SCHOOLGIRL

NOW LET’S USE THE SKILLS YOU’VE LEARNED OVER THE LAST FEW PAGES TO BEGIN DRAWING YOUR OWN MANGA CHARACTERS, STARTING WITH THE SCHOOLGIRL. FROM HORROR STORIES AND ACTION-PACKED THRILLERS TO ROMANCES, MANY MANGA COMICS ARE SET IN SCHOOLS, MAKING THE SCHOOLGIRL AN ICONIC HEROINE. HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR DRAWING HER TRADEMARK OUTFIT.

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Shirts: Consider the collar style and sleeve length, and whether the fabric gathers.

Bottoms: Most manga schoolgirls wear pleated skirts featuring decorations like stripes or patterns.

Neckties: These can be ties, ribbons, or scarves.

Tops: Vests and sweaters look more casual; blazers and waistcoats are ...

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