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Webinar! Let’s Learn to Draw Anime & Manga This November 24th!

by Zephos on November 14, 2012

Do you dream of drawing your own anime & manga characters but have no clue where to start, possess mad procrastination skills or are carrying  a surprisingly light wallet this month? No problem! That’s why there is the Introduction to Anime & Manga Design webinar!

This November 24th, 2012, yours truly in partnership with the Vancouver Animation School is offering a FREE webinar to give aspiring anime and manga artists a taste of our full Introduction to Anime & Manga Illustration course! Also, did I already mention that it was FREE?! Sorry, it seems my capslock automatically comes on when I type the word FREE… let me see if I can fix that.. ahem, FReE, fRee, free. Ah! There we go. Also, this webinar? Yeah, totally free.

You may be wondering what exactly is a webinar, no worries! I certainly know that my spellchecker sure as heck doesn’t. A webinar is a seminar on the web, or to put things more precisely, it is a fully interactive live online meetup where awesomeness happens! Awesomeness includes asking me questions live from the comfort of your own computer or seeing me jump off the third story balcony in the inevitable case that I royally screw up (Or alternatively, diligently drawing all nice and non-suicidal like).

“But what’s really so good about this whole fancy new interactive thing?”, you may further inquire. Well… have you ever tried asking questions when watching a video tutorial? Didn’t work out so well now did it? The cutting edge advantage of these webinars and classes is that we will strive to cater to your unique individual tastes, styles and preferences!

Don’t take my word for it though! Come join us and come see the difference a live instructor makes!

Also, if there is anything you would like me to look into touching on specifically at the November 24th webinar, please be sure to let me know in the comments on this page! ~^_^~


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

mahmoud November 24, 2012 at 5:18 am

hello ,

i ask really if the course completely free ( Introduction to Anime and Manga Illustration )

about me i can’t follow you in Webinar ( because different time zone ) ,
so can make this course on DVD and buying from paypal and in affordable price ( after buying downloaded directly ) ; like example in this link :

i already buy this dvd ( $60 good price ) and download digitally .

note :
if it’s free and no like to buying the course then but the lecture in youtube ;
like example :

i am really need this course , so please answer me quickly .

Emma November 24, 2012 at 10:21 pm

It was really fun~ I learned some great stuff!
I’ll make sure to check back to find the information about the… black… stuff… *Still can’t remember what it was called* (>_<")

Zephos November 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Thank you so much Emma for attending the webinar and your boundless enthusiasm! I’m constructing the tutorial on the transparency process I used in the demonstration right now using that sketch we were working on and hope to have it up in a wee bit ^_~. Definitely feel free to ask any questions that come to mind about drawing, the course or just life in general! I’m always happy to talk to a fellow artist! ~^_^~

Zephos November 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Thank you so much for your interest in the course Mahmoud! I replied to you by email a bit earlier, but just thought I’d respond on here too just in case ^_~. The webinar that was on November 24th, 2012 was free and gave a taste of the full Introduction to Anime & Manga course next starting in January. The full course is $390 Canadian through the Vancouver Animation School and is a live interactive experience where I train each student with hands on instruction and weekly assignments and critiques that crams a year of learning into a single condensed month! ~^_^~

Needless to say, a live course isn’t for everyone and takes quite a bit more commitment than a passive YouTube tutorial, but there’s no substitute for direct hands on training training when it comes to results ^_~. This is especially true if you are specifically interested in a single aspect of anime/manga illustration as opposed to just a general one size fits all tutorial series.

The above being said, I’ve been guilty of watching YouTube tutorials myself and Mark Crilly is definitely one of the good ones and his books are some of the best outside of Japan. You may also be interested in the tutorials of my friend and fellow Vancouverite anime/manga artist RadiantDreamer at He has a very different methodology from me but I think you’ll enjoy his videos ^_~.

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