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Offline Sohashu

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Anime attempt - Goodness :P

on: July 25, 2006, 11:00:43 am

I suck at AA to begin with.  And anime aint my forte. 
Back from hiatus, just remembered how excellent this community is at forming technique in a fledgeling artist of any kind.

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Re: Anime attempt - Goodness :P

Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006, 11:55:34 am
hey

Well firstly, I can't say I know much at all about Anime. But right away after seeing this, I thought the eyes looked nothing alike the Anime style. I think they should be much larger, moon shaped and look very glassy, if that makes any sense? ATM, he/she??? seems to look quite cross eyed.

Another thing, I think the Anime style has a quite distinctive shape for Male and Female faces/heads, which I don't think you have??? AND I thinks the Anime style also has a certain way of defining the nose, which yours doesn't resemble to me either :-\.

Finally, I don't know if there is a certain lightsource used for the Anime style???, but I think maybe you should change it to something not directly in front. I think it will give it alot more depth, it's just that ATM I get thoughts of pillow shading jump to my mind, even though this isn't completly/really the case.

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I done some googling about Anime Drawing, and found quite alot of very nice drawing websites :D. The best of which being... http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/index.htm | http://www.bakaneko.com/howto/ | http://www.mangatutorials.com/ | http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/tutorial.html. Anyhows I think the 2nd one will be most useful to you :).

cyas
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Re: Anime attempt - Goodness :P

Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006, 02:39:35 pm
Yosh64: I don't mean to be an ass, but I had a look at those links and I found them to be absolutely horrible. Polykarbon has great tutorials and was a good idea to link to, the rest on the other hand all had fundamental flaws in them. A lot of the tips given do have the correct information, but the artists writing the tutorials don't seem to know how to use them themselves. I checked out the anatomy and face tutorials and the examples given were very wrong and could easily give the wrong idea.

I would stick to Polykarbon in this case, I've checked there a few times myself in the past.

Sohashu: If I am to point out a few obvious faults, the head is too flat. Make it longer but remember to keep the eyes in the center as they are now. The eyes could use some dark lines at the top to indicate eyelashes and depth and the iris of the eye looks like it's separated in two bits the way you're using the gray at the bottom and black on top. Eyebrows are a nice detail too  ;)

There definitely is a lightsource in anime, just like in most art. Try to move the lightsource to the top rather than head on as it usually gets missunderstood as pillowshading. Lastly, and this is just my personal oppinion, it's a lot more interesting to do a 2/3s portrait. (head looking slightly left or right).

Hope it helps.  :)

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Re: Anime attempt - Goodness :P

Reply #3 on: July 25, 2006, 03:23:49 pm
hey

@snake: I'm glad you made me/others aware :), don't want to learn and/or spread incorrect things ;).

cyas