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Hello, I can't draw worth crap, but I really want to create a manga. Does anyone know of any program or software I can get that will do the drawing and stuff for more so I can just create my manga? Thanks
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cojones wrote:

Hello, I can't draw worth crap, but I really want to create a manga. Does anyone know of any program or software I can get that will do the drawing and stuff for more so I can just create my manga? Thanks


your best bet is inkscape. is a vector base image editing software.
off hand, id say start out learning the interface, then start tracing some models.
shoot photos of you background and import into inkscape and trace away. same with people. use real people as a base.

what im talking about. i was going for an abstract art look. traced off of a 100 px image.
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Find someone who can draw and collaborate with them.
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Posted 2/16/16

cojones wrote:

Hello, I can't draw worth crap, but I really want to create a manga. Does anyone know of any program or software I can get that will do the drawing and stuff for more so I can just create my manga? Thanks


Hey hey hey. Some people and I are actually working to get a group together to work on projects like Mangas and Visual Novels, etc. We have artists who are looking to improve themselves along with a few writers. If you are still looking for some help. Right now we are just trying to gather new people together but we should be rolling very soon. Here is a link if you are interest! http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Manga_Team_Enlistment (I swear I am not a bot! lol)
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Posted 2/19/16 , edited 2/19/16
As far as I know, there isn't any program that will literally do the drawing for you. You can use 3D animating software to set up poses and then trace the rendered image and stylize it in your favorite photo editor. You would still need to be knowledgeable about how the body moves and dynamics, though. If that is an option you would like to check out, I would recommend using a combination of GIMP and DAZ Studio, both of which are available for free. The downside is that you will only have basic models to work with, so you would need some creativity or a wallet thick enough to purchase new base models priced between $20 and $150 a piece, plus hairstyles at around $10, clothing and props at $10 and up, and environments at $20+.

On the other hand, DAZ studio does have add-ons that can pretty much render the scene directly to a panel, so all you would need to do is layout the page and do any cropping, but it isn't free, either. Still useful for $20.95 but it depends on how seriously you're going to use it.

http://www.gimp.org
http://www.daz3d.com/home
http://www.daz3d.com/manga-style-shaders

A sample of the shaders can be found here: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/10961/manga-style-visual-style-topic-update-may-19th-2013-gso-shader-added-bugfix-commercial
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