Dude, I think you're great, and that if you love what you do, keep doing it.
If you really wanna make people go , I'm sure it's possible to find classes on how to draw manga ("anime means animation"). There are even special books with tips, instruction, etc etc. So if you wanna make some bigger improvements your drawings, I would suggest you some of these things. What really matter most though, is that you love what you do.
Actually, the 'practice realism' is a great suggestion. Great anime artists are almost always capable of drawing realistically. And there is a reason for this.
Anime/manga is characterized by the highly stylized portrayal of characteristics. In order to play around with body traits, you need to have a good grounding in what you are deviating from. That way, you can change things and not seem... off.
Basic body proportions are a good place to start. For example, when standing upright, a person's hand will end around mid thigh. If you make the arms too long or short, you can end up creating something that looks like a gorilla or a Trex.
Except for cases like chibi, anime/manga artists usually at least stay close to certain body proportions. --- Also, yes, you have improved.
You're an artist. Which means it takes time to come up with a wonderful masterpiece, that's the art of being an artist, to inspire. You're still experimenting, which is a good thing than rather taking fast decisions. Explore each corner of art, do what you love to do most! I personally know an artist on dA which I strongly can compare to you. Always getting asked why he drew girls or anime and the off proportions of the body anatomy etc and many more negative critique's. Until now he is far from skilled, talented! Letting people know "anime can be art too!". What I can advise you is,
Prove people they're wrong about you.
Be strong in what you believe, then you'll go far. If you show that attitude in your work to people, they'll be blown away. The down thing of being an artist is that we don't get accepted instantly. We're strange and live in a completely different world. But what makes their world better than ours? show it to them.
Ok, I see so many of these questions. For me, i have a mixed answer, mostly from experience. And please, read th whole thing, it may not seem ehat you want to hear at first, but hear me out.
1. I used to draw anime all the time. I wanted to draw anime for my job, and frankly you are way better at anime skills than m
2. When I got into college, I wanted a Two year degree (associates), and in all of my art nd animation classes, i was not allowed to draw anime, except maybe once or twice ( in all of my two years). I found this extremely irritating. Damn it i wanted to draw anime. I also had to take a figure drawing class , drawing realistic people. I was dreadful at first, but i learned a lot about anatomy. Now, i know anime is stylized, but guess what? Every single artist at my school (now my second degree at Ringling College of Art and Design), is required, no matter the major, to take figure drawing. Learning how to draw realistically now can help you by miles later.
3. More than likely, 99% chance you will not be dtawing anime as you first job. I am training to be a general illustratot, drawing in many different styles. I have been forced by schools and classes to draw so many things other than anime, and I am so glad they did. Now i found I love environments and concept arts much more. But i would never have know that if i had never tried what my teachers told me to do.
4. If you plan to draw only anime, you are shooting yourself in the foot period becaise guesss what? A lot of art schools will turn you away if they see too much of it in your portfolio. They WANT variety, not only on style but subject. Figures, animals, fantasy, environments, still life. Also, the more varied you are in your talents, the more sellable your talents are, and the more opportunities you will have.
I am on my 4th year of college (but now a sophomore at my new school since i transferted after getting a new degree). My teachers work in the animation and art industry, and only anime people are a dime a dozen they say. Trust me, learning more things will be so beneficial to you, even if it seems boring to draw other things you do not like. I am proof of that.
I hope you can understand my point. You can continue to draw anime yes, but I encourage you to start trying other styles andsbjects And do not get upset if it does not work out right the first time. Look at it and see what worked and didnt. Take notes, make observation. The more effort you put in, the better you can be.
yea i know that it won't be good for a job ofc i just say that i wan't to be good at it to make people satisfy with it and more importantly me myself but i will just keep my head up and practice thanks for taking the time to help me
1. Yes you have improved. By far. (also as a side note, You draw way better than I am able to, and you are half my age. [not that that says much, since I'm quite the amatuer])
2. You have great technique, I love what you are doing with fabrics especially.
3. You do have anatomy issues. However, that is only natural; a person would have to be a genius to be perfect at anatomy without some serious methodalogical practice.
