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Welcome Center / Re: New guy here.
« on: November 23, 2022, 05:08:32 PM »
I only have 2B but, except in my early days, I don't really use it. I only go with HB. I have to try and stay focused on the long term goal which is making manga. I want the pencil to be there just enough for me to ink it and then to be easily and nicely erased.
Nevermind, I just have to become decent at inking a bit sooner which suits me fine. ;) :D

Welcome Center / Re: New guy here.
« on: November 23, 2022, 02:34:42 PM »

I'll see what I can do. I might download GIMP.
I used to draw the lines again with a mechanical pencil some times. I think those can scan well because I photocopied one and came out fine enough.

Edit: Coryn, I hope you didn't mind that I said I'll PM Suuper-san. xD
I never bother moderators (at least I don't bother them too much lol).

Welcome Center / Re: New guy here.
« on: November 23, 2022, 08:23:01 AM »
Nah, nothing like that.
I might try to be around more often but I can't promise anything.

I'm entertainning the idea about posting a drawing or two but I discovered that not all pencil drawings are friendly to scanners. My inking, along with many other aspects of drawing, needs to be improved. I managed to get my hands on a couple of tools, one of them is a dipping pen. I'm starting getting accustomed to it but I'm still not satisfied from the results. In general, I have alot of work to do.
I'll PM Suuper-san at some point to talk to him about posting drawings (it's the price he has to pay for being nice and helpful :D. He standed out to me when I was browsing before even registering.)

I'll see ya around!

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« on: November 23, 2022, 07:21:56 AM »
Suuper-san, I only now saw your reply. Sorry! (and I thought you missed my post or something but it turns out, I did.)

Anywho, I doubt you're still there but I wouldn't be able to come anyway. If some day you happen to be in Athens, send me a message. That being said, you can definitely find more fun people than me. xD

Edit: Btw, I just saw your latest sketching post. Keep up the good work! :)

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« on: October 17, 2022, 11:17:48 AM »
Keep up the good work Suuper-san!

Oh and...I hope you enjoy your holiday here in Greece! :D

Welcome Center / Re: New guy here.
« on: October 17, 2022, 11:06:18 AM »
Thank you Coryn! Sorry for the late reply, I was without internet.

I'll update my OP to add a couple of things (It won't be anything interesting really).

Edit: I just added my country etc after all. Anything else would be pointless.

Welcome Center / Re: New guy here.
« on: September 26, 2022, 04:26:03 PM »
Killer B !!SAMA!! & Watanabe_Ringo, thank you very much!

Good idea Suuper-san! I'll keep that in mind. In the meantime, I have to get over myself and draw more. Gotta let myself loose.

Welcome Center / Re: New guy here.
« on: September 25, 2022, 10:30:38 AM »
Ok, now I get it. Yeah, that mindset right. After all, what we'll draw in the future will be better anyway, so, we'll be redrawing an improved version of it.

It's cool, you prefer digital anyway like you said. There's no need to know everything unless something can be of use to you.

I really can't imagine tracing paper working unless I keep the tracing as an "original".
I've read about the window trick before but I highly doubt I can pull it off. I will try it at some point though just for the experience of it.

Too much of a work for it. Better mess up even my best drawings and have to redraw them sooner or later. It'll only make me better in the long run.
I do want a blue lead pencil though! xD Well, I'll get one eventually.

Welcome Center / Re: New guy here.
« on: September 25, 2022, 05:33:36 AM »
Yeah, that's the reason I want the table.
I never thought of This will really free my hands. I was thinking today if I'd actually ink my manga or not (being dumb again). This way, no more dilemas over it. Highly appreciate it!

Hard to see it as a draft though, whether it's a manga or a single drawing, isn't it.

The last method works but also I get too careless sometimes.

I'll definitely go with photocopies for now. Quite a relief! I owe you one.

EDIT: I just realized that....on a copy the pencil can't be erased.
Still, I appreciate your help.

