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Old 2004-01-12, 12:36   Link #1
shinobu4ever
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tutorials or help?

ive been trying to draw anime for about 6 months now and all my drawings still suck
does anyone have any tutorials or advice for a very bad artist?

thanx
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Old 2004-01-12, 12:47   Link #2
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Concentration and time, I think are important. Make sure you dont rush just to get it done, and also don't force yourself to draw if you dont want to. I noticed when I did that they all came out crappy.

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Old 2004-01-12, 15:36   Link #3
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I would say that the best tutorial i have found this far is my own patiance and abilities to sit still...the second one is finding all sorts of reference images on the net.
Like now...i am drawing a pair of pants from the Dockers page whenever i don't feel like drawing something creative...so i think the best way to get better at it is to just keep drawing things and simplifying them.

Otherwise try this
http://www.polykarbon.com
and try google.com and serch for Manga +tutorials or somethn

Peace n out
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Old 2004-01-12, 16:10   Link #4
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PolyKarbon is a great resource, try to obtain some books too.

other than that post your art here and those around here can comment on it and give tips.

I'm sure nobody laughs at you for making mistakes. trust yourself
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Old 2004-01-12, 17:45   Link #5
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sorry guys..but i truly hate the polykarbon tutorials....
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Old 2004-01-12, 19:04   Link #6
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uhh, i've heard this many times, and said it many times...anime is not the place to start. Anime is basically the leisure of artists. Anime artists know the anatomy of a human very very well. They can probably do various styles of art with different mediums too. It's really hard to just 'start' with anime and be sucessful at it.

I suggest buying an anatomy book, go around and use people's faces as references to your 'anime'. Trust me, when you've mastered the anime face, you'll want to move to the body and it'll look like crap if you don't know the anatomy of the human body.

http://www.polykarbon.com is an okay choice...i personally don't like their 'anime drawing' tutorials. Their cg and lineart tutorials are good though.

http://www.bakaneko.com/howto/index.html also has very good drawing tutorials. There are many, just look for them.
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Old 2004-01-13, 05:12   Link #7
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Bakaneko seems like it has very nice tutorials...

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Posted by trigunner 9 - Yesterday at 23:45
sorry guys..but i truly hate the polykarbon tutorials....
how come?
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Old 2004-01-13, 10:14   Link #8
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yeah, i did the male tutorial on polycarbon, and it turned out more realistic than anime, although that was the first time drawing people in a while.
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Old 2004-01-13, 14:26   Link #9
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Man i really did a good test yesterday...

First i started off by watching some Pants models on the net
www.dockers.com
and i tried to draw those pants and get a feeling of how they worked on
the body. Then after that i breifely saw a sweater on TV that would fit so
nicely with the pants so i went back and drew it on paper.
tonight you will se how far i have progressed on that drawing...

I think that is a great way to learn how to draw things...to see for yourself
how it works in real life and try to immitate that.

Edit: This is how it turned out. Not inked though.


Edit: This is how it is when i used my black pen(Pigment Liner 01) on it.

Last edited by Marshall Banana; 2004-01-13 at 16:39.
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Old 2004-01-13, 17:45   Link #10
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oooo.....quite nice.....thats with a tutorial?
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Old 2004-01-13, 18:08   Link #11
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no...that is by watching photos and copying them on paper using a pencil and lots of patience..
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Old 2004-01-14, 14:31   Link #12
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chocho is right ... Remember that anime is a "style". Try not to think of it as "I'm drawing anime" but more like I'm drawing in an "anime style". You are still drawing a person. You have to learn how to adapt to drawing in different styles to pull off drawing anime.
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Old 2004-01-14, 14:36   Link #13
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Samples? well I'll just post the link again

http://www.manga.de/modules/My_eGallery/gallery/manga/

How's that for Anime samples?

There must be at least 10.000 pictures here.

Try to copy a little, that gives you some good ideas..
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Old 2004-01-14, 15:11   Link #14
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banana..hate polykarbon because:
1.every fucking time i tried to draw using a tutorial from there....it didnt work....
2.they have DBZ tutorials....are they completely out of their fucking minds?
3.they give directions how to draw, and good ones at that, but they dont help with pencil/pen strokes..and expect you to copy their technique and to be able to do so perfectly.
YEAH RIGHT!!!

otherwise their just fine.
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Old 2004-01-14, 17:52   Link #15
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Yeah, I'll just have to do most of my learning from:

Looking at human subjects (random people in my classes. might freak em out if I do it for too long)

Replicating other works (just for practice with angles and stuff)

Studying proportions, and specifically head and face techniques.

I like to absorb things very quickly, so I tend to jump around between hobies, so I get fairly good at many things, but I think I'll have to spend some real time on this one.

PS: If anyone wants to take an hour or so to do a guide on drawing a head profile (side view) with steps and stuff, that'd be good because that's what Im having trouble with. I suppose Ill study skulls and stuff to get the shape down better, but If someone could show the steps they do (or did when they were new) to do heads, that'd be cool.

I saw a few on other sites, but they weren't very good, in my opinion. They kinda glossed over the details.
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