Digital Drawing

Easy Steps to Dive into the World of Anime Illustration

By Nanami

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27 lessons
Running time
9h 58m
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By Creator
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Easy Steps to Dive into the World of Anime Illustration

with Artist, Nanami


If you ever loved reading anime book, I bet you've had a dream of meeting your favorite anime character! Now it's time for creating your own! As part of the course, beginners will experience how to dissect an anime drawing, how to identify shapes and will apply the learned content through a class project. I will begin with sketching, line art, coloring to fully rendering illustrations. And I will guide you on how you can practice to warm up your sketching, to draw drapery and folds, to color shading and finding the composition for your illustration until we reach the rendering process which can help in finalizing and refining your work.


This course is for anyone who's eager to tackle their illustration skills including total beginners.
People without prior knowledge can take this course for sure.


You’ll dive into concepts like how to choose the right tools and how to draw features and hair. And by the end of this course you will have a greater understanding in illustration composition and observation of how things flow naturally. You will also have greater knowledge in making your illustrations more captivating and refined by creating your own anime character!

Step 1: How to Draw an Anime Character

Step 2: Controlling Your Line Weight

Step 3: How to Blend Your Shading

Step 4: How to Render Your Illustration

Step 5: How to use Clip Studio Paint


  1. Meet Your Instructor: Nanami!
  2. Introduction to the class
  3. Introduction to Digital Drawing

Chapter 1: Learning How to Use Clip Studio Paint

  1. Setting up your Canvas

  2. Different tools and functions I use on CSP
  3. Setting up shortcuts

Chapter 2: Planning and Finding Inspirations

  1. Using lines and shapes as your guide in sketching

  2. Preparing your mood board

  3. Tips and tricks for drawing lines

Chapter 3: Identifying the Shapes and the Flow When Sketching Characters

  1. How to draw the body in simple anime style

  2. How to draw the face in different angles

  3. How to draw expressions

  4. How to draw hair

Chapter 4: Learning How to Control Your Lines When Doing Lineart

  1. Choosing the right brush

  2. Understanding when to use light and heavy lines
  3. How to control your lines

  4. How to add depth on your lines

Chapter 5: Understanding How Folds Work and How to Execute Shading

  1. Choosing your color palette

  2. What brush I use for shading

  3. How to draw folds

  4. When to blur or blend the shading

Chapter 6: How to Render the Finished Illustration

  1. How to find the focus point of your illustration

  2. How to use layer modes

  3. Understanding tone curve and color balance

  4. Adding finishing touches

Bonus Chapter: How I find my own art style

  1. Tips on how to find and create your own style


Congratulations on completing the class!

Meet Your Creator

Hello there!
I'm Nanami but you can also call me Nana.
I started drawing ever since I was 5 and I started making digital illustrations around 7 years ago which was also the beginning of my freelance work. I have always been the type to observe the things around me like people, sceneries and other types of art which I can add to my visual library when I create my illustrations.
Art has always been my way of expressing myself, the way I draw faces, how I do my line art and color palette. Basically, it is all based on the aesthetic I want for my art. I do art streaming as well and have my own sites to post my illustrations, I often get asked for tutorials about my process in doing art and so I would like to share some of my techniques with you in hopes that it will help you in improving your skills. I want this class to inspire and motivate you into finding joy in your artwork and hopefully I can be part of your art journey.
  • Who wants to enhance skills in using Clip Studio Paint
  • Who is a beginner/intermediate/advanced digital illustrator
  • Who wants to draw their favorite anime characters
  • Who wants to design and draw their original characters
  • Who is looking for a new creative hobby

Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 32 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Earn points to extend the class access

Receive points by completing chapter missions OR by taking the class two or more times a week. And use the points to extend your class access!

Super Early Bird Offer

Once we pass the release date, we will no longer offered the class at "Super Early Bird". The rate will be raised after the date, right now is the cheapest deal you can get.

Installment Payment

Quadpay is available for the payment! Your order will be split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks! To find out more, please visit Quadpay.

Class Preparation

You will need to get Clip Studio Paint on your drawing tablet to take this class.

Class access

Class videos will be available by May 11th. We will notify you via email regarding how to access to the class videos on the release date.

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