The next thing I do is buy an A4 size drawing block. Then I starteddrawing. As my foundation is not strong then, I copied some of thecharacters from the graphic book.The first character I have drawn was Lynn Minmei. She is the young girl who brought the aliens
downfall with her enchanted songs in
Then I draw Rick Hunter, his sworn big brother Roy Fokker, Lisa Hayesand other characters. My objective here is to get a feel of what it is like todraw manga characters.Gradually I started developing my own style after watching otheranimation series like
Akira, Gundam, Patlabor
Thoseartistes such as Haruhiko Mikimoto of
Yoshiyuki Tomino of
and Kia Asamiya of
have their distinctive drawingstyles and trademarks.In contrast to most manga drawing books, I did not start out with circles,squares, rectangles and triangles. I used my memory to draw thosecharacters. The result turned out to be too simple and not assophisticated as what I saw in comic books.Later I bought books that taught me how to draw manga.Using the techniques and strategies they taught, I found myself progressing faster since I did this every single day.