years ago

      hey can u add a sexy girl with big boobs

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      Chris (The Nino) 7 years ago

      Very good! The Cat in the first picture is my favorite :3

      All of these are, as I said, very good. I liked the eyes and hair especially. But as much as I like these, I must say, they seem a little... meaty. If you like, experiment with the appendages and their proportions. For instance, make the feet a little less in mass. It is also often good to have somewhat of an indent in the area where the arm meets the hand (this applies with the feet as well).

      I hope you find this not too contradicting ^_^

      Good Luck, and keep drawing!!

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      Alex 7 years ago

      your drawings are okay. just that the body and portions of the body aint accurate

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      Jorge Vamos 7 years ago

      I like the cat in the first picture; he has such a determined look on his face. Keep drawing!

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      I not only draw them, I paint nudes.

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Great stuff!

      There are quite a few artists here on hubpages now...do some more hubs!

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      afiq 8 years ago

      this web site is very good.

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      Trisha's Artworks 8 years ago

      Wow nice drawings you got....know what?..i draw too..coz that is what my hub is all about, and it's full of it...but ill try other stuff too? maybe stories? (maybe).....( i'm still learning manga)...:-D

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      kyuyu 8 years ago

      i really luv this! can u make 1 on body proportions? please!!!

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      C.S.Alexis 9 years ago from NW Indiana

      Write more hubs please. C.S. Alexis