dcsimg
A Flash Developer Resource Site

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: My portfolio

  1. #1
    Senior Member SlizerNet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    276

    My portfolio

    I started drawing manga style images a while ago. But being an excelent artist, I was quite frustrated when I couldn't pick it up straight away. But I've stuck with it, with the aid of a few books from howtodrawmanga.com. Anyway, Some of my work can be seen at slizer.com please tell me how I can improve etc.

  2. #2
    no noise means no bees xup878's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    1,788

    Re: My portfolio

    Originally posted by SlizerNet
    But being an excelent artist, I was quite frustrated when I couldn't pick it up straight away.
    not lacking confidence

    Try using flash to draw anime... anime is perfectly suited to the vector style and it makes cell shading a lot easier...

  3. #3
    Senior Member SlizerNet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    276
    Yeh i have been experimenting with flash. Its just that all my work so far is drawn with pencil and scanned in. So I have been using photoshop. Can anyone say whether its worth buying a graphics tablet? I tried a very small one once, and I didn't like it.

  4. #4
    Moderator CNO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    3,446
    What sort of artwork do you normally do? The background looks like the most well-developed piece of the set.

    My first observation is that it looks like you are trying too hard to draw in an "anime-style". In other words, the conventions are observable (big eyes, spiky hair, etc), but the characters themselves are very flat. The poses are not at all dynamic (watch the limp arms), and the proportions seem a bit off on some of the drawings.

    I'd focus on practicing on hands (they're tough - I know), and use more guidelines on the characters heads to make sure that the facial features are properly aligned for the pose you are trying to represent. At least make sure the eyes are properly aligned and demonstrating a correct perspective on tilted heads. Also, look to develop a stronger character skeleton with all of the elements in place as loose shapes before even tossing in some of those "anime" elements.

    Other than that, practice makes perfect - good to see you working at it and developing your style.

  5. #5
    Senior Member SlizerNet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    276
    I've never been very confident drawing human figures. So I am finding this abnormally difficult. The art work i normally do is in college, large scall paintings etc. Very different. Thanks for the advice!

  6. #6
    zephyr Olly K's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    The Univerity of Wales, Newport
    Posts
    1,357
    I noticed your last two you've used liens as shading.
    I think you need to try and use cell shading more, the lines look too fussy.
    Also I little thing with your hair, it looks a bit heavy and greasy, practice making it look lighter
    In you first set n head sketches the second one down on the left is quite good (bar the eyes not being level).

    Maybe the tuts here would prove useful to you:
    www.howtodrawmanga.com

    Keep practicing -however you spell it
    -Olly

    - I made this!
    http://www.okkle.co.uk - creatures, art, animation and toys!
    Toilet Trumps

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  




Click Here to Expand Forum to Full Width

HTML5 Development Center