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What do I need to start drawing manga/anime
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I'm interested in drawing and animating my own artwork but I don't know what tablet to get I have $80 at the moment but I can spend more what tablets would you suggest I want to draw and even animate stuff in the similar style to one piece since it's my favorite anime I just don't know how to get started with tablets/programs to use.
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I'm going to recommend you take a look at this youtube channel. I would give you advice myself but as someone who is still nurturing their art skills, It would be wiser of me to recommend you to someone who really knows what they're talking about. Check out Sycra's youtube channel, it should have a lot of the info you're looking for. Maybe not what tablet to get specifically, but what you need to start doing and what you need to prioritize in order to start drawing what you want.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Sycra
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How enthusiastic are you?

If you just want something to potter about with now and again, you can pick up an entry-level Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch for about $90. It's a bit on the small side though, so if you're intending to use it for lengthy periods of time, you'd probably be better off saving up for a while longer and going for a larger version of the old Wacom Intuos3. The mid-sized ones can still be purchased new for about $200 or so (there is a mid-sized Pen & Touch at $180, but it lacks the tilt sensitivity on the pen).
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I'll sell my old intous3 for 120 if you want it, I can sell it on eBay lol.
I have like 4 tablets e.e
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xxninpandaxx wrote:

I'll sell my old intous3 for 120 if you want it, I can sell it on eBay lol.
I have like 4 tablets e.e


Wow really you'd do that for me? is it a good tablet I'm interested in drawing manga/anime and actually animating I trust you I just need to know it will fit what I want to use it for thanks! :)

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Honestly, it's never the tools, it's how you use them. It's sounds cliche but it's a fact of life when it comes to artists.

Personally I would suggest getting a wacom bamboo tablet to start with, or something within your budget or under $100. Get use to that for a while, and if you think you want to get more serious about it as a career then buy something better. It's best to get use to using a tablet before getting an idea of what is your preferred method of drawing/animating. Before tablets became a huge thing, it would be normal for artists to just use their mouse to do their work. Practice made perfect.

For me personally, I'm more traditional so I like having the image under my finger tips as though it's flowing from me onto the paper. So I bit my tongue, went too big, and got a screen display tablet because I do not intent to work on anything but illustration and animation. I did however start off with a small bamboo tablet early on.

The bottom line is make the tools work for you because of your skills. It wont be easy and it will take a long time to get use to, so stay focused and motivated to work hard. If you haven't already, I would recommend you watch/read Bakuman to see some inspirational work ethic for being a manga artist.

Good luck, and remember to draw every day!
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I think it's good for long term use, and if you want it just pm me~
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xxninpandaxx wrote:

I think it's good for long term use, and if you want it just pm me~


I get payed tuesday night so i'll ask my mum if I can use her visa since I'm only 16 and give her the money i'll probably pm you around then thanks!
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Oki then
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I recommend practicing hand drawn manga before getting into anime/animation. It's a good start if you ask me.
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EasterlyArt wrote:

Honestly, it's never the tools, it's how you use them. It's sounds cliche but it's a fact of life when it comes to artists.



^And here's the honest truth.^

It would be better to start with pencil and paper, and then venture into digital. Personally, most people I know sketch onto paper, scan in the draft, and then clean it up/add color on the computer. Remember, you'll also want to buy a good drawing/editing program. Paint just won't cut it long term.

Good luck with your new venture!
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Right now I just go on the computer and draw but now I want to know how to draw without looking a something do any of u guys know what web site to go on to learn how to draw manga's?
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Right now I just go on the computer and draw but now I want to know how to draw without looking a something do any of u guys know what web site to go on to learn how to draw manga's?


Go on YouTube and search up tutorials.
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wacom tablet
-CS3 (atleast) or (and old PS with Animating capabilities)
-Also there is animation software too.
-painter like (SAI)

you need Irfan view or a hand snapshot taker, so you can capture your favorite moments in anime to
match them up.

It be nice if you try to emulate an still cell (from anime) Get used to drawing cells too.

Only learn anatomy from other sources and books. But never learn how to draw anime from books,
instead collect images from the actual anime.


Anime is a style, you cannot really be taught it. It is only felt with spirit you must copy and emulate it.


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It's really easy to start drawing anime, and actually inexpensive for beginners.
So you want to do vector or raster drawings of anime.
Vector drawings are what you normally see in anime cartoons and raster drawings are normally what you see on the covers of manga.

I got a small tablet from amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Intuos-Small-Tablet-CTL480/dp/B00EN27TCI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1415080599&sr=8-6&keywords=bamboo+tablet

You don't really need a large tablet.

Also if you want there is a program called inkscape that allows you to do vector drawings.
Also you can make backgrounds for the anime in the program GIMP.
Play around with the two and see how you like it.
Then whenever you have the money you can buy an older version of adobe illustrator or license the newer one illustrator CS6 for $20.00 a month. Adobe no longer allows users to purchase there software out right.

Here are some examples of what I did with GIMP, Inkscape, and Adobe Illustrator.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/pDzGbC][url=https://flic.kr/p/pDzGbC]scene 20 by [url=https:[email protected]/]raccooniswatchingyou, on Flickr

I vectored the drawing use Adobe Illustrator CS6 and colored the background using GIMP.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/oD6Bd7][url=https://flic.kr/p/oD6Bd7]zoids scene 1 by [url=https:[email protected]/]raccooniswatchingyou, on Flickr
This I vectored using Inkscape and colored the background using GIMP.

Inkscape and Illustrator are both vector programs.
Inkscape gives you more manipulation with your vector, but illustrator creates a faster image.
Not only that, when added a background to your vectored image, illustrators vectored image does not appear to
pop out" as with inkscapes images.

I suggest giving Inkscape a try first because it's free and it will give you experience with vectoring anime. Not only that but you can decide if you are comfortable with vectoring.
Also if you get illustrator cs6 there will be penalties for breaking the contract if you don't like it after your first 30 days are up.

Good luck and please show us your artwork sometime.
I would love to see it.
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