Among the culture, business, and social studies classes offered at Kansai Gaidai, one in particular has the otaku population screaming and fighting to get a spot in: Manga Drawing. I don’t read nor care much for manga and I suck at drawing so I didn’t bother signing up for that class. However, I did check out a “class” of sorts for drawing manga hosted by the Japanese students. Just for fun. Think of it like a club but more “formal” and structured… like a class.
So the class is run on a regular basis with the Japanese students lecturing and teaching drawing techniques. The “class” is split between two groups: those who can draw and those who can’t. I fall deep into the latter. This way those who has some experience can skip on the basics while the newbies can start slow. win win for everyone.
Everyone work in a close group for easier consultation with sensei and watch her draw out her art on the spot in awe.
This is a character sheet that is supposed to help you brainstorm ideas on forming the basic looks of your own character.
My sensei’s work! She was lecturing us on face lines, different type of eyes, how to draw hair, roundness of face, how to make a character look up/down… so many details that makes perfect sense and sound so simple when she was explaining but it was all completely lost to me when I had to draw on my own ^^;. I tried drawing
Mega Man Rockman X and it came out looking something more like Crayon Shin Chan… and no, I didn’t take a photo of it >_>.
I guess the other side is working on forming a body or something.
Art by one of the sensei.
I only attended the first day so nothing fancy was being shown yet. I don’t plan on coming back since I just don’t have it in me ^^;. Just thought it was interesting to check these sorts of things here since they don’t have it back at my home university.