Masterclass: Applying Manga Screentones with Kubo Kiriko

As part of a series of online masterclasses focusses on the various stages of creating manga, internationally acclaimed manga-ka Kubo Kiriko described how screentones are used in the process of drawing manga.

Screentones are sheets of adhesive paper in grayscale presenting a range of different tones and patterns which play an important role in defining the characteristic look of manga. For manga artists, applying screentones manually has been a time-consuming part of the drawing process for decades, while in recent years the advent of graphic software has provided a number of easier and faster alternatives which can simulate their appearance.