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Where to learn manga and digital art painting in Singapore?

Manga and Digital Art Painting Course

For Art Course Enquiry, please email [email protected] OR call/WhatsApp us at 62550711.

About This Course

What is digital art painting?

Digital art painting is an art form that uses electronic devices from tablets or computer software to create art. It usually consists of a digital graphic tablet like an IPad/Microsoft Surface and a stylus pen. Using the graphic tablets and stylus pen, the artist will illustrate and paint within the software as their digital canvas. 

Digital Art painting is hassle-free as you do not require any physical traditional painting materials like easel, paint brush & canvas etc and digital artwork is easily accessible to draw out on your digital device like laptop and mobile phone & tablet etc since you can bring it with you everywhere. 


However, completing a very realistic digital painting is difficult without any drawing and sketching foundation. The foundational drawing and sketching skills and techniques like composition, ratio, perspective, tonal value, and structure would be helpful to create your digital artwork. Your sketching, quick sketching and colour theory knowledge will help you to complete your great digital artwork and painting. Digital art painting is one of the most popular art drawing mediums, and currently digital painting is practically used in every 3D design, animation art, anime etc! 

What is Manga?

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Manga is derived from the term for Japanese comic books and graphic novels of various genres and settings from Romance to Horror and from Work environments to School environments to Homes. Manga usually consists of illustrated characters in detailed art panels containing bubbles of speech. People usually are addicted to reading Mangas out of interest and for their intriguing storylines. Mangas are also forms of escapism where they can escape from reality and relieve their stress levels.


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Making a manga requires a lot of time, patience and artistic skills but don’t let that stop you from trying! We all have to start somewhere. Drawing Mangas requires precise line strokes to not take away the attention from the character’s emotions. 

Like all artworks, composition plays an important role in every aspect even in Mangas. You want to ensure that your characters are in frame. Depending on the emotions you want to depict in your manga, a close-up or even a full wide-view is essential to get your readers to continue reading.

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How and where to learn Manga and Digital Art painting?

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw Manga or do a Digital Art painting but never got around to understanding the basics? Fear not as this course will cover the fundamentals and skills you need to acquire.


In order to learn Manga and Digital Art painting, Visual Arts Centre’s Art instructor teaches you through a step-by-step demonstration on their device for you to mirror it on your very own device. Different software pen-brushes and techniques will be taught according to the main subject reference. 


Visual Arts Centre Singapore is introducing a new youth and teenager Digital Art Painting Course for youth and teenager and all adults are welcome. 


Course Overview

Digital Art Painting objectives:

  • Learn the basics of digital art by honing fundamental drawing skills (tonal values and shadings of a subject using digital software!)

  • Be ready to achieve interesting texture designs while developing three-dimensional drawings such as cubes, spheres, and cylinders from the digital tools used! 


Manga objectives:

  • Different techniques to draw Manga characters (Shades, Pen techniques)

  • Experimenting with drawing different types of Manga facial shapes, expressions, hairstyles and figure

  • Creating your very own manga figure!

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The basic tools required for this digital painting workshop includes the following:

Either Procreate or Photoshop and relevant digital tools

  1. Laptop + Drawing Tablet (Wacom/Huion etc.) 

  2. Ipad with Apple Pencil/Pencil with pen pressure

  3. Any smart tablet with pencil with pen pressure

Pen pressure is really important in creating good digital art, as it gives you the possibilities of drawing thick and thin, light and heavy strokes as if you are using a real pencil! This adds the feeling of depth to your work, making it more impressive.


Softwares that you can use:

Laptop users:

Free softwares like Krita or MediBang Paint works fine. If you have the budget, Photoshop would be the best choice.


IPad users:

Free softwares like Adobe Fresco or Clip Studio works fine. If you have the budget, Procreate will be the best choice.


*Art materials and tools will not be provided for this workshop.

Art Studio and Exhibition Gallery at Dhoby Ghaut Green

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Address: 10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469

Exit from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station Exit B and turn left, we are there in 30m!

Registration & Fees

24 sessions Professional Manga Drawing & Digital Painting Course
Location Visual Arts Centre Studio
Only valid on workshop date and schedule stated.
12 sessions Professional Manga Drawing & Digital Painting Course
Location Visual Arts Centre Studio
Only valid on workshop date and schedule stated.
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