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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Rusinstein's Illustrations
« on: July 01, 2019, 06:50:29 PM »
Ninja cat. Ninja cat. Does the things that a ninja cat can!

Love your stuff rusinstein... Especially how thicc your gals look.

Where did you learn to draw ladies so well btw?

I made this on a whim that took me about 15 minutes. A 6 frame animation in mspaint + moviemaker + an online gif converter

I will encourage you to do this by telling you how I felt doing this:

- too lazy
- unable to draw anatomy to save my life
- tempted to perfect every detail to make the animation work better but working against it


If that didn't help, then I'll try to share my argument on the matter of art and animation in general.

Never forget that the human mind always tries to understand things.

Seriously. Whatever you draw, no matter how 'bad' you think it is always provokes a response in someone. It always means something no matter what 'level' you think you are. More than that: It excites people to think and ask about it.

Sometimes you can think that your art is boring or too normal or empty (Or maybe that's only me) but the thing is no matter what you draw, so long as you have a name and a feeling about it there is always life behind your drawing.

Trust me, even if your greatest work is a simple circle, the circle can have more personality than even some holywood films that try and fail to flesh out a character.

Trust me, your simple drawings, your sketches have meaning. Your art is awesome.

If you don't feel so sure about that, post any of your art here and I'll try to animate it to show you what i mean.

 (no matter what level you are. I'll redraw it in my level of art but I will make a simple 6 frame animation that brings your drawing to life.)

General Discussion / Re: Too Much Inspiration
« on: July 01, 2019, 05:55:44 PM »
Elephant squared haha.

Pawn chan is total win.

And I see what you mean. I'll try to look at it more positively.

@Coryn documentation for later it is. I've done this while making songs randomly before so yeah why not.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« on: June 30, 2019, 07:36:01 PM »
Line confidence makes for better drawings. Meanwhile I am the king of chicken scratch

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« on: June 30, 2019, 07:35:33 PM »
Balls of steel. All martial artists train their weakpoints first.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« on: June 30, 2019, 06:54:33 PM »

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Mahlua's Lair of Drawings n' Stuff
« on: June 30, 2019, 06:29:03 PM »
Hell yessssss Mahlua. Ballpoint slinging and comic making too? Haha this has me hype to be honest.

Love the colours on that commission. What markers are those? I've seen them around but I never dare to touch them b ecause they destroy my paper haha.

"Informal conversation' will be a useful euphimism in my vocabulary thanks

Kingdom hearts fanarts inspires you a lot I see. Keep at it!

Like the shapes you're working with on the homestuck characters too.

And now I feel like using ballpoint again. I've been on a fineliner/gel pen binge for so long...

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Walter's Gallery
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:35:04 AM »
Loving the dragons and the Hunter X Hunter quotes. Man, Hisoka really is a character and a half haha.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:34:29 AM »
Know you're on a break but this is for when you log back in: Really like how your characters feel 'filled out' you know? They have great outfits and really take up space.

Your lineart is on point suuper!

General Discussion / Too Much Inspiration
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:32:26 AM »
God I need to find a better way to title these things, but what the hell, I'll just get started. This is a 1st World Art Problem if there ever was one, but it's there, and it's annoying.

I wanted to buy a guitar on ebay so I took a 2 hour train ride to some relatively remote township to get the thing. It was suburbia as you'd imagine it: Manicured lawns, hop-scotch chalk on the sidewalks and more cobblestone than actual tarmac. Nice place.

After getting the cheap but awesome new guitar for 25 bucks (love the thing. Steel strings. They hurt but sound so nice) I was walking home when I saw this:

And an image immediately popped into my head. About a month later after coming up from air I finally drew it, but it's pretty much what I saw when I saw it:

The funny thing is I'd played a game the weekend before seeing this stick, at a rave party with a couple of friends. They gave me drawings that looked like something and challeneged me to draw something else from them (tv screen to a face, a toothbrush to an aeroplane, that sort of thing.)

This sort of thing, where simple shapes and scribbles can turn into drawings is a huge thing for me. I love it when I'm in the zone and inspired and is an asset for churning out characters and thumbnails and just putting ideas down. I know it is. I should be stoked about this.

But the problem is I feel too charged with ideas, really. I can work with almost anything and that murders my focus.

I wish I were more systematic about how I worked with ideas, on my projects and the like. Heck, drawing the actual image itself took so long because I just felt stagnant and choked. The odd thing is, I see these things in patterns and random features and instead of feeling inspired there's this amazing sense of boredom and the mundane that sinks onto me.

Like 'Well, it's not THAT great of an idea to draw anyways. Surely there must be something better or more useful for you to do. Just wait.'

I suppose my perspective is the thing that's the problem here. I should focus on the positivity of it all and just draw and draw and draw, but I keep on freezing because I'm thinking 'Is this really it? And what about completing actual projects? And who the hell picks up sticks and photographs them and draws them? That's such a bother. I should do something else.'

I have no idea if I could get my idea across here. Anyhoo, I just felt like sharing it for some reason.  Also. Workshop idea maybe? Meh.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:07:11 AM »
Thanks man. It's been funny as hell. This isn't supposed to happen if any of my regimens were worth anything haha. I know more than anybody that perfection and inspiration are more trip-ups then help.

@Thanks Walter!

@suuper I know the unmotivation by booting PC thing all too well. It's amazing how fast the mood to draw can go away. Lucky enough I have a hecktonne of scrap paper to burn through, and a new simple regimen that will ensure I use those few precious seconds more.

Some more stuffies

Members Workshops / Re: MR fanart
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:02:44 AM »
Oh I definitely blanked out there. I sort of thought the star of david was coopted for that sort of thing anyway. I never really paid attention to see that pentagrams are different. To be fair though, the elemental symbols used by alchemists for air and earth are both upwards and downards triangles respectively, so mixing them like that sort of works? I'll keep it in mind though. Or just leave the tatoos out lel.

Cheers man! And yeah we definitely look shady

Manga Creations / Re: MR: War Arc: Coryn: Part 1
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:00:03 AM »
Depicting the scenes I meant. Like really bringing the reader there? I don't know haha.

Yeah manga forums without sakuras would be sad

Manga Writers wanted / Re: Writers Available
« on: June 30, 2019, 09:59:05 AM »
Added. Welcome to mangaraiders by the way. Why don't you introduce yourself to us in the Welcome Center?

Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: June 30, 2019, 09:56:22 AM »
Well the idea to reference as much as possible turned out to be a huge failure. I ended up shutting down and getting into a major rut. I'm still for tracing manga and drawing from mangazines as the like, but my engines went to a complete stand still and I felt daunted at the idea of putting my pen down to do anything really.

I've decided to dial myself down to near zero, that is, stick figures and simple shapes. It's a legendary cop out, but it's the only thing that works, and it's made me able to draw a little more again so I'll stick with this.

New regimens: 10,000 stick figures and 1,000 simple buildings (made of squares mostly)

I hope the building one will help me with scale at least, otherwise I'm literally just burning through scrap paper and doodling when and where I can, the true essence of a regimen. Still feel like I'm in a rut but I'm more optimistic about these than other ideas.

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