Mastering both perspective and backgrounds is essential for moving beyond pinup work and into serious, professional manga sequential art.


Perspective is an extraordinarily important tool to master. Perspective lets you properly show forms in three-dimensional space. Bad perspective means that objects tend to float in midair, people stand in holes, or pages become too abstract and indecipherable.

Before we dive in, there are a few terms to define. The horizon line is a horizontal line that represents the eye level of the artist. If the artist is looking down on a scene from above, the horizon line is also up above the line. ...

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