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    Professor Az - Sketchbook

    OK, so I decided to get off my butt and draw.

    WARNING - Anime/Manga Styled Art!!!

    I know that this sort of thing is sort of frowned upon here at CA. Sorry, but aside from the technical stuff I do at work, this is what I do. I like to think of my art as a fusion of Western comics and Japanese comics. I'll see if life doesn't suck the life from me this year like 2007 did, and try to post often.

    Last edited by Professor Az; January 4th, 2008 at 08:01 PM. Reason: I'm still figuring out the thumbnail thingy!


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    Good Sketch start post more

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    Manga's not the problem - there's just lots of bad manga. Your's is pretty sweet- love her butt.

    Something about the eyes being so close to the edge of her head read kinda wierd, and her left hand feels like an afterthought - sticks out because the rest of the piece is so strong.

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    Yep, Manga's a problem if you make it one in my view
    As long as you know all the underlying stuff like anatomy then your fine
    I think Manga's frowned on because people use it and shortcut through the necessary stuff they need to know


    Sadly thats how I started drawing when I was younger
    I STILL cant seems to get the style completely out of my drawings


    Oh yeah and of course Post more!

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    Hello.
    Cool sketch,the line weight looks good, yep the butt is nice
    i notice his deltoid and upper arms kinda looks a bit too wide compared to the complexion of the lower body maybe keeping the definition but making a bit more slim, maybe, just a thought.

    *Edit: oh yeah post more .
    I have been influenced by manga a lot too as well as other comic art, i dont think it matters what your influenced on as long as you try to do it with quality and are aware of what it takes to do so.
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    Darkwebslinger - Thanks, I will.

    MiniGoth - I will be the first person to tell you I can't draw hands without reference very well. Looks like I'll have to have the wife pose again. Not that that's a bad thing, mind you. The manga face is also a problem for me at times, I'm very much from the Marvel and DC school of thought, so it is still a challenge for me.

    JFierce - I agree, a lot of the younger crowd thinks that the simplified lines used in the manga style are shortcuts, but in reality are just a stylization of the real thing. I struggle to try and convey this message when I see their attempts at art, but a lot of times they seem to just shrug it off.

    Renegade89 - The arms are supposed to be a bit more in shape than a typical girly arm, are you saying the deltiod is too thick, or needs to be thinner?

    Thanks for looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Az View Post
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    Renegade89 - The arms are supposed to be a bit more in shape than a typical girly arm, are you saying the deltiod is too thick, or needs to be thinner?
    Yeah, keeping the muscles defined but less thick, i think thats the word,the silhouette is very feminine and the a very muscular and wide upper arm contrast a bit. But may be just my opinion

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    Welcome to the sketchbooks! As i said in other topic, i don't believe that there is a problem with manga or anime, the problem lies in the fact that there is a difference between 'drawing' and 'practicing'. Lots of people just spit out thousands of drawings and no studies, you don't see any anatomy study, no muscles or bones, or drawings from life.

    But, in my opinion, i'm not the biggest fan of manga in the world, but i admire the fact that the guys write the stories, sketch the mangas, ink it, and shade it, hundreds of pages a volume.

    Anyway, nice start, and nice drawing, looks really pro. Hope to see some studies too!
    Keep it up!

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