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The Manga Tutorial

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Aug 6, 2005 | 9:46 PM EDT

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A basic tutorial on how to draw manga in Flash. I didn't bother to add a preloader, the file is only like 100kb anyways. Enjoy!



Rated 3 / 5 stars


1. It was too short and didn't explain enough. You have to take into concideration that the reader may be confused, because you didn't give enough directions. When you said how to draw hair, you didn't explain how to draw it. You just said to draw it in different styles. For the reader to understand what you mean, you have to take it by steps, and explain each step a little more.
2. There is no such as a 'newbie' way of drawing. As far as I understand, you should draw a circle for the head first, draw the chin, make a basic stick figure, and draw around it. (This doesn't only apply to the Japanese; all cartoonists must start with a stick figure/shapes) You, on the other hand, did it in such a way that would cause proportional issues. Now, I understand that proportions are only an opinion in anime, because they are not realistic, but if someone just starts out with a 'v' for a face, there may be confusion with the rest of the head...
3. Face? Legs?
4. The shading was strange, and you didn't explain how shading works. It's just 'shading'.
5. If I am being a little harsh about this, please don't take it as offense. Just know that I only wish to improve; not to... uh... destroy. (Wait, that didn't sound right!)

Well, just keep working at it. Know that you can improve lots if you just keep drawing!



Rated 2 / 5 stars

not very good

I did not like it at all.
Ok, the "V" shaped head training and some stuff but you don't know how to draw good your self, at least not when you made this.
You shall not do tutorials if you're not good at drawing.
I don't like your style of the art and the song was real annoying in the backround.
The picture did not have details at all and it was all sketchy, no eyes and not overlights and no good shading.

I did not learn my self anything out of this.. maybe cause I know how to draw better but if I was in a lower level I wouldn't have teached my self to good either.
Some stuff in this was ok so I gave it a 4.

Loathsome. out.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Thanks This Helped Me Out Alot Make Another

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


A bit short, and very simple. A little more detail would be nice too, but I like the look of your character. It's raw, but I like it. :P


Rated 3 / 5 stars


Hmm... I expected a little more from this tutorial.
Good that you made one.