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03-26-2011, 12:54 PM
Hey everyone! If you have a tutorial suggestion, post a reply here and I'll post in my tutorial to-do list below. Please be as specific as possible and DO NOT ask for a tutorial that has already been done.

Original thread may be found here. (http://mangatutorials.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=442).
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Animation Tutorials
- animation materials (physical & software's)
- how to make animated gifs
- how to paint a cel
- simple animation (eyes, mouths, moving hair)
- moving backgrounds

- advanced hand tutorial (holding, at rest, and different positions)
- hand reference
- how to draw breasts
- breast reference (front, side, quarter)
- advanced feet tutorial
- putting it all together (drawing the whole body)
- height line up (young to old)
- advanced chibi tutorial
- how to draw older people
- how to draw big people
- how to draw children
- how to draw different types of people
- how to draw movement
- eye reference file
- foreshortening
- how to do action poses (running, jumping, etc)
- how to do daily poses (squatting, sitting, etc)
- how to draw couples
- how to draw kissing
- facial hair
- wet hair and clothes
- how to draw axis of action & action on frame
- crying
- drawing people in perspective
- noses (different perspectives)

- cats (big and small)
- dogs
- birds
- fish (big and small)
etc, etc

- one point perspective
- two point perspective
- three point perspective
- how to draw buildings: houses, skyscrapers, Japanese buildings, etc
- how to draw rooms
- how to draw towns
- how to draw water
- waterfalls and rivers
- background reference file
- how to draw electricity and lightning
- how to draw mountains
- how to draw beaches
- how to draw destroyed buildings and surrounding areas (rocks, etc)
- how to draw different weather (thunderstorms, sunny, cloudy, snow)

- how to draw blood: splatters, droplets, sprays
- how to draw solar flare effect
- how to draw monsters: vampires, ogres, beastmen, werevolves, lizards, etc
- how to draw elves
- how to draw scars
- how to draw bruises and scrapes
- how to make rain
- drawing objects - flowers, cell phones, paper, pencil, headpieces (hands-free headsets)
- how to draw food (Yummy! :9 )

Manga Making
- how to write a script
- how to typeset words
- how to typeset sfx
- advanced digital toning
- how to compose manga pages
- how to make Sound Effects
- how to a seamless battle; fighting movements
- sfx reference page (add more)

- how to draw mecha's basics
- how to draw mecha's advanced
- how to draw guns, rockets, grenades
- how to draw cars, trucks, etc
- how to draw everyday machines: PCs, phones, etc
- how to shade metal & shiny objects
- firearms

CGing & Coloring
- how to color cel-shaded style (base and shade & base, shade, and highlight)
- how to color painterly-style
- how to color with mixed cel style
- how to change the line arts color & line art styles (thin, thick, inked, pencil, etc)
- CGing tips and tricks (batch process, locks, chains, opacity, folders, blend mode, levels, etc)
- how to draw using the pen tool
- how to use layers
- basic Photoshop tutorial
- basic GIMP tutorial
- color palette reference file
- how to do "Street Fighter" shadows
- how to make awesome images with patterns
- how to add tone and other patterns in your CG
- how to color using watercolor
- how to color using acrylic
- how to color using markers
- how to shade in different lighting (daylight, moonlight, warm, cold)

- how to draw collars
- how to draw shoes and feet advanced
- Hats
- Gloves
- Pockets and hands
- Kimonos
- how to draw dresses
- army uniforms
- scarves
- how to customize uniforms
- folds of clothes affected by wind or movement

- fans and other props
- piercings and tattoos

- how to critique your own work
- how to add pop to your work
- art ethics: selling your work
- art ethics: using art assets the right way
- art ethics: copy drawing
- how to learn japanese (basic & kana's)
- learning from manga books
- are you reading your manga properly? (manga text & images)
- learning from scanlation
- how to draw animals
- how to draw dragons and fantasy creatures

Tutorials I may or may not do:
- how to do 3D art

03-26-2011, 01:14 PM
As tutorials are completed, they will be listed here.

