Man-Tsun’s breathtaking character artworks combine the strong designs found in comic and manga art with a fluidity of linework and subtlety of shading that pushes it beyond the boundaries normally associated with that form.

For this tutorial, we asked the artist to produce a piece based around the concept of the artist revealing their creative process as a performance for the viewer. 

Here Man-Tsun reveals his techniques to speed up the tracing of sketches in Illustrator, and how to produce sweeping linework. He also details how he adds depth by using gradients to build up shading across both internal areas and linework.  

Time to complete

3 days


Illustrator, Photoshop CS5

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