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Use tools which will help you draw better...

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Published: July 30, 2013
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Working on Shonen Jump Manga competition.

Here's the link if you don't already know it... mangaaward.shonenjump.com/en - the dateline is Oct 1st.

The page you're looking at is the Na-Me (sketch page), so it's not a final drawing. It's my way of laying out a story to see if it works, and if it doesn't, I change it... The little pink mannequin is something my mentor gave me as a souvenir from Japan. It's tiny (8½cm tall when standing up)... but more useful than I'd ever imagine. You can pose it so much better than the wooden mannequin I have (32½cm tall).
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS M
Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
22 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jul 30, 2013, 9:17:24 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Sensor Size
5mm
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That's actually a very interesting idea.

I could certainly use one of those myself.
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TakataRikuzenHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, still find body proportions quite challenging...
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avirextinHobbyist General Artist
That mannikin looks a lot like a 'microlady' base doll from the 'micromen' series.
I've really wanted one of those for a while. It's cool you have one. :D
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TakataRikuzenHobbyist Digital Artist
My mentor bought it for me from Japan, I have yet to find out where else they have this other than Japan.
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avirextinHobbyist General Artist
I think you can get them on ebay.

I have my eye on this one Microlady version of an anime character, and she's pretty inexpensive.

Other than that, I dunno.
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TakataRikuzenHobbyist Digital Artist
Ah ebay. Of course.
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avirextinHobbyist General Artist
Yeah, the company is on hiatus, so it's either that or Japan.
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Sol-Caninus General Artist
Cool!  Is that your script to the left, peaking out behind the layout page?  A synopsis, perhaps?  Is it something you had to do special for the submission, or is it a working tool, like a step-chart, you made for yourself?
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TakataRikuzenHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that is the script, I've only noticed it's actually in that picture. Well spotted.

It's pretty much the entire plot for the 45 page written out, it wasn't a requirement for the submission, it's just how I work (a tool then?) from text draft, edited until I'm happy with it, then onto the draft storyboard (which is also in the picture), edited further (with mentor's inputs), then onto the final manuscript pages.
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Sol-Caninus General Artist
:)  Aha!  Thanks. 
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VironeStudent Digital Artist
aww man i wish i had such a small little doll thingy! they only sell them here in wood, way bigger and way stiffer and less flexible. that one looks way more bendable!
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TakataRikuzenHobbyist Digital Artist
I have the wooden one too. About 32cm tall. It's pretty useful for simple poses. But the pink little figurine I have (8½cm tall) is way more flexible for dramatic poses. :)
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VironeStudent Digital Artist
i wish they sold those in the netherlands too! ;m;
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TakataRikuzenHobbyist Digital Artist
My mentor bought mine for me in Japan. Otherwise I wouldn't have chosen PINK. LOL
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VironeStudent Digital Artist
i did the same with a friend when he asked me to buy a pair of compasses xD
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TakataRikuzenHobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha. Don't buy a guy pink stuff. Btw, thanks for fave-ing the pic!
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VironeStudent Digital Artist
i bought him this one : www.google.nl/search?q=roze+pa…
and if it's about giving a guy pink stuff, it's sorta okay here xD as long as it's a joke xD
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TakataRikuzenHobbyist Digital Artist
Remind me never to ask you to get me anything =_=; I have enough pinks and purples in my life. X'D
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