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    Masayasu's Sketch Book - IMPROVING!!!

    I have been just looking for awhile now, and have decided to finally post some of my work, eventhough it doesn't compare to most of the members who post here.

    I know that most of you dicourage manga/anime, and eventhough I have moved way from it at times, for some reason I keep going back to it. I guess I like it that much.

    Well, here it goes:

    Masayasu's Sketch Book - IMPROVING!!!
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    Most of these were done completely in pen, w/out pencil work (I'm sure it shows).

    Please let me know what you think, and what you think I should work on.

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    Welcome to CA!

    Can't really comment or critique, don't like anime/manga and don't practice it, but I can say that cropping your sketches and smaller sizes (800x600 max) would be a great alteration to your sketchbook. Usually people don't post on anime stuff.

    A lot of these sketches look kind of flat and lifeless, but the foreshortened girl with the thumbs up is done quite well.

    Those two faces your drew is, in my opinion, your best piece. I'd say try going with that kind of detail and realism and combine it with the anime/manga style you have now!

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    you hava great style... I like your use of the manga/anime style mixed with the realistic in the piece with the womans head... good stuff.... as for people not liking the manga/anime style I say do what you love.... some of my best friends are manga/anime artist... I myself think it's a great style of art.... I don't do it , but I like it

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    Masayasu's Sketch Book - IMPROVING!!!

    Lovin' this one... I'd like to see more of these from you. I like/watch anime, but I'm not too fond of the art. But, if that's what you like, go for it. keep it up

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    This one kind-of off topic. My attempt at still life, in pastels.

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    Masayasu's Sketch Book - IMPROVING!!!
    I did this one in fireworks and photoshop. I am not sure if it came out as well as I would have liked. It is a smaller version of the giant above.

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    yoroshiku!

    hey dude, you have a very nice line quality to your work. also, post new stuff if youre drawing it (and if not, draw it and post it ). most of those are '04 and older, ne? i like your stuff and you seem very comfortable in your style. now challenge yourself a little. dont just have your characters stand there looking kawaii...have them interact with other in some meaningful way. put more than one on a page. draw a scene. have them fight. or go shopping. or whatever. gambatte, ne. peace.

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    hey man, i think its cool what you're doing. some of the sketches are better than others though. most of them are very well proportioned but a couple of em have their little issues. for instance, the first drawing from yesterday's post where the girl is walking toward us, i can tell what you were going for in really playing with the approach of the girl, but the drawing got skewed and fairly elongated and the feet are far too big to create a believable figure. but thats all stuff that can be fixed and i'm sure will be fixed as you keep working on it. cool stuff, keep posting.
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    Thank you for all of your advice and compliments so far. I am serious about wanting to be a better artist, and all of your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am trying to work on the realistic stuff, but while doing that, here is some more not so real stuff. Though, in response to Purb36, here is a random fighter in motion. I will definately try to diversify, including characters in motion, and art in general.

    Here is a couple:

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    ^_^ I thought I'd return the favor and check out your sketchbook.

    Though your style is different from mine, I have a few suggustions for improvement. Definatly try to do more dynamic poses and angles. It's hard, I know, especially when you're working out the design of a character, but do try. It not only looks more attractive, it also will bring people to comment on what they would otherwise see as mediocrity.

    Also, it's fantastic the level that you go into with the pictures, but you have a lot of blank space. A lot. So, add appeal to the picture and crop it in a bit, please.

    Anyway, keep working on it! It's good to see another anime artist with a unique style.

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    Hi Sara-San,

    Thanks for the advice. I will crop the pictures down a bit, and resubmit them. I am trying to be better at poses. I am working on anatomy at the same time, and sometimes the pose doesn't look right. Belonging to this forum is a great help though. I have been learning alot from looking at other peoples work and reading comments and suggestions. I appreciate your post, and will continue to watch yours as well in the future.

    Thanks again.

    (I will try to post some more today. Will see how it goes.)

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    i really like the manga faces,but i'd say work more on the anatomy(like it hasn't been said enough;P)

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    beautiful works on those Masayasu cartoonish manga drawings. really enjoyed the girl which has her back to us, the colured version didnt come out really exciting, but i love the concept and feel i get from it.

    Nice works dude,
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    Good style

    I used to draw anime/manga and i think imma go back to some of those characters i left behind soon and try every now and then to work on both sides of the table.

