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It's a good thing I love platypi, otherwise I'd punch this guy in the babymaker.

The first thing I've ever submitted drawn with a nib pen, and maybe the only one because I'm really horrible with them. Seiously, I can't draw without an eraser. This is a photo, so the lighting's kinda annoying me, I'll probably change it once I come up with something better.

So yeah, definitely gonna try to figure out and establish my own style this year.
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Snow-Bandit Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I still have that problem lol.
Drone-Goon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
I feel for you. I really do, drawing on experience of kind of the same problem. Well, the only way to correct that is to keep trying. Good luck in your search!
Nikikeya-chan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
lol so cute.
TwilightMagician Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Haha awesome.
DeanKreger Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
The first sentence in the comment almost knocked me outta my chair. :) Very awesome ID.
AchyJedi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
SO SWEET!!!!!!!!!!<3<3<3<3<3
freeza-frost Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a dumb playpus! :XD:

and yer so cute here! :)
FwankyHouse Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Nibs take a while, and you need to learn to control them. Don't get so discouraged by them. Put them through the paces and learn to apply pressure on and off through lines, and learn to LIFT every so often and break lines or reset the nib and begin a new line.... depends on the style you want, though.

You should describe the nibs and ink used. I suggest the Japanese chrome plated nibs for starting people, like the Tachikawa 3 or 5. Winsor Newton Black India Permanent ink is best.

If you want good books on inking, skip the crap and just get KLAUS JANSON'S DC INKING BOOK and HOW TO DRAW MANGA PEN & TONE TECHNIQUES. The Manga book is great for tones and some basic inking stuff, while Janson's DC inking book is masterful toward the art and approach of inking lines and pages. Every other inking book I've read is just BLEH.
AnnouncerGuy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Thanks for the advice! I haven't been working with anything very sophisticated so I don't know how much of a difference it will make if I start using better materials. I will definitely look into the books you mentioned, even though I'm very stubborn about teaching myself things, I do kind of need the basic knowledge.
FwankyHouse Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Just read the books. You don't need to try too hard---Janson merely describes what he does and what he's learned.

I also suggest a good paper for inking, incase you aren't using good paper. They sell some expensive stuff around and label it as "manga" or "comic" paper but the quality is variable. I suggest 2 ply (3 ply is just board behind a 2 ply) with a nice grain that doesn't spider the ink. Strathmore makes some very good 2 ply papers. Smooth or rougher finish are fine.

When I learned inking it was absolutely hell, but after a month of daily practice everything came together. Most people treat nibs like ballpoint pens, which is a big mistake. Always turn the paper and lift the hand and arm unless doing tiny details. You'll get there in time. You aren't all that bad for a beginner. For better inking technique I wouldn't study the Japanese art as much, but the Japanese do have some great use of blacks and tones and page layouts. If you go back to the old American illustrators for ink style you'll probably move forward as a better illustration/comic artist (ink wise).

If you are interested in old inks, the next time you go to Otakon, take a trip up the King's Highway about 100 miles to Chadds Ford PA and walk through the Brandywine River Museum for a couple hours. It'll blow your mind.
BuLhaNuL Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Well, you say you have no style... But you already have more than me xD

That´s not hard, anyway... .__.U

I still love your work :D

Platypi is that thing over there, right? In spanish they´re called "ornitorrinco". Both names are funny to me xD
sesshys-grl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, that's my kind of fashion :D

damn sexy sense of fashion you've got there, in my opinion ;D

ProNice Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Student Artist
Dont search for it, let it search for you... hohoho
RioRock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
Haha, I really can identify with that!
SpenserAnderson Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Good luck on your journey.
SparkSharpedo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
i'll puch yooo in the babymaker
a-xir Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist

establishing a certain style will constrain your creativity. i've seen a couple of great artists becoming mere tools to their own style, not being able to make anything else.

so please, stay free of any style and just enjoy being creative!
Silk-Ward Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
YummyBananaFish Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
all these guys are right, your drawings are very easy to recognise as yours, i think. i like the way you coloured the top and jeans here by the way!
RJBritton Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Digital Artist
you and Maya both seem to be pulling the "find my style" card :D :D I think you both have beautifully awesome styles!
Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everything about this rocks, I can't even tell you.
vervex Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Perhaps you don't realize it yet but you DO have a style already :P even when you draw fanarts of OP or DBZ, you draw it in your own way :)

Your art is lovely :)
HentaiChimp Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with Nostal. Your style is immediately recognizable. And actually you have one. It is true that it resembles Oda's and Toriyama's, but it's not equal. Yours is a little bit like a fusion of theirs.

