15 tips for better character art
Artists from Singapore’s Collateral Damage Studios walk you through the key steps of creating and then refining your manga characters
Refine your manga designs with CDS.
As Japanese animation grew in popularity, artists around the world started taking up the general basics of the art form and making it their own. We’ve all seen many outstanding works of art with clear manga influence that originated outside of Japan.
Collateral Damage Studios (CDS) is an illustration studio from Singapore. We employ some of the best manga art talents in Singapore to produce an extensive portfolio of manga art. Beyond just providing key visuals for anime conventions or mascot designs for video games, our artists enjoy creating character art and stories to call their own.
For the aspiring artist wanting to create your own character, it can be tempting to just follow the manga template wholesale. It’s important to note that basic art and storytelling fundamentals are still necessary in the creation of good manga art.
Here, three CDS artists will share their expertise and experience when it comes to creating and refining manga character art. From how to clean up your character sketches, picking the right colours and how to craft a story for them, there’s plenty to incorporate into your own manga workflow.