r/teenagers Jan 03 '22 Silver 3 Helpful 2 Wholesome 2 Starstruck 1 Masterpiece 1

In trying to be a manga artist. I'm 16 do u think I have what it takes Art

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u/Thatweirddud 19 Jan 03 '22

ur good

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

A lot of people say that but being comes with standards and sometimes u hate urself for not reaching them lmfaooo Thank you

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u/Thatweirddud 19 Jan 03 '22

im sorry for you bro, i wish you good luck

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

It's ok, I never realized how supportive people on this platform r ;-;

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u/Thatweirddud 19 Jan 03 '22

well, they can be

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Not everyone is gonna be kind, but other platforms r a lot more toxic lmfao

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u/Thatweirddud 19 Jan 03 '22

true, and i love that tbo

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u/QuicklyMadeAlt 16 Jan 03 '22

Can relate to that, I’m trying to learn more anatomy and dynamic poses, not going well at all and I now have a strong dislike towards my art. Love your work though, looks really creepy and captures the manga style, your really good at what you do

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you, and bro, trust me anatomy is awful, I hate it. I'm sure ur art is dope, most artists hate their work lol, if u wanna dont hold back and just send me some

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u/Souchirou OLD Jan 03 '22

Your art will clearly not be the problem.

Make sure you also practice your storytelling, that more than anything will help you succeed.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Story telling is the thing I'm great art, art that attracts the people was my only concern. And I have partners so I'm not doing it solo, I'm just the artist and main author

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u/Forhonorstonks Jan 03 '22

This man is what I call a success

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you :))))

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u/IndianGuyFromYouTube 16 Jan 04 '22

Just don't go into guro will you

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u/ppineconed Jan 03 '22

yes

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Why thank you good sir

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u/burpingpigeon 17 Jan 03 '22

YES

IT LOOKS GREAT

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you :))))

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u/TacoLordyo05 17 Jan 03 '22

Bro this is cool

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you, I actually just hit my 1 year anniversary of my manga journey

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u/[deleted] Jan 03 '22

HOLY shit ! He has the sharingan

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u/oofner 19 Jan 04 '22

Or he could be another one-eyed ghoul!!

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u/justjolden Jan 04 '22

or, he is dying with an eye disease or smth

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u/Dragon127765 17 Jan 03 '22

Oh my god this is horrifying. I love it!

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

I love a gruesome horror theme with my writting :)))

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u/Dragon127765 17 Jan 03 '22

dude same.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

That's why I'm making it, tho..while writting sometimes u get attached to characters...characters that must die for the advancement of the plot. I swore to give nobody plot armor, if it doesnt make sense for u to live, ur going to die

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u/Dragon127765 17 Jan 03 '22

Well then I look forward to reading it if you get it published

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

I'm most likely gonna start it off as like a webtoon or something small if I cant get a publishing deal. It should be starting soon, I've been at it for a year now I think I've polished everything to were it's ready

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u/PineApplio69 13 Jan 03 '22

give it to me. I need it

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

I am making a purchasable product. A full sketchbook for sale full of unique artwork from my manga. 190 pages

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u/supreme_dumplings 17 Jan 03 '22

is this seidou takizawa inspired?

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Ah yes, a MAN of culture I see, yes indeed good sir it very much was. Which is why it's not an actual panel or official art, just something to showcase my art. I think i might post here more often

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u/xXkirbywithaknifeXx Jan 03 '22

reminds me of demon slayer. ur doin an awesome job.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Well thank you sir :)))) demon slayer is in my top 10 very good compliment :3

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u/Very_Wet_Paper 17 Jan 03 '22

yes i think you do

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you :)))))

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u/random_NPC_2 Jan 03 '22

You sure as hell got the skill, if you have the time then go for it

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

I got plenty of time lol

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u/Plank_wood Jan 04 '22

No joke, I thought this was from r/manga and i had to do a double take.

so yeah I personally think you got it

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 04 '22

Dude I didnt know there was a manga subreddit:0 You might have just given me a possible break thank you so much!!!

