MANGA BASICS

School Girl

Shôjo manga often revolve around the daily lives of junior high or high school students. This school girl’s main concerns involve passing her classes, finding romance, and bonding with her girlfriends. She may have hidden super powers, but that’s for you, the mangaka, to decide!

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Step 1First, sketch out the basic shapes for this casual pose. Be sure to establish the action, shoulder, and hip lines, place the major joints, and measure out accurate body proportions.

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Step 2Draw the basic contours of the body, hair, and handbag. ...

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