Manga Illustration with Fatima Atie

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Manga Illustration with Fatima Atie

from 120.00

Fridays, September 8th - October 27th
4:30-6 PM

Ages:  10+
(Youth and Adults welcome!)

Experienced and talented artist-teacher Fatima Atie will guide students through the entire process of creating and illustrating original Manga/Anime characters.

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Students will learn:   
♦ Basic ‘Anime’ anatomy for both sexes and how to apply it to different ages, body types, different ethnicities and special features; (mostly frontal view) 

♦ Different facial expressions and how to exaggerate them in order to express true emotions or intentions- as in how to make the character alive.

♦ Hands gestures and feet movements

♦ Hair texture and motion

♦ Simple body postures and the way the body parts move with the changes.

Requirements: No illustration background knowledge is required. Everyone may start from scratch. At the end of the course, students will have acquired the knowledge to create a simple Manga Character.   

Advanced instruction can be offered to more advanced illustrators involving shading with colors, inking and hatching (black and white Manga), perspective and complex poses, materials and fabric within clothing, backgrounds, storytelling, etc.

Tools needed:
♦ Sketchbook (A4 OR A5), preferably one with faded yellow pages.

♦ Pencils: HB, B1, B3, B6.

♦ Black inking pen, preferably staedtler (0.1 and 0.4) OR Unipen (0.2 and 0.4)

♦ If you have Comic books or Manga books you're willing to study more about, feel free to bring them to the class.

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