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Silicate Wielder
October 20th, 2013, 08:17 PM
Hey guys, I just wanted to know what you guys think, im self taught and I was wondering what you guys think.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/35a1529b44c20aaebca531dade66950b/tumblr_muu53vRiAC1so6niro1_400.jpg

http://31.media.tumblr.com/080e34946e3671c6136c7525348b5d65/tumblr_muskh9b6yK1so6niro1_r1_400.jpg

msfunnyman12
October 21st, 2013, 02:36 AM
That's really! Have you thought of adding color?

Amazerful
October 21st, 2013, 02:49 AM
You did amazing on the eyes

Silicate Wielder
October 21st, 2013, 06:57 AM
I usually do black and white with a standard no.2 pencil. I normally dont do color because manga is typically black and white. although its not a bad idea if I do learn shading techniques that utilize color.

and thanks.

Tarannosaurus
October 21st, 2013, 01:01 PM
Have you ever heard of Manga University? They have some really good tutorials
http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/pages/tutorials

I love the face on the first photo, especially the eyes!^^

I'm trying to teach myself to draw manga too:

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/012/a/9/girl_by_tara_enemy-d5r9ckt.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/005/a/3/hni_0010_by_tara_enemy-d5qim0m.jpg

kylem1229
October 21st, 2013, 04:25 PM
Looks great

candorgen
October 21st, 2013, 04:57 PM
Pretty nice. I really like the eyes.

darkwoon
October 24th, 2013, 10:02 AM
Hey guys, I just wanted to know what you guys think, im self taught and I was wondering what you guys think.

Ok, I'll be harsh, mean, and nasty.

Don't try to learn how to draw manga.

There. I said it.

It is a common mistake to "learn to draw manga" before anything else. But the so-called manga style is just a simplified way to draw real figures. You thus must learn the basics first, and then build your style over that solid foundation.

The basics you absolutely must learn before drawing "the manga way" are:

- Shapes: Circles, squares, rectangles, to name a few. You need to be able to draw straight lines, square angles, and regular circles freehand. If you have trouble drawing a straight line or a circle that isn't a potatoe, that's the very first thing to train in;

- Perspective: represent simple volumes in space: spheres, boxes, pyramids, etc. You must be able to draw so that they look "3D" on the paper;

- The human figure: there are rules to represent something that looks like a human to most people. Usually, it involves (1) some basic proportions, (2) a rough skeleton model, and (3) basic knowledge of anatomy. This is about learning where and how elements of the human body are drawn relative to each other.

If you can do the three above, then - and only than - can you successfully develop a manga style (or any other style, actually) when drawing the human figure.

Now, for a more specific criticism of your two drawings: the proportions of elements are way, way off. For example, the girl has a huge head, and very small arms; or the boy has a chest/torso that is way too thin compared to his head. I think it is the very first thing you'd want to study. This (http://www.idrawdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/prop_male.gif) is a well-known example, but there are tons of other examples available.

Using a #2 (HB) pencil is fine for such sketches. On the other hand, try to use blank paper sheets instead of squared ones, unless you have no choice - the squares tend to be distracting when drawing, and may influence your lines.

But most important: keep drawing ! Practice makes perfect !

AdrianField
October 26th, 2013, 03:52 PM
Learn How to draw the human figure you know those funky circles and dolls that art stores have? Also get some of the manga books and learn how to do that. These are great first steps. Learn how to draw normal and your style will come through. You keep drawing and you'll go great places keep it up.

AdrianField
October 26th, 2013, 03:53 PM
Ok, I'll be harsh, mean, and nasty.

Don't try to learn how to draw manga.

There. I said it.

It is a common mistake to "learn to draw manga" before anything else. But the so-called manga style is just a simplified way to draw real figures. You thus must learn the basics first, and then build your style over that solid foundation.

The basics you absolutely must learn before drawing "the manga way" are:

- Shapes: Circles, squares, rectangles, to name a few. You need to be able to draw straight lines, square angles, and regular circles freehand. If you have trouble drawing a straight line or a circle that isn't a potatoe, that's the very first thing to train in;

- Perspective: represent simple volumes in space: spheres, boxes, pyramids, etc. You must be able to draw so that they look "3D" on the paper;

- The human figure: there are rules to represent something that looks like a human to most people. Usually, it involves (1) some basic proportions, (2) a rough skeleton model, and (3) basic knowledge of anatomy. This is about learning where and how elements of the human body are drawn relative to each other.

If you can do the three above, then - and only than - can you successfully develop a manga style (or any other style, actually) when drawing the human figure.

Now, for a more specific criticism of your two drawings: the proportions of elements are way, way off. For example, the girl has a huge head, and very small arms; or the boy has a chest/torso that is way too thin compared to his head. I think it is the very first thing you'd want to study. This (http://www.idrawdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/prop_male.gif) is a well-known example, but there are tons of other examples available.

Using a #2 (HB) pencil is fine for such sketches. On the other hand, try to use blank paper sheets instead of squared ones, unless you have no choice - the squares tend to be distracting when drawing, and may influence your lines.

But most important: keep drawing ! Practice makes perfect !
I agree this is fantastic advice!

Hypers
April 24th, 2014, 06:11 AM
Please don't post in threads with more than 2 months of inactivity.

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