Technically everything is anime now. American art adopted it and then turned it into an uglier version. Manga has high detail and is intense, so if it gets called that it should be a compliment.
But yeah, I learned to draw humans starting with those how to draw manga books (occult and horror and pretty gals to be exact) but then I started using neondragon's tutorials waaaay back when she was in the middle of her first online comic.
Well SOME manga. I dunno how much you've read but honestly detail doesn't remedy a crappy style/job or poor story. x_x *very picky with manga now* And American art adopted anime, yeah (and badly), but I would rather say it's all still cartoon-style; anime's just become.. mainstream, I guess? ( I wish I could quote my art teacher telling off some of her class for wanting to draw anime in it.. xD; But alas it was 3 years ago and I can't remember. *headbleed* She made some good points though.. has to be where I started finding my own way. )
Lucky. It was because I tried to learn manga first and didn't know enough to have the basics down.. ick. I've had to spend years trying to make the bad habits I learned go away.
Well just in general (lets ignore the haters for now).. assuming it's a neutral-ish remark ;D
Hehehehe, oh my. XD But really, cartoons do take some amount more of work.. at least I think in terms of combining your knowledge of other styles and a consistent cartoon style you're happy with.. o.o Maybe that's just me.
Yeah they are.. but I just scratch my head a bit at how the style seems to have taken over the comic/cartoon style that is actually native to North America (which I know you're not from - is it the same in Malaysia?). That it's become more common to be asked if I'm drawing manga (even if that's fair considering I haven't ironed the influence out of my style) than cartoons.. like.. yeah. That slight ramble came out of nowhere, hope you can understand it. (And I actually don't mind manga.. just not much of it for health reasons, hehe)
Yeah anime... well. I just wish I could rid myself of the influence it had on my art that it did xD
Well. I modestly accept the compliment because I feel so behind when I see the style some friends have that are like.. so unique and amazing. If I have a style I am not content with it presently. XD
Honestly the anime influence, as ~SavePoint and I agreed on, largely is trying to draw anime before you even have the basics down. I never got into drawing the hardcore anime/manga style (couldn't), but basically learning from it really set me back.. it's like reading a series and starting at book 2 rather than book 1. It was just a lot of bad tendencies and whatnot. Two friends especially have me badly wanting to catch up and find methods and styles I'm happy with. :3
Hey, nothing wrong with learning from anime, really. I spent the first drawing years of life pilfering from Doraemon and DragonBall art-style, and I don't regret it, even though my own art-style still has very strong manga/anime tendencies. The way I see it, anime/manga/american/manwha etc... it doesn't entirely matter what art-style we have.
Imma firm believer that no art-style should ever be regretted; because they all eventually lead to the our own original style.
I don't mind the tendency I had that much.. I just should have been doing more proper art beforehand - more realism, still life, anatomy study and whatnot I would have probably helped myself a lot is all. xD
I can hardly look at work from a year ago. Regret and getting better seems inherent with my style because I've yet to be settled and content with it. 8D *gigglesnort*
I wouldn't find it offensive - it's that person's view, and I'm glad to hear it - but it does upset me a bit to hear that my drawings look like a style that I don't usually like (not that I dislike all anime/manga art, but the sort of big-eyes-small-mouth generic stuff isn't my thing at all). It's not the sort of impression I want my art to give, I guess.
It's unreasonable, but I don't really like my doodles being lumped into any genre.
Naw, that's how I feel too. I wish I hadn't drawn it years ago, because basically trying to improve feels like.. harder because I got into bad habits trying to mimic the anime/manga style, especially before I even had the basics.
Figures I forgot an option XD Mostly it's what you'd rather identify with.. I keep my drawings in the cartoon category because it's what I'd rather have them called. Sometimes I think it's just become a bit popular that all 'comic' art is going to be called manga/anime.. o.O
Yeah I'm tired so hopefully that made any sort of sense
It made sense. I keep mine in anime/manga category because usually that's what I'm going for with the stuff I post. I am trying to develop my own style though, and when that is called anime I feel a little disappointed I guess, because I know I still have work to do.