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Does Anyone Draw Masculine Guy Designs Anymore?? by JM-Manga Does Anyone Draw Masculine Guy Designs Anymore?? :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 1 0 A Little Bit of Fabric Freestyle Study by JM-Manga A Little Bit of Fabric Freestyle Study :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 0 0 THE DRAWING TO END ALL DRAWINGS! by JM-Manga THE DRAWING TO END ALL DRAWINGS! :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 0 0 E.T. - Chapter 00 by JM-Manga E.T. - Chapter 00 :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 2 0 March 13th, 2018 by JM-Manga March 13th, 2018 :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 2 0 Model Sheets by JM-Manga Model Sheets :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 1 0 Designing Black City (And Furthermore!...) by JM-Manga Designing Black City (And Furthermore!...) :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 3 0 1.3 by JM-Manga 1.3 :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 2 0 1.2 by JM-Manga 1.2 :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 2 0 1.1 by JM-Manga 1.1 :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 2 0 0.8 by JM-Manga 0.8 :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 0 0 0.7 by JM-Manga 0.7 :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 2 0 0.6 by JM-Manga 0.6 :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 1 0 0.5 by JM-Manga 0.5 :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 1 0 0.4 by JM-Manga 0.4 :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 0 0 0.3 by JM-Manga 0.3 :iconjm-manga:JM-Manga 0 0


Loss by Lycanium Loss :iconlycanium:Lycanium 30,686 2,779 Morgianna Magi by 96proto Morgianna Magi :icon96proto:96proto 11 0 Crusader Quest Luicilla by 96proto Crusader Quest Luicilla :icon96proto:96proto 3 0 Myst Ink Refs by Blue-Buster Myst Ink Refs :iconblue-buster:Blue-Buster 3 0 Commission - Law by MizaelTengu Commission - Law :iconmizaeltengu:MizaelTengu 584 22 Commission - Lorcan by MizaelTengu Commission - Lorcan :iconmizaeltengu:MizaelTengu 240 26 Little Japanese Girl Colored by Maiko-Girl Little Japanese Girl Colored :iconmaiko-girl:Maiko-Girl 47 11 YamPuff's Stuff - A Kawaii Coloring Book 1 by Maiko-Girl YamPuff's Stuff - A Kawaii Coloring Book 1 :iconmaiko-girl:Maiko-Girl 38 8 Reindeer Sprite Colored by Maiko-Girl Reindeer Sprite Colored :iconmaiko-girl:Maiko-Girl 42 5 Candle Angel Sprite Colored by Maiko-Girl Candle Angel Sprite Colored :iconmaiko-girl:Maiko-Girl 31 3 Whimsical Autumn Sprite Colored by Maiko-Girl Whimsical Autumn Sprite Colored :iconmaiko-girl:Maiko-Girl 30 9 Dragonfly Colored by Maiko-Girl Dragonfly Colored :iconmaiko-girl:Maiko-Girl 38 4 sweet beata by Malrick01
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Throne # 56 by jordandorra Throne # 56 :iconjordandorra:jordandorra 7 1 *OC* Barbora Coufalova by KakiChurma *OC* Barbora Coufalova :iconkakichurma:KakiChurma 31 20 Ready For Invasion! Yeehaw! by Fran-The-Honest-Eyes Ready For Invasion! Yeehaw! :iconfran-the-honest-eyes:Fran-The-Honest-Eyes 3 0

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Does Anyone Draw Masculine Guy Designs Anymore??
Sometimes when you design things, concept art, you're art becomes original enough that there's almost nothing you can use as a reference that someone's drawn before. Maybe one or two part of the drawing are inspired by pre-existing design concepts. The rest is just made up. 
AVOID SYMMETRY IN YOUR CHARACTER AND COSTUME CONCEPT ART. No two, legs, hands, feet, or arms should look like they're "twinning" or symmetrical.
I love drawings like this, that asymmetric Japanese Kinetic design where every part of the pose, even body parts, and fabric, has its own asymmetric dancing rhythm to it.

Though this drawing is 100% original, I used to study Spawn and the Trigun Maximum Manga for fabric reference a lot, so this costume is once again in the spirit of those books. 

Though I know female characters are more popular with the anime artist crowd, I've always preferred to draw masculine males in elaborate costumes and funky, rhythmic animated poses. I don't know. I got to do SOMETHING masculine with my art, even if it is inspired by Kabuki compositions.

If you're wondering about the costume, he's actually wearing a Shadow Operative 7 Uniform. In End Times this is how people who work for the government have to dress. In trenchcoat  with long fabric.

Updated my galleries today with new work done today,







Model Sheets
Well. I'm a cartoonist, so I had to draw SOMETHING for today

Which wasn't easy because my glasses broke and are being repaired, and I can barely see and I feel like utter shit form the cold I have.

Drawn with a sharpie marker.
I am, but this is about the rest of you. 

If you're publishing books and comics and manga, plug them here!
Just because you're drawing anime doesn't mean you get to skip out on life drawing class, or the fundamentals of art
Designing Black City (And Furthermore!...)

And this is the soundtrack song beat that brought this drawing to life...… Serious!

Who says hip-hop beats never inspire anything creative!

This architecture and Cityscape series in inspired by Thomas Romain's Franime For Oban Star Racers and Satelight studio…,

Katsuhiro Otomo's Neo-Tokyo, &...…

Corey Jackson's Production Design on Invader Zim:…

And the very first guy to draw this way: Moebius (Jean Giraud)

Thomas Romain, Corey Jackson (Zim), and Otomo. The three most skilled and original Modern Day Organic Architects and Production Designers of Anime/Manga/

Don't bother asking me what I was looking at when I drew this design. Nothing. I made the bloody thing up!

The First Time I was every truly moved by my own work....

I was Uploading artwork like usual, but there was something different about today's 12 uploads or so. They were POWERFUL, like nothing that's ever been seen before. I was so moved by the fact that I could create something so sweeping powerful, masterful, and incredibly beautiful, that I simply burst into tears. Numerous times actually. I finally created something truly powerful, I thought to myself when I was scanning those architectural landscapes. No one's doing this, No one draws like this. They're so powerful, original, and beautiful, I thought that when I set them to music, I just started weeping in the awe their beauty inspired in me. I've almost never been so moved by my own work. I think tears are a good omen. I need that healing. There's no competition in landscapes the way there is in manga and anime, and I loved that. Finally I found a place I could call my own and be at peace. I did realize how awe-inspiring my art was when it was really good. It felt so good to post good new art again. Such a beautiful, poignant feeling. Just a feeling of profound tear shedding peace and happiness. I was finally happy again. I'm doing work I'm more than just happy with. I'm doing work so good it moves me to tears. It's an experience. That's the power of landscapes.

I DO Work for Free! And I'm 35 years old! This November.
For myself on spec if no one else.

Just thought I'd say so...
So I founded the Bandes Dessinee Community Resources group on LinkedIn. It has 5 members so far. Feel free to join if you're interested in drawing or writing Bandes Dessinee! Adieu.…


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Yoah-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to have given you my advice. There's always a peaceful solution to almost any problem in the world. You just need to deeply trust that you will find it in the now.
JM-Manga Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Professional Filmographer
What advice did you give me?
Yoah-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I replied to your forum.…
JM-Manga Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Oh, okay. Thanks.
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edjarit-117 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student General Artist
thanks for the fav 

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JM-Manga Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome.
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Thank you so much for the watchcry +LEE MIN HO - Kiss (Emoticon #O1 )  

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JM-Manga Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome Christiano. Thanks for commenting.
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Thanks for the watch
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