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    Re: Drawing anime?

    Quote Originally Posted by dantay6 View Post
    heya.
    can anyone give me any websites that give help with drawing or anything like that??

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    Well, try checking AO tutorials at Graphics, Wallpaper and Web Design Forum Tutorials - Anime Online
    or check this site: Drawing tutorials at RateMyDrawings - Learn how to draw with our free drawing tutorials
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    Re: Drawing anime?

    Hmm...

    There really isn't much for me to say except that you should always remember this:

    No matter what you're drawing--be it face, hand or foot--keep in mind that everything comes from some sort of basic shape. An egg shape would make the head, cylinders for arms/legs/fingers, circles for joints--such as knees and elbows... Things like that.

    Also, practice!! Practice, practice, practice! If you make a mistake, work through it. Keep pencilling until you can get it down right. Speaking of pencils, be sure you draw very light, otherwise it'll be a b*tch to erase when it comes to be inking time. I'm not the greatest artist but, I hope that I helped in some small way. If you ever have any questions, or wanna just talk about art or anime, PM me.


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    Re: Drawing anime?

    I always start with the hair. I just find it easier.

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    Re: Drawing anime?

    Yeah, mastering the basics of drawing would contribute a lot to your drawing either you want to draw anime, cartoon or anything else
    & don't forgot to always practice!
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    Re: Drawing anime?

    Quote Originally Posted by RandomAlchemist View Post
    I always start with the hair. I just find it easier.
    Hair, eh? That's a pretty random place to start (in my opinion). I used to start with the eyes--when starting with blank paper--which gave me an idea on how to construct the face/head and hair. Now, I sketch the entire body, using shapes (like one of those manequinn thingys) and starting with the head/shoulder area. Everything else pretty much falls in to place on it's own after that (IE: Eyes, hair, clothing, etc).


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    Re: Drawing anime?

    I start with the outline of the head then the facial expressions ( eyes mouth nose ect. )

    Then i go with the hair then make out the body draw the clothes work on the arms then hands the i go on to the legs and feet.

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    Re: Drawing anime?

    As you first start drawing just do a rough sketch to get the basic outline of your character and draw it lightly, no one wants to see a drawing full of unerased pencil marks. Doing a rough sketch will help you see overall how the finished product will look like. Like the person above me said, begin with the face. If you don't get the facial features correct first, your entire body is going to look out of place.

    Once you get the face, begin working on the central part of the body; chest and stomach area. Remember, use your pencil or something to measure how big a perticular part of the body is and also the angles. Using this tactic will also help you get the right sizes for the body. Please do notice when your drawing DO NOT draw on a flat surface, that will make you have a tendency to make the drawing stretch and go out of proportion. Always always draw with something beneath it that makes a angle...

    Once done with the main part of your character, you can move in with the feet. As someone had previously said...all the body parts come from a basic shape. That might help you draw the hands and feet better, which I personally think it's the second hardest apart from the hair. Also, once in a while step away from your drawing and look it from afar. Doing so allows you to get different views from your drawing that otherwise would be hard to see up close.

    Last but not least, the hair...I honestly find that the most hard and notorious part to draw. A key factor within the entire drawing is values of light (shading), specially in the hair...if you don't have correct values it will not look as realistically as it should. At the very end if your satisfied with the drawing you can add finer details to the drawing including patterns and the background.

    As a beginner its always helpful to have a reference in front of you...after you get the hang of it you can take this away and begin adding your own style to your drawings.

    Other things that might help you is having different types of mediums. Such as:

    2HB pencil: This is a light and soft pencil which allows for light and finer lines
    0.7mm mechanical pencil: Allows you to get into tighter spots or do complicated designs that would be hard to do with a regular pencil.
    Ebony pencil: This is completely awesome to make shadows, for the lead in this is darker than usual. Hence, you won't have to make your fingers bleed because you pressing against the paper and pencil too hard to make a dark dark shadow.
    Shading stick: It's just really rolled up paper, but it's nice to have it for shading.
    Prisma Color pencils: These aren't your ordinary color pencil, they are real expensive (roughly a dollar for 1 pencil). But they do darker and smoother colors than lets say the Crayola ones. It's also easier to blend them then with the regular color pencils.

    Some final tips, when drawing have another blank sheet underneath your hands in the area you aren't working with, it will prevent from causing smudges. As a finishing touch, ink the drawing. What I mean by this is simply taking a fine point pen (not a ball point pen by the way) and going over the pencil lines. This will prevent the drawing from fading and lastly erase the remaining pencil marks. Also if your trying to blend the colors with the color pencil, start from the darkest to the lightest...this is a easier way to blend them together.

    One last final thing...please do notice there's different type of paper. Each will give a different feeling and texture to your drawing, even if you the same pencil...to me just plain computer paper is good enough for the job.

    REMEMBER PRACTICE PRACTICE AND MORE PRACTICE!
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    Re: Drawing anime?

    Technical pens are pretty solid inking pens, but you have to buy the right one. Some of them are likely to bleed on the page.

    Shizuka, you've pretty much done a good job of explaining everything, so I guess I have nothing else to elaborate on, LOL. I was gonna say the same thing you posted--I felt like my last couple posts were vague.

    Keep in mind what everyone said here, and I think you'll get the hang of drawing. Rome wasn't built in a day, so keep at it and over time, you'll improve and become an excellent artist. ^_^

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