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The general thread for Manga / manga-styled comic-making, manga-style illustration and related comic work.

Support each other and talk about your work or the work of others that excites you. Inking, character design, paneling / layout, writing, planning, and other discussions are all welcome.
Post resources, questions, in-progress pages, breakdowns of other works, etc. If a work is not yours, credit the maker (unless it's fucking obvious like a full page of One Piece or something).
Thanks to everyone for making /mmg/ a level-headed and helpful place. Remember, drawing and making comics and manga are difficult endeavors, and we're all in this struggle together.

Previous thread: >>6478292

Some resources:
/asg/, our stylistic sister-thread series for those focused more on illustration >>>/ic/asg

Understanding Comics
Making Comics
Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga

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>If I publish my own books so why would I fire myself? I simply state that I have deadlines.
Yes, self-set deadlines. I'm saying that's a different beast from external deadlines (ie those set and enforced by anything other than yourself, such as a contest submission deadline or a publisher deadline).
As you said, why would you fire yourself? Therefore if you slip, there are no real consequences, it just comes out late and fans aren't all that happy. This is why it's silly to say it's the same thing.
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Ok I see what you're saying anon. I make less money if I miss my deadlines which matters to me-but I don't get fired. Other people who miss their deadlines do get fired. Je comprends.
When was that? I've only been following these threads for two years and usually it seems to be discussion posts and there is only a comic page share once a while.
wow day ruined
Jokes aside that's reasonable, good to see you're making money with your art.
Yeah it's the double-edged sword of depending on comic work for my income. On one hand, I get to do what I'm passionate about all the time without having to work a day job, but on the other hand everything I make is drawing from the same well, so I can't just draw whatever takes my fancy in the moment.

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What do you think ?
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Nigga got one of those toad throats
blog? would like to see more porn, arigatou gozaimasu.
I don't have one yet, maybe someday...Not sure if I should.

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Generally speaking, what's stopping permabegs from learning how to draw something like picrel? Maybe not everybody is cut out to draw like the old masters, but surly everybody can draw competent cartoon characters given a small amount of practice.
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Lazyness, and i speak from experience.
I could draw masterpieces already if weren't lazy.
I don't go to the gym when need to, I don't draw everyday, I don't do the basic task list i put to myself.
Maybe it was the pandemic or I'm just to spoiled in life. But I'm trying to work on it

Animal anatomy is a whole other ball of wax.
It’s a misconception that drawing cartoons is easy mode just because it’s not as complex as realism. It took me years of filling sketchbooks with form studies and drawing cartoon characters using construction methods via picrel to finally become proficient at it. I spent my 20s doing this just to get good at drawing cartoons. Finally toward my latter 20s, I was able to draw stylized cartoons that looked good and not like wonky permabeg studies with terrible line control and flawed understanding of volumes.

There are still fundamentals that need to be learned, instilled and fully integrated. This takes years. It’s not a simple matter of “cartoons are simple so that means they’re easy”. Permabegs have no concept of volume or line control, which are essential precursors to drawing ANYTHING pleasant.
probably the most /beg/ thing I have ever read just stop posting, OP
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>drawthread on /v/
>drawthread on /a/
>drawthread on /jp/
>no drawthread on /pol/
>no drawthread on /tv/
>no drawthread on /fit/
man why are all the drawfags limited to one of the slowest boards on the site this is fricked up man
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since when did /x/ have a drawthread?
As someone who has been a drawfag for a long time: I have an easier time when I draw for someone but I hate asking followers or even patrons for requests. In a drawthread nobody is expecting a delivery. I can always bail out without making anyone angry.
Also anons are the only ones that give honest feedback.
Drawthreads were good a few years ago.
They're garbage now and its just the same 10 or so anons spamming every thread.
It's not a regular thread you see everyday on the log.
there is literally a drawthread on /b wtf you talking about

