Hey you guys. Im new here and wanted to really see what it takes to really dive into the anime world and become as great artists as you guys. Ive seen some of the sketches and just couldnt believe it. I rarely draw anymore now due to lack of support since I was a kid but I'm ready to get back to it and learn to draw the right way. and develop my own style in the process.
If you "rarely draw now" you will obviously have great challenges achieving your goal--so the obvious answer is to draw as much as you can.
Keep in mind that Anime is just a series of styles, mostly embodying an overall general style. Many young "anime" artists make a very basic mistake.......they draw ONLY from anime.
Do not do this.
In my opinion, learn instead to draw classically.......that is the traditional ways of drawing the human figure, animals, perspective composition etc, and once you become competent then apply those lessons/skills with flourish toward anime.
I say this because most professional anime artists tend to begin via traditional drawing skills anyway and then embrace the specific anime styles as they mature as artists.
The really good anime artists display work that often show the sound understanding of basic drawing( anatomy etc), just done in the anime styles.
Drawing only from anime styles corrupts the work of beginners--and most just attain a somewhat weak version of anime and miss a lot of the underlying foundations of good drawing. All they see is the style, and not the requisites of lines shapes and forms that suggest weight, volume, textures etc.
But before all that... just draw.
Get comfortable with it, do not let outside pressures affect or deny you........just draw.
"We all grow older, we do not have to grow up"--Archie Goodwin ( 1937-1998)
Thanks alot. And embarrassingly enough, I can put myself in that category.I went through this faze thinking that as long as I can mimic a style of anime then I can draw anything. But what I noticed how I can mimic an anime picture or wallpaper from top to bottom but i cant do it on my own
Hope you will success! do you like animation,such as transformers?
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Great and information message. it will help all who are new to animation
I'm also new here guys at this creative forum
Thanks so much Davis for ur advice>>>"If you "rarely draw now" you will obviously have great challenges achieving your goal--so the obvious answer is to draw as much as you can.", i really appreciate it.. :)
Well, i wished to post request but i'm not sure why i'm not allowed,,,, maybe becase i'm still new.....:confused:
I'm doing a research about Anubis, (Egyptian god of mummification) and I'm really interested in animation, photos and detailed information about him and how he used to mummify corpses (how disgusting, but anyway)
Please, provide me with some photos and info if you have with reference to the books or links to add them to the research index.....:(
Hey guys, watzzup....I'm new here too, and wish to be a nice one of your company here,,, and wish you all keep practicing.....:)
And, Angela,... I do not think you can post this question here , but i'm not embarrassing you
But I know how it looks like when you keep searching for some material and fail to find it...I tried it for you...I cant find anything on what you wrote....(i think you spelled some of the name Anubis wrong; next time, use correct spelling pls, its easier to find things that way :P)
but I did find some stories about him here
And good luck with your study
Welcome to PKG MMA and audis. I think I have a new best friend. Cant wait to see the car. Are you originally from the QC or did you move here to train? I assume you go to Champions, yes?