Post Reply Does anyone have advice for an aspiring Manga artist?
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Posted 4/6/17
I would love to start drawing Manga and would want to start from the basics and gain a better knowledge on Manga.
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Posted 4/7/17 , edited 4/7/17
same as me. I would like to ask, are you starting it as a hobby, or trying to go novelist and seeing what you can get for publishing it?

I kind of think of doing both. breaking my teeth on some comedy based stuff then looking forward to something I'd say has inspiration from things like claymore and berserk
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Posted 4/8/17
Can you draw? I think that is step one.
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Posted 7/19/17
Suuper late post...but

if its basics, there's lots of places to start, which I'll drop a few links below. But the key things you'd want to build up is to keep on drawing every day and build both your brain and hand's memory - I know that's a hard start but its a must in building up your skills. So in tandem with your drawing exercises, Its always a feel-good thing at the end of the day to draw something you like (i.e. fanart of your fave character/ fave animal/ fave pokemon...etc. ) and REMEMBER! Finished, not Perfect!

https://youtu.be/lRtV-ugIT0k




https://www.ctrlpaint.com/library/
Go to the 2nd part of the tutorial page, "2) Traditional Drawing"

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtG4P3lq8RHFRfdirLJKk822fwOxR6Zn6
Drawing Basics Playlist, If you're done with this I recommend going to Proko's Channel and do anatomy

http://www.deleter.jp/eng/deleterclub/mangatechnique/
This is an old page, but it was fun reading through them, they explain some manga concepts in simple terms.

http://naschi.deviantart.com/gallery/42472696/Learn-Manga-Tutorials
Naschi's expansive manga tutorials and techniques Try them out!

http://howtodrawmangas.com/manga-tutorials
Another set of tutorials for beginners

https://line-of-action.com/
http://www.quickposes.com/
http://reference.sketchdaily.net/en/
practice your anatomy, try drawing within 10 mins, then shorten your minutes to either 5 or 2 minutes as a challenge.

http://www.onairvideo.com/drawing-tips.html
more tips on drawing, the main site is also a life drawing video website, for more practice!



And then there's also the old-fashioned way - Check your local library. My library has crap ton of books on not only basic drawing, but also on manga!
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