    But for you great style. Nice simple line work to keep cartoonish. It's hard for me to make slick lines i usually make very short repeated lines like sketches. GREAT OUTFITS. very detailed and i like detailed outfits.

    Keep it up the only thing i got to say is every now and then you have aistake or two try to work on that but i know its hard with pen.

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    Thanks for the compliments and the feedback. I have a couple of new drawings, sketches actually. I am not really good at landscapes, but am trying to improve both my knowledge of landscape drawing, as well as pencil work. If you have any comments for improvement, I appreciate it.

    Thank you,

    Here they are:

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    The second one looks a lot better in person.

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    Hello,

    Here is some new stuff I did today. The first is my third attempt at a landscape drawing; a little better than the first two. I also felt like doing some characters to day. Let me know what you think of them.

    Thanks,

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    My co-worker's (Irene's) dog (Marley):

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    Here is a couple characters:

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    Masayasu's Sketch Book - IMPROVING!!!

    This last one came out kind of creepy. I was experimenting with colored pencils. Her eyes are too round.

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    Well, please give me some feedback.

    Thanks,

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    On that last one, you pretty much hit the major problem on the head. If you fix the eyes the whole thing should fall into place. I would reccomend the excellent book by Gary Faigin called The Artist's Guide to Facial Expressions.

    Oh, and what kind of colored pencils are you using? What brand?

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    I was using some SUPER-cheap Prang brand pencils. I never use colored pencils, but I think I like-em. So, I will probably go buy some nicer ones. Any recommendations? Are Prism pencils pretty good, or is there something better?

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    Prisma are awesome. I'm sure thre are better ones somewhere, but Prismas are in a price class such that you probably won't want to go higher. Look around online and you can find a 120 set for about 90 US bucks.

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    Yeah I know, prisma's are still in most peoples price ranges. I will check them out, the book also.

    Thanks for the advice.

    I will post some more when I can. I have midterms next week, but I will definately find some time.

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    Nothing special, just some animal studies. Give me crits if you got-em.

    Thanks,

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    all exelent i think keep going mate !

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    Thanks Liam, Yours is very excellent as well. Very interesting stuff you have.

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    Just a pen sketch. I have been so busy with school lately (not art school) and haven't had much time to study art, or draw, etc... So, here is something I did today.

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    Let me know what you think. It is just a quick sketch.

    Thanks,

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    pretty cool so far. I am a sucker for good anime styled work (I'm not sure why either). Unfortunately for the anime style, most of it looks the same, and a lot of it lacks form. If you keep doing it, I'd like to see you put even more of your own style into it. Don't just fall into the cliche'd features of anime...find your own style! most important thing to remember about anime...vary the line weight. Thin lines in delicate areas broad ones in heavy spots. I'm not great at explaining it. The other "most important" thing is that it's based off of real anatomy, only it's even more selective due to lack of detail.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...rl_N_LadyB.jpg
    really like this one

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    One2hit: Thanks for the advice. I know what you mean as far as the line weight. That is one of things I don't like about these drawings. Though, it is partially due to the pen I use for inking. I need to buy some better pens. Well thanks for responding. I really take into consideration all of the feedback.

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    Those are some of the cutest pandas yet. As for the lineweight issues, try using a marker/pen with a brush tip. For marker like ink, try a Tombo pen. For pen like ink, Micron has a brush pen in their line of great pens. Control of lineweight without having to cary a brush and ink set around is really conveient.

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    Effective anime anime is harder to draw than most people think. I respect the abilities you have in that style. Just don't limit yourself by making everything you draw anime, there are tons of styles and variations out there. Overall, you might need to work on your life drawing skills. The better you are at that, the better you will be drawing in any style. Good work none the less

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan1989
    Effective anime anime is harder to draw than most people think. I respect the abilities you have in that style. Just don't limit yourself by making everything you draw anime,
    yep! I believe it's a bit easier to get a handle on than real life drawing. It's half based on good anatomy and being selective with the details. That means it still falls victim to proportion, balance, weight, movement, perspective....It is really just a type of cartoon (the ignorant fanboys will disagree). In some styles the contour is more important than what's inside...you have to make sure it doesn't become flat (although the face will almost always be). The other half is a good handle on the style...the line weight, symmetry in the face. In some regards it's very easy to get good at, but an artist is limiting him/herself if it's all you practice for sure!

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