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I have recently gotten into drawing manga and want to share my art with others. The problem is, it's hand-drawn, and I don't know how I can share it, because taking a pic with my phone would look kind of weird. And also, I've noticed that digital art is much cleaner and easier, but I don't know how people can draw with a mouse let alone myself, or if they even use a mouse. I could draw on an iPad, but I don't have one. Help?

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I use this.
http://www.manhattan-products.com/graphics-tablet11

I made this

like forever ago, but I made this in MS paint, me as a my little pony because I was really, REALLY bored.

i_have_no_words____by_freebird74-d7bfcpc



Depending on hat computer/program you have and are good at will affect your art's cleanness. Windows ten has a sketchpad that makes really clean lines, but I haven't played with it much. GIMP is a free photoshop-esque program complete with brushes, line tools, layering and highlight tools. I usually use that to color. 


As for doing traditional art, scanners my friend. 

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On 4/8/2017 at 2:32 PM, Willow said:

or if they even use a mouse.

I think most people who draw digital art use tablets. They can get expensive once you get to higher-end. Basically you hok up the tablet to your computer, and you have a stylus that you use to draw on the surface of the tablet. Whatever you draw transfers to the screen, and you can use your computer's software (Photoshop, GIMP, Pixia, what-have-you) to edit the picture as you please. I also have no idea how anyone makes good art with a mouse. It's incredibly difficult. Good luck! Good art skills are something I really admire in a person, and I want to get better at it myself. I have a book on how to draw manga, so that's mainly what I draw when I do draw. But I still haven't drawn very much at all, so I'm not any good at it yet lol

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Thanks, I'll look in to a tablet, and yes I do have a scanner on my printer, I'm assuming that I should scan my art :) thank you!

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Yeah, scannung should be better than taking a picture with your phone.

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On 8/28/2018 at 6:12 AM, Bay said:

I like hand-drawn better than digital art

Same here, I also like hand-drawn better

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I kinda wish I did digital art, would make my process a lot faster. But there's a certain quality I like in hand drawn stuff and how it ends up looking. 

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With digital drawing, there is much more room for manipulation. You can rescale things to your advantage, erase much better, and use the undo functions. Digital painting also allows one to use layers, which is a very useful tool that art on paper does not allow.

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Interestingly, from what I've heard, hand-drawn art develops a higher level of skill than digital art, making digital artwork better. However, it doesn't work the other way around.

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21 hours ago, Lucidity said:

Interestingly, from what I've heard, hand-drawn art develops a higher level of skill than digital art, making digital artwork better. However, it doesn't work the other way around.

Do you mean better as in more convenient?

 

I would say hand drawn art would develop a higher level of skill in the long term, and I don't just say that because I'm a traditional artist lol. It's factually just more technically demanding than digital art, which has a lot more accommodating features to work with (line correction, being able to instantly flip the piece to check for mistakes, a massive colour palette, etc.).

Not to do down digital art, and I hope I don't come off as snobby. Plenty of digital artists are leagues better than me lol. But, like anything, I think the more difficult option will end up being the one that develops your skill as an artist more.

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I meant "better" as in "typically higher quality" I do know there's a bit of a transition that can throw artists off.

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Oh yeah, I can't imagine drawing on a tablet after spending so long with physical paper. The hand eye coordination would be totally different, I hear it's like learning to draw all over again

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