Monthly Archives: April 2013

2013/08/d3766_drawing_manga_2901539131_783703a14b

Manga on the Floor

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Manga on the Floor
drawing manga

Image by Théo La Photo
In a curious t-shirt store, in the Ginza neighborhood, very trendy, downtown Tokyo, a huge manga is drown on the floor, and can be seen from above taking the staircase.

Question by Moriarti: Easy way to draw manga bodies?
I really need help on drawing manga bodies, what are good practice habits?

(I’m not planning on drawing in color…) I need to first master the body parts.
How do you practice real figure art?
Heh, im not worried about becoming a “major” in art.
I am going to show the people that I have skills at least drawing manga. Art majors are losers anyway, true artists don’t go to college to practice it.

Best answer:

Answer by RobinX
Best to practice real figure art, as once you know anatomy and how the body moves, things will become much easier for you. In manga or other cartoon type art, it is a matter to “minimize” and “distort” the realistic proportions until the desired style is met.

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laptop kid
drawing manga

Image by ralphhogaboom
My daughter brought home a ‘how to draw manga’ book from the library, and we’ve been doodling in the evenings. I can’t seem to stop drawing eyes like this now.

A-powers sepia big
drawing manga

Image by Jo Naylor
the fist in my manga angels series – the sepia version

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MIAL Awards Dinner

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MIAL Awards Dinner


Image by NatalieMaynor
I don’t know much about photography, but I do know that my little camera and I really shouldn’t attempt to take a picture with a window in the background (unless it’s dark outside the window). Awards dinner of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi.

Question by mangotango21: What is a regular college with a good art program?
I am currently in high school, and I want to major in an art-related subject. I was originally looking for art schools, but as much as I love art, I don’t want my life to be set in stone, and I think going to an exclusively “art” school would do exactly that. . I would like more flexibility with job opportunities. Someone told me that in that case, I should look for a regular college with a good art program.

Could you give me a list of good regular colleges (not art schools) with good undergraduate art programs?

Thanks :)

Best answer:

Answer by RoaringMice
You’ve made a good choice. Like you, I decided to study art at a broad university, rather than at an art school, because I knew that going to art school would “set my life in stone”, as you said. So I know quite a few strong universities that have excellent art programs. Look at the following schools:
- Smith College (if you’re female :grins:)
- Carnegie Mellon
- Syracuse University
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Alfred University (but only if you plan to do ceramics)
- Brown University (because of its relationship with RISD)
- Tufts University (because of its relationship with the Museum School)
- Boston University
- Brandeis University
- Bard College
- Pratt Institute (great art school with a limited number of other majors, so maybe not a great fit)
- Parsons (fabulous art school, and part of the New School. The New School isn’t the strongest university, though. It’s good, but it’s not BU, if you get my meaning.)
- UCLA
- Temple
- Drexel (a bit of a step down from the above, but it’s good)
- University of Michigan Ann Arbor

With the schools I mentioned that have “relationships with” art schools, you can actually do a dual degree, if you’d like: a BFA at, for example, RISD, with a BA from Brown.

Add your own answer in the comments!

MIAL Awards Dinner


Image by NatalieMaynor
Robert and Lucy, parents of Shandy. Awards dinner of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi.

2013/08/868a7_sonic_cartoon_5842437282_288baf5bbd

Still-JoeyNewYork-Signed-Fresco-Cartoon-0

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Still-JoeyNewYork-Signed-Fresco-Cartoon-0
sonic cartoon

Image by Joey Alizio Jr : Outlaw Legendz 0Z.
Joey Alizio Jr : Hitman 1972 : JoeygoodfellaX :
Ghostface Killah 2011 : The Mean Man 187 :
Outlaw Legendz 0Z. : Pop! Pop! Pop!
Goes The Weasel and My Nine : Crazy Joe :
Dirty Rotten Rhymer : Uncle Murdah 2011 :
Murdah One : 12 Gauge : Double Barrel :
Bust My Two Clips : .32 Siciliano Especiale :
Squeeze On Blow. First To Blast. Escribaste :
Zinzane(He’s Insane): Americas Most Wanted :
ADT Trippin’ : Chrome On Dome : Bang! Bang! :
Gun In Your Mouth Productions : PAYBACK INC :
Mad Dog 40/40 : Trusto. Onero. Respetto.

Question by Jake: What is Sonic the Hedgehogs impact on society and the video gaming community?
I am doing an expository speech on sonic the hedgehog. Strange I know. Anyways what do you guys think the impact is ? When I mean by society I mean by how has he impacted markets, kids, and etc

Best answer:

Answer by Eric
Since he runs so fast he probably leaves a big impact when he hits things

What do you think? Answer below!

