Someone asks you if you are drawing/calls your art manga/anime; to you, this would be..
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a great compliment. 8D
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a small flattery. =]
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confusing. o.O
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irritating. *sigh* o.-
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just a little offensive. T3T
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*cry*
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Published: March 12, 2009
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Sad-AdamHobbyist Traditional Artist
Technically everything is anime now. American art adopted it and then turned it into an uglier version. Manga has high detail and is intense, so if it gets called that it should be a compliment.

But yeah, I learned to draw humans starting with those how to draw manga books (occult and horror and pretty gals to be exact) but then I started using neondragon's tutorials waaaay back when she was in the middle of her first online comic.
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Absolute-SeroHobbyist Digital Artist
Well SOME manga. I dunno how much you've read but honestly detail doesn't remedy a crappy style/job or poor story. x_x *very picky with manga now*
And American art adopted anime, yeah (and badly), but I would rather say it's all still cartoon-style; anime's just become.. mainstream, I guess? ( I wish I could quote my art teacher telling off some of her class for wanting to draw anime in it.. xD; But alas it was 3 years ago and I can't remember. *headbleed* She made some good points though.. has to be where I started finding my own way. )

Lucky. It was because I tried to learn manga first and didn't know enough to have the basics down.. ick. I've had to spend years trying to make the bad habits I learned go away.
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Sad-AdamHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hurr well either way I'm pretty sure anime is another name for cartoon in Japan and manga just means comic or graphic novel. So...*shrug*
Faithless-Wife's avatar
Depends how they say that.
Though I was with a friend of mine when she was told 'Wow, you are so good at drawing. Why are you bothering with cartoons?'

>___> That was stupid.
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Absolute-SeroHobbyist Digital Artist
Well just in general (lets ignore the haters for now).. assuming it's a neutral-ish remark ;D

Hehehehe, oh my. XD But really, cartoons do take some amount more of work.. at least I think in terms of combining your knowledge of other styles and a consistent cartoon style you're happy with.. o.o Maybe that's just me.
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diana-hndProfessional Digital Artist
I'd either shrug or say "OK". :XD:

To me, it doesn't matter if the style is manga or American, or manwha or etc; they are all comic art to me! ;)

With the exception of anime, but hey, you know what I mean.:P
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Absolute-SeroHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah they are.. but I just scratch my head a bit at how the style seems to have taken over the comic/cartoon style that is actually native to North America (which I know you're not from - is it the same in Malaysia?). That it's become more common to be asked if I'm drawing manga (even if that's fair considering I haven't ironed the influence out of my style) than cartoons.. like.. yeah. :confused: That slight ramble came out of nowhere, hope you can understand it.
(And I actually don't mind manga.. just not much of it for health reasons, hehe)

Yeah anime... well. I just wish I could rid myself of the influence it had on my art that it did xD
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diana-hndProfessional Digital Artist
Yuppers, I'm from Malaysia.

Speaking of art style... I kinda thought yours was rather original. I don't know if I could call yours having a lot of anime influence, really. ^^;
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Absolute-SeroHobbyist Digital Artist
Well. I modestly accept the compliment because I feel so behind when I see the style some friends have that are like.. so unique and amazing. ^^; If I have a style I am not content with it presently. XD

Honestly the anime influence, as ~SavePoint and I agreed on, largely is trying to draw anime before you even have the basics down. I never got into drawing the hardcore anime/manga style (couldn't), but basically learning from it really set me back.. it's like reading a series and starting at book 2 rather than book 1. It was just a lot of bad tendencies and whatnot. Two friends especially have me badly wanting to catch up and find methods and styles I'm happy with. :3
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diana-hndProfessional Digital Artist
Hey, nothing wrong with learning from anime, really. I spent the first drawing years of life pilfering from Doraemon and DragonBall art-style, and I don't regret it, even though my own art-style still has very strong manga/anime tendencies. The way I see it, anime/manga/american/manwha etc... it doesn't entirely matter what art-style we have.

Imma firm believer that no art-style should ever be regretted; because they all eventually lead to the our own original style. ;)
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Absolute-SeroHobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind the tendency I had that much.. I just should have been doing more proper art beforehand - more realism, still life, anatomy study and whatnot ^^; I would have probably helped myself a lot is all. xD

:rofl: I can hardly look at work from a year ago. Regret and getting better seems inherent with my style because I've yet to be settled and content with it. 8D *gigglesnort*
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diana-hndProfessional Digital Artist
The way I see it, at least drawing anime did, somehow, led you to the realization to try something different... See?! It's all good in the end! :P :XD:
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I wouldn't find it offensive - it's that person's view, and I'm glad to hear it - but it does upset me a bit to hear that my drawings look like a style that I don't usually like (not that I dislike all anime/manga art, but the sort of big-eyes-small-mouth generic stuff isn't my thing at all). It's not the sort of impression I want my art to give, I guess.

It's unreasonable, but I don't really like my doodles being lumped into any genre.
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Absolute-SeroHobbyist Digital Artist
Naw, that's how I feel too.
I wish I hadn't drawn it years ago, because basically trying to improve feels like.. harder because I got into bad habits trying to mimic the anime/manga style, especially before I even had the basics.

Whatever happened to just 'cartoon' style. ._.
SavePoint's avatar
Ugh, I knowwww. You have to re-learn everything and it sucks.

Mhmm. "Stylized" or "simplified" are nice, too. :'D
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cardboard-jukeboxStudent General Artist
Erm, none of the above? If that's the style I'm drawing at the time, then that's just what it is. It's just a statement of fact, I don't feel anything about it.
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Absolute-SeroHobbyist Digital Artist
Figures I forgot an option XD
Mostly it's what you'd rather identify with.. I keep my drawings in the cartoon category because it's what I'd rather have them called. Sometimes I think it's just become a bit popular that all 'comic' art is going to be called manga/anime.. o.O

Yeah I'm tired so hopefully that made any sort of sense ^^;
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cardboard-jukeboxStudent General Artist
It made sense. I keep mine in anime/manga category because usually that's what I'm going for with the stuff I post. I am trying to develop my own style though, and when that is called anime I feel a little disappointed I guess, because I know I still have work to do.
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