How hard is it to make money from art? I want to be able to feed a family doing art
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How long before this devolves into "AI stole the rockstar of mangas job, status and money I would surely have found after I read Loomis and get good so what's the point now..." thread?
"Jannie" posters have a script. losers.
Easy if you have skills whatever industry you're going to requires.
Gonna be honest with you op, most I’ve made off commissions was 40k over the course of 5 years, and that was when business was good. Since then I’ve made 100 here and there but nothing substantial. Do yourself a favor and go get a regular job if you need a paycheck. Art is just a hobby for 95% of artists, lest you count yourself among the lottery winners of the art world.
extremely fucking difficult to make enough to feed yourself, never mind a fucking family

do you download brushes or do you make your own or do you tweak existing ones?
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can someone recomend me good brushes for inking? (dont have to be an actual ink tool) i trying to start to draw again, but left everything as a sketch because im too dumb to make a good brush myself
when i start downloading a lot of brushes i keep doing this, too. what i did to fix it was to limit myself to only two brushes: one hard round, and one soft blendable oil
also experiment more with what the digital medium can offer, like the fill tool, select tool, gradient map, filters, effects, etc
what settings are optimal? How can I limit myself to one brush if its a bad brush? I need to know what good artists use but they just open the program and immediately start drawing without even thinking about brushes.
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>Animation Thread Discord

>51 exercises to try

>basic programs


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It's no good but nice try I guess
Big respect
any book recommendation on tips and tricks on cut out, mesh, bone, rig animation?

Things like image decomposition/segmentation, bone placement...
remember anon arcs
everything moves in smooth arcs
adjust the jitery keys into arcs and you'll have a good animation at hand
Just pirate csp ffs
Is it really that much effort?
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Post pictures of sexy women that are actually useful as reference.
>inb4 COOMER
Sexy women are very useful for learning design. Honda used to send designers to Brazil to draw the women there so they could apply that knowledge to designing vehicles.
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How to learn how to learn with science backed evidence so we can stop being /beg/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgFmVRMOKuo
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>data science
tbf it will help you sleep if you just so happen that you have a toothache on the same day
>some jews tried selling people drugs in the 1700's so that means science is bad
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Video Course General v.10

Do not let it die!
And draw! Paint! Sculpt! Ejaculate! Ejaculate happily!
Every single day! E v e r y!

>Matrix channel


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anyone with the coloso courses? asking for a friend
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lol yeah
I'm currently recording them
but I dunno how to proceed from there and how to make them smaller
was a bitch to get them saved
how'd you hide your name that pops up? maybe i'll record mine
You can use HandBrake to compress the files. Probably better off not leaking the method you used to record it, they'll patch it.

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>Drawing is too hard
>I can't focus on drawing
>How do you get the motivation to draw
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HOLY SHIT THATS A LOT thanks man, im fuckin set
yes, if you didnt find enjoyment in drawing scribbles as a kid, you are never going to make it and even if you do, you will resent drawing
Guilty Gear OST, Devil May Cry OST, Doom and OutRun 2006 OST.
Told myself I'd draw today. Did nothing instead.

And no I didn't play video games or watch videos, I literally did NOTHING. I just looked at the front page of various sites and closed/reopened blank tabs for 6 hours. Just imagining what drawing would be like if I could actually plug the tablet in and start. I even took a bath just to not draw, I cleaned my apartment just to get out of drawing. Its like my entire existence is just avoiding as much as possible
best oc i seen in a while

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Which art youtube channels does /ic/ watch?
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what version of spirit phone is that
This looks good, thanks man!
>Naoki Saito
This was a great find for me.
Thanks anon, it's very comfy and nice and warm.
It helps that he gets subtitled in almost every language.
Waow this is some good stuff.
can you explain your image to me? I don't understand it. is it saying to draw multiple aspects as something at a time instead of doing them one by one? is it saying to get out of your comfort zone?

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oh it's this schizo

What kind of Pixel Art is the most popular/common one?
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1. [THE MOST IMPORTANT] Don't post too revealing works (especially porn). If you think it's too lewd, post a censored copy here and link to Catbox, Imgur, or any off-site that hosts images for your works. Note: If you're having issues viewing catbox links, use a VPN.

2. Do not post child photo references, legal or otherwise.

3. Due to this general's PPH (posts per hour/thread activity), please wait until the thread falls to around page 5 or 6 before making a thread. Use archived(moe) or warosu to retrieve the old threads.

4. Do not start or bring any drama in here

>General Resources

>Specific Resources

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left, right makes no sense
Huh. I get that preference but right definitely makes more sense.
No and don't you fucking dare
Okay I think 34 hours awake is my limit. That one was meant to adress the "can we post photos now" retard

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