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  06 June 2006
sorry for design errors...

hey nice of u notice that.i hadnt noticed that my side view would confuse u people.any ways the tail is only to balance its fast movement.its not in active mode in which its shell moves a bit forward an more heavy arms appear in front stabilising it.i'l dispel this confusion soon by producting its active an front view.
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  06 June 2006
hmm.. :3
well before i had my uh...epiphany..this is what i did :3

i havent drawn anything new in a while.. :3

here we gooo





i think i blew my arsenal
*faints*
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  06 June 2006
Originally Posted by killermachine: pinoy can u gimme links from where u had found that image of mr.shirow


Interesting design you have there. With your new tablet you'll be sketching mechs left and right in now time!

Just google image "shirow" and go to the source sites that interests you. Tons out there.

Good effort here Lute.

Last edited by Pinoy McGee : 06 June 2006 at 11:15 PM.
 
  06 June 2006
lucky me

thanks pinoy for the ref im colorin this mech i'l put it up soon.i jus got few dvds lik ghost in the shell episodes and collectors edition dvd of appleseed so now i have quite good data of masumure shirow
lute your ideas are good but as you said these are old sketches so i dont no how much has your anatomy improved as it looks weak here...
 
  06 June 2006
here we go

my colored and active version ,3/4th comin soon
colored art-
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c...achinez/a-2.gif
line art-
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c...machinez/a2.gif
im not done with coloring....

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  06 June 2006
My work has always been heavily influenced by manga.
I love manga and anime and I'm the type of geek that used to collect anime figurines and builds anime model-kits I said used to cause about 2 years ago my addiction of collecting figurines and action figures changed into collecting Urban Vinyl (very rare art/designer toys heavily influenced by the graffiti scene) although I just received model-kits from Guilty Gear's Baiken and some cool cyberpunk chick (just had to have those ).
Anywho, like I said manga has always been a great inspiration for me but at one point I realised I was limiting myself and that I needed to focus on traditional life and figure drawing, although I've had experience in this field and my skills were still growing I did felt stuck at one point.
So I would like to advise people to not just draw manga only, but learn traditional life and figure drawing first, you have to understand the basics in order to grow in your work and be succesfull.

Some of my manga stuff:



 
  06 June 2006
nice stuff

nice artwork rude one.i agree with you out and out.without actual knowledge of figurative art you wont know how to stlylise it..
 
  06 June 2006
Thumbs up

Hello every one, nice work there rudeone, I like the way you stylize and construct the figures, really nice, here is something that im working, I have lots of things in my mind so havent be able to post the workshop, but here is something quick, graet work every one.

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  06 June 2006
Originally Posted by killermachine: thanks pinoy for the ref im colorin this mech i'l put it up soon.i jus got few dvds lik ghost in the shell episodes and collectors edition dvd of appleseed so now i have quite good data of masumure shirow
lute your ideas are good but as you said these are old sketches so i dont no how much has your anatomy improved as it looks weak here...


^^;; sadly...i havent really drawn anything original... because realizing.. i could never be able to fully express myself... with out increasing my knowledge in anatomy and other things.. and also.. my obsession being able to illustrate the idea.. well.. but then .hating the end result..and saying to myself "i can do way way better than this"
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  06 June 2006
nice ink digi sol.so wen wil u show the colored 1.im waitin for your workshop



lute we all go thru that once in a while.u'l improve alrite jus don give it up
 
  06 June 2006
right now working in the color

I always start with a tonal valoration, generally, for my stylized characters I do this on the paper, as a reference for painting directly with color, but this time I start directly in PS, so Im working on the reference.



Thanks for your coments Killer machine, hope we can start that workshop soon see ya.
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  06 June 2006
i haven't drawn manga since I was 14, but I really want to start again.. by the way, really good tutorials on
http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/tutorial.html

-thondal-
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  06 June 2006
thank you for the vote of confidence.. and i just love that picture.. the color scheme reminds me of another japanese artist works.. i just dont remeber his name right more.. :3

i hope to see more.. ^_^
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  06 June 2006
Hi CGTalkers!

I came here under request of killermachine man here to give my contribution drop. I have 10 years of Manga teaching experience and I’ll be glad if you let me share what I know.

First of all, learn the basics is a MUST. This mean, you must learn human figure, perspective, light and all that stuff before think in do anything related to graphic arts. There is no discussion here and I think every pro will agree with this (off course, there's always exceptions).
Second, it is necessary to demystify the concept of Manga.
Manga basically means Comic, and that it is, but with the Japanese style.
The issue about big eyes and exaggerated expressions comes from Disney… if you didn’t noticed, they have big eyes and exaggerated expressions too, and if you make the exercise to compare Felix the Cat, Mickey Mouse and Astro boy… you’ll find they’re practically the same.
Third, I do not recommend any of the “how to draw manga” books for a start, because the major part of them is done by fans who didn’t really know what they were doing, and 70% of the material treated is useless even for the beginners.

The first task for the CGTalkers interested in learn a little bit from me could be to draw a man and a woman naked, separated, in action but not interaction.

Thanks for the invitation and sorry for the late.

Paulo
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  06 June 2006
Question thnx

thanks for dropping by toledo and double thanks for your interest.i wanted to ask how do v hav to show these characters(man/woman u told us to draw) here on post or should we mail u??also i wanted to ask was do we hav to draw them manga style or normal way,i guess clearing up these two questions wil help...

also thnx for taking this out of my head that how to draw manga arnt the best books for these,well this raises another question....which is/are the best books for manga.i have 1 by jared hodges & linsay cibos(ilex-press) and another 1 by estudio joso(collins designs)
 
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