Drawing Facial Features

A great deal of manga storytelling occurs on a character’s face where a range of emotions are displayed. On page 8 you learned the basic proportions and relationships between features. Now let’s focus on the individual facial features and see how they all work together to bring a character to life.



Eyes are easily the most expressive part of a character’s face, and there are an infinite number of ways to draw them. Above are a couple of basic examples of different eye shapes and sizes. Notice how the eyes ...

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