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November 29, 2010
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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 Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay!! I can finally make a cool manga page now! Thank you so much!
kemodji Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you; I appreciate it.
Berriku Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank YOU as well ^_^ :huggle:
Charoi 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.
Berriku 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:
Hmm I love this, I want to publish my own graphic novels soon so this is very helpful :)
Berriku Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad this was of use to you :D
Misteen 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
Berriku 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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