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Old 2011-03-18, 04:27   Link #4721
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You do realise that most art styles are similar right? It is the subject of the art that makes the difference - otherwise, art is hardly creative.

I would suggest that you try to emulate other artists' styles before changing them a little to make it original. Remember it is the subject, not the style, that makes your artwork unique.

P.S If you want pretty-looking art, follow those of yaoi manga. Sharp facial features and long-haired boys pretty much make up them. Often, it is their eye size and edges that make them look different.
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Old 2011-03-18, 11:20   Link #4722
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Not really into yaoi... >.>

I mean, the difference between this and this.

There's quite a difference to me. I want to know if there's a source that can help me draw things similar to the latter.
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Old 2011-03-18, 11:27   Link #4723
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Not really into yaoi... >.>
He prolly meant Shoujo. It's easy not to make the distinction for guys
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Old 2011-03-18, 15:21   Link #4724
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Actually, "yaoi" art style can be really pretty. Witness Seven Days. Or, simpler yet quite pleasant, something like Kigurumi Planet. For the most part the character designs are less overtly "moe" but retain the stylized beauty. They are also noticeably different from mainstream shoujo style.

Or it can be really ugly, too. I don't like the big jawed yet effeminate male character styles myself.


Back to the question though. I'm not an artist so take this as hearsay, but I was told by my artist friends that the way to improve and imitate a certain style is to copy, copy, copy. Trace 'em, copy 'em, experiment, do what you will. For practicing that's perfectly legit. Just don't publish anything traced as if it's one's own work.

The magic how-to book doesn't exist IMO. The truly important difference between the two links you have up there isn't "style" so much as skill.

You could always go ask those webcomic authors whose art gets drastically improved over time how theirs happen though (the other types, the consistently "simplistic" ones, don't count). Chapter one ugly-ass chicken scratch. Chapter two hundred beautiful people and complicated background art with sophisticated technique. Happens all the time.
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Old 2011-03-18, 19:58   Link #4725
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He prolly meant Shoujo. It's easy not to make the distinction for guys
Eh no, I don't exactly mean shoujo because competing guys make for messy expressions, and in some cases overly-focused on just two characters (the male and female protagonists) only, thus it can be a little repetitive.

Yaoi, on the other hand, displays a wide range of facial features of different male characters. Though the storylines are often unrealistic and disgusting.
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Old 2011-03-29, 11:31   Link #4726
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Since Vampires burn in Sunlight and Moonlight is just Sun Light reflected off the Moons surface. Why doesn't Vampires burn in Moonlight?
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Old 2011-03-29, 12:15   Link #4727
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Since Vampires burn in Sunlight and Moonlight is just Sun Light reflected off the Moons surface. Why doesn't Vampires burn in Moonlight?
Well "logically" I'd think it would be because reflected sun light doesn't carry nearly as much heat, or UV rays in it, and assuming one of those two causes them to "burn" then moonlight must have a low enough level to be safe .
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Old 2011-03-30, 03:13   Link #4728
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Blutz waves. All vampires, you see, are degraded Saiyans.
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Old 2011-03-30, 03:25   Link #4729
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Blutz waves. All vampires, you see, are degraded Saiyans.
That question made me think of something that crossed my mind earlier as well. Why do some interpretation of Vampires burn (or electrified in the case of Rosario+Vampire) in water? They drink blood, and blood has a pretty high water content. Why don't their stomachs burn from the inside?
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Old 2011-03-30, 06:29   Link #4730
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That question made me think of something that crossed my mind earlier as well. Why do some interpretation of Vampires burn (or electrified in the case of Rosario+Vampire) in water? They drink blood, and blood has a pretty high water content. Why don't their stomachs burn from the inside?
Typical water is closer to “holy” water then blood. It’s not the water but rather the symbolism; same with sunlight.
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Old 2011-03-31, 04:18   Link #4731
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Since Vampires burn in Sunlight and Moonlight is just Sun Light reflected off the Moons surface. Why doesn't Vampires burn in Moonlight?
If this were true then people would be able to get tanned when lying outside in the moonlight.
As for the water, yes it is symbolism. Normal water shouldn't hurt vampires however holy water does
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Old 2011-03-31, 13:08   Link #4732
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It's true that moonlight is really sunlight "bouncing" off the moon, but it's hard to see using just moonlight unless it's a full moon and a really clear night. It's not strong enough to give a tan, so it wouldn't be strong enough to hurt a vampire.
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Old 2011-03-31, 14:14   Link #4733
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Is it true that stargate universe going to be axed at end of S2?
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Old 2011-03-31, 17:48   Link #4734
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Is it true that stargate universe going to axed at end of S2?
Apparently, that's what I heard too.
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Old 2011-04-02, 15:59   Link #4735
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How come most anime/manga/novel characters are depicted to have European features, even though their Asian?

(I have asked many of people this, but know one seems to know.)
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Old 2011-04-02, 16:13   Link #4736
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European? Really? I don’t recall having big eyes, inexistent noses and so on. Unless you can elaborate, you are mistaken.
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Old 2011-04-02, 16:21   Link #4737
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well European have bigger eye than asian thought but not as big as anime

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Usually, asians are dark skinned, dark haired, and have distinct eyes. Yet, in anime almost all the characters have blonde or brown hair, multi-colored eyes, and white.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Mukokuseki
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Old 2011-04-02, 16:36   Link #4738
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I understand this princible, but that doesn't apply to all anime. Yes, there are some where they have GOOFY hair, like pink or green or purple. But, a lot of anime sway toward reality. In making characters that actually resemble real races and people. Mukokuseki says that animes use a mix of everything and the unrealistic. While most animes, depict white characters, with REAL hair colors (like blonde,brown,red,black sometimes), with just un-asian features. WHO LIVE IN ASIA!! So if your gonna depict the real thing, why not?
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Old 2011-04-02, 16:42   Link #4739
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I understand this princible, but that doesn't apply to all anime. Yes, there are some where they have GOOFY hair, like pink or green or purple. But, a lot of anime sway toward reality. In making characters that actually resemble real races and people. Mukokuseki says that animes use a mix of everything and the unrealistic. While most animes, depict white characters, with REAL hair colors (like blonde,brown,red,black sometimes), with just un-asian features. WHO LIVE IN ASIA!! So if your gonna depict the real thing, why not?
wait what?

anyway about character design. it all depend what manga/anime maker one really.

if they want to make it cute.white round face with big eye is a choice

if the want it to be realistic. they can go to that why as well. (marvel anime, monster)
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(sighs) Forget it.

(question still left unanswered)
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