Pro Techniques Vol.1, Character Colouring and Background Design: Secret Illustration Techniques from Japanese Professionals!

[One-off purchase course Part 2] Let’s take our skills up to the next level! Includes personal advice and guidance from pros!

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Using what we’ve learnt in the beginner pack, 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 main subscription course “Learn How to Illustrate in Manga Style from Japanese Professionals”. 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 our “Drawing Anime and Manga Characters” course, 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 recieved 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 this bulk course 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!

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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.


Course Curriculum


  Drawing Characters - Advanced Techniques for Pros
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Your Instructor


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Name: Ebi Blue

Role: Lesson Editorial Supervisor


Information:

A professional Japanese illustrator who landed a manga publishing deal after establishing himself as a best-selling artist at the famous "Comiket" convention in Tokyo. His booth at Comiket is in a highly sought after area, with constant queues of dedicated fans lining up to get hold of his popular comics!

Ebi Blue's trademark art style, "gesu-gao" is famous among Japanese and international anime fans alike, reaching full-blown meme status after being featured in Youtube video "U Got That” (With over 75 million views to date!)



Message to students:

When it comes to study, love is power!

If you want to get better at drawing, take an anime, manga or game that you love, and draw your favourite characters or scenes as much as you can. The passion you have for those characters will surely show in your work, and it will give you the motivation and energy to continue working hard.

Here at Anime Art Academy, we want to help you learn the technical aspects of illustration, so that you can create work that you love!

Our team are dedicated to designing courses that give you the tools and methods you need to improve efficiently.

Thanks for being a part of the Academy! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your work!





Name: Mana Koh
Role: Lesson Producer Director


Information:

Working as an illustrator since her teens, Mana has had experience working on the production of many popular games. Her work has been included in Square Enix’s magazine, and she has received a prize from Mag Garden.

Message to students:

“I hope that your creation will be updated. Have fun!”


Name: Satoru Tanaka
Role: Lesson Producer Director



Information:

Former professional freelance animator, Satoru has worked on huge hit anime such as Naruto Shippuden and Heroman. His work has gained significant popularity online too; becoming the top ranked fan artist in his category on Japanese illustration site Pixiv, and taking the number one spot on Nico Nico Douga with his Hatsune Miku PV.

Message to students:

“I just want to get better at drawing!”

I believe that anyone who comes to the Academy with that strong feeling in their heart, has what it takes to improve.

Hey everyone, I’m Satoru Tanaka.

Want to self-study, but not where to start? Trying your best at self-study, but not improving as much as you hoped? Have been drawing for a while and want to reach professional level?

Anime Art Academy is here for you! We will teach you the methods you need to start learning, or to take your art to the next level.

At the Academy, we will provide you with the knowledge, tools and advice you need to fuel your studies, and show you all kinds of tips to make your work more time-efficient. Not only will it give you peace of mind to know that our content is made up of tried-and-tested techniques coming from professional Japanese illustrators, but you will also be able to speed up your learning considerably.

However! There is one thing I would like to get clear before we start. Anime Art Academy is no magical fix. You can’t just binge one of our courses in a day and become a genius overnight! Becoming good at something, whatever that thing is, takes a lot of personal hard work and practise.

Let us join you on that journey, supporting you with effective and efficient study advice!

Above all, art is about feeling. If you have a passion for anime and manga, and want more than anything to get better at drawing the art you love, you will certainly make progress here at Anime Art Academy.

Looking forward to working with you all!


Name: Toshina (1047)



Information:

Toshina is an illustrator working in Tokyo. As a teenager, Toshina received an official manga award from Shounen Jump, and since then has been working as a professional manga-ka and illustrator, gathering a huge following on the Japanese illustrator site Pixiv, and drawing crowds of fans to his exhibitions.

Message to students:

Hi everyone, I’m Toshina, a lecturer here at Anime Art Academy.

At the Academy, I want to help everyone from total beginners to casual artists fulfil their dreams of becoming professional manga and anime illustrators. I will show you how to recreate the awesome scenes you see in your favourite manga, anime and games, whilst giving you the skills you need to develop your own original style. In my lectures, I show you the exact processes I go through when creating my art, complete with commentary, guidance and professional tips.

Above all, I want my students to enjoy their lessons with me, and have fun drawing the art they love.

See you at the Academy!





 

Refund Policy

To request a refund, please get in touch via email within 14 days of purchase, and inform us of the reason for your refund request. We will assess your account and get back to you. Because our digital content and services are non-returnable, please note that we cannot grant refunds to students who have watched a total of over 4 lesson's worth of content, or to students who have received personal feedback in the lecture comments section.

We offer free sample lessons for each of our courses, and the title and contents of each lesson in the course are also available to view before purchase, so please take a look and be sure our lesson content and course style is right for you before joining, to avoid any misunderstandings.

[Refund policy updated 13th May 2021]