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Who has attempted to do their own manga?
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Posted 6/7/11
I've tried twice! the first time I just wasn't comfortable enough drawing figures and background so I quit. the second time was last summer and I was really trying to finish at least one chapter. Unfortunately the time it took to do thumbnails of the basic page compositions made it so I lost my inspiration and I only got about ten pages done.
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Posted 6/7/11
On a website like thins i think the real question would have to be who hasnt xD
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Posted 6/16/11
I've read all the comments and it seems 90% of you people can't draw. If you want to be good then practice, that's the only way. My advice would be to keep all your drawings and compare them with the ones you'll be drawing in the future. This can motivate you to continue. I see huge differences every 20 drawings I do.
Don't expect to be good before drawing at least 200 times basic poses like standing front, 3/4, side,etc. And take your time (30 minutes minimum for each drawing). Practice both male and female equally, the presence of more female reference on the Internet is not an excuse.
Also, ALWAYS use reference and of course deviantart.com is your best bet. Try to copy a pose with your own character. If the hair is akward then copy the hair, same goes for every other part of the body.
Rome wasn't built in a day, it takes at least 2-3 years of constant practice for your skills to be considered acceptable in the world of pros.
Nobody's drawing was perfect after one try, just keep practicing!
Posted 6/16/11
I didn't try but my friend did and it didn't suck that bad but it wasn't like a real manga
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Posted 6/16/11
My friend an I are attemptring to make one.
he'll draw and i'll write.
I have a feeling we'll fail though.
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Posted 6/16/11
tired.
when i was like nine and eight.
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Posted 6/16/11
i have many times and i have fail at it many time but im going to keep on trying
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Posted 6/16/11
think positive
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Posted 6/17/11
yeah, i have a storyline but my drawing sucks :))
Posted 6/17/11
not yet... my friend has a story-line idea and is getting me to draw his characters first before i start the manga... i'm good t drawing anyway so i don't think it'll be a problem for me
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Posted 6/18/11
I can draw well enough for it I think, it just takes me so long to get proportions right that I would end up spending like 3 hours on every page
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Posted 6/18/11 , edited 6/18/11
I'm more of a writer, less of an artist. I've written several stories that could easily be adapted to Manga though.
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Posted 6/19/11 , edited 6/19/11

blondhairnaruto wrote:

I've read all the comments and it seems 90% of you people can't draw. If you want to be good then practice, that's the only way. My advice would be to keep all your drawings and compare them with the ones you'll be drawing in the future. This can motivate you to continue. I see huge differences every 20 drawings I do.
Don't expect to be good before drawing at least 200 times basic poses like standing front, 3/4, side,etc. And take your time (30 minutes minimum for each drawing). Practice both male and female equally, the presence of more female reference on the Internet is not an excuse.
Also, ALWAYS use reference and of course deviantart.com is your best bet. Try to copy a pose with your own character. If the hair is awkward then copy the hair, same goes for every other part of the body.
Rome wasn't built in a day, it takes at least 2-3 years of constant practice for your skills to be considered acceptable in the world of pros.
Nobody's drawing was perfect after one try, just keep practicing!


Blondhairnaruto is right. People, if you want to get good at manga, you need to practice drawing as if your life depended on it.

I'm also going to suggest copying your favorite manga for practice. Excellent artists know how to draw people, animals, poses, objects, and backgrounds from memory. Don't just concentrate on drawing only Naruto or Ichigo (from Bleach). If you've never drawn a cat girl, draw a cat girl. If you've never drawn a mecha, draw a mecha.

Don't be afraid of copying realistic drawings too! Anime and manga drawings improve when the artist learns how to draw in a realistic style. If you have a friend who knows how to draw realistically, get a copy of their drawings and copy the picture. You can also find realistic drawings on Deviantart as well.

If you're 18 or older, a good beginners book for copying human anatomy drawings is Anatomy: A Complete Guide for Artists by Joseph Sheppard. If you're under 18, you'll have to ask your parents permission first because the book contains a few uncensored pics of naked people.
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Posted 6/19/11
FYI -- I am working on my own manga right now. The story will be 10 years old on August 11th. Ten years ago, I only knew how to write stories. I didn't get started drawing until September 2007, but I got my start by drawing still life for art class. In April 2010, I started learning how to draw humans. After a year of constant, daily practice and copying, I went from stick figures to High School-level nude drawing. My peers were lucky enough to have classical drawing classes prior to attending my art school, but I'm expecting to get to their level by April next year. And I'm mostly self-taught.

Keep working on your drawings, people! If you practice, you'll eventually be able to draw from memory! ^^
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Posted 6/21/11
me !
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