I wanted to share that Studioartfx.com is back with a new format and it is looking good.   http://www.studioartfx.com/

I have been a fan of Terrence for many years and he is one of my biggest inspirations in making your own anime.  He proved what one man can do and even do quickly.   I hope to see more and more articles from him and glean some new stuff from him in my own endeavors.

If you want to learn how to make your own anime this is the guy to watch.

 

You cannot draw but want to make a manga or anime?

Well why not try doing things the old fashioned way?  By tracing.   What tracing?  That is horrible!   Why would I trace someone elses work?

You don’t have to do that silly.  You can trace using references you create.   There are many programs you could use to setup a shot and then trace it.

You can make your own characters in 3d and then use them to trace.

Here is an example of creating your own characters.

Well the best part of your anime next to story is good character design.  Here are some tips for your own personal anime.

Here is the design behind one of the newest and latest greatest character.

 

Yeah I know this is not the best animation you will find but break it down and think of the possibilites.

This man made a feature length movie in 5 months.    Imagine taking a year, sprucing up the models and modeling.  It is quite possible to make something awesome in less than a year.