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I'm 17 and though I'm not a huge fan of mange & anime, I love the style. I'm currently making my way through Death Note, Black Butler, and Ouran Highschool Host Club, which are pretty much the only graphic novels I've read that I truly enjoy. Since I started becoming more serious about drawing, I've found the artistic details in almost everything I see, so much so that when I read graphic novels I just have to stop and admire the art (do all people feel this way when they learn to draw?). Also, not to toot my own horn, but I'm a rather talented author, and I have a huge imagination. Lately I've started drawing these characters that have been bouncing around my brain. I've been trying to develop my style like a professional manga artist, and I feel like I'm really getting there.
Does anyone have any tips for me? I need to work on proportions and shading, and I believe my clothing folds could also use some work. I've never made a comic, let alone a manga, so I'm pretty much clueless about how to begin.
pretty much the same problem lol
i just drawing scenes from my favourite manga/s
while it i learn how to draw what ,you should also try that
i got alot better with that but still not even close enough how i want to draw
and still i have the problem aswell how use what and stuff how this and this
and body propotion is very hard
Last edited by Kiba; January 09, 2013 at 05:48 AM.
^what he said xD
I myself have really poor drawing skills and Im really ashamed of that lol
Just keep in mind that your drawing will be 90% of the times really different of what you have in your mind. Perfection takes time and its one of the hardest things to do ^^
I'm lucky I got myself a manga partner with good drawing skills
just practice and practice and practice...
Take a life drawing class. Seriously, do it. Too many manga artists get caught up in unrealistic proportions, and taking a figure drawing class can really help you learn about the proportion of the human body. I had some serious problems with proportion until I did. If you're a little squeamish about drawing someone else naked, then grab a full-length mirror and have a good long look at yourself. The human body in real life is a complicated thing!
Here's is a great way to test yourself out if you really want to be a mangaka:
DRAW EVERY DAY!
If you can manage to do that for a whole year, A WHOLE YEAR WITHOUT TAKING ANY DAYS OFF, than you have a small little taste of being a mangaka.
Mangakas draws a lot, A LOT, most mangakas nearly get 3 days off a year. If can't draw every single day, than don't expect being a mangaka.
Try drawing 100 sketches for at least a month. If you can handle that, go for a year. Try drawing 1000+ sketches one year straight!
Yeah, you need skill to draw manga, but you need to be very active and very determine.