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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Better female protagonist for a manga?
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:52:42 PM »

and you images aren't working because you're using the wrong link. you're trying to link to the actual DA page, but what you need is the image.

Deviantart's policy's instruct you not to link directly to pictures posted on their drive P: upload to imgur or something instead.

At first, I was like, "Wow! This thread exploded!"

double post city
with no images anywhere
needless to say
not amused

Mike, you forgot that this thread is the most importantest thread of the whole entire world and it needs to be bumped every five or so minutes because of reasons. I'm honestly dissappointed in your forgetting this, it might mean the end of the world if everyone started to forget this. So calm yo tits, take a big sip of oxygen and relax~

Manga Art Gallery / Re: ->Action's<- gallery
« on: February 14, 2014, 12:55:04 PM »
Hey, looking good :3
You got potentional, just work on your fundamentals and dive into the world of anatomy and life drawing, and as demonfyre already told nothing can go wrong. Practice a lot and practice the right things, and you'll advance quickly. Keep your focuss on life drawing, gestures, perspective etc. and make sure you read or watch stuff from great teachers such as vilppu, bridgeman, loomis, hampton, hogarth etc. Also look a lot at good anime art, pixiv might help you with that.

Kage uses a book that i got here as well. I think it might be intimidating for beginners and really you don't need to know stuff that in depth right now. First focuss on your copy skills, learn to 'see'. You need references for that, real life photos of human bodies and portraits. Preferrably nude. There's enough to find at deviantart or when you search for online gesture tools. Also focuss on 3d thinking, constructing basic forms such as sphere, cylinder and cube, and if you get used to that try combine or draw things with more planes.

Good luck!

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Drawings
« on: February 14, 2014, 12:25:23 PM »
Hey, good to see you stuck to my advice on practicing, it got you improving a fair bit :3

Right now you struggle with symbol drawing, that's a common obstacle. Once you overcome it, you will move up a level. What would be a nice practice is to try to draw something only using shades, no lines. You can sketch, but then go over it using tones to define form.

The squidoo page that has been previously linked here as far as im concerned explains very well what you should focuss on:

Absolute Beginner
Step One
There are various stages of being a beginner.
Does your work look like the example here (or worse)? Then you suffer from symbol drawing. This means you draw your idea of reality instead of what's actually there.

To cure your symbol drawing, you need a different view on the things you. Instead of drawing what you know, you first make the shift to drawing values, shapes and shadows. For example, while before you might have drawn an eye, you now draw this abstract combination of dark and light areas.
Learning to copy is the most basic skill an artist needs. This is the first step towards analyzing or studying references and other art to improve your own work.

One of the most famous exercises is drawing Picasso's Igor Stravinsky upside down. Holding it upside down, associations of the lines with concepts is reduced. Why don't you try it right now? Grab a sheet of printing paper and a pencil.
 Picasso Stravinsky Here you go. Try to copy it to the best of your abilities, without turning the paper till you are finished.
Other exercises include grid drawing, traced drawing and negative space drawing.
There are art books that focus on this type of exercise. Keep in mind that only the exercises matter, and that any pseudoscience or rambling on the author's part can be ignored.
The most popular are:
"Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards
"Keys to Drawing" by Bert Dodson

All you need to improve is some cheap paper and a pencil.
After going through one of the above books, start drawing objects from life frequently.


Manga Art Gallery / Re: Callesthe's drawings
« on: January 28, 2014, 05:47:37 PM »
Ill fix the position of the ellbow shortly.
 Colour update:

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Callesthe's drawings
« on: January 28, 2014, 02:53:48 PM »
new sketch:

Members Manga / Callesthe's panels, gags, and short comics.
« on: January 23, 2014, 11:49:37 AM »
Because I figured it would fit better here.

Here I'll post all my panel practice and one page- gags, short comics and the likes, as a means to practice paneling and toning.

