Art has a lot of liberties, but I believe there are many rules that should be followed. I mean, there certainly are valid reasons why some drawings look better than others. Thus you can't simply ignore issues by saying "it's my style" or "I took artistic liberties". I don't perceive myself as an artist, I'm simply following certain rules to achieve the look I seek. That said, you don't have to be artistically talented to become good at drawing. These rules can be learnt by anyone. The more realistic look you aim for, the more stricter the rules are.
That said, I didn't born with polished skills. It's been all thanks to vigorous practice and love towards manga (also naivety at the beginning). I've been drawing around 10 years, and it took me 6 years to understand that I don't know anything about drawing. Now I'm at point where I can say that I know a little at least.
I can't teach you how to draw. But I can help you learn how to see. Seeing is fundamental part of drawing. Many people draw things the way they think they look, not the way they really are.
I believe in honesty, so if someone asks me what I think about their drawings, I say what I really think. I may like it, but it automatically doesn't mean it's a successful drawing (and vice versa). My personal opinions and artistic views might contradict each other a lot. However, I can't give in depth critiques to everybody. I have few "apprentices" and they are my priority. I'll compile common issues within tutorials if I decide to make them.
Note: the examples are all drawn by me. It took some effort to do things horribly wrong.
SUPER, amazingly helpful tutorials man, they break down a lot of things I had/still have trouble with. Good to see people reaching out to those still learning. <3
and thanks for upload so good guiding material.
How about yes.
So,from the concept,Ive learn that once you understand where bones are,you WILL know where muscles connect because they have to follow Bones no matter what,of course unless your character can change shape,gets injured ect.But thats basically from knowing HOW and WHY before you can experiment and slap WHERE.
So I beg anyone that is a rookie,learn bones and practice it to a science then apply it to your manga drawings and youll see dramatic improvements instantly.I kid you not.
I especially studied the articulation and the joints of the human body to figure out how to go with convincing proportions. Now that I have the proportions pretty much in place, it's much easier to update my knowledge with anatomical details. Although it's not bad to study just anatomy, I find that it's not useful unless one knows the skeleton first.
I also suggest that people study the the bones first
I have learned a few things reading them, thank you for taking the time.
Foreshortening is hard and it requires a lot of true knowledge about the subject you are drawing. If you draw an arm that's coming towards, you will need to remember that it's length is the same, even if it looks shorter. That said, you need to draw it look like it's as long as it should be. The closer something is, the larger it looks like. Quite obvious, but still so hard to do. I usually try posing in front of a mirror or I draw a sideview of the subject to see where the body parts go and then imagine how it looks from the intended angle.
You are so nice what a fortunate apprentices! I think... °-°
T-Tthank you for taking some of your time to make tutorials... I really appreciate that. >.<
°-° I have been looking through them a little, I totally love the way you explain xD its kinda comic its seems effective x)
°-° the ones of dinamisn are awesume~ °o° my drawings are as still as the floor ._. oh well...
Lol, I have to admit that some of the themes you have talked in your tutorials are ones that i have been trying to evade for quite a while hahaha!
(T-T i guess i cant really keep hiding cliche)
Oh well.. i was wondering that maybe... o.o could you touch the subjet of children and aging in one of your tutorials? ;_; i would totaly love you? Okey okey!! please dont run, i wont stalk you!! TT~TT
(that was probably detonated by the way too cute little girl in your "know the rules" tutorial ._.)
Well, anyway, I want to thank you again :3 hopefuly that hard as hell brainy of mine will benefit from your tutorials
Thats true.. xD I have meet amazing people that are so good in what they do, and in life itself... and usually they had to learn their things the hard way o_o apparently it makes knowledge more significant and lasting. They are so tough xD
Oh and there IS a saying that teaching you learn more .. or something like that, you can now testify that is true ~.~
And well~ °-° for you to consider it is or than I can ask xD thank you!~
>.< I'll make sure to learn from your tutorials
The book "Drawing on the right side of the brain" says something like that.
Kudos on your tutorials.