Getting Started Drawing Manga


“Do everything by hand, even when using the computer.”

-Hayao Miyazaki

Manga is a great way for beginning artists to practice drawing skills. Draw what you enjoy and practice every day!

The materials needed for practicing are simple and low cost, just pencil and paper to begin. Use anything to practice basic skills but also have a good set of professional pencils and quality paper for finished artwork.

The pro-level paper allows more erasing and blending without damage to the paper. Better pencils and markers allow smoother movements for more control with your lines.


What You will Learn by Doing Manga Art

Don’t underestimate the creative skills beyond art that you can learn in making your own Manga. Character development, storytelling, pacing, narrative, layout, composition, all come together when you make your own Manga and Anime.

Work in groups for big projects and assign each person a part. Publish and print your own mini-magna.

Learn From the Best Manga Artist

Hayao Miyazaki

Artist Hayao Miyazaki is the award-winning director of the popular animated films, PRINCESS MONONOKEHOWL'S MOVING CASTLE and SPIRITED AWAY.

Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki