image by: tashak1969
Featured Artist: Mina Petrović
Mina Petrović, aka Mistiqarts, has been a professional manga illustrator for around 10 years, a published author and a Youtube tutor, with a real life manga school with over 50 new students every semester.
Inspired by the manga transformation scenes, and fantasy JRPG games as a teenager, Mina set out to “solve” the secrets of manga style drawing. By enrolling the Fashion Design college, half of that knowledge lied in basic anatomy and fashion concepts, and the rest in years of collecting and simplifying the way how the style is seen in the Western world.
After years of research, and sharing it with other manga enthusiasts, Mina was able to make her dream come true: organize first real anime conventions in Serbia with respected colleagues, and run her own manga school. Now, years later she developed a manga tutorial Youtube channel, manga-drawing book to help everyone struggling with the basics, and continuing to research, improve her own quality, and quality of the knowledge she wishes to share.
Challenge: Manga Yourself
What was in the box?
Sakura Pigma Brush Pen – http://amzn.to/21xidUd
The pen has a fine bush nib that can draw very fine lines or broad strokes. It contains archival pigmented ink that is water proof, fade resistant, and quick drying. The ink does not bleed even through most papers.
Graphmaster Dual Tip Marker – http://amzn.to/1Oeqg0k
These alcohol based twin-tipped markers have a fine (0.8mm) tip and a broad (7mm) tip. The markers are quick drying and water permanent. We have provided you with a selection of Cool Greys for shade variation and a pure black for contrast. Plus we have also included a colourless blender to mix tones and help blend the shades together. This mix of markers is perfect for practicing with tone variation without having to worry about colour choice.
Sakura Gelly Roll (White) – http://amzn.to/21xiyWT
From the inventors of gel ink. The archival quality white ink is not only chemically stable, waterproof, and fade resistant , but is perfect for adding those all important highlights to complete your work. The consistent ink flow will not smear or feather when dry.
Graphmaster Permanent Liner (Set of 3) – http://amzn.to/1Oeqm8p
These alcohol based, water-resistant black permanent liners are ideal for drawing small details with their fast-drying ink. In addition to a 1mm thick liner for thicker contours, there is a 0.6mm and 0.4mm Fineliner for finer details to give a range of line weights.
Koh-I-Noor 10H Graphite Pencil – http://amzn.to/1Oeqq8f
This hard graphite pencil is ideal for drawing and sketching with high opacity and lightfastness, clean erasing and are strong and durable.