Traditional or Digital? (15)

1 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-12-08 03:12 ID:QsPkhJ+p

Are most recent manga and doujinshi created digitally nowadays (2005), or are the majority still being done with traditional materials?

I'm just curious.

2 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-12-08 08:26 ID:BF/cSz2X

From what I gather (corrections are welcome), tablet users are still in the minority, at least for layouts and foreground art. However, time-consuming things like backgrounds are increasingly being done via 3D modelling (Akamatsu Ken's Mahou Sensei Negima is a good example of this).

3 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-12-09 14:54 ID:GhdZGXZb

Why do you insist that people do one or the other? I'm fairly certain most people use both, where appropriate.

4 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-12-16 19:54 ID:/Uz4+EIr

Are there (preferably japanese) artists sites where the author states that the "ink" drawing is done with a tablet? Because, normally it's very obvious when someone is using a tablet -- I'd be interested in seeing a tablet drawing (not CG!) that doesn't look like sketchy, thick-lined crap.

5 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-12-17 17:41 ID:T/hqt5L0

While not manga, the webcomic Count Your Sheep ( has been drawn using a tablet for a few months now.

6 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-12-18 00:50 ID:dW93w2Zr

Does anyone have an example that's not a shitty webcomic

7 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-12-18 18:32 ID:T/hqt5L0

Wow, way too miss the point. Whatever your opinion may be on the art of this particular comic, it should be clear to anyone that the lineart is clean, smooth and thin, even though it was drawn with a tablet.
Tablet drawings looking sketchy and having thick lines are often a case of the artist not being used to the feeling of a plastic stylus on a plastic surface and/or the scale, no, scales you need to work at with a tablet is different from paper.

8 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-12-19 14:55 ID:Heaven

Actually, I could tell it was drawn with a tablet. It is not sketchy nor thick-lined, but it is rather stiff.

9 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-12-19 18:39 ID:T/hqt5L0

...define 'stiff'.
The only thing I can think of what could be considered stiff art is 'stiff' in terms of poses and such. But that has more to do with the artist's skill than it does with it being drawn with a tablet. In fact, I don't see how in any way drawing with a tablet would make you draw less dynamic poses.

10 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-12-22 05:55 ID:Heaven

Therefore, can someone post something drawn with a tablet that is not stiff?
I really would like to see japanese artists, not western.

11 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2006-01-05 21:12 ID:/DQLqEgU


How about pretty much all oekaki art?

12 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2006-01-08 08:48 ID:OJ6849m6

13 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2006-01-16 19:19 ID:Heaven

good link >>12

14 Name: 愛子 : 2006-05-30 05:56 ID:ZmCGyox1

Well i can't suggest any manga that i know of thats done with tablets... (although i'm guessing Gantz is...) you can always check out PortalGraphics and their OC art (not that idiotic tv show)

15 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-05-30 13:04 ID:Heaven


Why did you bump a half-year-old thread if you have nothing to say?

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