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    The Path of an Artist
    Doodles: Junk or Goldmine?
    Drawing Materials
    Color: Color Wheel
    Shade and Shadow: Basic Shapes
    Writing: Storymaking
    Manga Basics: Making a Manga
    Characters: Profiling, Character Creation System, Creating Names, Stereotypical Ren'ai Characters
    Paneling: Basics, Transition


    Eyes: Basics
    Emotional Expressions
    Head: Front, Side, Quarter, Back, Down, Up, Misc, Lips, Eyebrows
    Ear: Basics, Types
    Nose: Basics, Types
    Hair: Basics, Types, Colors, Movement, Bangs, Braids, Spiked, Curly, Straight
    Hands: Flat, Nails
    The Body: SDs
    Torso: Basics, Wings, Male
    Hips: Basics, Tail
    Legs: Basics
    Feet: Basics


    Fantasy Clothes: Cape, Armor
    Accessories: Glasses
    Clothes: Folds, Skirts, Tops, Pants
    Greek Clothing Reference
    Shoes: Basics
    School Uniforms: Boys, Girls, Gym, Misc
    Weapons: Part I, Part II, Reference


    Sound Effects: Reference
    Tones: Basics, Digital Toning
    Weaponry Effects
    Motion Lines
    Effects: Fire, Smoke & Explosions
    Forest: Trees, Grass, Shrubs, Rocks, Putting It All Together
    Screentone Depot
    Machines: Helicopter Profile
    Mecha's: The Basics

    Publishing, CGing, & Beyond

    Going to a Publisher
    Printing Comics
    Digital Comics
    CGing: Eyes, CG and Original Lineart, Cleaning Up an Image, Coloring Your Work
    Manga Studio: Getting Started, Paneling the Easy Way, Advanced Paneling Techniques, Drawing & Importing Images Part I, Drawing & Importing Images Part II, Setting Tones, Adding Speed & Focus Lines, Word Balloons, Making Word Balloons with EX, Lettering, Saving & Beyond
    Model Painting
    Surviving the Artist Alley
    Resources - Publishers, Small Presses, Distributors, Anime Schools, and more!


    Manga Tutorials @ AnimeNext 2006
    Life in a Japanese School: Introduction, The Subjects We Study, Events, Physical Education Class, Juku School, English Class, Ensoku, Bunkasai

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