Many people dream of becoming a professional illustrator, mangaka, or animator, however, that dream not only needs talent, but also a lot of hard work and practice. DokiDoki Drawing is helping out would-be illustrators and animators with the help of a “veteran Japanese animator,” HINOE, in a series of instructional videos.
Anime-style eyes are a staple for illustrators who are also fans of anime, and this first video is a guide on how to make them properly:
Drawing a hand can be tricky, and getting the right details on them sure are tough, but luckily, they also have an instructional video for that:
Want to use photos as a basis for your drawings? Well, it’s a lot more complicated than just simply following your reference photo.
The wrinkles on a shirt can give illustrations more depth and make them not seem more two dimensional, and this video shows how to properly make them:
Aside from just drawing, hey also have some tips on animating itself, with the help of their veteran Japanese animator of course. Here’s how they animate people walking or running:
And here’s an animation tutorial that would make Michael Bay and Konosuba’s Megumin VERY HAPPY:
So take out your materials and start drawing!