How to create manga with a Wild West twist

Westerns are something I’ve always loved. In this tutorial I’ll create an image in the typical manga style but set in a Wild West saloon. The main character, Rose, is a character in The Wanderer, a comic about the Old West I’m working on at the moment, to be released next year. 

There are certain art styles where the main character is the centre of the action and the background is a secondary consideration, something to help bring out the character. But there are also illustrations where the background can be considered an extra character, because it also includes additional personality or represents an iconic or picturesque set. In this type of illustration you can often explore new ways to enrich a background. 

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Genzoman loves video games, comics and manga, and is achieving his childhood dream of working as a freelance illustrator for Blizzard's World of Warcraft, Udon, Street Fighter, Marvel and Wayforward.