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hello you guys don't have a thread on this so basically this is where you can discuss you'r favourite art, why you like it, and why some art is better then others or the other way around, to start off i'd like to say vagabond is my favourite art and i think it is the best. here is an eg.
Also Kentaru Miura's work in Beserk, Takeshi Obata's work in Bakuman Death Note and Hikaru No Go. Gantz also deserves a mention. Enjoy discussing
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Last edited by Akiyama; December 01, 2009 at 10:50 PM.
Tegami Bachi by Asada Hiroyuki has really made an impression on me. The heavy use of black is what I think makes this art stand out. Such a strong presence two opposing colors somehow working in harmony is nice to see. Most of the shadows are just pure black which looks amazing to me. That's why it's my favorite art. Here's a double page from the first chapter, landscapes ftw.
Last edited by Akiyama; December 02, 2009 at 03:56 AM. Reason: typo
Hikaru no Go, Death Note, Vagabond, Slam Dunk, Berserk, Hunter x Hunter (when Togashi decides to put some effort into it).
Bremen and Harlem Beat have some good artwork, too.
i couldnt agree more, and togashi is quite inconsistant. for people who want to know the Artists of what dive posted
Hikaru no go -takeshi obata
Death note-takeshi obata
vagabond- takashi inoue
slam dunk takashi inoue
beserk- kentaru miura
and dive said hunter x hunter
Last edited by Mushashi; December 05, 2009 at 01:11 AM.
Haha. Thanks a bunch for that one. I didn't have any scans for those offhand.
I forgot about MPD Psycho (Shou Tajima), too. That one has some rad artwork, too.
Warning: Image not suitable for everyone; guro.
Here's one for Bremen too (Haruto Umezawa)
I wish they had scans out for Harlem Beat (Yuriko Nishiyama), but here's a volume cover:
Not a good representation of the art, but it's something.
Last edited by Akiyama; December 05, 2009 at 05:02 PM. Reason: edited spoiler
I want to say Vagabond, D gray man and Kateikyou Hitman Reborn
Berserk's latest art is some of the best I've ever seen in a manga
yeh crimson i couldnt agree more, its quite amazing, and im not a fan of harlem beat but i also agree it has nice art.
Tenjou Tenge by Oh! Great has some pretty art.
For me, its still hard to compare to Inoue's art in Vagabond. The amount of detail and realism is just amazing.
yes, although vagabond is all characters that exist in real life, you can get more detail in when you can go out and look at a grass field, miura's work in fantasy monsters is quite amazing. although yes i agree vagabond is one of the best.
I was just thinking about making a thread on manga artists when I saw this.
Here are the ones I like in no particular order:
Inoue Takehiko really is something else...
You can tell that he's an artist. I saw an interview of him and he really puts a lot of thought and effort into every line. His assistants seemed really good too.
Then there's Obata Takeshi. He's really good, he draws like a seasoned pro, IMO. He's really got style too, something that sets him apart.
And Oh! Great, I only half understand Air Gear anymore, but I keep reading for the art...and the flying... I didn't notice until today but he's improved since the beginning.
There's also Samura Hiroaki (Blade of the Immortal). He has a refreshing style. His art is unique and you can tell he knows what he's doing.
I don't know who the author is and I guess it's not manga since it's Korean, but I really like The Bride of the Water God. Actually, I think it's more like love... The people look pretty normal but the backgrounds and setting are just really nice. Here are some examples...
Sahara Mizu!!! He or she does really beautiful color work.
From Bus Hashiru
And Hoshi no Koe
And my favorite is Oda Eiichirou/One Piece. A lot of people don't like the art for whatever reasons like it being goofy-looking, etc. but I fell in love at first sight, so I have no idea what they're talking about.... Anyways it's pretty unique and all, but what I really like are the color spreads... I could stare at them all day... They're just so fun and whimsical and entertaining and creative and full of life
OMG sorry for all the huge pictures...especially all the OP spam (I just like it so much)... I bet this page goes really slow now...
If I had pictures for all the artists it would've been crazy... actually I used to have Slamdunk, Death Note, and Air Gear, but I think I've deleted them...
Anyways I think CLAMP also has a nice distinctive style, and the artist for Alive - The Final Evolution, Adachitoka is pretty good, and Shimaki Ako has very unique and nice drawing style, I love everything she draws. Umm...Mononoke and Mushishi deserve some mention maybe IMHO...
Wow, but there's so many good artists and even more art out there it's hard to think of them all...
Gah!!! I just thought of another one...Maruo Suehiro!!! You may not have heard of him but oh-my-gosh he is good... It's a totally different style from Vagabond but the art level is that high, well I have no idea but it's crazy... Actually I haven't read a whole story from him yet but from what I've seen I'm sure he must be some kind of artistical (not a real word) genius! But it's definitely not for everyone, since he mostly does horror and mature works...
Okay that's all...well, not really but I'll stop now...
Holy Bejeeznus!!! I just previewed my post and it's really long!!!
What have I done?!!!
Last edited by WinningDays; February 07, 2010 at 10:00 AM.
Berserk and Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou , superb artwork
Mushishis artwork is in league as well
For me, it's definitely "Ludwig Kakumei".