At the end, I want to remark the importance of having a recognizable style: There are tons and tons of deviants that draw similar and it possibly would be hard to distinguish who drew every drawing, if you follow me. Your drawings have got your own fingerprint.
I am not sure if you should change your style. But you may want to boost it in some way. You may be looking for a Gear Second for your style. As some people said already, the best way of doing this is drawing things you never tried before. I wouldn't do it indiscriminately, I'd think in which direction I'd want to boost me up (the same as in a rpg: boosting attack, defense, agility... they're not the same).
just don't rush google looking for different things; sit down in your couch for two or three hours, or lay in your bed, and think about the whole thing, and then make a decision, a plan.

I already think your style is cool, even though I understand that you want to reach something more.

I'd love to see your drawing associated to a story, like a short comic.

Anyway: Draw a lot. And happy new year.
Nostal Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Amen to all of this ! :)
LalaineRG Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you kidding me? You suck with them? Yeah, right. This is friggin' awesome! :9 I love the random platypus... very tasteful. ;P
Sangokyu Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Nicely drawn!
DemandinCompensation Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
That's definitely a good cause! I like the nib pen look, but use what you like best. Having your own style is a good feeling, if nothing else. :D Since original styles are kind of hard to come by, maybe try combining a lot of others that you are familiar with...?

(though we still love to see fanart! <3)
Niloloco Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Hmm... i have been doing this question for me for years. =3="
This work is amazing! xD :+fav:
defineprog Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Just push it out of the tree. PUSH IT OUT OF THE TREE.
RyunoOhi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You do too have a style! Quit kidding yourself! Your style is better than most peoples' styles on DA for crying out loud! Your style is a hybrid of Toriyama's, Oba's, & many other styles, as someone else pointed out. YOU make your OWN, though! If I had as many page-views, watchers, & shameless fans as you do, I wouldn't doubt that I had a style. I can only WISH that I had a style comparable to yours. My current style looks dead at worst, mechanical & forced at best. Be glad that you don't draw in my style. ..sighs.. Sorry for the rant, I just hate it when good artists have the audacity to doubt their own amazing talent.
Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
So cute!
Lady-of-Lore Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Best of luck to you ^_^

I'm still in search of mine so if you happen to see it going passed you in your travels let me know :P

^_^ Maybe trying to draw everything and anything that strikes your fancy, try drawing things you'd never thought of genres and styles. Most of all, try to have fun with it ^_^
Huajia-Long Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
It isn't true that you don't have your own style! it's just that you've learned certain schemes from several autors and you made those schemes yours! Moreover anytime you draw in a natural way...that's your own style! and if other people says that it is similar to someone else's style...don't give a damn about it!
Ardhamon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Looks pretty cool.
Chuquita Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
*Wishes you the best of luck*! :D
barbaryAPE Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
hhaha u dont have to worry it comes out eventually, you've got your foundation on toriyama and oda pretty down, it gonna evolve eventually and judging by ur work it will be awesome. hate u hehe ^0^
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
:rofl: I can't help but laugh. Good luck on your search.
CaptRosko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Good luck. Style is something that evolves over time. I look forward to see where you go. :)
ckt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student Interface Designer
I think platypi are funny.
Manganiac Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
mine is probably an endangered species... (might be already extinct)
Dustin-C Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
just draw, and style will come to you.
Mutenroushi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
That is a entire saga >.<
NearlyHeadlessPup Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck~ Even though you have a lovely style already! I can't wait to see what you'll come up with anyway :XD: *has to start searching for her own x3*
dragontamer363 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Good luck finding your style!
Zoroko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Even though your work definitely reflect Oda and Toriyama, your own style still peaks through in your pieces. I can't wait to see what kind of experiments you do with your work to make it even more "your own"
zetina Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find this funny. *waves flag* IT'S HUR!
PhilWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Mix and match, that's the best way if you ask me.

Take your favorite elements from different styles.
ashvey Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I want a platypus
joeybyk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Good luck on finding your own style! I know I'm still looking for mine!
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