Anime Talk / Re: So, Soul Eater Not! Who's looking forward to it?
« on: January 23, 2014, 09:11:14 AM »
Yay, now I have an excuse to rewatch all of Soul Eater and draw more Asura C:

Oh mai not agaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin D:

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Callesthe's drawings
« on: January 23, 2014, 07:55:35 AM »
@ryan: thanks matey~

@Echo: thanks! Yeah, I know the problem with the arm, the upper arm is far too thin and maybe a bit too long as well :/

Aaaand here's an update. My tablet died, again. ._. and so I have to wait until I get my third wacom intuos4 (cuz im that rich. no. OTZ) WIRELESS. Because the stupid mini usb ports keep failing on me in eternity and it makes me pissed to no end.

How far I got until my tablet decided to be all like "Hey mate, it was fun working for you and all, but after a few months I decided to quit. Sayonara bitches, I'm dead! LOL"

-Didn't finish linearting (black shading)
-Didn't finish toning
-Didn't finish aditional shading and highlights
-Didn't finish cleaning/leveling/touch-up
-Didn't finish background
-Didn't add text bubbles+text

Oh woe is me D:

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Emocookies Art Gallery
« on: January 23, 2014, 07:39:53 AM »
or edited to make you look like pedofiles.

Coryn, that would be harsh, and illegal. See; Defamation.

I actually would love to see that, would be pretty entertaining as long as I won't get traced P:

Amandaaa it looks so spooky *O* especially those trees give me shivers.. they look like creepy hands @_@

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Emocookies Art Gallery
« on: January 22, 2014, 03:48:01 AM »
Oh chaos how i love you when you do it the hard way.. that swearing turns me on.. how much i love to collect ur mananus... its high on my list.

But seriously the reason it looks like a texture is because its so repetitive and the only difference in the wood is when said texture is flipped over. Which again is done on regular intervals. The whole reason it looks like a preset is because it looks unnatural. So thats natural with un- sticked in front of it chaos, which means its completely not natural like you so claimed it to be p: I honestly would have thought amanda to notice but mayhaps it was her getting tired and decided that details would be a pain to edit. Because yanno, when things are done freehand it doesnt generally look like a copy pasted pattern but looks more natural. *shrugs shoulders*

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Emocookies Art Gallery
« on: January 21, 2014, 11:21:33 AM »
Nice work especially on the wood.  Most people who've done wood work by hand before will see the natural wood appearence of that fence as impressive.

yfw it's just a sketchup texture

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Emocookies Art Gallery
« on: January 20, 2014, 01:41:33 PM »
I think you missed a heck load of information...

Cookie creates them for a select amount of artists in our artist group.
Thats about the main reason why she started 3d modeling again in the first place.

And second of all, it is even entitled 'library'. It would have been pretty obvious to understand that those rectangles are representing books and not your average cereal box. One of our artists would be smart enough to figure out to draw a book if it weren't for horrible waste of time.

Oh, and here's some comma's, they might come in handy:


Have a nice day, my dear mr. Prejudice friend,


Manga Art Gallery / Re: Emocookies Art Gallery
« on: January 20, 2014, 07:02:21 AM »
Lol guys those bgs are for artists to fill in as a manga, not as a finished interior design lmao. Why would cookie focuss on drawing books perfectly perfect when it's:

1.) not adding to the scene at all. We know its books, so why should we define them even more, especially for a manga that will be quickly produced. If you add too much detail to minor objects its gonna draw attention where attention is not wanted. Besides its a lame investment of precious time XD

2.) not necessarily her job to do the cleanup, add in the shades, tones and characters etc. Since this is the job of the artist XD

Looks impressive cookie O: the details really makes my fingers itch ;;

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Callesthe's drawings
« on: January 20, 2014, 06:48:36 AM »
Thanks guys, I appreciate it!

And yes, Callesthe's back to wreck yo crap!
They couldn't ban me forever, and I returned fresher and fancier than ever before.
After two weeks let us get on with the chore!
Now back to blind you once again with their sparkles --
-- fresh from the counter, two for the price of 1 (notice: contains raisins and love)

Let's cut the crap shall we? I returned and that's all that matters.
Anything uncanny happened when I was away? Love stories, hate stories, art stories, rape stories?

Any case, what I finished, and am still working on:

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