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Don't Make My Mistakes Tut. Part 2 by lady-leliel Don't Make My Mistakes Tut. Part 2 by lady-leliel
Bunch of tips for beginners. Learn from my mistakes XDDD
If you're a beginner and there is a certain picture you want help with, feel free to link me and I'll help if I can >_<

Okay please read before commenting-
I don't mean to hate on anime/manga styles, I think they're great! But if you are a beginner at drawing and you grab a 'How to Draw Manga' book you are only learning to copy someone else's style. When you attempt to draw your own characters and you don't know basic anatomy you will struggle and they are likely to look off. It's important to grasp the basics before twisting them :D

Part I

Useful Things

Browse photo stock here: [link]
Photo Refs

Found a typo.. Eylid.. Whut..
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treegarchie Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
There are some really good how to draw manga books out there though!
A few of my favorites I use weekly, because not only do they reference a lot of poses, or how the body bends and arches, but they often have a block figure version of it so i can learn and adapt. They're helped me tons, and I still use them for some poses (like military poses or flirtacious poses, depending on the book :) )
But this is a very nice tutorial, full of wonderful tips, thanks!
lady-leliel Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh there must be, I haven't see them all!
Ones that have photo and anatomical poses are great, it's the style I'm against. When you're a beginner artist and you learn from a manga book, you're learning to draw someone's style. Nothing is like a life-drawing class, you get great results with movement and balance and I can't recommend those enough! :D
mizukihashbrown Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
That's a lot of progress from where you started! you should feel proud of how much you've improved! Thank you for the tutorial.
lady-leliel Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!! It has been a good few years. I hope I can get way better in a shorter time now XD
no problem, looks like you don't need it anyway :p
mizukihashbrown Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Your tutorial still helps though, and thank you!:) (Smile) 
lady-leliel Feb 5, 2014  Student General Artist
DryBonesReborn Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol sleepy eyes.
lady-leliel Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
kalkie Dec 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Always fun to find some new/forgotten information (didn't know about the eye profiles and the bellybutton waist level) Thanks :D
lady-leliel Dec 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes! I need to remind myself of those things sometimes.. XD
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