What can you learn on our courses?

Using what we’ve learnt in the first set of lessons, this time we'll be studying all kinds of advanced techniques, as well as how to colour in different styles, and how to add exciting backgrounds to our work.

Course Description

This standalone course includes a full series of advanced illustration lectures taken from our super popular subscription course “How To Draw Anime and Manga”. It includes lectures on colouring and background design, as well as lectures focusing on little-known techniques our lecturers have learnt from years of experience in the Japanese anime and manga industry. We recommend that you first complete "How to Draw Anime and Manga: Lesson Pack 1", or at least have a certain level of confidence in your character drawing abilities before beginning this course.

For the best results and progress, we suggest subscribing to our monthly course and studying at our recommended pace, but we have received feedback from some of our students who would prefer to work at their own pace, without having to wait for the next lessons to be released every month. We understand that each of our students has different needs, so we've created these lesson sets to allow for more freedom in your study routine!

All students who have purchased this course will also have access to the comments section in each lecture page, where they are free to post any questions they have about the lesson, or even post pictures of their own work. There our professional Japanese lecturers will answer your questions, and give you personal advice and feedback!

Learn how to draw anime characters at your own pace!

This course grants lifetime access to a chunk of lesson from our subscription course, so you can take your time, and get better at drawing anime and manga at your own pace!

There is no "sign up period" or "school term" that all students must stick to. Join whenever you want, and study whenever you have the time! Perfect for students who want complete freedom in their study schedule.

Once you have purchased this pack of lessons, there will be no further payments to be made. You can learn all about anime character drawing by watching the lessons as many times as you want, and enjoying unlimited access to the comments section of the lectures to get advice from the teachers.

Course Contents

1. How to shade and colour in anime style. Where to draw shadows to give your work depth, how best to colour eyes to make them pop, and where to add gradient for an extra professional touch.

2. The most popular style of colouring in today’s anime industry – gradient colouring. Learn how to shade and colour using gradients, how to combine and layer different colours, and how to add realistic highlights.

3. Using backgrounds to give atmosphere to your work. Learn about how to draw different backgrounds, and use perspective to create realistic scenes.

4. Taking your work to the next level! We look back at some of the areas we studied in past lessons, and use some simple yet effective techniques to give our illustrations an extra professional touch. From drawing to colouring and composition, these lessons will introduce you to all kinds of techniques used by professional illustrators in Japan.

For a rundown of all individual lesson topics and content, please check the "course curriculum" below!

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Course Curriculum

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  Colouring Characters: Anime Style and Gradient Style
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  Drawing Characters - Advanced Techniques for Pros
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Frequently Asked Questions

Refund Policy

If you would like to request a refund, please contact us via email within 14 days of your purchase and provide the reason for your refund request. Our team will carefully review your account and respond to your inquiry. It's important to note that due to the nature of our digital content and services, we are unable to process refunds for students who have accessed more than the equivalent of one lesson's worth of content or have received personal feedback in the lecture comments section.

Additionally, we regret to inform you that we cannot issue refunds for circumstances unrelated to Anime Art Academy, such as individual or family matters.

We understand that choosing the right course is crucial, which is why we offer free sample lessons for each of our courses. You can also preview the titles and contents of each lesson before making a purchase. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources to ensure that our lesson content and course style align with your expectations, thus preventing any potential misunderstandings.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to assist you in making an informed decision and providing you with the best learning experience possible.

[Refund policy updated 13th May 2021]