Tuesday, December 31, 2199

Links to information

The Directions

Teacher New

Voices from students New


Programs/Online class

How to participate in an online lesson

Standard Lesson

Standard Lesson General Information

Programs/Standard Class

Others 
Tools which are available at Manga School Nakano

Manga Tools for each steps -Black and White


Manga Tools for each steps -Water Color-




How to apply .

1) Fill the application form: Online Lesson Standard Lesson
*You can check the availability of the class on our calendar (below). 

2) Manga School Nakano emails you your schedule and payment request for deposit (1000 yen) You can pay with paypal or credit card. (Standard lesson) We'd like to ask you pay the rest of tuition on the lesson day, in cash.

Manga School Nakano emails you your schedule and payment request for tuition. You can pay with paypal or credit card. (Online lesson) 

3) when your payment has been completed, the school sends you a confirmation e-mail.

This calendar shows Nao Yazawa's availability. But if I (Nao Yazawa)  was booked, Rena Saiya might be able to give the lesson (She is not regular teacher). Feel free to contact us. 


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Manga Drawing Deluxe

My first How to Draw Manga book "Manga Drawing Deluxe" (in English) has been released, you can buy it online/ a bookstore now.. I have drawn many instruction drawings for Chris Hart's how to draw manga books, acceding to his request, but I did everything this time. It was not easy, hard work but it was worth it. 
German edition is on the line, it will be released in September. 

”Introduction” of Manga Drawing Deluxe.

My name is Nao Yazawa. l'm a Tokyo-based, self-taught manga artist and teacher. Throughout the years, I've searched for good how-to books for drawing manga to use in my class- especially ones that discuss composition and story/panel flow. I finally decided to make one myself.

Manga Drawing Deluxe isn't your ordinary how-to book. I wrote it with a story-line, so you can follow Anne and her brother Dan along their manga adventure, guided by two manga elves and me (with a little help from my cat, Kuro).

I've included as many topics about drawing manga as possible. From drawing characters to composition, you can learn the entire manga-making process here. My hope is that you can use this book for many years, so I included some advanced techniques in the background and construction sections.

Once you embark on your (and Anne's and Dan's) manga journey to get an idea of the manga drawing process, you can go through this book in order or jump to whichever part you'd like to focus on -- face, body, background, or composition. Learning how to compose a graphic novel will give you a new perspective on manga and will help you enjoy reading them even more.

lf you don't draw manga, this book is a good resource to learn how Japanese artists create their work.

I hope you enjoy this book and learn a lot about how to draw manga!


Face

Body

Background

Composing





Friday, December 20, 2019

Teacher (Nao Yazawa)

Nao Yazawa is a Japanese manga artist residing in Kanagawa, Japan. She is most well known for her manga series Wedding Peach, which was made into an anime series of the same name. Both the manga and anime series were translated into several languages. Since 2008, she has been teaching manga workshops (in English) internationally, in Germany, Denmark, Austria, Canada, and the United States. 
She teaches in-person workshops at Nakano Manga School, in Nakano-ku, Tokyo, where she also maintains the studio where she hosts her online classes. 
She is the author of the instructional guide Manga Drawing Deluxe.(will be released on 12 May 2020)
Articles about Nao Yazawa
Tokyo Weekender   A Day in the Life of a Manga Artist
The Japan Times   I never imagined I'd need English as a manga artist
Bits Lounge(Japanese) マンガを通して日本文化を伝えたい

Video
Revel insiders (Singapore airlines's video/ from around 55 seconds) 2019
Animuc 2014 - Interview mit Nao Yazawa
Faszination Comic 2006 - Interview mit Nao Yazawa
Nao Yazawa at Colossalcon 2016
Nao Yazawa at Colossal Con 2017
Youtube (manga drawing videos)

Nao Yazawa's Books
English Wedding Peach, Moon and Blood, Nozomi, Manga Drawing Deluxe etc.
French The Isolated Zone 1-8

Nao Yazawa's Books you can buy at the school
Manga Drawing Deluxe  1800 yen 
Moon and Blood  284 pages 1000yen
Nozomi all page color comic, 58 pages  600 yen



You can ask if you'd like to buy those books. I'll sigh on the book if you'd like. 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Short manga course in 2018, Aug.

 for beginner
6 People more until minimum number of participants right now.

Date:   August 29th 
Level: Beginner (for everyone, from 8 years old) 
Contents: 2 lessons (1.5 hours each) 
Fee:      JPY 8000 (You can use the school's manga supplies.)
★This is actually a trial course. We have set the course at a special price because we want to see if it is possible to have it on a regular basis in the future. 
Regular price of the same lesson:  One-to -one  15,000 yen  
                                                        In a group(5-9 ppl)  10,500  yen/person. 
 You can save more than 20%! Don’t miss this chance! 