Still-JoeyNewYork-Signed-Sepiatone-Cartoon-0
sonic cartoon

Image by Joey Alizio Jr : Outlaw Legendz 0Z.
Joey Alizio Jr : Hitman 1972 : JoeygoodfellaX :
Ghostface Killah 2011 : The Mean Man 187 :
Outlaw Legendz 0Z. : Pop! Pop! Pop!
Goes The Weasel and My Nine : Crazy Joe :
Dirty Rotten Rhymer : Uncle Murdah 2011 :
Murdah One : 12 Gauge : Double Barrel :
Bust My Two Clips : .32 Siciliano Especiale :
Squeeze On Blow. First To Blast. Escribaste :
Zinzane(He’s Insane): Americas Most Wanted :
ADT Trippin’ : Chrome On Dome : Bang! Bang! :
Gun In Your Mouth Productions : PAYBACK INC :
Mad Dog 40/40 : Trusto. Onero. Respetto.

Still-JoeyOutlawLegendz-Buttonized-Fresco-Cartoon-0
sonic cartoon

Image by Joey Alizio Jr : Outlaw Legendz 0Z.
Joey Alizio Jr : Hitman 1972 : JoeygoodfellaX :
Ghostface Killah 2011 : The Mean Man 187 :
Outlaw Legendz 0Z. : Pop! Pop! Pop!
Goes The Weasel and My Nine : Crazy Joe :
Dirty Rotten Rhymer : Uncle Murdah 2011 :
Murdah One : 12 Gauge : Double Barrel :
Bust My Two Clips : .32 Siciliano Especiale :
Squeeze On Blow. First To Blast. Escribaste :
Zinzane(He’s Insane): Americas Most Wanted :
ADT Trippin’ : Chrome On Dome : Bang! Bang! :
Gun In Your Mouth Productions : PAYBACK INC :
Mad Dog 40/40 : Trusto. Onero. Respetto.

2013/08/ec909_drawing_anime_3954875136_8544eeb218

New York Anime Festival 2009

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New York Anime Festival 2009
drawing anime

Image by peterjr1961
NYAF 9/25/09
Soul Eater Chalk Drawing by Erik Maruscak

Question by : What is the most common way to draw anime eyes?
I like to draw anime so what is the MOST common (in your opinon) way to draw the eyes. pics and sites helpfull thanx!

Best answer:

Answer by Sukie
It depends on what kind of a character you are drawing.

If you want kind of a young, naive, simple and happy male character… This look also works for children.

If you want the same thing, but in a girl, this type of thing on this girl is more common…

If you want a mature and older, maybe a more mysterious male character…http://image.forumfree.it/3/0/3/1/6/4/6/1207160245.jpg

Girls’ eyes usually tend to be bigger, with longer/bigger/more noticeable eyelashes and “eye shine”. Upper lid usually tends to be far more curvy.

Guys’ eyes with usually be a little smaller (but not too much), less slanty on top, more of just a straight/slightly curved line. Less eyelashes.

Give your answer to this question below!

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Aveda 140 West Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation

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Aveda 140 West Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation


Image by bnilsen
Fridays on Franklin
Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation
Aveda Institute Art of Hair
FRANK Gallery
www.townofchapelhill.org/140West
www.downtownchapelhill.com/

Question by Ku Ku Kachu: What’s the symbol on the pittsburg steelers helmet called?
(football)

i know it’s like “leaf” something, but i can’t remember the name!

Best answer:

Answer by Hawk M
“The Steelers logo was introduced in 1962 and is based on the “Steelmark,” originally designed by Pittsburgh’s U.S. Steel and now owned by the American Iron and Steel Institute”

“It consists of the word “Steelers” surrounded by three astroids (hypocycloids of four cusps). The original meanings behind the astroids were, “Steel lightens your work, brightens your leisure, and widens your world.” Later, the colors came to represent the ingredients used in the steel-making process: yellow for coal, red for iron ore, and blue for scrap steel. While the formal Steelmark logo contains only the word “Steel,” the team was given permission to add “ers” in 1963 after a petition to AISI.”

