Yes, I know I'm still not skilled enough to upload tutorials but this is not a tutorial, just an everyday tip to motivate my fellow deviants who are SO into traditional drawings of anime characters. Also I have been receiving a few frequently asked questions. So here are some tips that I learned from my mistakes and experiments:
The very important tip
, be confident about whatever you are drawing. And if you're hesitating or want to avoid odd shapes of face, nose or hands or any part, draw it several times on a different paper until you make sure that you know the exact shape.
Do not forget to make a raw sketch first with HB pencil and with VERY light strokes so that you can easily erase the unnecessary parts without any mark. If you are using a pen or a marker for outlining, do make the sketch first with the pencil as I mentioned before.
To avoid smudges, use an extra paper under your palm and cover the rest of the area except the part you're outlining or coloring.
If you're coloring the entire drawing with pens or hesitating that you are going to ruin the drawing with colors, DO NOT HESITATE. Be confident and go on with with the colors . Make sure to color it with light strokes at first and then darken the corners and shading parts and then put a few more strokes for a beautiful outcome. Ex: sta.sh/022x29zpgsg5
(with pencil)Ex: sta.sh/0ykfproxotr
(with pen) For darker shades in Black and White drawings, use different types of pencils such as 4B, 6B, 8B, HB etc. Also for extra effects you can use white color pen or white fluid as an alternative. And if you are using pens, you can make a lighter color too by putting very light strokes of pen on the paper.
Ex: sta.sh/02nmsrrqhp3Ex: sta.sh/0ck0jvq160p
The slicker the page, the lighter your strokes should be. For smoother shading, use your fingertips and smudge them and erase the extra smudge afterwards.
Don't rush, draw with a very calmed mind in a suitable environment.
While coloring clothes or shoulders with pens in manga style, all you have to do is to NOT color the parts that were supposed to be dark, or have the dark shades and color the rest of the clothe part.
After scanning the drawing, it does look lighter than your original coloring, use any photo-editing software (I recommend Photoshop any version) to make it dark and give it a bit more attractive appearance.
Last but not the least, you really don't need any special kind of pencil or anything, you can simply use Faber Castell pencils, color pencils, Linc color pens, gel pens and any marker or sign pen. Good coloring depends on your skill and ideas, not on products. So, I'll repeat again, DO NOT HESITATE
. The art is in YOU, not in the products
Have a great day! P.S:
Please do ask any kind of questions if you're still not clear or curious.