Make your manga art pop!
Bright colours that work well together help to bring Paul Kwon’s confident punk duo to shimmering life
Bright colours help to bring Paul Kwon’s confident punk duo to shimmering life.
My goal in this workshop is to produce a cool image of a chromatic punk duo for ImagineFX’s manga issue. To achieve this, I want to challenge myself to use a range of colours cohesively to create these characters, then give them a confident outlook and a positive attitude to life. I’ve always been a fan of anime and manga and the unique art styles on display, so this illustration assignment should be a ton of fun!
I’m keen to make the most of my colours, and I’m prepared to spend time experimenting with them to get it right. I imagine that the two characters are partners, who share some visual characteristics. This will be my first time painting an adorable rainbow unicorn, so go easy on me! It usually takes me a bit of time and preparation to really get in the mood to create a particular piece, before diving into the painting process. For this illustration my research comprises looking through anatomy images and references of materials, and watching some anime. I want my human character’s dress sense to reflect her character, and a good example of this will be her collars, which will be exaggerated and very pointy! I’ll also be furnishing my characters with stylish accessories that act as interesting story elements.
Okay, that’s enough preamble from me – let’s get painting!