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Briana Hicks Capstone

Abstract:

Making a Japanese comic was pretty daring on my part. I enjoy drawing so I thought it would be a piece of cake to make a Manga for my Capstone. Drawing a chapter for my Manga was one of the most stressful things to do during my Senior Year but, I got it done. For professional Mangakas (Japanese comic artist), they barely make their deadline on a good day only focusing on drawing. Trying to manage good grades, a healthy school life, hanging out with friends, and personal time all while working on a manga was crazy! Though if I could, I would do it again. ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ


​Click Here To view My Manga, 
"私の邪悪血液; Watashi no Jaaku ketsueki; My Corrupted Blood" Website.


Click Here To View Capstone Cover Page. 

Bibliography:

Carter, Charles, ElizabethD, and Thomscher. "How to Draw a Gun." WikiHow. Mediawiki, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <http://www.wikihow.com/Draw-a-Gun>.


So I know for sure wiki’s aren’t the most reliable but, this helped me grasp a better understanding of guns. I’m drawing weapons in my manga and I’m not the best with guns at all. The surface is always confusing for me to really understand and I always end up faking most of it. I want to know how to draw it without the difficulties of referring back to something. It’s not the most helpful but it gave me a step by step which will help a lot in the long run. Wiki isn’t all that bad for drawing things for the most part.


Crilley, Mark. "Mark Crilley How To Draw Videos." YouTube. YouTube, 04 Nov. 2006. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCD2CF65888663986>.


MARK CRILLEY IS A GOD! He’s the one of the most reliable sources I have on here! I love Mark Crilley. He has published how to books as well as his own manga series out. His videos teaches me a lot! I’ve learned so much from him and just sitting down and watching them. His videos will help with whatever else I need help with in getting my manga on the road to success. He does step by step and he also does time lapses so if I don’t need the step by step I can just watch him draw it in his own way and try to adapt it to mine. >U<! HE’S AMAZING!


"Cheap Waistcoat." S, Cute Waistcoats For Women With Wholesale Prices Sale. Sammydress, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <http://www.sammydress.com/Wholesale-Waistcoat-c-181.html>.


Thought this site seem a bit redundant to the last one it’s not. What the other one lack is what this website made up for. The last website was only for men, while this site is only for women. I can focus on the smaller things within women clothing with this site just as I could with the other. Though I am better drawing female clothing, I still have room for improvement. This will help me map out and pick out the clothing for my female characters in my manga and it will help me further evolve as a mangaka.


Hart, Christopher. “Manga for the Beginner: Shoujo.” New York: Watson-Guptill, 2010. Print.


This book has taught me some secret short cuts for making manga drawings look amazing. Manga for the Beginner is amazingly reliable and there are 2 different volumes of Manga for the Beginner. This will help me draw in a different style than what I normally draw in with both my female and male characters and I’m pretty excited for it. This teaches me everything I actually needed to know except for the weapon part. To me this book lacks nothing extreme and if I needed to use it again somewhere in the future, I would definitely either check this book out again, or buy it.


"Hot Topic | ENTIRE SITE 25% OFF." Hot Topic | ENTIRE SITE 25% OFF. HOTTOPIC, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Homepage.jsp>.


Hot topic is reliable for today’s fashion. A lot of people see Hot topic as an emo/scene store but it has a large selection of EVERYTHING. It aims towards pre-teens, teens, and adults. I think this will help me with poses as well as the clothing for both male and female. This site can also help map out hairstyles and other things. Hot topic is more americanized than the other two websites I was previously on. Hopefully I use this site as much as I will the others. What this website lacks is the actual manga stuff, but again it’s the little things that count.  


"How to Draw Clothes (Part 3)." How to Draw Clothes (Part 3) | Welcome to How to Draw Manga — Manga University. Manga University, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/pages/tutorial_clothes003>.


Since I had the real life clothing one, I had to find one specifically on manga style clothing. This may seem or look redundant, but to me it’s important. I need to know different ways on how to make it look real but not real at the same time. I want my ruffles, and my creases to be on the same level as a pro’s and by doing so I need different alternatives of how clothing looks in real life compared to with manga. This site is reliable to me and I know it will help me grow as the month past.


“How to Draw Weapons.” Manga Tutorials - How to Draw Weapons: Swords, Knives, Staffs, and More. Manga Tutorials, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <http://www.mangatutorials.com/tut/weapons1.php>.


With this website I wanted to know the feel of the blade in a japanese cartoon style. It’s not that swords and such are hard to do, it’s just that it’s easy to make the sword or blade look unrealistic. The point is to make it look similarly close to “real” while keeping it in it’s traditional japanese style. I think this will help me work on my shading and with my manga hands. This website has helped me before in the past when I was still a beginner with manga and art altogether. So, now it should be of more help than it was before.


"Learn How to Draw Guns." How to Draw Guns, Step by Step, Weapons, with Our FREE Online Drawing Tutorials! Dragoart.com, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <http://www.dragoart.com/firearms-c362-1.htm>.


Dragoart does not look reliable at all. The whole website is cheesy and it’s mega flashy but it has multiple different takes on guns which is better than wiki’s. This site also shows a step by step for me and it has more offers. Plus, it doesn’t just have how-to’s on guns, it also teaches different perspectives of manga and drawing it. Though I wish it were more authentic, I’ll have to work with it. It is really hard finding legit manga things online but this site isn’t the worst I’ve seen. Hopefully this will turn out to be a good choice for me.


"The Complete Idiot’s Guides." The Complete Idiot’s Guides. Penguin and Random House, 1 July 2013. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <http://idiotsguides.com/static/quickguides/artphotography/how-to-draw-manga-basic-male-body-shapes.html>.


Finding reliable drawing manga how-to’s are really difficult. It’s almost impossible to find an .org for drawing of anything. So when looking for a good site I have to look through it carefully to make sure it will be of some benefit to and for me. This website is actually pretty helpful with the body structures of both male and female. Not only does it have that but it also offers some other things I didn’t take into account. Though it is a .com, it has been proven to be of great help for me. I know I will not regret using this site.


"Zeesebon." Men. YesStyle.com, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <http://www.yesstyle.com/en/list.html/bcc.11276_bpt.299_bid.313756>.


This site is just clothing site. I needed a real clothing site to base off my guy characters because I’m not great with their clothing. It seems unreliable and it looks like it wouldn’t help but it does. I have a wide variety of male clothing and though it’s not already in manga form, I can adapt it to my own liking. This site also helps me compare my manga style male structure to a real male structure. I know it’ll help me for sure because I always need to improve on something. This site is just a small piece to a bigger puzzle.