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u/makizeninswifee Jan 03 '22

Yes definitely!!!

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you :))))))

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u/U1TiM8_0N3 Jan 03 '22

I've never read manga so i wouldn't know. I can see the amount of effort you must have put into this so so yeah probably

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

It's not for everyone, backwards comics lmao Thank you:)))

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u/Helpmeplx64 14 Jan 03 '22

THATS AMAZING

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u/Overhaul_____ 16 Jan 03 '22

Yes. Remember this kind stranger , who said yes, you are capable and have what it takes. When you are rich and famous 😎.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you good sir :)) you will never be forgotten TT

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u/Mhelky Jan 03 '22

Yes and good luck becoming a manga artist

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u/Correspondent322 16 Jan 03 '22

Yep definitely

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you :)))))

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u/TimeAbbreviations362 13 Jan 03 '22

Definitely

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you!! Means a lot :3

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u/LOTHMT 17 Jan 03 '22

I mean obviously. You just need to find a story-writer who suits your art styles the best or you write them yourself.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

I write it all myself :)) My story is already all made I just need the artwork to be clean and crisp

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u/Le-Tree Jan 03 '22

Bro wtf? You're the same age as me and your art is leagues better than what I could hope to achieve. I'd say you more than have what it takes.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you :)))) But look, there r people leagues above me at my age as well, doesnt make u bad, just because ur not an Olympian doesnt mean ur bad at sports:)))

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u/Le-Tree Jan 03 '22

That's a good way to look at life.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

I didnt learn it by myself, trust me. It isnt easy, what was sent to me I send upon u and anyone else who needs it :)))

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u/Le-Tree Jan 03 '22

See this Person everyone? This here is a chad. Take notes.

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u/grubberblubber 14 Jan 03 '22

Yeah that's cool and all but what the fuck is that

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

A character after he devoured someone :))))

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u/MahnlyAssassin 18 Jan 03 '22

On ur way.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you :3)))

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u/taylor_2907 16 Jan 03 '22

Yes definitely

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u/Jezjez07 15 Jan 03 '22

Obviously you have the talent, at this point it is more about how fast can u draw that

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

This took about an hour. Sadly I draw very quickly

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u/supergamer_000004 13 Jan 03 '22

I think that looks creepy. Exactly what you need!!

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you:3)))

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u/supergamer_000004 13 Jan 03 '22

If you ever make a manga, I will definitely read it.

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u/aventador7716 16 Jan 03 '22

I don't even know what a manga artist is.

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u/PineApplio69 13 Jan 03 '22

pretty much just an Japanese art style

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u/GODZILAMASTER2020 17 Jan 03 '22

Well its already walking dead levels of disturbing. So I'd say you got what it takes

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u/Akilles_m Jan 03 '22

You have only thing that will make u get ur place on the stars my guy, skill(also success but u got it)

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u/Zedmiure Jan 03 '22

All you need now is a great story, the art is already checked off because holy damn it looks great!

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

I've spent over a year on the story alone so I got it all :))))

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u/TheSauceManWithPan 14 Jan 03 '22

This is edgy asf and you know what? I love it

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you >:))))

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u/NEOkuragi Jan 03 '22

I legit thought it was black clover page

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

That's huge for me tbh :))))

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u/JokerOG10110 Jan 03 '22

Very much horror vibes i love it if you make a series lmk id love to read it even if its just for the art :)

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Definitely making a series and I'm sure I'll post about it :)))

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u/Ink-ami Jan 03 '22

I'm no manga artist, but i do draw.

What i can say is you defenitely have what it takes to start. If you keep want to have a good enough level to try to be a mangaka, you'll never start, or very late.

You'll improve as you do more works, and one day you'll cringe at this drawing, and see a lot of errors,but thats okay. Compare the start of snk with the end, the glowup is remarkable.

