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Toothache
June 24th, 2004, 04:38 PM
http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Toothache42/Wolven.jpg

Here's my first attempt at a manga-esque bishounen male... not too sure about the hair but I like it as a first attempt at manga style art...

What do you think? Any areas you can see I need to improve on? Comments and critique appreciated :-)

Thanks in advance peeps

EDIT: Didn't realise it would turn out this big, sorry guys... :-s

Castrainer
June 24th, 2004, 04:41 PM
Its pretty cool! Something I will never do ^ ^
Thought, I dun like Male Anime Charcaters too much XD (except Inuyasha =P)

Toothache
June 24th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Wow, I got a reply from the great Castrainer :-) Thankee

I'm just experimenting at the moment, seeing what I'm good at or not. But I like this guy (he's named Wolven). I'm really bad at doing well female anime characters... maybe I can improve how I do males...

It's an idea...

Castrainer
June 24th, 2004, 04:46 PM
Wow, I got a reply from the great Castrainer :-) Thankee

I'm just experimenting at the moment, seeing what I'm good at or not. But I like this guy (he's named Wolven). I'm really bad at doing well female anime characters... maybe I can improve how I do males...

It's an idea...

The Great Castrainer? O_________o Am I THAT famous here?

Im bad at drawing any human character! Darn! I cant make the head format and the eyes! The body is okay but the face part... Blargh!
Yeah! Its a good idea ^ ^

Toothache
June 24th, 2004, 04:49 PM
The Great Castrainer? O_________o Am I THAT famous here?

Im bad at drawing any human character! Darn! I cant make the head format and the eyes! The body is okay but the face part... Blargh!
Yeah! Its a good idea ^ ^

Yeah, you're pretty much the big guy around the place, from what I've seen. Well respected and all that...

Ok, gonna work on my next piece, I can do fantastic swords but I have a hard time making it seem natural for one to be held... getting ideas at the moment

Castrainer
June 24th, 2004, 04:53 PM
Yeah, you're pretty much the big guy around the place, from what I've seen. Well respected and all that...

Ok, gonna work on my next piece, I can do fantastic swords but I have a hard time making it seem natural for one to be held... getting ideas at the moment

Ohh... I dun think im that great ^ ^; If Kairi, Arcanine or Kwesi posted here ya should say that... Im just a member, with Neck Cutting abilities and some crazy tips ^ ^;

Take yar time! Swords Racks!

coco
June 24th, 2004, 04:58 PM
it's a really nice pic Toothache, i mean, he looks like he could be a god

Toothache
June 24th, 2004, 05:00 PM
Ohh... I dun think im that great ^ ^; If Kairi, Arcanine or Kwesi posted here ya should say that... Im just a member, with Neck Cutting abilities and some crazy tips ^ ^;

Take yar time! Swords Racks!

Yeah, Kairi's cool too :-)

I plan to make it look right... I think I'll just do one sword for now (I'd like to draw someone holding two swords, but that's a little ambitious of me right now).

Toothache
June 24th, 2004, 05:01 PM
it's a really nice pic Toothache, i mean, he looks like he could be a god

Aww thankee... hhm, wasn't thinking of a god, but you know, looking at him, maybe he is... :-)

EDIT: Apologies for the double post, I dunno how to add quote replies to two different quotes at once...

Castrainer
June 24th, 2004, 05:03 PM
Two swords! Like Cervantes ^ ^
Just took another look at the drawing: He looks like Eusine! The guy who wants Suicune!

Toothache
June 24th, 2004, 05:06 PM
Two swords! Like Cervantes ^ ^
Just took another look at the drawing: He looks like Eusine! The guy who wants Suicune!

Really... strange, I've never played Crystal before, he started off as an image that came into my head one day that I had to get on paper...

And besides, I don't blame Eusine... have you seen how sweet Suicune looks on Pokemon Colosseum? :-)

100marios
June 24th, 2004, 05:07 PM
The Great Castrainer? O_________o Am I THAT famous here?

