Can you draw anime??

United States
February 1, 2008 11:22am CST
Hello friends and mylotters! I am a little bit of an anime fan and love watching different anime series. Ive always loved how well they are drawen, just the fact that they are all drawen either by hand or by the computer is amazing... I also love to try and draw anime myself, it doesnt always come out right but its a start... Who knows maybe it will become the start of a brand new anime series... NOT... What about you guys, do you watch any anime and have you ever tried to draw it yourself?
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20 responses
@isin07 (18)
• United States
2 Feb 08
I just got into this anime drawing. I am NO good at it but I have found a bunch of good "How to draw" books at Barnes and Nobles. I would love to see any of the art from you all out there.
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@david2005 (800)
• Canada
2 Feb 08
I think that drawing anime is a hard thing to do I tryed it a couple of times and it looks really bad.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
15 Mar 08
Hmmm, it varies for everyone but, just a little help, well my suggestion that is, relax your fingers while you hold the pencil or pen that you use to draw. Try and try, don't hesitate if it doesn't look nice at first, that's part of the process
@angel08 (120)
• Philippines
2 Feb 08
My son is 17yrs old, he can draw anime characters by hand like inuyasha(i hope the name is right)I asked him to practice more so he can work with company who's hiring those who knows how to draw animes. Good luck ! you can make it just practice drawing.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
15 Mar 08
Wow! You should well encourage your son much more on it The more he enjoys it as well as the support you give, the better
@VampAmber (308)
• United States
1 Feb 08
I've tried drawing anime style, but I've failed miserably. I can only draw from reference, and even then, it's not very good. I can do the basics on my own, but that's about it. This is what it looks like when I try to draw without a reference: http://vampamber.deviantart.com/art/Rashle-II-68296221 . With a reference isn't that much better, though. This one is from the manga Tenshi Ja Nai: http://vampamber.deviantart.com/art/Tenshi-Ja-Nai-68246281 . And this one is from the manga Full Moon o Sagashite: http://vampamber.deviantart.com/art/Takuto-II-68281229 . See? Not very good at all. -_-;
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• United States
1 Feb 08
LOL I am also still learning from reference e-books, but I guess the more anime you watch the better you will become, and of course practice makes perfect. your drawing arent too bad if you ask me... mine are similiar. Thanks for your response
@megumiart (3780)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Yes! I love drawing anime-style. I'm half japanese, and I've collected manga magazines from when I go to visit family in Japan. I've always drawn the characters in them since I was a little kid. I don't want to sound narcisist, but I think I'm pretty good. ^0^
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• United States
1 Feb 08
Thats awsome, I love japanese people, I mean they really cool and nice people. They are the ones who invented anime after all right? lol. I am still in the learning of drawing anime but I think im pretty good for a beginner... Thanks for your response
@lancingboy (1386)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I can draw in anime style. It started with the end of the second season of Digimon. It was a bit sad for me at the time because that was the last time I could watch those characters (except on tape of course, I tried to record every episode since I didn't have a DVD player at the time). Well, I thought I'd draw new characters for the series for my own entertainment and have a brand new storyline and new digimon for the original cast. Have my characters and the old cast interact you know?
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@stvasile (7316)
• Romania
5 Feb 08
No, this is way above my drawing skills... I never could draw something well enough, and anime requires good drawing skills, which I don't have...
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• Philippines
4 Feb 08
love to draw. before when i was in high school i often draw sailor soldiers characters, like sailor moon, mercury, mars, pluto, well actually all of them. :P yuyu hakusho, most are hiei and kurama because this two is my favorite. ranma 1/2, slam dunk, rukawa forever XD, but then when im in college im more with the refine characters like kaori yuki works, which is angel sanctuary. and often draw my own characters this days.
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• United States
4 Feb 08
I'm definitely among the many who have tried, but just can't succeed. I just don't think I have the artistic talent that goes into it, really.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I have heard often of a anime...but never had seen one until this discussion. They are cute. So I have never tried to draw one!
• Philippines
29 Mar 08
yep... i draw anime, my favorite character is vash and i always drawn his figure, ever since higschool... but after i went to college, i usually tried to draw my own character, its good but its always wearing a casual dress, and they are all males, coz its hard for me to draw a female figure, especially when i try to draw a female wearing a swimsuit, their body well look like a male... hehehehe, but when the wear a casual dress, i can somehow make it right...
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
i have no idea how to draw! i never have the talent and i cannot even draw a proper tree! all i know are stick people! hehe My brother has talent for that though. He used to draw himself as an anime and i did ask him to draw me too... i have the copy and will try to see if i can put it up here in mylot.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I'm wondering if I responded to this and it got deleted. -_- Anyways, I'll just answer since it is an interest of mine either way. Yes I can draw anime, I've been doing it for years (along with other artistic endeavors). I've thought about making my own manga or anime... might not be realistic now... but in the future who knows.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
24 Feb 08
we do not watch anime, however, my teen daughter is quite talented in drawing in this style (I guess that she started drawing about the time she had an interest in sonic the hedgehog games) though she does not ever draw those angry eyes that is so overwhelmingly characteristic of the anime cartooning.
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
24 Feb 08
I am just getting interested in this stuff--well, I was interested a long time ago but did not have time to play. Here is one of mine with a link to a few more. http://www.squidoo.com/JJmanga
@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 08
I love to try drawing some anime. wen i was 14 years old i draw candy - candy just perfectly like candy. But i still unable to create a character of anime.
• Philippines
12 Feb 08
Hi im sorry to say that i really have no talent in drawing!,..hehehehe,..i apreciate the drawing specially anime drawing but i dont know how to, im envious of those who can draw it,..huhuhu,...i am a big fan of manga, i like looking and staring at the drawings!!,..they are awsome!!!!!..the expression are very ok,.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
2 Feb 08
I too watch a lot of anime even at this age of mine and still enjoy it ^_^ I, however, am still trying to draw well and so far, so good with attempts that is ^_^;
@elisa126 (166)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Heck no I cant even draw a streight line.LOL
@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
When I was much younger, I used to draw cartoons and other fictional characters or anime. I am the only girl doing that in our class. I dunno but I found it easier to draw than human. But now, my medium becomes people, nature, and objects. Maybe because I am over with those "wanna-be-hero" stage". lol