Step 1: Step 1 Doodle before starting. Draw a practice figure or two. It will help give you a feel for your specific equipment.
TIP: If you’ve not good at drawing, get some instructional books and practice before trying manga.
Step 2: Step 2 Study some manga and note the differences between it and Western-style comic drawing. You can buy manga at most bookstore chains
TIP: Study manga in the style you’d like to draw.
Step 3: Step 3 Manga characters have a wide variety of expressions. Practice drawing eyes, noses, mouths, and entire faces that convey specific emotions. Male faces tend to be angular, and female faces are more rounded.
TIP: Facial expressions in manga are often different from their western counterparts.
Step 4: Step 4 Study the bodies. Practice torsos, arms, and legs, then draw a guideline and practice entire characters. Use your kneaded eraser for precision erasing.
TIP: People’s legs are often longer in manga, which is mainly done in black and white.
Step 5: Step 5 Add hair, clothing, and other details once you feel you’ve gotten the hang of the basic character. Remember—fabric has folds and creases, and hair moves along with the character.
Step 6: Step 6 Draw a world for your characters to inhabit. Start off simply—maybe a plain bedroom—and move up to more specific places and settings. Draw as much or as little detail as you think is required.
Step 7: Step 7 Starting on a new sheet, draw a three- or four-panel manga that tells a very short story – two characters meeting, a boy walking home from school, or maybe a car driving through a city.
TIP: Panels in manga are read right to left, top to bottom.
Step 8: Step 8 As with all art, skill comes from practice. Try to draw every day, read books on advanced drawing specifics in the manga style, and take an art class if you can.
FACT: Manga is a $200 million yearly market in America alone.