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Final Video – How I Draw My Manga Characters

This is the final edit of my video on “How I Draw My Manga Characters”.






For my video, i decided to draw my two manga characters, because I enjoy drawing them in my spare time (although it had been just over 3 months since i last drew them, until i did my video) and it was something i felt i could easily do as a video.

What went well

  • The drawings came out much better than i anticipated – i haven’t drawn these characters in a while so i didn’t know if the drawings would look good, but they came out looking good
  • The angle that i shot the video from was also really good – i shot it from above, fixing my tripod stand onto the table, so the drawing stood out a lot more
  • I used a Camera Canon 750D, and a Rode microphone – the camera had excellent visual quality and the microphone had excellent audio quality

What didn’t go well

  • I didn’t have as much drawing equipment as i would have liked to make the drawing stand out even more e.g Copic markers to colour the characters
  • Fixing the tripod stand on the table was tremendously difficult because the tripod stand was faulty
  • The lighting wasn’t as good as i would have liked it to be


What i could do better next time

  • Buy good lights – i will buy better lights next time so that my drawing looks even better
  • Try the tripod stand before actually attempting to use it so that i can borrow another one in case the one i am using is faulty


I did this video with the aim of drawing my manga characters from start to finish, showing progression and improvement of the drawing throughout the video. This was my goal and i believe i achieved it.


Research – Mark Crilley

Mark Crilley is an American manga creator, artist and children’s book author. He has multiple videos on his YouTube channel of him drawing manga characters.

His drawings and his drawing tutorials are excellent – i learned a lot about how to draw manga characters from his manga tutorials. I decided to use him as my inspiration to draw for my video, because i’ve been watching his tutorials and videos for over 4 years now, and i think that when it comes to tutorials, he’s the best – because he’s informative and very skilful.

Most of the time, he finishes his drawing by inking it : I decided to ink my twi manga characters after seeing how good hsisdrawings came out when he finished inking them

With most of his videos, the drawings are in bird’s eye view, so i put my tripod stand on top of my table to get the bird’s eye view as well.