Do you draw roughly with a perspective ruler? How to draw a high-speed cut-out manga background! !!


In this TIPS, I will show you how to quickly draw a cartoon background using a perspective ruler.
The main tool I use is a rectangular tool with "Create Strokes and Fills" turned on.
It is also explained in the video, so I highly recommend watching it.

The Rectangle tool snaps to the perspective ruler.

The perspective ruler snaps not only the pen, but also various shape tools.
Drawing a rectangle with a pen requires four strokes and one bucket,
You only need to draw once using the rectangle tool with "Create strokes and fills" turned on.
Architecture is basically a collection of rectangles, so if you have a background like a building,
The entire work can be made about 5 times faster.
By actively utilizing this and reducing the number of lines drawn with a pen, work can be speeded up.
I will draw a cartoon background.

Tips for installing a perspective ruler-separate the positions of vanishing points from each other

To install the perspective ruler, use the perspective ruler tool in the ruler tool.
The vanishing point can be set sensuously just by drawing two lines.

To draw a natural screen cartoon background with 3-point perspective projection
Keep the vanishing points as far apart as possible, and install one vanishing point in or near the screen.
If you install the other two far away from the screen, you can get a stable composition.
Unless you have a special production scene, you should avoid dynamic and extreme perspectives.


After installing the perspective ruler, immediately draw a rough with the rectangle tool.
If you find something wrong with perspective at this point, fix the perspective ruler.

I will make a solid by stacking several rectangles.
I don't care about small things such as line protrusions and line intersections, and I can draw roughly freely, so I don't feel like I'm bound by a perspective ruler.
It's like croquis with a flat brush instead of a pencil.
I am planning to draw a building in Sakka-gai, but I am free to draw without thinking about the composition.

I modified the perspective ruler several times and decided on the rough.
It's a good idea to adjust the perspective ruler and correct the rough as many times as you like until you get the composition you want.
When drawing with a pen, it is difficult to correct it many times, but with this method you can proceed to sketch up to this point in about 10 minutes.

I added a pedestrian crossing. The stairs of this pedestrian crossing are drawn by properly turning off the snap of the perspective ruler and deforming the rectangle by eye examination.
I'm very annoyed, and because the screen ratio is small, it's annoying to draw auxiliary lines in consideration of perspective, and I always think that it's not worth the effort.
The background of the manga is not a drafting test, so I will pull out where I can go.
I think that it is a good use of the perspective ruler that you are not too particular about the correct perspective.
You just have to look like that in the end.

The pedestrian bridge is completed like that. Since the surrounding perspective is taken correctly, it is easy to examine the eyes.

The corner of the building in the foreground is a right angle, which seems to be a little intentional, so cut the corner and make it diagonal.

When drawing stairs, roofs, etc., it is recommended that there is an oblique surface that is different from the direction of the entire vanishing point, as it will reduce the artificiality drawn with the perspective ruler. When creating a vanishing point in the diagonal direction, not in the height direction, be careful that the new vanishing point 4 is on the eye level in the same way as the vanishing point in the vertical 1 and horizontal 2 directions.

Drawing a line art is a physiognomy, so I will finish it directly from the top of the rough.
For the windows of the building, I will draw a rectangular layer on a white background from the top of the large gradation.
It's faster than drawing a line art on a window, selecting it one by one, and applying tones.
Create a new layer between the white background and the gradation, and draw the shadow cast by the edge of the window.
It is recommended because it can be easily done without worrying about protrusions and the degree of perfection can be improved.

The advertising sign is also drawn as a white rectangle from the top of the window.

Other buildings will proceed in exactly the same way.

In the same way, I will draw windows and signboards.
Also, the lines drawn with the rectangle tool have no intonation and are all too uniform, so
I will add lines to give a three-dimensional effect by cutting lines in places.

I added the shadow between the buildings.
The shadow of the background drawn with a perspective ruler should be drawn along the three-dimensional structure of the structure.
It seems that it is often expressed by either drawing a line along the light beam that hits the structure or drawing a line along the kinetic energy near the structure.
Here, the shadow is expressed by drawing a line along the three-dimensional structure obediently.

I added the sky and roadside trees.

Finally, the line art in the distant view looks like aerial perspective.
Lighten it with a white tone ... it's done! !!

It took about 2 hours and 20 minutes including everything. You should be able to draw faster than you can draw with a line art.
As a side note, this video uses only the rectangle tool, but you can reduce the number of corners and use it as a triangle tool, and the circle tool and line tool are also useful.
When I actually try it, I can draw very quickly, and above all, it's fun to draw, so
Please try this method once!

Below is a double-speed video of the entire background drawing process drawn with this TIPS.
Please see here if you like.


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