Dean Carianas-Mannar
Dean Carianas-Mannar is an anime artist from central England. He started drawing in this style in 2006, and has been using digital media since 2007. When he isn't drawing, he can be found playing tennis, supporting charities, and hanging out with his pet dog and cats.
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Draw Complex Folds and Ruffles in Fabric and Clothing400x400 retina
    Generally speaking, intricate designs all start with very simple shapes and are easy to create once you know how, but unless you know where to begin, it can prove to be challenging. This tutorial guides you through fabric movement and folds, continuing on to creating a few simple features of more intricate clothing design, which can then be used alongside each other to build up to a higher level of drawing clothing. This tutorial builds on the knowledge gained from my previous clothing tutorial, which was aimed at beginners.Read More…
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    How to Draw and Color Anime-Styled Eyes in Adobe Photoshop400x400 retina1
    One of the most striking things about any portrait are the eyes. So it's with this tutorial, I'm going to guide you through the process of drawing and coloring anime-styled eyes with vector tools in Adobe Photoshop. If you're an intermediate to advanced user of Adobe Illustrator or any other vector program, you should be able to translate this tutorial to your preferred program.Read More…
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    Create Big Gravity Defying Anime-Styled Hair in Adobe Photoshop400x400 retina
    This tutorial builds on the knowledge gained from my previous tutorials, and provides a more in-depth discussion on creating big anime-style hair for your characters, as well as including four individual six step walkthroughs on creating each hairstyle. Although the styles were created in Adobe Photoshop, if you're familiar with Adobe Illustrator or other vectoring programs, you should find it easy to do. So let's begin!Read More…
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    Getting Into Anime and Manga Artwork And The Tools You'll NeedAff tools 400x400
    When it comes to drawing in the anime and manga style, it's fairly easy to start out in the medium you're most familiar with, but as you progress in the style, you may be interested to introduce new tools or media into your portfolio. This article discusses the various media most often used by anime and manga artists today, the different brands within those media, their differences, and where you can buy them. Please note, this article does not cover every brand, nor does it cover every range within the brands mentioned, only those considered to be the most popular are found here.Read More…
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    Creating an Anime-Styled Angel Vector Illustration in Adobe PhotoshopDesign and illustration
    This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating an angel vector illustration in Adobe Photoshop. It could also easily be done in Adobe Illustrator if you're familiar with the tools. This tutorial assumes drawing ability and Photoshop knowledge, and teaches only the stages used to create the artwork, not the associated technical skills.Read More…
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    A Beginner’s Guide to Drawing a Basic Outfit on a Character in PhotoshopGirl%5d
    Drawing clothing can be great fun, and there's so much scope for design that you can really let your imagination take over. This tutorial will cover the basic theories behind drawing clothing, and provide a walk through for a simple outfit, plus show a couple of other design ideas for you to consider. We'll be using vector tools available in Adobe Photoshop, so let's begin!Read More…
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    Creating a Vector Anime Character in Adobe Photoshop - Part 2: ColoringDean tut animecolor 200x200 preview
    In part one of this tutorial set, we created a simple anime character bust line art ready to color. Now its time to move on to the coloring stage, and really bring those characters to life using the cel shade method, a popular technique within the anime style.Read More…
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    Creating a Vector Anime Character in Adobe Photoshop - Part 1: Sketch and Line ArtDean tut lines preview
    This tutorial, and its second counterpart, will walk you through the process of creating a simple anime character bust from start to finish. Here we focus on the drawing side of it and creating a clean sketch, which we then render with vector to create a line art. You will need a graphics tablet or digital drawing pad for this tutorial. Alternatively, you will need to sketch your drawing onto paper and scan it in when we move on to the vector part in step 21. This tutorial is aimed at novices to the anime style.Read More…
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    What Is Anime/Manga and Why Should You Create It in Vector?Dean article anime preview
    Today we will be looking at exactly what makes a drawing "anime styled", the general theories behind drawing in this style, and why vector is a fantastic medium to work with when creating anime/manga styled artwork. This is a great introduction for those who aren't familiar with the style and wish to know more.Read More…