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Posted 7/7/13
Hey everybody,

I was just wandering has anyone got any advise for beginners to drawing manga. I'm quite in-experienced in the area i can just about draw 3 types of eyes and a bit of the face and that's about it.

Any advise is welcome,

Thanks
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Posted 7/7/13
Well I think it would be best to know how to draw the basics of the human autonomy and.... I don't really know...
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Hey! Well ive been drawing manga for a pretty long time... Here are some of my personal tips!

Patience is key to getting good. Dont be in a big rush to be pushing master pieces in to the world!

Make sure to have plenty of references, we have the internet now so it's way past easy. I use dragon ball z, Naruto, ect. for body types and what not. I find it better to have physical references. I have a couple of figurines which make it easier to get a certain position.

Anatomy makes it a lot easier as well.

try to draw all styles! Drawing real people as anime makes helps me get the hang of how bodies and their proportions.

It will take a while to get it to what you want but you'll get there.

If there is anything you need to know ask me anything. Hope this helps.
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Posted 7/7/13
Thats some good advice thanks guys
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Do studies of actual manga. That what I do. I take the manga I read and try to replicate the pictures.

I also use a lot of other tricks like placing and drawing the eyes first then the face and head around that. Alfter I have the head done I use that to proportion the body. I tend to use guidelines when I draw.
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Posted 7/7/13
Practice. Just... do it.

Ask for critique and take it seriously. Don't get offended and flame.

Study pro's work.

Go out of your comfort zone. Don't draw the same thing over and over.

Know that the anime/manga style still requires knowledge of anatomy and realistic portions.

And I really don't know what else to say. XD


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Posted 7/7/13

Matteo145 wrote:

Do studies of actual manga. That what I do. I take the manga I read and try to replicate the pictures.

I also use a lot of other tricks like placing and drawing the eyes first then the face and head around that. Alfter I have the head done I use that to proportion the body. I tend to use guidelines when I draw.


i agree with this guy, I think some of the best practice is to try and replicate other manga so you eventually get it ingrained in your mind how to produce a certain look.
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Posted 7/7/13
I'm subbed to Mark Crilley (he's a beast check him out),

He's really good at demonstrating his process of drawing and im thinking of picking up his 'how to' book, what do you guys think?

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I love Mark! I have his book and it is really helpful. Did you know he is making a second "how to" book?
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Posted 7/7/13
I was unaware of this, nice!

I may also pick up his Brody's ghost series, seems good.
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It may sound like too much work, but if you practice realism, it'll be much easier to then draw manga. I am a HUGE fan of Mark Crilley, as I see people already mentioned him. I have both his "Mastering Manga" books, and they extremely helpful. They're different from other how to draw manga books. And he really takes it slow. Last tip, just practice nonstop. Draw things over and over until your hand hurts.

Hope this helps a little ^_^!
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1 I would just select 5 manga artist you admire and copy their style.
2 Blend the style, be the style, learn from the style.
3 Next you can select specific styles, for certain parts, (example different styles for hair or for eyes, and for hands individually)
4 create or find your own style naturally not forced.
5 have fun, and know there is not limit to art, and no such thing as perfect art^^
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