Post Reply Any pro manga artists here? I would like some advice
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Posted 7/30/15
I want to learn how to draw manga styled art and i would love to get some advice from good artists, leave advice with some of your art to back it up All of my art experience is mostly drawing when i was a kid and doodling when i was bored in class. I trying to get a bit more serious about art so i been drawing a few gesture drawings now and then, but i dont really know what i should do after im done with getting good at those.
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Posted 8/1/15
I am nowhere near pro lol... but here are some of my faces/figures (i cant do body's too well) and if you think they are relevant at all to what you need shoot me a PM and we can skype it up or something. That being said im only posting this because i see no one has responded yet so ill give anything i can even if its not too good lol. If its not up to par with what you need no worries, i wont take offense as im really only a hobby artist.
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Posted 8/5/15

danielravits wrote:

I want to learn how to draw manga styled art and i would love to get some advice from good artists, leave advice with some of your art to back it up All of my art experience is mostly drawing when i was a kid and doodling when i was bored in class. I trying to get a bit more serious about art so i been drawing a few gesture drawings now and then, but i dont really know what i should do after im done with getting good at those.


I can send more recent ones if your interested as well
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Posted 8/5/15
Those are better than anything i could draw right now probably xD did you "dive into it" when you started drawing or did you learn something before.
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danielravits wrote:

Those are better than anything i could draw right now probably xD did you "dive into it" when you started drawing or did you learn something before.


Well i basically started to realize that i really enjoyed art when i was about 15/16. I wasnt born with any "innate" talent or anything...but as i started to dive into it i noticed my skill increased fairly rapidly. Although im a fast learner, the main thing that made me exceed was....believe it or not....books! Haha. I have read about 3 manga/anime instruction books and studied them very intimately. The trick is to actually listen to what they say (lol) step by step, line by line. This has helped me with not only Manga style, but free-formed art as well. Ive been drawing for 3 years and i try my best to draw daily.

Some tips.....

1) Learn the different kinds of lines. (i know, it sounds stupid, but it really comes in handy)
2) Study the different types of shapes...very closely!
3)Study shading, how to shade, and the different styles of shading
4) Start experimenting with a legitimate drawing kit (it doesnt have to be professional, but different styles of lead pencil are good to learn)
5) Understand that "lines" are what make up folds on clothing or tapestry, and general shape. Lines are very important!
6) Try not to draw "real life" objects, like looking at the chair in your house. This is very difficult for beginners and will simply discourage you.
(but...everyone's different)
7) Start trying to look at things as multiple elements that make up an object rather than the object as a whole. ( The outlines, the inside lines, the shading, the colors, the placing etc.) This will help tremendously as professional artists have a very keen sense of vision where rather than seeing an object as a whole, they see all the elements that make up said object...allowing them to replicate it.
8) Start with the basics! Its very hard to draw a body if you cant draw a face. Its very hard to draw a face if you cant draw a head....and so on.
9) Practice, Practice, Practice, PRACTICE!!! The more you practice the better youll get. Dont get discouraged....not everyone on this planet will be able to perfectly replicate a naked human being with ultimate shadings and colors so real... you cant even tell its a painting. (Save that for the people born with the innate talent...they see things much differently than us)
10) And of course... have fun with it! Never assume you need to be an amazing artist. Do the best you can, and youll become the best you can!

EDIT: Also, use rulers and stuff lol.
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Posted 8/5/15
Heres some of my "Free form" Art.
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Posted 8/6/15
Awesome tips *writes tips down* i will use those Thank you
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Posted 8/7/15
It's important to develop traditional drawing skills, as they will help you in manga-style drawings. Study proportions, shading, movement lines, etc. If you are a total beginner, then I suggest you crack open your favorite manga volumes and "copy" off them. This is great practice because it helps you determine what kind of lines go where. Using that knowledge, then create original poses and designs.

Also practice. Doodle all the time.
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Posted 8/7/15
I will try my best :)
Thanks for the reply
Posted 8/8/15
I've been drawing since i first picked up a pencil *all jokes aside* i've been drawinf for 5-6 years
and I have my art but sadly my phone has broken and i cannot upload my art work in my sketchbook so yeah sucks for me
but anyways , Everyone has there own drawing style you just have to find yours
Posted 8/8/15
oops found a picture (surprisingly) on my deviantart i forgot about


the blue is watercolor i made it border like
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Posted 8/8/15
5-6 years?! Damn dude thats a lot, i have only been drawing for about a month ? Everything else was just the whole little kid doodles and bored doodles in class.
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