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Nsio asks: Would you want artistic guidance? by Nsio Nsio asks: Would you want artistic guidance? by Nsio
I have considered making tutorials and exercises about drawing. That's why I'm asking: would you want me to do some? Even though I'm drawing in japanese manga-style (if you can call that even a style), the methods I use are applicable basically in any field of art.

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.
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seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Thank you for the tutorials ^^  :hug:
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blahjerry Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Im a pretty bad artist who needs help. If it means that i can become better then slap me as much as you wish. 
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Wirlog Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
dude, I will follow your tutorial for a while. You're really good at explanations.
and thanks for upload so good guiding material.
(for free)
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SnowyWinterWolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist



How about yes.
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ZeoKenX Featured By Owner Edited Jul 3, 2014
Yeah Ive been drawing for around the same time gap as you Nsio and came to a conclusion that the easiest and most effective way to draw "what it is" oppose to "what you think it is" is to learn things that hardly change in ALL styles of drawing figures,and thats bone structure.The reasoning being is because the bones while they come in various sizes hardly change from a rules espect due to the fact that bones are FIXED meaning they cannot bend on their own.Its the muscles that aid the movement to bones,not the bones itself.

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.
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Nsio Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. That's how I also started to study the human figure: through skeleton and the bones. In fact, my wireframe sketches are based on skeleton, although I'm not drawing the actual bones.

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 :)
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TRACER70 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have seen your tutorials, and I think you are doing a great job in them.
I have learned a few things reading them, thank you for taking the time.
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ProfPikachu Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dunno, that 3rd one looks pretty good to me... :XD:
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UndeadKnights2016 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014   General Artist
your tutorials have helped me improve so thank you!
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bakahazunano Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Need a baseball bat to slap me with?
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