JUMP Paint: Learning to Draw Manga the Shōnen Way!

Today is going to be familiar for some but also new to readers, what I mean is that technically I will be doing another Manga review but this is also a first Program/App Review, let’s have a look at MediBang’s Art Program, JUMP Paint. As part of the 50th Anniversary Project of Shōnen Jump, it was the first official Manga production software app that would give fans a chance to create their own manga, available to download for PC, Tablets, and Smart Phones. One of the best things about this program is that not only does it offer a variety of materials such as tone materials, pens, and even tutorials and advice from manga creators such as Kohei Horikoshi, Eiichiro Oda; also offering a “How-To-Draw Manga” Course from the Weekly Shōnen Jump editorial department.

The image on the right side of this paragraph is a line art tutorial and page from the Manga series (which also was adapted into a Anime series too!) Hinomaru Sumo, written and illustrated by Kawada. When working on an image such as this page, there is advice from not only the creator but also from the editorial department (I apologize for repeating myself but wanted to include an example.) The drawing course is updated weekly, motivating the artist to continue using it which is a great thing to have when you’re wanting to improve on the artwork or try new techniques, if you feel that you’re ready for the big leagues then they have the option to link up with Shōnen Jump Rookie! A website where you can post your artwork and aim to make your debut as a Manga Artist. In addition to all of this, the program is available in multiple languages: English, Chinese, Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian, French, Portuguese; this makes it possible for creators around the world to send their manga in and have it viewed, what an incredible feeling.

I would like to thank the Company, Medibang for sending an invite to test out the program, even though it was months before I got to release a review for it, it is worth a try for Artists who are wanting to become a manga artist, and I would like to thank Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump Brand for the opportunity to test out their official Manga art program. If you’re an artist and want to try it out, click on the link to download it now.


Final Grade:

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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