Manga Characters and Why Hair Matters

(originally from April 2008)


I have been redesigning Thane and Iry-Jo and here is what I came up with:

new thane and iry-jo big

Lookin’ more grown up

And as an illustration for HOW important hair is to a manga/anime character here is Thane with four different hairdo’s. I think he looks like a different person in each one, but it is the same face thanks to the layers function in PSP!

fun with hair big

It’s all the exact same face. weird, huh?

Song playing at the moment – “First Love” by Utada Hikaru


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About Joleene Naylor

An independent author, freelance artist, and photographer for fun who loves anime, music, and writing. Check out my vampire series Amaranthine at or drop me a line at

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