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    FEMALE CHARACTERSlsBN4-7661-1 146-X

    BISH0UJO Around the WorldlsBN4-7661-1 1 49-4

    COUPLEStsBN4-7661 -1 241 -5

    ILLUSTRATING BATTLESlsBN4-7661 - 1 ',t 47-8

    OCCULT & HORRORlsBN4-7661-1 150-8

    MALE CHARACTERSlsBN4-7 661 -1 240-7

    BODIES & ANATOMYlsBN4-766 1 -1 238-5

    MAKING ANIMElsBN4 7661,1 239-3

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    Gouples

  • HOW T0 DMW MANGA: Couples

    by Hikaru Hayashi

    Copyright O 1998 Hikaru HayashiCopyright @ 1998 Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd.

    This book was first designed and published in 1998 by Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd.

    This English edition was published in 2002 by

    Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd.

    1 -l 4-1 7 Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1 02-0073 Japan

    Drawing & Production: Yasuo Matsumoto, Jun Matsubara, Kento Shimazaki, Miki Murakawa,Tomo 0take, Rio Yagizawa, Kiyoe Yokoyama, Komachi Sengoku

    Cover drawing: Rio YagizawaReference work: Jun Matsubara,Yasuo Matsumoto, Miki Murakawa, Kento Shimazaki,

    Tomo otake, Komachi Sengoku, Takehiko Matsumoto, Riho Yagizawa, Kazuaki Morita

    Composition & Scenario: Hikaru Hayashi (Go 0ffice)Main title logo design: Hideyuki AmemuraEnglish edition layout: Shinichi lshiokaEnglish translation management: L[ngua fr6nca, lnc. (an3y-skmt@asahi-net.or.ip)

    Japanese edition editor: Motofumi Nakanish (Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd.)Foreign language edition project coordinator: Kumiko Sakamoto (Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd.)

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    First printing: November 2002

    ISBN: 4-7661 -1 24 1 -5

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    Couples

  • Table of GontentsGhapter 1 Theory Behind Drawing Gouples........s

    Theory Behind Drawing Couples ...........6Height Difference ........,......... ..............1 0Height Difference and Presentation of Kissing Scenes...'11

    1. Presentation when there is little height ditference ......11

    2. Presentation when there is large height difference......1 1

    Differentiation of Same-Sex C0up|es.........................'l 2

    Basic Male and Female Body Types ..........................13Various Couples ............14

    1. The female is taller than the male ............................142. The female is smaller than the male......... ................14

    Reason for making the height of the male andfemale characters different ................16

    Chapter 2 From Dating to Making Love ....r2Dating: Composition Patterns ..............18

    1. Drawing the full figure of both characters............,.....1 82. Having one of the character in the foreground (close-up).....1 9

    Walking Couple fiwo Characters Walking) ........ .........20'1. Walking side by side..... ....................202. Holding hands while walking .............223. Pulling arm while walking .......... .......234. Female holding onto male while wa|king........... ........24

    5. Female being pulled by male while walking.. .............25

    6. Clinging to arm while wa|kin9..................................26

    a. Male and female couple .................26b. Same-sex c0up|e............. ..............28c. Rear view ...............29

    7. Arm over shoulder.......... ..................30a. Carrying arm on shoulder .....................................30b.Arm behind back............... ............31c. Two males ..............32d. Two females ...........33

    8. Placing hand on shoulder.......... ........349. Wrapping arm around waist ....................................36

    Sitting ........... .......,........3B1 . Sitting across from each 0ther...............,.,.,,............38

    o Side/normal view............... ..........,.38. View from behind one of the characters ..................39o 0verhead view............... ................40

    2. Sitting side by side..... ......................423. Sitting close t0 each other....... ..........44

    Hand actions.. ...............461. Contact between hands ............. .......462. Touching the face or head ........... ............................47

    Facing Each Other & Looking into Each 0ther's Eyes ....48Looking lnto Each Other's Eyes: Variati0ns ................50Two Characters Cuddling ....................52Grabbing or .Embracing From Behind.........................54

    Reaching over the arms.............. ....,...54Reaching under the arms..........................................55Female embracing male from behind..,.,.,.................56Male embracing male from behind.......,.....,..............58

    Female embracing female from behind .....................59Pulling a Character to 0neself & Clinging to a Character....60

    Embracing...... ...............62Thickness of trunk and length of arms......................64Trick to drawing a couple embracing ........................66Presenting the faces of both characters .................... 67Two males embracing..... ....................68Two females embracing ................,...,.69Body anatomy learned from two people embracing .,70Kissing Scenes........... .........................72Composition of kissing scenes ............72Male giving female a kiss .................,,......................74Female giving male a kiss......................,,.................75lmmediately before a kiss .......................,.................76

    How to draw kissing scenes ...............77Kisses Aimed at Places Other Than the 1ips.,.,,.^.......78

    1. Kissing the forehead.... ............,........782. Kissing the eyelid........ .....................793. Kissing the wing of n0se........... ........804. Kissing the chin.......... .....................815. Kissing the cheek ............................826. Kissing the ear........... .....................847. Kissing the neck......... .....................85

    Bedroom Scenes.......... .......................861. Sleeping side by side .......................80

    3. lnterlwined ...............904. One character on top of the other: changes in bodies

    caused by weight of the character on t0p..................92

    5. Couple in the mood..... .....................946. Bonus ..,...................96

    Putting on a Ring........... .....................98Sitting Erect 0n One's Knees Side by Side (Stiffl .......99Weddings...... ..............100Dress and Tuxed0....,...... ...................100Kimono .......................102Picking up in Arms..... .......................104Male picking up female...... ...............104Ma1es............. .............106Females :...........................................1 07Back of the Head ........108

    Ghapter 3 Techniques of Manga Artists..rogBattery Couple (Picher & Catcher)byTakehiko Matsumoto ....,,..,...........110Pure Lovers by Yasuo Matsum010......,,,................... 1 1 2

    Brothers by Kent Shimazaki ..............114Hunter Couple by Kazuaki M0rita ...,,.,...,,................1 1 6Boys in the Mood by Jun Matsubara.,,.,..................118Healthy Couple by Miki Murakawa ................... .,.....120Crystal Lovers by Tomo 0htake ........... ..............,.....1 22

    Mysterious Nuance by Komachi Seng0ku........ ........124Happy Lovers by Rio Yagi2awa..........................,.,,..1 26

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    Even when drawing same sex pairs,

    height differences facilitate imparting

    roles and moods since the picture

    becomes more lively.

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  • Make tie crotch height the same forcharacters standing next to each other

    O Draw outlines showing the height ditference.o Draw a line for the ground.o Make the size of the heads the same.

    @ Figure out the crotch height.o The characters will look better if their

    crotch areas are higher than the mid-lineof the height

    ffir draracters will have long legs and look cool if youmtw he female to match the waist of the male.

    t rs difficult to draw men and women side-ry+*le when different styles are used. Onedfiem may end up standing out (afloat).

    The male looks realistic whendrawn to match the female.

    The female has long legs whendrawn to match the male.

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    @ Draw either the male or the female first.

    Head-to-body ratios

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  • When the characters are embracing or linedup behind each other, the