Improving your Manga-styleManga and Anime are a new generation of art, spreading all over the world right now. It is an important aspect of Japanese culture, a solid part of the youth-generation in the US and slowly starts spreading in Europe as well. Even though many people still dont know what Mangas or Animes actually are, most kids already know and they even try to draw this new kind of art themselves. This way the tolerance among adults starts growing as well, a good way to expand the Manga-culture.More Like This
But as for any kind of art, many people have problems in improving their own style or even finding it. This news-article is directed to any kind of artist that is interested in improving himself/herself.</i>
Ive been asked multiple times how some artists manage to improve very fast and others seem to never improve at all and even though I first thought it has to do with practice I had to admit myself that it does not only depend on mere practice but much more on how you practice and especi
+ Tutorials. Resources. References. Art Ideas + Artistic Ideas.More Like This
The following list is a list of ideas composed by myself and other artist for people who want to draw concept art, or are having artistic block. Please feel free to make artwork off of the ideas, or use the ideas in any manner. n_n
* The classic picture of someone sitting in a car, watching the landscape going by and also seeing his/her own reflection in the window... < Idea credit to Chaosdiva >
* A picture of the same person in different styles.. in the middle one in normal life on the right one in an fantasy-costume and on the left as a working person in formal clothes or something like that... you could do things like letting the normal one being kinda confused while the fantasy-persons laughes at the working one...
< Idea credit to Chaosdiva >
* A kid with awful hair just took his first hit of acid. He's walking down the street with no shoes on his feet. His shirt is stained red.
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In my opinion, these are the most important factors in any character design: color, concept, shape, simplicity, cohesiveness, repeatability, personality and uniqueness.
Color: Any design with colors all over the place creates too many places for the eye to look. Keep your color design very simple and zen. Looking at the colors shouldn't be jarring or confusing. This isn't to say only use one color, not at all, but try to make sure the ones you use are harmonious. Avoid mixing and matching different saturations of the same color or picking colors that clash with one another.
My rule of thumb: Stick to no more than three base colors and some value variations.
Concept: Your design should have inspiration, even if the inspiration is just your intended character's personality or an interesting object that represents them. Your character could be a bookworm, and that would impact her posture, her clothing, her hairstyle...pretty much everything about her! You can design