First Manga Attempt

12-07-2005, 10:05 PM
Yo. As many of you know I'm new to the whole drawing thing. Here's my first half decent manga...
I have already corrected the shading on the left of her face by just getting rid of it. C+C appreciated I'll keep you posted on my progress. Any pointers?

12-07-2005, 10:36 PM there's my stopping point for tonight. I'm actually impressed with myself..hehe

12-07-2005, 11:12 PM
Guy....Girl....Jublees....Stunning lack thereof?

12-08-2005, 07:28 AM
Haha...its a little girl. I used a character from the series Elefen Leid as inspiration. <<<thats her (sorry about the lack of clothing) I'm using that and about 5 other pics to learn how to draw eyes, noses, etc, and kinda mix them to develop my own style.

12-08-2005, 01:45 PM
I'm just messin man. Looks good.

12-10-2005, 06:01 PM There's my progress thus far. I havent had a lot of drawing time recently due to the holidays and several computer and car problems. I am not really impressed with her shoes and need to learn to draw hands very badly. I need to learn to draw titties to...

12-10-2005, 06:42 PM
Looks better than I can do with the exception of the very manly legs lol.

12-10-2005, 06:52 PM
Werd. I did the legs while my comp was down so I didnt have anything to go by. This is all just a learning curve for me. What exactly makes the legs "manly"? If you dont mind me asking? The right leg doesnt look right I know. I screwed up and got in a hurry fixing it. HONU, it seems your my exclusive fan, lol.

Edit.I revised it a little bit and am pretty pleased. I'm still working on it. The eraser marks are painfully visable...

Edit again: I just BSed some hands on there. Im tired of working on it. I have too many ideas and they keep messing up my work on this one. Later

12-10-2005, 09:58 PM
Well, like you said, it's mostly the right leg. The huge knee, and the fat-thin leg shape had me thinking man. And the almost workboot like shoes...

12-10-2005, 10:02 PM
Haha yea. Im gonna start on a skater version of Naru from Love Hina tomorrow...Her: (

12-11-2005, 10:40 AM
HONU, it seems your my exclusive fan, lol.

No he's not lol. I like that Manga stuff aswell and I like your girl aswell, although I have never read a manga yet. I love the Manga Girls from the Hook-Ups Skateboard Decks. *dreaming* check them out at google!

12-11-2005, 10:58 AM

12-11-2005, 11:10 AM
Great...there's two guys fighting over me. I feel like a gayer backstreet boy. Haha. Here's an extremely rough sketch of a skater chick. It didnt exactly come out looking like Naru but who cares? I dont reall like the style Narus is rendered in, with the small eyes and undefined nose. Believe it or not, the crappy Hello Kitty on the beanie took the longest.
I also don't read manga, BTW. I watch the anime shows and like the art. I cant really get into the comics. Hook-Ups decks break really easily btw. I had the one with the big tittied nurse with blood all over her...haha.

Edit: Does anyone have any tips for drawing shoes? Mine either come out reall tiny or mis shapen. Great work on the toon Vdub, HONU.

12-11-2005, 12:31 PM
Alright, groupies. Here's the finished sketch. I'm going to redraw it a little later. Peace

12-11-2005, 08:20 PM
Hmm... Shoes. Damn, you know, I've never tried to draw shoes. Maybe, concentrate on the outline first? Then fill it in slowly, and LIGHTLY, so you can correct easily. Take a breather after every 3-5 steps and compare shoe to referance picture. If all is good, continue, or correct as needed.

As for mis-shapen, maybe draw a 3D box around her ankle first, LIGHTLY, then draws the outline in nthat, and see above steps.

12-13-2005, 04:08 PM
hmm shoes... I found out that the most important thing is to stare at the things you want to draw... maybe you take your sisters/girfriends shoe and put it on the desk... then turn it 360 and see what happens... it's often that you have an undetailed imagination of a shoe in your head, (you see them every day) but you must look at it with your full consciousness. We all have seen shoes but we just did not look at them and thought how to draw them.

there's a difference between just looking at a shoe and analyzing it. I guess that is necessary fopr everything not only for shoes.

whoa. so much letters.

12-13-2005, 04:43 PM
werd, i just took my shoe off, sat it on my desk, and stared at it. They still didnt come out too great though. Better thatn I expected, skater "chick" looks like she has a penis.

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