Im bad at drawing any human character! Darn! I cant make the head format and the eyes! The body is okay but the face part... Blargh!
Yeah! Its a good idea ^ ^
I remember.... when you were still the new guy!
And just look at you now, hehe....

Hmm, that is really nice! Cool! If you don't mind me adding a little comment though, his hair seems kind of square-shaped. That doesn't stop it from being a well-drawn picture though!

Castrainer
June 24th, 2004, 05:09 PM
Really... strange, I've never played Crystal before, he started off as an image that came into my head one day that I had to get on paper...

And besides, I don't blame Eusine... have you seen how sweet Suicune looks on Pokemon Colosseum? :-)

Yeah! Suicune Hawckz in Colosseum ^_____^

BTW He does looks like like Eusine!

And just to ya know, inteasd of making another post right after other one from ya, use the edit button ^ ^ (In the right down part of yar post!)

I remember.... when you were still the new guy!
And just look at you now, hehe....

Ahh... With that Castform avatar/banner... one person in da friends list... Not paired...

Toothache
June 24th, 2004, 05:11 PM
I remember.... when you were still the new guy!
And just look at you now, hehe....

Hmm, that is really nice! Cool! If you don't mind me adding a little comment though, his hair seems kind of square-shaped. That doesn't stop it from being a well-drawn picture though!

Yeah, I was more worried about the various strands of hair all over the place, but he does have something of a square hairstyle... like I said, it's my first attempt, and something I can improve on for my next piece.. might look into a spiky hair style instead...

100marios
June 24th, 2004, 05:22 PM
Yeah! Suicune Hawckz in Colosseum ^_____^

BTW He does looks like like Eusine!

And just to ya know, inteasd of making another post right after other one from ya, use the edit button ^ ^ (In the right down part of yar post!)



Ahh... With that Castform avatar/banner... one person in da friends list... Not paired...
Now you are, practically, the most popular male member that ever entered PC, hehe...

Spikey? Well that would be cool! You have a real talent, so it's good to see you're still working at it. Good luck on your next masterpieces!

Castrainer
June 24th, 2004, 05:26 PM
Now you are, practically, the most popular male member that ever entered PC, hehe...

Spikey? Well that would be cool! You have a real talent, so it's good to see you're still working at it. Good luck on your next masterpieces!

Glad to know that ya know that Im a "male member" XD Remeber when Jess tought I was a girl? It was fun when he said "WHAT?" =P

Yeah! Goodl uck on yar next drawings! I cant wait to see more ^ ^

Toothache
June 24th, 2004, 05:34 PM
Glad to know that ya know that Im a "male member" XD Remeber when Jess tought I was a girl? It was fun when he said "WHAT?" =P

Yeah! Goodl uck on yar next drawings! I cant wait to see more ^ ^

Yeah, I tend to notice the small things.. like the little Male below your name on the left ;-)

Thanks, gonna work on some stuff and get them scanned when I'm done.

Skye
June 24th, 2004, 05:44 PM
Very nicely done, Toothache! I really like the characteristics of the face. The expression is very nice! I have one suggestion though!

When drawing the body, it's a good idea to check out a mirror. On the neck of the human body, you'll notice it doesn't go straight down. It kind of bells out at the bottom and fades into the collar bone. When you draw that in, it'll make him appear more muscley too!

Toothache
June 24th, 2004, 05:50 PM
Very nicely done, Toothache! I really like the characteristics of the face. The expression is very nice! I have one suggestion though!

When drawing the body, it's a good idea to check out a mirror. On the neck of the human body, you'll notice it doesn't go straight down. It kind of bells out at the bottom and fades into the collar bone. When you draw that in, it'll make him appear more muscley too!

Yeah, he's meant to be somewhat muscly... he was designed from an RP wrestler that I no longer play (if anyone knows what e-fedding is, you'll know what I mean). Thanks, I'll bear that in mind :-)

MoonLight
June 24th, 2004, 06:02 PM
Hey that's a Pretty cool pic ya have there , Not bad for intraining ^_^
Great Job keep up the Great Work

Toothache
June 24th, 2004, 06:07 PM
Hey that's a Pretty cool pic ya have there , Not bad for intraining ^_^
Great Job keep up the Great Work

Woot, even a mod likes it!! Ok, it's not as bad as I first thought :-)

Yeah, pretty soon I'll digivolve from intraining to rookie...

