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#1 16 Dec, 2010 9:34 pm

MANGA TIPS

Okay, I have been practicing my Manga. And I am not very good. I'm better then I was when I first started like a Month and half ago. But I really like Manga, So I want to get better. So I am requesting some tips on Manga. I will post some of my newest Manga on here and people with tips maybe could help me big_smile


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#2 16 Dec, 2010 10:04 pm

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Hard to give tips when you don't post pictures you want tips on like you said you were going to. O.o

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#3 16 Dec, 2010 10:06 pm

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Lots of people are good at drawing manga because they have their own style of drawing, right? Because you can't draw something that you don't understand. Aren't I correct? And each person's style is unique big_smile

If you're looking for how to draw certain parts of the body go to:
http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/


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#4 16 Dec, 2010 10:10 pm

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I'll just go ahead and say that I looked at your drawings, and you an amazing artist. :]

When I draw reference-less anime, and this is just how I do it, I tend to start with a body first. And then work on the face, starting with the eyes. The eyes are usually what makes the drawing most powerful, getting them down will influence any anime drawing. :]

Also, develop your own personal style. It helps a lot to use tutorials on proportions-but make your own way of drawing the eyes, mouth and nose.

I really hope I'm not breaking any RMD rules by posting this, but a manga artist on youtube makes really informative videos on drawing anime:

http://www.youtube.com/user/markcrilley#g/u

I hope this helped, I probably just rambled on. Haha. Good luck!


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#5 16 Dec, 2010 11:37 pm

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Sporkleey wrote:

I'll just go ahead and say that I looked at your drawings, and you an amazing artist. :]

When I draw reference-less anime, and this is just how I do it, I tend to start with a body first. And then work on the face, starting with the eyes. The eyes are usually what makes the drawing most powerful, getting them down will influence any anime drawing. :]

Also, develop your own personal style. It helps a lot to use tutorials on proportions-but make your own way of drawing the eyes, mouth and nose.

I really hope I'm not breaking any RMD rules by posting this, but a manga artist on youtube makes really informative videos on drawing anime:

http://www.youtube.com/user/markcrilley#g/u

I hope this helped, I probably just rambled on. Haha. Good luck!

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#6 16 Dec, 2010 11:42 pm

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Heres some stuff I did a while http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy77/n8oz/chiro.jpg http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy77/n8oz/axel.jpg


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#7 17 Dec, 2010 12:10 am

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n8oz wrote:

Sporkleey wrote:

I'll just go ahead and say that I looked at your drawings, and you an amazing artist. :]

When I draw reference-less anime, and this is just how I do it, I tend to start with a body first. And then work on the face, starting with the eyes. The eyes are usually what makes the drawing most powerful, getting them down will influence any anime drawing. :]

Also, develop your own personal style. It helps a lot to use tutorials on proportions-but make your own way of drawing the eyes, mouth and nose.

I really hope I'm not breaking any RMD rules by posting this, but a manga artist on youtube makes really informative videos on drawing anime:

http://www.youtube.com/user/markcrilley#g/u

I hope this helped, I probably just rambled on. Haha. Good luck!

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Haha, yup. Me too. :] I really want to read his manga, Miki Falls. big_smile

And I absolutely love your second drawing, it's so intense.
For the first one, I would just clean your lines up a bit-but they're both really good. :]


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#8 17 Dec, 2010 12:45 am

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Wow, you're making great progress already! Good job!
Take a look at my post here for lots of links to tutorials: http://www.ratemydrawings.com/community … 05#p494005

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#9 17 Dec, 2010 1:34 am

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Thanks you guys I will keep putting drawings up, So you guys can help me big_smile

(Oh and thanks furbuluver101 I appreciate it )


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#10 18 Dec, 2010 10:04 pm

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The number one rule is to study from life.  Practice drawing the human body, and when you get that down, you can start drawing in a manga style.


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#11 23 Dec, 2010 4:52 am

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for ref based fan arts, u should know how wide, long the anime things should be, or after it'll turn too skinny or to short, or the eyes to far apart or something. And how big something compares to another in the actual thing and on ur draw. But it takes practice, u can try looking at ur draws a while after, when I do that, I usually sees what I lack. XD
For original pictures, u can let ur imagination out! XD but still make sure nothing's out of place~ XD
shadows and high light's make a draw more 3D, even a extremely simple lineart can be made to a awesum draw by amazing colours, don't be afraid to make colours different for shadows and stuff, u can try hard or soft shadows, from ur draws, ur using the soft ones, but ur shadows in some draws are not very, eerr...what's word for it..."confident" I guess, sometimes not cuz ur unconfident, but the effectiveness and solidness of the colours, maybe it's cuz of the flash tool, or maybe that's just ur style, cuz I tend to make my shadows solid, unless my ref's not. tongue. The shadows should be where in real life should be, it helps to know which way and where it goes when ur not using refs. smile
But most of all it takes PRACTICE! XD ur already pretty good, so keep on drawing! XD

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#12 23 Dec, 2010 7:02 am

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Practice, practice, use refs, try out different styles, draw everyday (it can even just be a really stupid looking tree, doodles in your school books are counted tongue because you are improving still), ask for feedback, try drawing things OTHER than manga (trust me, realism comes in handy), and know your faults in drawing so you can improve.

And don't just draw heads, try drawing the whole body and practice your anatomy skills.

But basically it's good to use refs when drawing things (try and use experienced artists artwork) especially for bodies, body parts, positions, backgrounds and objects.

It's good to be okay in all different styles of drawing because it may come in handy if you want to become an artist and be successful.
(I basically just repeated what I said at the top... but I'm explaining it more.)





*not the type of artist to be saying that all, since I still need to improve alot. I am telling you all this because people have told me this stuff and it is good advice when drawing*

Sorry if my English is bad, I make zero sense because I'm rushing...


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#13 23 Dec, 2010 8:43 am

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Try draw manga WITHOUT refs, I know that I used to draw plain manga people with their hands behind their backs with no expression whatsoever, but then I tried arms and I'm now improving.. just keep practicing .


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#14 25 Dec, 2010 1:48 am

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#15 27 Dec, 2010 12:06 am

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well actually, when you're starting out, the only you CAN do is just practice. because there is lots of room for improvement in everything.

but don't just blindly practice, look at lots of good anime art and by good, I mean AMAZING, BRILLIANT, AWESOMETASTIC arts.

pick some role models for yourself and work from there tongue cuz once you get used to looking how things are supposed to be drawn, your own flaws become obvious to you.

and then, you only need to draw them right by practicing. Just remember to pay lots of attention and draw out of your comfort zone, but don't overwhelm yourself by drawing overly complicated stuff that is too far out of your reach.

if you're interested, my role models are:
http://kaze-hime.deviantart.com/
http://udonnodu.deviantart.com/
http://lasaro.deviantart.com/

and there's plenty of other amazing artists that I look up to.

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#16 27 Dec, 2010 9:29 pm

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Sorry there are no more pics my scanner is broke might find some batteries for my camerea

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#17 28 Dec, 2010 2:35 am

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http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy77/n8oz/scan0002.jpg   Max & Fang http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy77/n8oz/scan0001.jpg Ponyo http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy77/n8oz/scan0003.jpg

These r all newer

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#18 28 Dec, 2010 4:00 pm

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bump


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#19 28 Dec, 2010 4:30 pm

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Not bad, not bad.


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#20 28 Dec, 2010 10:38 pm

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We make sacred pact. I promise teach manga to you, you promise learn. I say, you do, no questions.....no go wash and wax my cars, paint my fence and house plus take out the garbage smile


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