what are some good comics and manga i could use as reference? i only care about the art, not the story (for use as reference).
i don't know much, but berserk and sandman are really good.
also, related is from innocent by sakamoto shinichi, some anon posted about it earlier. it looks very good but sadly it isn't translated.
kek, the manga is always better
jojo is amazing
ITT: Weaboos everywhere
>based Sean Murphy
If you want to learn how to ink, study Bill Watterson
You can't buy an official translation or anything, but it's certainly being fan translated http://mangatopia.net/main/2013/09/eninnocent-v01/
Also the artist has an Instagram with username 14mountain that has quick snaps of current chapters he's working on
Man, I've read over 200 manga titles and I'll have to disagree. Have you seen Bernie Wrightson's stuff? Or Moebius' work? They're at least on par with the likes of Vagabond and Berserk's most detailed chapters.
Or perhaps Loisel's work. Or Blacksad, which is a fantastically illustrated comic as well. Open your mind, anon! And pick the best from both worlds.
Just finished this series the other day.
So fucking good.
Oh! Great (Ito Ogure) is really good with his panels and illustrations. If you're just looking for the art and don't give a shit about story, his stuff is pretty high up there IMO.
kokou no hito has some pretty beautiful double spreads
Anon confirmed for great taste in comic book art. I would definitely recommend OP to check out creators of Franco-Belgian adventure comics. Hermann, Alex Alice, Uderzo... The list goes on.
a common mistake artists make when they start making comics is that they think that more detail = better comics, when there's a lot more things to consider. there's a reason hyper realistic comics are hard to find, while styled comics are the standard. when making comics, you have to value time over quality, else you won't be able to keep a regular schedule. you have to work with what you can do quickly, rather than working to the full extent of your abilities. the reason there's comics that are amazingly detailed in common panels is because that is the low end of the artists abilities. so of course, if you want to make detailed/realistic comics, you have to raise your abilities to an insanely high level so that you can make amazing panels in a timely manner. comic artists cannot afford to spend days on a single panel. even splash pages need to be done within a day or two else they'll get off schedule. you also have to consider that highly detailed panels determine the flow of the work and how fast people read the page. the more detail, the longer the reader spends looking at the panel, which makes time flow slowly on the page. you cannot have a high action scene where every panel is highly detailed, else it'll seem like a slow fight or even worse, boring. you need things to be more simplistic but with a lot of movement to keep things lively and make it seem like actions are happening quickly.
another thing is, don't use another artists work as a reference. you can use it as inspiration, but remember that an artists work is their own vision and their own warped perception.
sword of glass comic has great architecture, nature and costumes. Too bad it is boring as shit
>The colored version of JJBA is hideous
Ofc the original B&W version is better, no doubt about it.
But c'mon pic related looks sweet as hell.
Berserk has some beautiful scenes inbetween the carnage
No one posted Samura.
Murphy is by far my favourite artist in comics right now. He's especially good for mechanical references. That being said, his shit can be hard to follow sometimes. Even he admits he went a little overboard with tones in Punk Rock Jesus, if I recall correctly.
If you want references for clearly defining the action/narrative check out Blacksad. Another obvious option would be Akira. It gets a bit masturbatory with the pacing at times, but overall really great. I'll probably get shit on for suggesting Dragon Ball/Z as well, but the way Toriyama utilizes movement has always been top notch. He arguably relies on speed/action lines too much, but the clarity is still there.
This is also accurate. If you plan to ink traditionally, use a god damn brush.
The colours are amazing, but out of context the actually pacing feels off. A little inconsistent as well. Man running in first and second panel, casual stroll look in the third panel gripping a heavy backpack, then he's way ahead in the eighth panel. I assume the boy is falling from the tree but I thought he was jumping out of the brush before going back to try and make sure.
No one posted boichi?
God fucking damn /ic/ makes me wonder sometimes
So you can't use references from manga for anatomy? I know to keep it unique but I don't get what you're trying to say on that last part. I really just need references for body angles so I can get used to it.
I can't stand styles like these. The tiny eyes, broad noses, round heads and rubber lips make all the girl look chubby and borderline retarded. Never been a fan of using generic anime style eyes, but shrinking them to a more realistic size. It just doesn't work.
>DURR HURR YOU MUST ONLY LIKE SAUCER EYES UGUU ANIMU
Fuck off with your strawman, strawman.
Are you? Who the fuck considers this attractive? She looks like she has Down's.
>thread about good comic art
Just when I thought /ic/ couldn't get any worse. This board really has sunk to new lows.