The Steelers are the only NFL team that puts its logo on only one side of the helmet (the right side). Longtime field and equipment manager Jack Hart was instructed to do this by Art Rooney as a test to see how the logo appeared on the gold helmets; however, its popularity led the team to leave it that way permanently

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Aveda 140 West Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation


Image by bnilsen
Fridays on Franklin
Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation
Aveda Institute Art of Hair
FRANK Gallery
www.townofchapelhill.org/140West
www.downtownchapelhill.com/

Aveda 140 West Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation


Image by bnilsen
Fridays on Franklin
Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation
Aveda Institute Art of Hair
FRANK Gallery
www.townofchapelhill.org/140West
www.downtownchapelhill.com/

2013/08/eead2_drawing_anime_3957565416_b3c2814f7d

New York Anime Festival 2009

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New York Anime Festival 2009
drawing anime

Image by peterjr1961
NYAF 9/26/09
Soul Eater Chalk Drawing by Erik Maruscak

Question by Randomness!: when you draw anime or manga should you start with the head or the body?
I’m new at drawing anime and manga and i always draw the head first but i was wondering if it’s easier to draw the body first.

Best answer:

Answer by jplatt39
It’s not easier to draw the body first but you will get better results if you draw it first. The best way is to rough in the torso, then the legs then the arms then the head.

But don’t do a very thorough rendering of anything. Just rough in the body position and the gestures for each part, then move on to the next part and come back when you have rest of it sketched in and fix it.

This is true of every type of figure drawing, anime, Superhero, fashion, and so on.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

New York Anime Festival 2009
drawing anime

Image by peterjr1961
NYAF 9/27/09
Soul Eater Chalk Drawing by Erik Maruscak

2013/08/c96ed__art_schools__1979247414_dcf8e3e463

Art-School-Near-San-Augustin-22.JPG

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Image by xian

Question by robert f: Why do some people find people who pursue an advanced education difficult to understand?
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree and I am pursuing any actuarial license. To get an actuarial license you need to successfully complete the required standardized, professional, exams. I’ve been asked the samething by two different people who I talk to once in a blue moon or who don’t know me.

“Are you still trying that college thing?” <-- A question from a maintenance man

"Are you still in school?" <--- A question from someone with an undergraduate degree.

Best answer:

Answer by Sweet Brown Sugar
Some people don’t have the where-with-all to better their lots in life. You do, so don’t let others steal your joy and desire for better employment.

In my area of employment, it’s expected for us to get advanced degrees (I’m in education). The more education we get, we get a better salary.

Don’t worry about haters…you just keep doin’ you!

Good luck

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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Image by xian

2013/08/b3fa4__institutes_art___8728442925_c6eb925d0b

Aveda 140 West Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation

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Aveda 140 West Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation


Image by bnilsen
Fridays on Franklin
Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation
Aveda Institute Art of Hair
www.townofchapelhill.org/140West
www.downtownchapelhill.com/

Question by allison: What would the perfect art school admissions portfolio comprise of?
I’m just looking for suggestions for different types of pieces to include in a portfolio for admissions to an art college. What did you have in yours? Did any specific pieces provoke the attention of admissions in your interview? What do you think they liked best?

Just tell me your story! :)

and if it makes a difference I am applying to transfer to the Cleveland Institute of Art for next fall. Currently though I am attending a community college.

Best answer:

Answer by papersky06
Lots and lots of still lives.
Drawing from real life, and not a photograph.
Sketches, journals, unfinished doodles.
Pieces that pertain to the major you’re going into.
Anything you’ve created in community college and/or on your own – if they’re too big to bring along, take good pictures of them from all angles.

I have lots of visual journals, stenciled pieces, gesture drawings, fashion sketches…I never presented my portfolio because my plans changed rather quickly (I’m at a community college too), but I’ve gotten feedback from a few teachers/profs. Anything you’ve made, whether you like it or not, will give you a good start.

Good luck!

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Aveda 140 West Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation


Image by bnilsen
Fridays on Franklin
Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation
Aveda Institute Art of Hair
www.townofchapelhill.org/140West
www.downtownchapelhill.com/

Aveda 140 West Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation


Image by bnilsen
Fridays on Franklin
Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation
Aveda Institute Art of Hair
www.townofchapelhill.org/140West
www.downtownchapelhill.com/

2013/08/2ac63_drawing_manga_8519909914_6ab7e479fd

Scan0011

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Scan0011
drawing manga

Image by nickj365

Question by Veda C: What tools do you reccomend for drawing Manga?
I want to draw manga but dont know what to use. I have a sketchbook, pencil, colored pencil, and and a Bick Pen. What high tech supplies can i buy at micheals that will make my drawings be much much more good?

Best answer:

Answer by Savoy Truffle
High-tech supplies won’t help you. Practice, and you’ll get better. It’s the only way.

As far as supplies, anything you’re comfortable with, really.

Give your answer to this question below!

Scan0009
drawing manga

Image by nickj365