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Budget Friendly Manga Page by Berriku Budget Friendly Manga Page by Berriku
Yay! My lame attempt at a Tutorial :la:

Anyways, We all know the Economy is tight and cash is on low. So I wanted to make something to show that even with the most basic of supplies, you can create something wonderful ^_^

So don't let the flashy things cloud what wonders can come from anything as long as good imagination is behind it. :heart:

Sorry some of it got cut off, it wasn't too much that got cut off ^^; I also apologize for Typos... its late x_x

Tools Used: Computer Paper, Marker (Cheap Brand I got for $1), Regular Ball point Pen, Pencil, and a Ruler.
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There are lots of ways to make a manga page--which are increasingly turning digital as time passes, so this was a nice relief to those of us who still like traditional work. It shows you don't have to have fancy tools to create a nice manga page--which is great for people on a budget who can't afford to keep buying screentones.

Your work is very well-shaded, especially on the girl's face in the last panel looks very professional! The eye style on the girl is very vibrant and lovely to look at, the trademark of a quality shojo-style manga.

If I had to give one bit of critiscism, it would be the cafe panel. The scenery could use a tad more shading and detail, but overall it is a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing! :heart:
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nowadays, technology makes our life easier at moments, keeping up with that its harder and harder, but trying to keep traditional its also making our life harder too, almost everything i draw is by hand, so i dont really have that much of experience when it comes to digital drawing, that´s it, i am less than experienced when it comes to manga drawing, and thats why i found this so valuable, manga, drawng, and art should be easy, fun and accesible for everyone, and this makes just so easy and bearable :D

about the art style, i really like your shadow work, and im interested in follow more of your job, if you keep that premise!

(also, sorry for crappy english, not my native language :P)
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KokoroMiracle250 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay!! I can finally make a cool manga page now! Thank you so much!
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kemodji Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you; I appreciate it.
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Berriku Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank YOU as well ^_^ :huggle:
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Charoi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for this tutorial, I hope it helps many people ^^ I am also being on low budjet right now D: I have some "better" tools, like inks and nibs, and some markers that I have stolen from my mother xD she buys very good markers and only uses them for something like writing what's inside boxes... What a waste I thought and asked if I can have them. But yeah. If you know how to use some tools, you don't need anything fancy :3 Fancy tools don't magically make you better... Maybe it's even better to start with tools like pencil and ball point pens so that you get the flow of things before trying anything that costs a lot, even if you had money.
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Berriku Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with you~ Starting with the basics is a must ^_^ I know when I got my first professional tools I assumed my art work would improve ten fold... I now realize thats not the case so I had to practice with those as well :XD: Besides I know lots of people don't have budgets for those items, I sure as hell don't :XD:

Thank YOU for commenting :iconcutiesmileplz:
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Desertking21 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Hmm I love this, I want to publish my own graphic novels soon so this is very helpful :)
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Berriku Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad this was of use to you :D
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Desertking21 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
oh heck yeah :D
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Misteen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really great tutorial!
I often meet people who buy lots of tools to make manga just to show off they're "mangaka" and don't even know how to use half of them. I think making comics should be a more honest process like you showed in your tutorial
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Berriku Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thank you! :D I know when I got into it I sure as hell didn't have money or access to the nice tools that manga artists had! So I wanted to do an alternative ^^ This tutorial is old too and one of these days I'll update it and add more to it ^_^
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Misteen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looking forward then ^ ^
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What kind of marker did you use?
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:iconberriku:
Berriku Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just used a cheap marker from walmart ^_^ I can't remember the brand name but it was the off brand for a sharpie I suppose :D For this tutorial I went for as cheap as I could be >.<
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So a sharpie could work for this or should I be worried about the bleeding effect?
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Berriku Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sharpies do bleed so practice a little bit before hand :) If anything you can use any black multiliner at your local store, even a black ball point pen~! Just try it out and see for yourself ^_^
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TheOtherWay Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD THNX!! What's the name of the marker u used? (and pretty much all of the supplies?)
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Berriku Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No Problem! :D Well, it was awhile ago, but I just used those cheap markers from Walmart and a small eraser :) But this tutorial is kinda old... I'll be making a new one sometime :D
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:icontheotherway:
TheOtherWay Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, thnk u!do u have n e supplies tht uve bought from hobby lobby???
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:iconberriku:
Berriku Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do :D If your curious I can post pics and maybe do some how to's ^^
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TheOtherWay Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yessss, PLEEZ DO
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mika0308 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thank you for making this tutorial for traditional Manga Making
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Berriku Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no problem! ^~^
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nejiHolic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful.
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:iconberriku:
Berriku Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad! ^_^ This was so old though so I plan on posting an updated one here soon :D
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Takatake Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
um...just noticed the thing..in manga there is ussually a space between the panels..ure great tho ^_^
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Berriku Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would depend on your style range as well ^_^ I've seen manga with just lines to separate the panels and you can even use dark screen tones. All depends on what YOU the creator want to establish your story line :)
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Nicci-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesome tut
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Berriku Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You ^_^ I plan on re-doing it though!
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Nicci-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
link me when u do plz
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Berriku Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll try to remember! ^_^
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Nicci-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
kk
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Kryione Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Hmmm.....................perhaps I can bring in some watercolor as well............
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:iconberriku:
Berriku Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course! Have fun with it and test everything out :D
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skull-J Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
This is so totally amazing and help like, a lot. But, the problem I'm having is eliminating some pencil strokes when scanned... I tried smudging and blurring with photoshop and even added textures... it ended up looking icky... i wanted my work to be neat though...

you think you can solve maybe a bit only.. ?
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Berriku Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, only thing I can recommend is using lighter pencil strokes ^^ If you go lighter with you're pencil it will be easier to erase ^_^
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skull-J Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
oh.. so that's why.. i was trying to do it with some mopre depth though.. but you say i should stick to one shade..?
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Berriku Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can still get depth drawing lightly :D Use techniques like coloring in circles and cross hatched. Or wait until you have a lineart and then you can push as hard as you want when you shade ^_^
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ilovedmc Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WOW your awesome i really had hard time doing paromanga
thnkxz for the tips :D
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:iconberriku:
Berriku Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well Thank you!! I'm actually thinking of posting an updated one =D Or a Budget Friendly Coloring tutorial XD
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ilovedmc Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
welcome i would love to see ur next update about coloring
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sealcheetahtiger Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist
Thank you!
I like the idea of smudging with a napkin. That's one part of this I'll deffs use in future.
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Berriku Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob! You can also use cotton to make almost an airbrush effect :3
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sealcheetahtiger Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist
Oooh cool xD
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Kanda3egle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
cool XD
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0Kasumi0 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanx. i was getting confused about what 2 do.XD
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Berriku Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah no problem ^^
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revsXgirl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love how easy you've made this... it's a brilliant idea and shows people this isn't hard to do..
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danybri21 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow very helpful :D Finally I found a helpful tutorial to do a manga page without fancy materials n_n
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danybri21 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow very helpful :D Finally I found a helpful tutorial to do a manga page without fancy materials n_n
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Lolakins-Rottielove Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! It´s usefull bescause where I live, fancy supplies are IMPOSSIBLE to find!
PEncil shadind rules :D
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