Application period:
          20th February - 30th June.
How to apply:
  1. 1)  Fill application web form.
  2. 2)  You will receive a confirmation email from school.
  3. 3)  We will email you when we have enough applicants by 20th June(*).
  4. 4) Pay deposit.(**) (We'll send you money request email after this course is officially approved)
  5. 5)   The rest of tuition should be paid on the first day, in cash.
    (*) The minimum amount of participants are 6 people. Maximum is 8.
If the number of applicants do not reach 6 people, this activity will be cancelled automatically. 
(**) Deposit will not be refunded when you cancel this activity. We’ll take it as a cancellation fee. 


Contents  How to draw manga character (face)

Lesson 1
13:00-14:30
Drawing face step by step
Front, three quarter, profile
After step by step practice, start pencil drawing for inking on Manga Paper.
Break       
14:30-15:00
Free

Lesson 2
15:00-16:30
How to use manga pen and screen tone.
After a few practice, ink drawing which students has done the first half and complete it.



More students' works are posted on our FB page.
If you have any questions, send message or leave comment here!

Intensive course in 2018, August

 for intermediate
5 People more until minimum number of participants right now.
Date:   August 20 – 24 
Level: Pre-Intermediate:For someone who has drawn/wanted to draw a story in a Manga format.
Contents: Total 10 lessons. 2 lessons (2 hours each)/day x 5 days.
Fee:      JPY 56,000 + JPY 2,000(*)
(*) 2,000 yen is for manga supplies. If you have them already, you don’t need to pay.
Manga supplies: Manga pen trial set, Brush pen, white ink brush, screen tone 3 sheets
★ This is actually a trial course. We have set the course at a special price because we want to see if it is possible to have it on a regular basis in the future. 
Regular price of the same lesson:  One-to-one  100,000 yen  
                                                        In a group(5-9 ppl)  70,000 yen/person. 
 You can save 20%! Don’t miss this chance! 
Application period:
          20th February - 20th June.
How to apply:
  1. 1)  Fill application web form.
  2. 2)  You will receive a confirmation email from school.
  3. 3)  We will email you when we have enough applicants by 30th June(*).
  4. 4)  Pay deposit.(**).(We'll send you money request email after this course is officially approved)
  5. 5)   The rest of tuition should be paid on the first day, in cash.

(*) The minimum amount of participants are 5 people. Maximum is 8.
If the number of applicants do not reach 5 people, this activity will be cancelled automatically. 
    (**Deposit will not be refunded when you cancel this activity. We’ll take it as a cancellation fee. 


COURSE PROGRAM:
Date
Class1
10:00-12:00
Class 2
13:30-15:30
Assignment*
16:00-18:00
20
The production process of Manga.(lecture)
Plot
Synopsis
Timeline and episode's order.
Storyboard (ne-mu)  
Manga paper:
Inside frame and outside frame
Panel line etc.
Storyboard panel work.(lecture)
Composing methods:  
Hakogaki - episode order
Directional technique
Camera angle/movement
Character's point of view and camera positions, etc.

Quick lecture how to use pen and some practice.
(to get used to pen before graduation work)
Making 2-4 pages storyboard based on a pre-written story which the school will give to the student.
From story, make script and set page plan.
 (thinking the target/genre - depends on it, the direction should be changed)
Inking practice
21
Comment on homework.
Teacher will pick up some works, and the students explain his/her storyboard then discuss what is good and bad about their storyboard
●All students are given comments and they make second draft based on it.
Character creation.
1) Discuss and create one character concept. 

 Character design is not just about showing physical characteristics, but also thinking about their profile and background. 
 
2) According to the concept, students design the character. after short lecture about the various ways to design characters. Age, sex, personality, position etc. 


Complete character design, with several patterns like anime concept art.

Inking practice
22
Comment on homework, and discussion.
Teacher shows possible improvement.   
How the creator makes a concept and produces it as a drawing? 

How to draw human body. 
How to draw human body.

Anatomy, structure. How to move characters. 

Simple perspective idea to place characters on the ground. 
Drawing designed character according to the concept. 
Pay attention to angle, expression, perspective idea. 

23
Comment on homework.
Suggestions for improvement then redraw the homework and make the final draft.
Graduation work 1
Using the character whom the student designed, draw one scene or one page with panels(one or 2 pages), according to the concept.
Movement, expression, characters expression, construction etc.
(rough sketch for composition)
Get review by teacher.
Graduation work 2
Detailed pencil drawing.
Get teacher’s advice to improve
till the end of class.
Additional pen /brush pen/ tone work techniques.

Modify the design and complete pencil draft.


24
Graduation work 3
Inking
Graduation work 4
Beta, white, tone- finish.

Closing party?
*You can stay classroom for 2 hours (16:00-18:00) for work, if you would like.


Students can use take advantage of Wacom Creators College Club. It allows you buying some wacom products with special price from Wacom Japan.
     

If you have any questions, send message or leave comment here!