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My Greatest Ambition.


Amber Huynh

on 14 November 2014

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My Greatest Ambition I want to be... At the moment, I want to be a mangaka's assistant and help with animation. A mangaka is a creator of manga. Why? My Inspiration? The first thing that inspired me to be a mangaka's assistant was an anime called Inuyasha. It was by chance that I saw it. It happened when my family was on vacation in Las Vegas. My little sister and I were browsing the T.V channels in our hotel room. It came up to Cartoon Network, which was showing Inuyasha at the time. So... what is anime? Anime are Japanese animated productions featuring hand-drawn or computer animation. Anime includes animated television series, short films, and full- length feature films. The term is defined as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters, and fantastic themes. The oldest known anime in existence first screened in 1917- a two minute clip of a samurai trying to test a new sword on his target, only to suffer defeat. Anime is still around today, and is at the moment being spread not only in Japan, but North America and many other places as well. By: Amber Huynh I loved to draw, even in the beginning when I wasn't good at it. I started reading manga and watching anime, and decided it would be nice to actually design/draw the characters. What's Manga? Manga are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long, complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art. The term "manga" is a Japanese word referring both to comics and cartooning. "Manga" as a term used outside Japan refers specifically to comics originally published in Japan. Manga-influenced comics, among original works, exist in other parts of the world, particularly in Taiwan , South Korea, and China, notably Hong Kong. In France, "la nouvelle manga" has developed as a form of bande dessinée comics drawn in styles influenced by manga. Examples?? I can say this. There are soooo many anime and manga I could name, so I'll just show some very popular characters. Demonstrations? The following video is how to draw anime hair. The person making it has posted many other video tutorials on Youtube. His (Youtube) name is Mark Crilley. THANKS FOR WATCHING!!! Manga (Part 2) Manga stories are typically printed in black-and-white, although some full-color manga exist (e.g. Colorful). In Japan, manga are usually serialized in large manga magazines, often containing many stories, each presented in a single episode to be continued in the next issue. If the series is successful, collected chapters may be republished in paperback books called tankōbon. A manga artist (mangaka in Japanese) typically works with a few assistants in a small studio and is associated with a creative editor from a commercial publishing company. If a manga series is popular enough, it may be animated after or even during its run. Sometimes manga are drawn centering on previously existing live-action or animated films. In Japan, people of all ages read manga. The medium includes works in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, suspense, detective, horror, business/commerce, and others. Since the 1950s, manga has steadily become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry representing a ¥406 billion market in Japan in 2007 (approximately $3.6 billion). Manga have also gained a significant worldwide audience. In Europe and the Middle East the market is worth $250 million. In 2008, in the U.S. and Canada, the manga market was valued at $175 million. The markets in France and the United States are about the same size. Manga (Part 3) There are different ways of expressing different emotions. The facial expression is one way. The most distinctive feature is the eyes. There are myriads of different styled eyes. How I started... At first, I just drew regular. Nothing special. (1st grade- 3rd grade)
Then I started to trace pictures and characters from the internet. (4th grade) After a while, I finally decided to start drawing the characters. (5th grade)
At the moment (now) I sometimes trace, but usually focus on drawing. What did I do to improve my drawings? Practice. Also, I watched a few "how to draw" videos. I had developed some skills from tracing too.
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