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Manga Girl Tutorial by markcrilley Manga Girl Tutorial by markcrilley
A tutorial to accompany my latest Youtube video, which you can watch here:


A very big thank you to anyone who orders "Brody's Ghost." Here's a direct link to its page on Amazon:


Or "Miki Falls":


I really do greatly appreciate your support!!

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crambut Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
i give you a super respect
francybel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
You begin from eyes?!WHAT??!
10thdoctorspiritclub Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Mark, you are an amazing artist. I love watching your videos, because not only are you awesome, but you just... draw. You don't need the placement lines, which is something you never see.
I have learned so much from you, your videos, and your books!
Thank you! :D
elzagirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome! i tried it went quiet good
PikachuMew54 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
i just realized, why is the left eye like that? isn't..that 'sharp' end supposed to be on the 'outer' part. like, you drew it to the right, which would be correct on the right eye, but on the left it should be on the left. Am I correct?
ThinkingWithPortals1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It all depends on the direction the character is looking. It also depends a lot on the artist's style of drawing.
MinniexEXO Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
WOW Very nice . I think it simple but....
I tried and I can't T^T 
You did a great jobClap 
IzTrips Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist
I remember following this step by step when I first got into anime ages ago. Thanks, it's a great tutorial :) 
DragonKeeper92 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i make it look so easy, and then, boom, there's my first attempt...not even close. I will get there one day, though!! one day!!! 

LorenzoAndre Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
I always can't draw the eyes nicely... :(
Please help...
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just practice and look up tutorials of drawing eyes on either Google or dA. There are different types of eyes. Are you trying to draw Shoujo or Shounen eyes? Cause there's a bigggggg difference between the two
LorenzoAndre Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
pls tell me the difference! La la la la 
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Shoujo is a genre more aimed towards girls. It features mostly romance and magical girls. Try thinking of Lovely * Complex, Tokyo Mew Mew, Madoka Magica, K-On etc. Shounen is the more popular genre aimed towards boys (though a lot of girls watch it too). Shounen is Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh, Fairy Tail. It's more foccussed on the hero's story and their adventures. Romance is kind of a side thing. Shoujo style features large, round girly eyes, to show how innocent the girl is and how easy it is to fall in love right? Shounen eyes are more pronounced, straight and edged (except in the case of Naruto where all the eyes look the same, except the girls have more eyelashes).
LorenzoAndre Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
thank you... :D (Big Grin) 
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :3
CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love that how you draw anime. Is so cool!
beautiful-confession Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you  make it look so simple and when I draw it. It looks like crap. 
peppy-POPO-07 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
wow..... i can't do that
BintangMP Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
What do you use a pencil to draw? :/
BlakeJX Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to try drawing in this style - Drawing the eyes first then the face, but I keep ending up having an awkward head. Now I'm using the style of drawing the hair first and then adding the face lines, then finally the facial features
AnimeGirl1219 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She is really pretty, you did a great job, and I think its a great tut.
l1quidluck Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thank you this helped me A LOT!!
rocklovingwolf100 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful! :)
jamcomix Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
check out my gallery and comment please!!!
xShizuoChanx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mark, I'm sad to say your light source looks a little inconsistent to me from the shine in her eyes and the shadow on the neck. But it's great otherwise! :3
Jessse020 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
"Hey this looks just like mark Crilley's art... Wait a minuuuuuuutee..."
kvacm Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Scapinou Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
She is gorgeous! It is very well explained. I love it!
wallfm Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
i did one but
see by your self : [link]
aranek9634 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
dont let 'em fool ya. it's a good step-by-step!
iluvluka Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
emily2500 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
Para-Novelist Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
wow... XD Your work is amazing! Wait up while I go and check out your other stuff! XD
KidSketch64 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I really didn't know that you were on here!!!! Great job!!!!
Melenasworld Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, this is very helpful !
suka-strife Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
The fuck starts a drawing with an eye?
She's beautiful and really reminds me of the main character in my book
passiondesloups Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
this is sooooooooooooooooooooo helpful !

Thank you very much !
melsr007 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist
thunderfir-poketeam Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great tutorial! i love the girl's expression, she looks worried about something.
MissAnime2000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
bwt you say too much 'add's XD
MissAnime2000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can you do something like a school uniform? me and my friend are stuck on drawing the shoes! DX
Danceheart30 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I am amazed at how easy you made this seem in your youtube video.
Btw i think you should make a vid on how to draw a classic sailor suit outfit
ART-a-choke Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOOOOHH!!!! You don't HAVE to make a huge, round highlight , it can be small and un noticable! -slaps forehead- thank you for that realization
MythologyNut01 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your tutorials,they really help!!
threelittlewords3 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Gah! I love your artwork!
KaiaIngelill Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!!! You are the person who makes me practice each, to become that talented :) Go Mark!!
Andgofortheroll-123 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey! Thanks for this tutorial ! ^^ Is very nice..I draw this but ..with one of my manga characters. Thank you very much! And thank you for your others tutorials (Sorry for my bad english)
mu3l Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
nice!! :)
I3lueJay Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Artist
I did it! :D It came out pretty good for my first try! The only thing I did differently was the hair, because it was a little too hard for me so I just made the hair flowing behind her, but I kept the bangs.
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