Thursdays, Feb 4-Mar 11 | 4:30-5:30 pm (skip Feb 18)
Instructor: Robyn Smith
Location: Online via Zoom
Manga are comics or graphic novels originating from Japan. Learn how to draw different styles of Manga, including developing characters and sequential story lines. This is a beginning class, but if you have already developed some characters or have a start on your own graphic novel, please feel free to bring these! Robyn Smith has an MA in painting from University of Iowa. A long-time professor at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, she has also taught extensively at museums, community art centers, colleges and high schools in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest.
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Manga materials list:
A pad of 9” x 12” or 11” X 14” (ish) smooth drawing paper any brand designed for pencil and ink will also work.
Suggested: Canson Fanboy Manga Drawing Pad 9” x 12” 20 sheets
Non-repro blue Pencils:
Any brand non-repro blue pencil will work.
Suggested: Caran d’Ache Sketcher Non-Photo Blue Pencil: set of https://www.dickblick.com/products/caran-dache-sketcher-non-photo-blue-pencil/
Mechanical pencil, any brand, with 0.7 lead
Any brand mechanical pencil could work with 0.7 lead.
Suggested: Pentel hi-polymer lead refills
Pentel graph gear 500 pencil
Any set of good colored pencils will work.
Suggested: Primsacolor Premier Colored Pencils Manga Set
Any set of no-bleed ink pens with a range of nib sizes will work.
Suggested: Tombow Mono Drawing Pens
Hand-held metal sharpener
Any brand of hand-held metal sharpener will work. A plastic sharpener may be frustrating with softer colored pencils, like Prismacolor.