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WANT TO WATCH ME DRAW?

I do streams! www.picarto.tv/live/channel.ph…

You can hop in and watch anytime you like, perhaps join the convo if there is one going on in the chat >w<

I stream almost daily now, and they usually occur 2pm-9pm gmt on regular days and 8am-10pm (full day streams) on weekends. If you wonder if I'm streaming as you read this, at any time, noone will bite you for just clicking the link above and checking in.

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Bloodroot Chapter 1 Page 9 by MaryYana
Bloodroot Chapter 1 Page 9
Chapter 1 Page 8 by MaryYana <- Previous Page --- Next Page -> Bloodroot Chapter 1 Page 10 by MaryYana 

First off... summary tells us this is not the guy you're gonna be with.

Secondly, your taste in men is ridiculously questionable.
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Bloodroot Chapter 1 Page 7 by MaryYana
Bloodroot Chapter 1 Page 7
Bloodroot Chapter 1 Page 6 by MaryYana <- Previous Page ---- Next Page -> Chapter 1 Page 8 by MaryYana 

AAAAAND WE HAVE OUR SEME.

Semes rarely wear makeup it seems...? But I like my men feminine and this guy isn't much like your typical yaoi seme anyway so SCREW YOUR RULES.
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:iconanguyen1412:
anguyen1412 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
How did you learn to draw manga? I'm curious since I want to do it too and I'm just amazed tha you're 19 and able to do this. Drawing comics or manga is my goal in the future you could say. It makes me feel like I can do it, seeing your work and I'm goig to read everything starting from page 1. :D
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MaryYana Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Traditional Artist
Oh, I've practiced since I was 8... that'd be 11 years. If you only wanna count the years I've been trying to draw manga style, take out 4 of them during which I was painting portraits and surreal art, and it comes down to 7 years of manga-specific practice.

I'd say I learnt the most and developed the fastest in the last 2 years, though. These last two years I have been drawing anytime I get the chance... I bring drawings with me when hanging out with people etc. At this point I draw fast enough to do about one page a day or so, more or less depending on the day and how busy I am with other things. I dedicate anywhere between 4 and 12 hours a day to drawing, once again depending on the day. So try to get to that point and use the hours well, and you should see some results ^_^

Don't listen to the assholes that tell you to ignore all manga and anime until you learnt anatomy from anatomy books, they are denying an important side to developing a style and working through manga or any other comic style. That part is the ability to take something from real life and adapt it to stylistic art. Study real life, anatomy/muscular models (posemaniacs is a good place to go, but anatomy books might work too. As for hands, you can take photos of your own hands with your iPhone and use for reference until you get the hang of it and can construct hands from a dug in feel and awareness of how they will work out of various angles and what their size relations are like), but also study various styles within manga (since that is what you're aiming for. Studying european and american styles might do you good for further understanding, though) and put them in comparison to what the real life version looks like. There are things in real life that would look horrible if you did them realistically in an inkdrawing. Defining the outer edge of the upper lip, for example, usually makes the character look a bit like a duck. It could also look more like a wrinkle than anything else. A detailed nose would look misplaced in manga. Other way around, there are things you may need to exaggerate or add for the sake of it looking good. Just explore things and study how it all hangs together. Big part of being able to draw is knowing why you need to draw things the way you do.

I'll give you a few tips I can think of off the top of my head with anatomy... foot is generally as long as your underarm (hand excluded), the hand size for a character usually is as large as it is from their chin up to a bit above the eyebrows. Put your hand against your face and see for yourself. In the case of children, you can lower the size a bit, in the case of manly males there is slight room to push the limit to a slightly larger hand size. Beware the yaoi hands, though!
Anime anatomy can vary a lot, but I usually give adult males and females two heads from their chin to their crotch, and then anything from the crotch and downwards is a bit taller than anything from the crotch and up. Manlier males get 2.5 heads from chin to crotch, children get 1.5.
Wider shoulders for males, wider hips for females. Always draw your characters nude enough to make sure the anatomy is correct before dressing them (nipples and genitals aren't needed of course). Drawing out the spine line, buttcrack or bellybutton/frontline/chestsplitline can help me at times (the two first go for characters drawn from behind, the latter goes for front) since they help me locate the middle of the character as well as a bit of the movement. Build your character from balls and ellipses and basic shapes first, sketch into detail later. Same goes for face, start with a ball and a line indicatin direction of the head, build on with a guide for where the eyes will be so that you can make rough corrections to make sure the eyes are evenly placed, then draw eyes into detail. Do the same "sketch general shape first, finesketch/detail later" method for nose, mouth and ears.

Hair shouldn't be slicked right onto the head. It also shouldn't be too big, since it can throw your entire anatomy off... unless you have a very stylistic style that can handle that.

Add highlights to eyes, and shadow in the upper part. The upper eyelid throws a shadow on the eye. Study manga and you will see this occuring in the iris. The upper lip is also darker than the lower due to shadows, if you ever draw a character with lipstick or you want to throw a light grey shade on it.

If you ever get the chance, like in art school or anything, take a class where you get to draw or sculpt a nude model. It helps a lot.

It's late here.. so I can't think of more right now. If you ever wonder something I don't mind telling you how I do a specific thing. I'll try to help if possible.
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TejaNadina Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama Ciel Smile!! 
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MaryYana Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Traditional Artist
No prob!
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ccofkonaha Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks for the Llama!
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MaryYana Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Traditional Artist
No prob, thanks for the watch! >w<
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ccofkonaha Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, no prob!
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noodle-survivor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm helping o3ob
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:iconmaryyana:
MaryYana Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
I'll help ya back
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noodle-survivor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Pft XD
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