英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member
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Re: The art of Shingeki no Kyojin
I think that if there's something Isayama should try experimenting with is chibi designs for humor situations, or comedical expressions. As far as I can see Isayama has a good sense of humor and there are some scenes which could've used something like that.
When the science chick threatened that scumbag priest, I was like "Heh, he's really pretty for a dude, where did he come from? Oh wait, that's the science chick..."
That's the biggest problem I find with art. Characters are not distinctive enough. Them having exactly same clothes doesn't help either. Although this problem is somewhat alleviated over time when you get to know them. I think titans' art fits them perfectly in portraying them as these mindless lumbering masses of flesh.
I think Isayama's characters have pretty distinctive faces. You can easily see the difference between Eren, Jean, Armin, Reiner or Irvin. Likewise with Mikasa, Annie or Hitch.
The art's biggest problem is anatomy. Isayama has tons of problems drawing human bodies, especially when his characters are standing still. He can't really draw hands either. At the same time, he has a really unique style, his action scenes are awesome and he's still pretty young and steadily improving. If you look at the first volumes of Berserk, it didn't really look that great, and now Miura is considered as one of the top artists in the industry.
I personally think the author has a great drawing style, I think he's a great artist and I like the sketchy feel we get in some chapters.
although the picture above with mikasa, I like it and I know she is really toned so she can maneuver with the 3d tech, but I feel her stomach is a little too flat, but its not that big of a complaint, the rest is fantastic though, especially the arms.
I love the art in this manga, it gives it a really unique feel.