Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 1: Rough Sketches and Idea Notes

Hi all! This is Akira Himekawa. Today, we’re starting the Manga Maker series. We were asked to explain the method in which we create manga. So, we will show you each process involved in making manga. This article is Vol. 1. Both creating stories and drawing pictures are important work for manga artists. And usually Japanese manga artists do both. However, we know that this is not always the case in other countries. Therefore, we want to show our process in making manga to all of our fans on Facebook through our manga The Legend of Zelda. Unfortunately, we can only do so when we have some time, so this won't be a regular update. But we will do our best, so please watch for it and enjoy.

Rough Sketches and Idea Notes
At first, the manga artist shows rough sketches of the characters or idea notes to editor and they have a meeting. In the case of The Legend of Zelda, we submit it to Nintendo, and we must get their approval. This picture is not our first rough sketch of Link. We drew this picture after having drawn Ocarina of Time. However, we submit rough sketches like this picture to editors. These rough sketches are sometimes published, but not very often.

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