I Really Wanted to Do This, but I Lack the Talent to Draw!
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Posted 6/27/14 , edited 7/7/14
I wanted to draw a 4-koma manga revolving around the daily life of a
hikikomori trap and an idiot ghost girl,
but I can't draw well!
The best I can manage is some half-chibi style in 2-3 poses-
plus, I can't draw backgrounds or write texts.
I've been trying to improve by drawing more and more,
but there's no improvement!
I know it's a lot to ask, but...
can any of you maybe do it for me?









-Started working at it some more,
and worked a bit more on the MC.
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Posted 6/27/14
I colored it, but didn't finished it.


What do you think so far?
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Posted 6/27/14
No, but I can recommend you some Youtubers who help people like you and me improve on drawing manga-styled art.

Mark Crilley

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCno-YPZ8BiLrN0Wbl8qICFA

The Jetty Jet Show

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNzdMj4jNobEVnH53Dl-eiA
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Posted 6/27/14 , edited 6/27/14
Would you redo/have it redone in the same style? If you'd like, when I have time (though of late that is no guarantee) I'd be happy to ink, tone and add speech bubbles to it It'd just be going over the lines, filling it in and perhaps adding small touch ups, but I'd be up for that
That way it stays recognisable to you, whilst hopefully looking a bit cleaner and more professional

Don't knock your drawing skills either! They're pretty darn good for someone who 'can't draw' ^_^

ps I'm not good at backgrounds either, we're in the same boat there!
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Posted 6/27/14

Thfelese wrote:

I colored it, but didn't finished it.


What do you think so far?


It looks pretty good!
Much better than what I can do...
And,
I never thought about the hair color-
red is actually pretty nice!
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I really think your Art-line is decent enough to make it (I like the page you uploaded). But it will be better if you do digital draws, so you will have more space and the ability to use layers.

Also, by every panel you sketch, try to overcome your skills. That way you'll improve much faster.
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Posted 6/27/14

xbaro93x wrote:

I really think your Art-line is decent enough to make it (I like the page you uploaded). But it will be better if you do digital draws, so you will have more space and the ability to use layers.

Also, by every panel you sketch, try to overcome your skills. That way you'll improve much faster.



Thanks for the advice!
But...
I don't have access to digital painting and art...
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I think your art is cute! It's starting to get there- I think your comic is simple, lighthearted and sweet!
I think your art could be alike to the doki doki majo shinpan series style- it's also really simple and just easily cel shaded :-)
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If you do not have a design program, you can try Gimp (a photoshop alternative). Gimp is completely free (Open Source Software), I would imagine that there would be some "Comic," or "Manga" veered plugins as well. (the wonderful thing about open source, made by people, for people)

site is http://www.gimp.org/ (if you are interested)
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Oh, I forgot to add; I really think your style is pretty neat ^_^ and think that you should give it a go!
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Posted 7/12/14

I_am_DJ wrote:




If you do not have a design program, you can try Gimp (a photoshop alternative). Gimp is completely free (Open Source Software), I would imagine that there would be some "Comic," or "Manga" veered plugins as well. (the wonderful thing about open source, made by people, for people)



Oh, I forgot to add; I really think your style is pretty neat ^_^ and think that you should give it a go!

site is http://www.gimp.org/ (if you are interested)




Thank you for the advice!
It feels nice to receive positive feedback,
but it really helps when people tell me how to improve!
I'll give Gimp a shot.
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Posted 7/12/14





Hehehe, I only have a couple months of drawing experience (took a basics class in college a year ago) and I haven't drawn much since then. :/


I recommend checking out some of the plugins for Gimp as well (though there a billions of them, so I would look up comic/manga style plugins in youtube to find them more easily).



As for your drawings, I realistically have no experience in manga style. Your best bet is to observe/draw styles that you like and modifying them to your liking. Though I would advise sticking with what you are currently doing (your spoiler drawings looked pretty good ^_^).
"Though" I would say that adding a little more shading to your background should help your characters pop out more.
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You're good and you'll get better if you keep practicing. Sometimes it helps when learning something new, to do it every day for a while and then take a short break. Then when you come back, you'll find that you improved somehow. =)

One practical thing you could do is get a light box and trace your pencil drawings onto another sheet in ink, and then color/shade.
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