- anatomy skeletons & simple representations (bubbles, lines, geometric shapes): Anatomy: The Basics
- how to draw clouds: How to Draw Clouds (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/how-to-draw-clouds/)

Making Manga
- manga paper (4 koma, doujinshi, Pro): All About Manga Paper (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-manga-paper/)
- japanese sfx reference page: The Great Big Japanese SFX List (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2011/the-great-big-japanese-sfx-list/)

CGing & Coloring
- prepping a drawing for CGing: How to Clean Up an Image for CGing (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2007/how-to-clean-up-an-image-for-cging/)
- how to make color palettes: Ripping Palette's for Better Color (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2011/ripping-palettes-for-better-colors/)
- how to color using colored pencils: Colouring with Coloured Pencils Part I (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/colouring-with-coloured-pencils-part-i/), Part II (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/colouring-with-coloured-pencils-part-ii/), Part III (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/colouring-with-coloured-pencils-part-iii/)

- about Japanese schools: elementary & high school:
Life in a Japanese School: Introduction (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2006/life-in-a-japanese-school-introduction/), Events (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2006/life-in-a-japanese-school-events/), Bunkasai (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2006/life-in-a-japanese-school-bunkasai/), Ensoku (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2006/life-in-a-japanese-schoo-ensoku/), English Class (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2006/life-in-a-japanese-school-english-class/), Juku (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2006/life-in-a-japanese-school-juku/), P.E. Class (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2006/life-in-a-japanese-school-p-e-class/), The Subjects We Study (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2006/life-in-a-japanese-school-the-subjects-we-study/)
All About Life in a Japanese School: School Shoes (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-school-shoes/), Han Groups (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-han-groups/), Juku (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-juku/), The School Year (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-the-school-year/), School Materials (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-school-materials/), Walking Groups (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-walking-groups/), Music Classes (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-music-classes/), Elementary School (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-elementary-school/), Japanese Class (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanes-school-japanese-class/), Art Classes (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-art-classes/), Cleaning Up (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-cleaning-up/), Ministry of Education (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-ministry-of-education/), High School (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-high-school/), Sports Day (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-sports-day/), Math Classes (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-math-classes/), Gym Class (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-gym-class/), The Classroom (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-the-classroom/), Greetings and Departures (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-greetings-and-departures/), Prioncipals, Directors & Teachers (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-principals-directors-teachers/), Social Studies (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-social-studies/), Field Trips (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-field-trips/), Resources & Further Reading (http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-life-in-a-japanese-school-resources-further-reading/)

04-05-2011, 01:17 PM
How to making a manga comic step by step?
How to Ink a comic?

04-05-2011, 02:43 PM
How to making a manga comic step by step?
How to Ink a comic?
Those will be covered by these:
- how to write a script
- how to typeset words
- how to typeset sfx
- advanced digital toning
- how to compose manga pages
- how to make Sound Effects
- how to do a seamless battle

As for inking - there's not much to do except to practice and ink yourself. Other than that, there is digital inking but that will be covered under CGing.

04-12-2011, 06:45 PM
Cool! That's great then.

05-07-2011, 07:08 PM
Doing a Dress

05-09-2011, 09:36 AM
Doing a DressCan you be more specific? "Dress" can mean the full ball-gown dress, more contemporary dresses, summer dresses, cultural dresses and so on. It's a very broad term so if you can narrow it down, that would help a lot. Also, if you didn't see it, we do have a skirt tutorial (http://www.mangatutorials.com/index.php?do=/news/how-to-draw-skirts/) which is a starting point for drawing dresses.

06-11-2011, 07:34 AM
destroyed towns, destroyed rocks... ... well i need to know how to destroy places >.<

06-11-2011, 08:55 PM
That's easy. Draw them in complete totality and then take chunks off of them (i.e. erase them), draw weed and debris, and make everything look mangled, broken and so on. If anything, just look at pictures from wars, old ruins, crashes, and similar images.

08-04-2011, 03:25 PM
How about action poses?

08-06-2011, 01:33 PM
That's already listed under anatomy. C:

09-18-2011, 01:14 PM
Yea action posess and guys i just cant get em right fot the life of me

09-18-2011, 02:06 PM
A tutorial that would be pretty cool to have (I haven't seen other places to have it): Axis of Action and Action on Frames.

05-31-2012, 11:57 AM
Could you add links to each of your tutorials so it's easier to find them? Could use this thread to find tuts as well as request then ;)

06-06-2012, 12:35 AM
A tutorial that would be pretty cool to have (I haven't seen other places to have it): Axis of Action and Action on Frames.

To be honest I think your the one who's most knowledgeable about that than any of us, It'll definitely help me out a lot of if your the doing the tutorial clock.

06-06-2012, 01:36 AM
Maybe a tutorial on how to draw bruises and scrapes, and the like. Oh, and perhaps a tutorial on how to draw a solar flare effect.