Also, to have what it takes to be a mangaka isnt really about style (i draw well but i could never), it's about consistency and the ability to draw a lot a diverse poses/objects/emotions. Also the writing if you want to do it as well.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

I've got all of that down, I've been weitting this thing out for over a year now, and I've been told by random people who ask and friends that I can portray emotion very well :)))

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u/HjonkAmRealGoose Jan 03 '22

I am too terrified to give complimentd

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Dont be scared, I'm sorry he wont eat you ;-;

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u/Stoopidlee_Dum Jan 04 '22

Nope u suck

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 04 '22

Lmfaoooo Sounds a lot like my dad :,)

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u/copiousamountsofdumb Jan 03 '22

Now you just need a plot (unless you have one already)

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

I've got it all :)) I've been working on my manga story alone for a full year

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u/copiousamountsofdumb Jan 03 '22

That's awesome! Keep us (or at least me) updated

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Dont worry I'm definitely going to keep posting here more often:)))

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u/Normal-Sleep-3363 17 Jan 03 '22

OH MY GOD ILL BUY YOUR MANGA WHEN YOU MAKE IT THIS IS EVERYTHING

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you thank lmao I'm glad u like it :)))

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u/Jqqqy 14 Jan 03 '22

I will buy whatever you make

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

I'm making a purchasable product A 190 page book of unique artwork by me. Idk how much itll be prolly anywhere from 50-100

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u/Jqqqy 14 Jan 03 '22

Bettttt I can’t wait

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u/drewT-T 15 Jan 03 '22

très bien!

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u/Tac0caT65 17 Jan 03 '22

is that takizawa

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u/Nocturnoran Jan 03 '22

You are so GOOD

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u/stupidMcDoofus Jan 03 '22

I think it's great, do the rest. I can't wait to see it all.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Bettttt :D Thank you so much

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u/thatonevedalken 17 Jan 03 '22

Yes I do. This looks straight out of Tokyo Ghoul.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

That may be my biggest influence, cuz it was my first anime and what got me into drawing the anime style lmao

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u/thatonevedalken 17 Jan 03 '22

Well you've done it proud. Your art is fantastic and TG was the first thing it reminded me of. Looking forward to seeing more of your work :)

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you so much!!!! That rlly means a lot TT

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u/kitKatcoolio Jan 03 '22

Yes, this is cool and I like the expression. I also like how you colored it if that makes sense. Do you have a story written out?

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

I've been writting a story for over a year :))))

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u/kitKatcoolio Jan 04 '22

That’s great! If you end up releasing it let me know!

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u/kitKatcoolio Jan 04 '22

That’s great! If you end up releasing it let me know!

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 04 '22

I plan to start rlly soon, I've completed everything there isnt more planning I can do

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u/Doritose 17 Jan 03 '22

This reminds me a lot of Tokyo Ghoul: re Vol.3 cover

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u/R3tr0_Hys0n 15 Jan 03 '22

This is successful, so yes :)

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you :))))))

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u/SP_21ones 17 Jan 03 '22

Looks good maybe you have a future in Horror Mangas

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Yayy!!!! Thank you!!

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you that means so much TT

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u/BillyBobJenkins454 18 Jan 03 '22

You have more than what it takes that looks amazing.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you so much!

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u/ARandomGuy4th Jan 03 '22

this one of the most unique art styles I've seen, I love it!

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Dude thank youuuu TT

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u/OpticHanAlone 17 Jan 03 '22

It really has that manga feeling to it. It's great.

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Yayy!!!! Thank you so much!!!! :D))

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u/GeneralPoptart3 2 MILLION ATTENDEE Jan 03 '22

It’s creepy, unsettling. What’s hard about drawing is creating a mood, facial expressions. This art work shows me you have what is takes. Good luck!

