Mangaworkshop - Amateur manga artists community

Simple kanta/desert punk practice run

just another practice at desert punk, trying to get my shading down a little better, to no avail
Artist Description
Shish just another practice at desert punk, trying to get my shading down a little better, to no avail
major banana 2012-06-06 18:16:25 Dude, throw away that lined schoolbook and use blank paper. Before you start, draw a few little light lines, to show where your drawing will go IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PAGE, a little outline. Next, sketch whatever you're drawing on that outline. That way you don't have lines going off the end of your page, or feet resting on the edge, trust me it makes it look like a kids drawing. Folds are difficult to draw and shade, draw from reference (hang a towel or curtain on a chair or pillow or something) if you don't know the exact mechanics on how folds work. The thing about folds is that you can't just 'wing' them, even in a simplified drawing, it has to be correct or it will look wrong. I can't figure out your desert punk character. Is that his head, is it a glass dome? What's under the cloak? Is he pint-size? What's with his head? If you want your shading to be better, look at how shadows work. It's not magically gonna come to you. Take a desk light or ANY light, hold an object next to it, look at how the light and shadow works. One side is lighted, the other is shaded. Sometimes the dark/light transitions are hard, other times they're soft. It's pretty straightforward. On your drawing, pick an imaginary light source and pretend your drawing is a 3d object. You should go and study the specifics of real-life shadow, light and light reflection in detail and be obsessive about it, but the basics are enough to make it look convincing.
Add comment
Login required.

Random art
new sketch, i changed the arm cuz i was too long (ty matt) anymore crit to help me immprove? please tell me. i will colour this soon
Well..this is me xD (kinda lol drawed by lokking  in a mirror) and yes my hair is that pointy =P
Some bleach fanart sketches.. maybe i'll lineart them later.
no comment
DBZ dragon! :P Just something I drew from the Dragonball comics :D
Finished marker painting art trade with Glittering Starshower on the MLP Arena, of her ponies, Tsubasa ( male pegasus ), and Starlight Sonata ( female unicorn ).<br><br>

Pencils and india ink & brush on 11 x 8.5 inch cardstock, 'painted' with Prismacolor markers, white gel pen, and white colored pencil.<br><br>

<i>~~Bee 5/3006</i>
Conclusion of The Haystack Murders. (Man, I blew 2 fuses while scanning this.. can it be a sign? ;P)
The first page of my first published work. The writer was dropped, there was no story, nobody wanted to read it and it is business, if my art is being pushed with a story no one wants to read, then it's no good for me. I write myself, maybe I should just stick to that, like Rumiko Takahashi ya know? Yea, I like my stories and I'm the most critical of myself. Well, you guys can be my judge when I post some pages here of my own stuff, yes? Readers raise writers. That's a good quote because it's true, I'm not trying to sound braggy, but I'm an honest person. I like how the pages turned out for the manga though, I am still proud of them, well, certain pages. Ho ho ho!

Harmony is owned by Noobity Comiks.
Artwork by Tabitha "Tabikat" Vocque.
26-3-2005 AIKUZA:::An art I made yesterday. Actually a test for a new style. Turned out better than I expected. And ready for upload. Made the line art in illustrator. Colouring in PS CS. I'm just liking this pic. What can i say :P.
try to beat this weapon! ShbrammmBRAPPA!!!!
Yoshida from Shakugan no shana
Story and Characters by me. Background and shading by my roommate
And here is the line-art ^_^ it surprised me that it didn't take long to finish this, just an hour or so. I'm very pleased with this drawing =)
some evil guy ;)