Seeing as you seem dead-set on being an artist, I will just say this: continue working, practicing and learning. You are 15 years old. In the sense of age, you have time. Keep polishing your skills and learning. At some point, yes, learn anatomy. Hey, maybe sooner than later.
thanks that made me happy in my next draw i learned to make a better anatomy hope you will look after it btw skills ain't have to be with ages it's what the person potential and his encourage to be what he want which is my dream i fight for .
Not trying to be harsh but, the first thing I thought when looking in your galery was that a lot of drawings look the same, especially your last few submissions because of the angle of their head but also because of something else, not sure what.
You improved.. But yeah, anime drawings are nice! I draw anime myself, BUT I also draw other stuf (maybe I don't upload them all) But I can draw animals and scenery too! you know, what is an anime character without a proper background? Without a cute animal? etc, you know, I try to draw everything, trees, flowers dogs etc. So you have a big base! Not only the anime character!
Usually, I disagree about the "you need to draw realism thing" except if you want a job in illustration or such. You definitely improved, and I think you should be allowed to do anime, but if you want to work you need to be well rounded. Also, exactly what kind of job? You cant just make enough to live by sitting down drawing what you please. And keep in mind, there are plenty of artistic careers in which you dont need to be great at drawing to do.
On the other hand, you did improve a lot. and if this was to be a hobby you would be on the right track.
I think...you lose hope too easily. You seem likely to give up on the smallest things. I am not impressed by people who doubt themselves simply because of something others said.
Are you serious about your art? About improving? So why are you asking if we think you should believe in yourself? That's the dumbest question I've ever heard. SINCE WHEN should you NOT believe in yourself?
Here's what I think. You have a good start, but a long way ahead of you. I'm not one to talk, but learn anatomy. Learn to draw realism well, and once you have that, when you draw anime style, it will be amazing. But most important, practice, practice, practice. Hard work is what gets you to places. If you can't draw something well, draw it a million times, because each time you draw it, you learn something new that you've done wrong and can fix.
Also, draw from the inside out. Both anatomy-wise and content-wise. Art that I really admire is art that has a story behind it, something that shows a little bit of the artist's soul. Yes, I know that sounds cheesy. No, I don't care. Cheese is good.
You have improved a lot over the past two years, but I'm going to agree with others here. It would behoove you to learn real anatomy and to get that down as solid as possible. One good site that I can't recommend enough is Posemaniacs. It will show the muscles of the body and you can even move the bodies around so that you can get the perspective you want.
And don't let your brother's comments get you down.
Well, since you said that you'd like to make this your job, the excuse that that's what you like to draw is very poor. Because let's be realistic, your job is not going to be drawing what you want to draw, but drawing what others want you to draw, unless you're independently wealthy. But if you're going to be an artist for a living, you have to be able to be versatile and draw things other than what you want and like. Most of the time you're going to be making stuff that other people want, so sticking to the same stuff all the time does no good, and really would be a waste of time.
Stop thinking about it being a specific art style or subject matter, but rather how can you improve as an artist. Because if you're not a well rounded artist, and all you can do is one style, you're going to find it really hard to find a job, because work places look for people that have more than one skill up their sleeve.
Consider it like your homework. You may not WANT to do it for fun, but you need the exercise in order to improve.
I don't think you necessarily need to "start learning how to draw realistically, and [only] draw anime once you've gotten better," but take a figure drawing class or something and use what you learn there to improve your anime as you learn it.
You don't need to do all your learning all at once and never have any fun until you have mastered all your learning. That would be like not allowing yourself to ever have recreational time until you've graduated from high school.
just looking at your old acc and the one you have now, you have improved A LOT. coloring, faces, cuteness.. you've gotten better. your bro is just being a meanie.
do what makes you happy, draw whatever you want! as long as YOU like doing it, dont listen to ANYONE else! if you have a love and passion for drawing anime girls, keep on doing it. there's nothing wrong with having a hobby you love!
just have fun, and please dont let anyone else get you down or make you want to stop drawing. i wish you luck!
aww thanks I know that too i was bumbling in my head while they are talking , sadly my heart listened first... I wanted to be a manga artist < my dream but i won't compare it as a job this hobby will continue in my life till the end of my life!
Drawing cartoons, and anime more especially, isn't the best way to get yourself to improve. You'll only get so far. You may want to start learning how to draw realistically, and draw anime once you've gotten better.