06-06-2012, 02:07 AM
I got 3 suggestions.
1. A tutorial/reference about shading in different lighting. Like daylight, moonlight, warm, cold... etc.
2. A tutorial on how to shade metals and shiny objects.
3. How to draw different weather. Thunderstorms, Sunny, Cloudy, Snow... etc.

06-08-2012, 03:47 AM
I have a suggestion, 3d softwares tutorial!

06-08-2012, 02:04 PM
I know a lot of good blender tutorials if you want to use that. It's free and surprisingly good. I use blender whenever I want to make 3D models. animations.. etc. Might make more when I can use my desktop.

06-08-2012, 03:57 PM
you should make a video section just for tutorials.

coloring skin would be nice.

07-14-2012, 06:29 AM
What about one on silhouettes and shading? As in parts of clothing or body parts etc that would have be a bit darker, kinda. Kinda like how in manga they use screen tones for things like that. Pretty much how know what parts to shade.

Another one may be how to draw or add highlights to hair or show like where the sun hits. Like when you have a character with black hair i don't think you'll ever really see their hair being fully black. They'll have like this white part to show where the hair and stuff are going. I don't really understand that one so it may be helpful for some others as well as me.

Prince of Angels
08-11-2012, 08:14 PM
I have a couple here:

Army Uniform.
Maybe power blasts, I don't know I could probably figure that out.

All I can think of for the moment.


Thought of uno mas: Crying.

12-02-2012, 11:37 AM
Crying would be a good tutorial indeed. Some tutorials on fantasy people (elves, fairies, mermaids) would also be useful.

12-05-2012, 03:22 PM
FYI - I'm starting up new tutorials. If you have suggestions for what you want to see, leave a reply. :>

12-05-2012, 03:29 PM
Hmm, the school uniform thing was great, but I would like to see a more in depth tutorial on customization. (Logos, colors, collars, etc.) How do you come up with ideas on how to personalize uniforms?

Besides that... do you have one about drawing figures in perspective? I know you have figure tut., and I know you have perspective tut., but one where you have figures in perpective would be awesome.

12-05-2012, 03:50 PM
Nice suggestions! I'll add those to the list. FYI - I'll be doing CG tutorials (mostly) next week if it's of any interest to you... or anyone else here actually. :3

12-05-2012, 11:27 PM
ummm rio, could you make a tutorial for the gb tools? sometimes i am on but i dont draw because i'm confused hehe.. and the chat keeps lagging on me...

i don't really get the tools on it... I fail like that...

12-06-2012, 01:19 AM
I could do that really quick and have it out tonight actually if Rio is too busy, which I'm suuure she always is.

12-06-2012, 07:11 AM
^ Yespls. I would like that as well.

12-06-2012, 01:47 PM
I'd like a Groupboard tutorial as well.

12-06-2012, 02:40 PM
Such a tutorial would be very useful

12-06-2012, 02:47 PM
@ Gunzy

I'm actually putting together some CGing tutorials for next week so if you can get this GB tut done by tonight - that'd be great!

12-06-2012, 03:15 PM
Alright sweet. I may not be able to get it done tonight, as I was referring to last night, but didn't get any replies, so I have finals and stuff today, and I won't be here much later on in the day. But tomorrow for sure.
I'll try and go over every little thing as clear as I can.

Hopefully Camtasia won't screw up so I can record my voice this time.

02-04-2013, 03:08 PM
I'd REALLY love o see a tutorial ob CGing! I've trying to figure out how to color like Cype's piece that's he recently posted in the 'Let's Exercise' forum for a while now with no success. I'm so used to archaic black and white techniques like real pen & ink work & screen tones so I guess there's a learning curve. If there's already one, could someone show me where?

02-04-2013, 04:16 PM
Something like this?

You can also check out a channel called 'idrawgirls' who has some pretty good, pretty straight-forward tutorials.

02-04-2013, 05:46 PM
Aye, that'll do Gunz, that'll do.

02-16-2014, 06:09 AM
Would anyone know of a tutorial relating to lineart or whatnot? Like, I think I'm decent at drawing, but I don't know how to make the actual art look all fancy and clean as seen in your average manga. Things like brush size, or program, image dimensions; that kinda stuff. ((I need to do a graphic novel for school, essentially)) I don't know if there are any on the site (couldn't see any, but maybe I'm blind ;D)

EDIT: Oh yeah, and I have access to Photoshop. And Paint. But mainly Photoshop.