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Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 1 by jeinu Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 1 by jeinu
Hey! I have two webcomics where you can see this in action: Miamaska and Trial of the Sun. If you liked these tutorials give them a shot!

part 2: female faces here
part 3:male faces here

WELL ! I felt like making a handful of tutorials after taking some notes for myself and this is the result. I hope somebody out there finds this a little helpful. The next two parts will focus solely on faces, and i think everyone will find them much more interesting. Just wanted to get this one out of the way first.

See if you can guess all the characters on the bottom !!! All are copyrighted to their respective owners, I do not claim ownership to any of them.
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treegarchie Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This was extremely helpful, i've slowly been developing my own manga style though time, I've been careful with different body type for men and women, but this shows how you can play with shapes to create a more unique cartoony feel and that's what I was looking for. Thank you so much!
PseudonoobDA Jan 30, 2014  Student Artist
I couldn't recognise the first two silhouettes. 
AngieAngel3 Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

hmm... maybe i'll try to draw Humanized versions of my OCs

















By my self

I really like the way you have broken this down
HybridicReincarnate Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have at least 3 characters with the hourglass shape...the second one that is.
FoxTone Nov 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Ah wow! Thanks for making this! Now do you have any tips on a art style? Somedays I wish my art style was different and more cartoony but then I want to make it more realistic...
jeinu Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art style is something that will develop over time, so I guess the best advice I can give is to just keep drawing reguarly. Borrowing from other artists is fine, but always remember going back and understanding the basics (realistic life drawing, gestures, portraits etc) will solidify whatever style you choose. 
maddiethehedgie Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see you Raz :pft: 
Holy shit! Thank you so much for this tutorial!
RoseHeartStudios Oct 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Even though I try to do this anyway, this is such a great visual reminder.  Thanks for sharing!  
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