My dream is to be a manga artist, but I don't think I can match up to what they need. My friend says I should go for it, but then always takes little jabs at my dream, and not like strait out but rather "oh, someday you'll be as good as me." She doesn't want the job she just criticizes and insults me for the hell of it. I've realized I don't even have what it takes to compete with those out there. Which is why I decided to give up. The minute I do everyone makes a big deal about it when they didn't really seem to care before and I don't even know what to do. The first picture is of my fan drawing of Lucy heartfilia and the second is my friend's and I just feel like, giving up is what I should do. Opinions?
- Give upVote A
- Keep tryingVote B
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I suck at drawing people. I'm just gonna put that out. So you're doing much better than I am.
You are only fourteen, you have plenty of time to improve, plenty of time to reinforce whether or not you want to be a manga artist, trust me, ideas and ideals change as you get older.
All I see between yours and your friends is a bit of planning, I can just see a few lines that helped her get the proportions right.
I think all you need to do is make it a little simpler. You've got detail which is great, but I think you need to work a little on proportion. I don't know what it is, but something is either a little too big or a little too small. I can't figure out what though. So for a while I'd say work a little more on your proportion and then worry about the detail and colouring.
I was always too scared to colour my drawings, I figured out pretty quickly that I'm crap at deciding what colours to put together and so would always ruin my drawings with colour when they looked fine in grayscale.0