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.

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.

 

I really liked the intro this guy made.  It looks pretty good especially animated by one person.  I thought I’d share with you some of his video tutorials on how to make anime.  Again the process works in standard animation as well.

I’m going to throw this one in as well.  Animating with Adobe After FX.