Er, what are you doing? Bad boy, making Digimon references on a Pokemon site... I won't do it again...

Greed
June 27th, 2004, 11:16 AM
Wow! This is good, Toothy! I never thought I'd have another artist friend! The words are awesome, its rad, dude! *thumbs up* =D

*dies*

Toothache
June 28th, 2004, 05:35 AM
Awwww, thankee hun *hugs the Toon lady* Going all red now *blushes*

Shana
June 28th, 2004, 05:40 AM
Wow, that's really good! You did a really nice job on it!

Toothache
June 28th, 2004, 05:44 AM
Yay, thankee Star! Wow, peeps really does like my work *goes to hide away and make his next piece of glory*

Greed
June 29th, 2004, 04:39 PM
Awwww, thankee hun *hugs the Toon lady* Going all red now *blushes*
Toon lady? XD That's a kyewt name! ^_^ There's a reason I'm CaRtOON! XD *hand stretches out to the sky and grabs the Sun*

Owww! Hot!! XDDD

BTW, I look forward to seeing more of yer piccies ^_^

*dies*

PichuSecretBase
June 29th, 2004, 04:52 PM
There are some flaws but nothing much. But to become a Manga-Ka you have to use ink and screen tones ^_^ screentones are pieces of papers that are used for textures, they are like a sticker.. There about $3/page. You need an X-acto knife too. Also, a tracing box, most likely. I'd haveto ask Orenji. She's the rule Manga-ka.

John Denver
June 30th, 2004, 07:31 AM
Geez you guys....did you read the first post in this thread at ALL!?!

With the exception of PSB, everyone just came in and said, "It's cool" "I like it" "Good Job" "A for Effort." When he obviously ASKED you guys to give SUGGETIONS on how to improve his work!! HOLY CRAP!!

First off, the hair is in fact kind of Stringy, and his head is an oval, not a box...You shouldn't color with crayons, wait until you have the proper ink or color in on your comp. The eyes are kinda small and eerie, if thats what your going for then it's ok. For a first try I think it's pretty good...

Toothache
June 30th, 2004, 07:53 AM
Geez you guys....did you read the first post in this thread at ALL!?!

With the exception of PSB, everyone just came in and said, "It's cool" "I like it" "Good Job" "A for Effort." When he obviously ASKED you guys to give SUGGETIONS on how to improve his work!! HOLY CRAP!!

First off, the hair is in fact kind of Stringy, and his head is an oval, not a box...You shouldn't color with crayons, wait until you have the proper ink or color in on your comp. The eyes are kinda small and eerie, if thats what your going for then it's ok. For a first try I think it's pretty good...

Thanks Dakota... yeah, I wasn't happy with the hair anyway, was trying for a wild and windswept effect, but didn't turn out too well. As for ink and colour, well, I'm not completely sure how to colour in on a computer from a pencil and paper drawing (I know I can scan it in an use an art package, but a) never done it before, and b) not sure which one to use). I used crayons cos I had them to hand so I thought, eh, what the hey :)

AngelWolfie
June 30th, 2004, 08:25 PM
It's great so far, but you could improve. I suggest going to www.howtodrawmanga.com, and look at some of the tutorials. They are very, very helpful! ^_^

pokejungle
June 30th, 2004, 08:31 PM
Very nice toothache!!

I would change the hairstyle though.....I don't know why @_@

bestlittleplaya
July 4th, 2004, 06:17 PM
toothy nice picture its good for a first pic my first pic looked like everything but a human

PichuSecretBase
July 4th, 2004, 07:37 PM
Oh as for crits i noticed some. The hair is to squarish. otherwise that guys using far to much gel. He also lookes quite.. .stiff. Try to loosen him up. Trust me loosening pictures takes a lot of practice so make sure you do lots of poses. Also he looks almsot too realistic. Try making him more shapely and less detailed.