There has been a lot of emails that have accumulated in my mailbox, mainly because they’re commercially oriented emails, written in a language I am not familiar with, or just plain got lost in my slew of messages. Let’s get started:
I saw your manga self-publishing tutorial and it was pretty thorough for people making their own physical comic books. But I wanted to let you know that there’s this new utility that came out which lets manga creators self-publish to iphone, blackberry, android, and ipod formats natively. The website is www.ashcanapp.com and it literally just soft-launched yesterday.
That’s a very interesting software and quite handy for any aspiring comic book artists out there. What I’m leery of is the price which most poor artists will be scrambling to acquire. Personally, I’d rather use that money to buy a nice drawing tablet if I already didn’t have one. Regardless, thanks for the heads up and maybe someone out there may like to know that it’s available.
eu sou muito fãn de animes & mangás,eu tenho uma certa noção em desenho ,mas,gostaria de apreder e me profisionalisar no assunto entendo?!,então queria uma ajuda de vocês com videos ensinando a desenhar animes & mangás.
Thanks to Google Translate, here is what was said translated to English: “I am a big fan of anime & manga, I have some notion of drawing, but I would apreda profisionalisar and I understand the issue?!, so I wanted a help from you with videos teaching how to draw anime & manga.”
My answer: No momento, não tenho nenhum vídeo tutoriais sobre como desenhar anime ou mangá. É algo que eu adoraria fazer no futuro, embora isso seja paciente. Entretanto, tenho certeza que você pode encontrar muitos tutoriais em vídeo no YouTube.com. Um desses artistas que tem feito como desenhar tutoriais é Mark Crilley mas não são obrigados a ser mais.
At the moment, I have no video tutorials on how to draw anime or manga. It is something I would love to do in the future though so please be patient. In the meantime, I’m sure you can find many video tutorials at YouTube.com. One such artist who has done how to draw tutorials is Mark Crilley but there are bound to be more.
Greetings, I´m a big fan of the anime and manga, one day I want to become a mangaka, not just because of fame but for share my passion. since I was a kid where I live this passion is considered as a waste of time and a stupid dream thats why I always had problems with the other kids as well cus they couldnt understand this passion. Now a days Im a drawer and I´m always searching for advices to make my self better cus I admit it there´s a long road waiting for me to cross, and thanks to God that not mattering what other people said I kept my thoughts, feelings, hopes and passion for the anime and manga, but it still really hard in these days for new artist to unrolled in this kind of society where there is no support or help, everything that I´ve learnd is thanks to internet and practicing, but I dont want to give up, I want to stay in what I believe in.I do want to ask you guys some questions , by the way I love this page ^-^.
1. what advice would you like to say to artist that want to make their mangas??
2. what kind of tools are better for drawing??
that´s all!!! thank´s for this page is a really big help!
God bless you all!
It’s great to hear your enthusiasm and drive and I hope you keep that attitude up because as you say, it is a long road. As for your questions,
1) Start making manga now. The earlier to get your feet wet, the faster it is for you to reach your goal. If you are already creating your own work, get the word out there and let as many people as you know about your manga and yourself whether it’s in communities like our forum, friends, Facebook, and so on. Finally, keep practicing and don’t give up!
2) No one tool is better than the other, in my opinion. What matters most is what tools are you most comfortable using? With that said, most people tend to use the same tools such as a drawing tablet for digital drawing, a graphic software (most popular are Photoshop, PaintTool SAI, and GIMP), pencils (regular or mechanical), erasers (white eraser or kneed), paper (heavy paper), rulers (t-square, regular, bendable), and coloring tools such as either watercolor, colored pencil, marker, airbrush, or paint. Going back to what I said earlier, I’ve seen artists who prefer drawing in felt marker, some prefer good old fashion ink in an ink bottle and pen (like calligraphy pens), while others use inking pens. Find something you like using and stick with it.
That’s about it for today’s Mailbox. Until next time!