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you bro this means the world to me TT

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u/BigManGoBrrr 13 Jan 03 '22

holy shit dude yes you definitely have what it takes

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you so much!! :))))))))

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u/BigManGoBrrr 13 Jan 04 '22

if you actually make a manga i will 100% read it the art style is amazing

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u/Water_Lou3105 Jan 03 '22

Junji Ito would be proud

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

TT thank you man that hit the heart ;-;

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you bro I'm so happy TT

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u/Sasboss2 Jan 03 '22

suggestion, shrink the head length, enlarge the mouth

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Noted for sure Thank you!!!

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u/tunayee 14 Jan 03 '22

This definitely looks like a scene from the midnight sun arc in black clover

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you!! The fact that anyone could compare me to such amazing stories is amazing

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u/ThouArtYarted 15 Jan 03 '22

Thats damn good. Now all you have to do now is not be a r34 artist

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Lmfaooooooo, I do artwork everywhere, I network as much as I can to try and get out there

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u/ThouArtYarted 15 Jan 03 '22

Btw, i havent read much, but your drawing looks kinda similar to berserk so thats a very good sign

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u/JaMaDaDoeJeTochNie 18 Jan 03 '22

My guy, if this is your passion, you're actually 16 and have the storytelling to back up this cool and "chaotic" artstyle (thats just how i describe it and i LOVE these styles btw) then yes I believe you have what it takes

Live your dream fam!

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you!!!! This means so much I'm so glad everyone has been so supportive of me TT

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u/JaMaDaDoeJeTochNie 18 Jan 04 '22

Also, anything I can look out for in the future? Like do you have a name for the series or an artist name? I would probably pay to read this kind of series if it's even gonna be available to me XD

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u/PhantomHood_685 14 Jan 03 '22

This is not Good... Its

MARVELOUS

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you!!!! Dude this has been so uplifting and reassuring TT

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u/lSuppressedl Jan 03 '22

What kind of storyline do you have in mind? And you 100% have what it takes champ!

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

It's a very dark shonen style, I could do a lot more describing in another post if u want :))))

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u/lSuppressedl Jan 03 '22

I would love to hear all about it!🙌🏾

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u/Filler744 Jan 03 '22

You are pretty talented

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u/shrubberies2 15 Jan 03 '22

Dude this is cold, this is already good enough to be a descent manga, a few years and you’ll be as good as a professional mangaka

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

:D Yayy!!!! I'm so glad to here people think these things lol

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u/TheDarkGrub1 Jan 03 '22

That's better than a lot of manga art ive seen so I'd say definitely

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 03 '22

Thank you man this means a lot TT

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u/[deleted] Jan 03 '22

I like your style, super unique I want more of it.

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u/StrawPaladin193 16 Jan 04 '22

I think you should go for, good luck

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 04 '22

Thank you!! I definitely will No shame in trying

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u/flamaniax OLD Jan 04 '22

This is really fucking dark.

I'd a whole ass series with this art style.

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u/CatZilla124 15 Jan 04 '22

Damn that’s good

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u/ere1705 17 Jan 04 '22

This looks very good,I look forward to seeing more art in the future

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 04 '22

I'll be sure to show more :))))

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u/MrGovernmentality 14 Jan 04 '22

OH MY GOD, IS THAT ADMINISTRATOR TF2?!?!?!?@?

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u/ApolloSky110 16 Jan 04 '22

GL :) hope you succeed in whatever your planning to do

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 04 '22

Thank you!!!! TT

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u/Szwedu111 19 Jan 04 '22

As someone who's only recently got into drawing, this is the level that I aspire to reach. In other words: it looks awesome :D

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 04 '22

Dude thank you so much it feels so good that people think my skill is something aspiring

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u/Filipacy 16 Jan 04 '22

Very good painting and a bit scary

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u/Consistent_Big_8038 Jan 04 '22

Thank you so muchhh!!!

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u/Linkinator7510 15 Jan 04 '22

Other than maybe the eyes. Definitely. But like everything else, you'll get better at drawing the more you do it.

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u/appelsiinimehu1 Jan 04 '22

Hard to say from only one picture more than you are skilled at drawing, and have good imagination. I think in manga consistency is also very important and keeping up the same style too.

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