Oh well, inking the actual drawing is challenging. In the long run there's more good to it than bad.

Welcome Center / Re: New guy here.
« on: September 24, 2022, 03:46:37 PM »
I'll go for it! :thumbsup: Just trying to overcome the dumb side of me. lol Often enough I treat practice like something that has to be perfect. Same with the specific manga; I lose focus and forget it'll be just for practice. That..being..said..I'll feel so bad practicing inking on it. Currently I mostly ink my mediocre drawings (or ones that I've done way too many times). My best and worst get a pass.
I'm planning to make myself a light table as soon as possible because the way I do it now, mistakes with ink are not forgiven.

I don't think you need expensive things anyway until you're "there" more or less (and even then, I don't think everything has to be expensive). I'm trying to aim only to what I currently need; When I first started I picked up an old pencil & eraser and an old, kinda dirty, notebook. That's it.

So you're aiming for traditional too? Glad to hear that. I hope I'm not effecting you or anything! xD If digital is your thing then do that.

Welcome Center / Re: New guy here.
« on: September 23, 2022, 10:37:57 AM »
Yoroshiku Tenori Tejima.

I know, I found this forum months ago. that being said, I'm not here for that. Who knows, I might change my mind but yeah.
One of these days I'll start a manga for practice (it will be amusing to me as well though). That might help me gain some extra motivation. We'll see.

But not only digital, right? Anyway, I'll ask away when I'll come over to your thread. :)

EDIT to add: I forgot to say, grabbing a pencil to sketch is indeed cheaper but inking is different. The pens I buy are with liquid ink. I stopped using them to fill the hair because they're done in no time. There are other examples as well.
Don't think I chose traditional for the price of it. ;D If you want to do it right and go beyond sketching, you gotta also invest into it. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think with digital the most of the investment goes in the beginning while with traditional (at least for me) it goes a bit now, a bit later etc.

Welcome Center / Re: New guy here.
« on: September 22, 2022, 02:36:05 PM »
Hi Suuper-san!

I hope so as well. Like I said, I'm not ready for it but I'm thinking of giving it a try. Since I can't post instantly, that gives me time to think it over.
In the other hand, the "I'm not ready" state of mind can be bad as well but maybe this isn't the place to talk things like that.

Don't expect anything great. I wouldn't be here if I didn't need the money. I don't even have all the right tools currently. For instance, I'm practicing my inking of medium sized drawings with (can I say the name of the pen or it'll count as an ad?anyway, try to imagine a brand) 0.5 and I don't think it's the right option. It might do me good though since it forces me to try harder (something I don't always do).
I could keep on going on the tools subject but I'm sure you get the idea.

I've seen your thread with your drawings and I like em. Actually, it's in my To do list to stop by your thread. :D I was browsing it days ago.

Would you believe me if I'd tell you I don't feel quite ready showing off anything? lol
I might scan some of my practice tomorrow and upload it but I won't promise anything.

Welcome Center / New guy here.
« on: September 22, 2022, 11:19:47 AM »
I'm an artist from Greece, Athens and I started practicing manga-style (only traditional) for about over a year and a half (every day). I like anime, manga and Japanese music(in general). While I'm at it, I like the language itself as well.
I tried manga style a couple of times before, as a teenager, but I couldn't do it so I gave up (you know how things are more or less at that age).

I was entertaining the idea of joining mangraiders a couple of months ago but I didn't. I did now because of a thread I read where the OP was looking for artists. I don't think I'm ready for it(I could be wrong) but I badly need the money so, here I am.
I already know about the post count and 2 weeks period.

Allow me to be honest and say, I didn't join to make friends. If it happens, it happens. I wouldn't say no to some competition or a polite rivalry though. It could be a good motivational boost for me.

Anywho, that's all for now. I'll be modifying my OP for anything I've forgot to say (I already did once already). It happens to me a lot. :D

I know that it's very important for the forum to make friends etc so I'm looking forward for any possible replies from mods.

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