Tips for becoming a mangaka – Making Croquis

It's not easy to be a mangaka, especially in Japan. Well, think about it, if there are thousands of designers in Japan, why would they hire a foreigner right away?

Have you thought about it? So, you might have guessed that becoming a mangaka really does seem like an impossible task to accomplish, right?

Even if the odds are slim, you still have a chance, so be sure to go all the way!

Anyway, what will provide you with a vacancy in the area?

You don't even need to know how to create stories, because there are many authors out there.

The biggest differentiator from one mangaka to another is their interests. In other words, a mangaka makes his drawings out of pure taste, love and dedication, while another draws simply because he wants to have an income and also because he wants to earn “merits”.

Of course the author who does things by merit also has great qualifications. But one day, he will lose the taste for drawing and often stop and feel hatred for his drawings.

Therefore, prefer to have love and dedication for art, as it will provide you with much more!

Today we will present 2 important topics:

  1. Sketchbook
  2. sketch

Sketchbook is not necessary, but it will help you a lot on this journey.

What is a Sketchbook?

Sketchbook it's simply a notebook for your daily doodles and sketches.

In it you can train different techniques, create projects, write ideas and more.

You can also call it a study notebook, as you will evolve through it.

In it there is no need to make a perfect design, in it you will only pass on the main concept of your design. Of course it can be used as a notebook for ready and finished arts, but it's up to each one. For people who are just starting out, it is essential that the sketchbook is used as a sketchbook, as you will be able to evolve quickly with it.

Sketchbook__sketching_samurai_by_mycks-d8d35ueIn the sketchbook, it is possible and even recommended that it be written in it, especially people who create stories. Sometimes you have an amazing idea and you can't put it into practice, so just jotting it down will give you even more inspiration.

The sketchbook for many is like a precise sketchbook, which must be preserved and cared for even after it is full.

It is important to note that the sketchbook will become your soul, where you will put your thoughts, feelings, and much more.

You can find sketchbooks at many stationery stores and online.

The price varies between R10.00 and R$150.00, of course it depends on the material and brand. Do not forget that it is possible to make a sketchbook in a simple and fast way, there are several tutorials on the internet.

What is it and how to make a Sketch correctly?

First you have to train geometric shapes, in sketches, geometric figures are everything!

Sketching is basically putting your idea on paper in a simple and fast way. That is, you were on your way to work, inside a bus, and suddenly a very interesting idea comes up, so what? What to do?

we will use the sketch Suppose you've thought of an airplane, you've even had the designer finished in your mind, but you don't have the time or you'll forget about it later.

So always keep a sketchbook and a pencil in your bag, because you can always sketch quickly and easily.

A sketch is made using geometric shapes as already mentioned. In the case of the Plane, it would be necessary to use rectangles, squares, triangles and others.

P51b_3vAs you can see in the image above, different geometric shapes are used. Remember that the sketch is a quick and simple drawing.

This is probably the finished art of the design, but think that you only made the wings and the body of the plane, this will give you the idea of the right design?

It is necessary to train sketches by making quick drawings, so that you can do something satisfying in a short time.

And please don't confuse this sketch with the sketch that is used in fashions.

This is our goal with the sketch.

We will not show step-by-step tutorials. We will only pass on the basic concept and concretely so that you can take the first step towards becoming a complete artist!

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