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Yo good luck bro! I hope you improve a shit ton as I'm also a skrub at drawing which wants to become a manga artist! If you find anything of huge use please don't be afraid to share it!I found this book called "Manga For Dummies" and I believe if you follow it 100% you will prolly be able to draw and know about everything. Here is the entire book:https://play.google.com/books/reader?printsec=frontcover&output=reader&id=ssZFBwAAAEAJ&pg=GBS.PA0
before i start, im like charged on sugary foods so it might be a little crazyAlso if u have a preferred style or favorite artist that helps to as sort of a goal you wish to reachOk so first my advice would be to draw stick men, a lot, but in different poses ans styles like say one in the middle of a fight with another, one flying and etc. this is to help you get an understanding of poses and overall anatomy of the creatures ur drawing also, also cuz stick men are cool B)once you think you got the hand of drawing them in many different poses start thinking of a concept for the character maybe a huge sword, an archer? or even goku charging his lasers and then draw the pose in stick men form lightly on the paper by this point you have already decided what you wanted to draw and already have the skeleton, now time to add the meat The anatomy part i wrote above comes into play at this point, since you are a beginner (im assuming) for now focus on the basic form of the muscles, clothes and hair.once you think you have gotten the anatomy right (i recommend finding examples online) start adding the little details like muscle definition, clothes ruffles etc.Repeat Rinse Repeat Rinse, make a sandwich and Repeat
Thanks alot man!(Make a sandwich XD)
No prob, also i should state that by stick man i mean something along the lines of this on the left
I usually draw it while I am waiting the other members om my course to end some exercise to continue on.Of course I only draw faces with the upper torso(or even without the torso at all), or half person, or a small landscape etc.My most recent one would be Alex Luis Armostrong(Which I did while we had a brake in school). Which I don't want to brag about it , but I pretty much nailed it .Ok , I should stop bragging now. I originally wanted to say that what makes you become better, is practice. Take a notebook and whenever you feel like it, or whenever you have time for it, take it out, and draw. You will be surprised by how much you will improve just by drawing in your spare time.Another thingI will agree with @Tofu on almost everything... But where I want to focus more though, is to show your drawings. Don't be shy of them. When you finish a drawing and see that even for a little bit you have improved, share it, show it, be proud of it.Also MarkCrilley is truly a very inspiring and helpful person, i have seen many videos of him and they are all very well explained and served.
When I read your first post I was like "Stickmen? What the crap is he talking about?" But then you explained it. I forgot to mention the skeleton base. At first, you're gonna have to use it a lot, but you'll eventually learn to make great drawing without it. Then again, it's all a matter of practice. I also figured you had already been mentioned about the skeleton thing in a video o two so there was no reason to say it again. I don't watch videos to see how to draw since I don't have much free time but if I had, I'd probably watch some every now and then. They're definitively very useful.Today, I was in class working on this drawing I mentioned earlier (which I'm actually working on as I write this) and got stuck in a leg. I just couldn't draw it in the specific angle so I approached a friend who is probably one of the best artists I know in real life and asked him for tips on that and he drew me some sketchy examples and it lightened me up.Asking for help/feedback is definitively a must and maybe even the best tip after "Always take a notebook with you and PRACTICE!"
yeah i forgot the mention that earlier about the stick figures and yeah its cool to ask for help from more experienced artists, that always helps.I couldn't do that tho the best artist in my class was also my rival xD
Hey again guys! Well it seems I'm pretty good at drawing once I try! XD I tried to draw my profile pic with a good outcome! When I figure out how to put it on here I'll show u
Cool! Looking forward to see it. I was drawing a bunch of Looney Toons yesterday and liked the outcome. Still sorta lazy to finish Bugs Bunny but I shall finish it!
Cool! Here's a link to my drawing:http://imgur.com/Tnyf90aHope you guys like it!
Man i don't use use stickman skeleton base instead i just draw looking at the picture......