TRSE: How To Draw Tutorials:
Applying the Tutorials to Other Animangas
|Usagi (Sailormoon)||Akane (Ranma 1/2)||Relena (Gundam Wing)||Sasami (Tenchi Muyo)|
|Naru (Love Hina)||Lone Wolf & Cub||Ruoruni Kenshin||Tenchi (Tenchi Muyo)|
As you can see, Sailor Moon and Goku look different, yet the patterns stayed the same! It's just a matter of knowing what sort of differences to look for such as shapes of the eyes, head sizes, hairstyles, etc.. ^_^
So by "reading the patterns in the various drawing styles of many Animanga, you'll be able to adjust your methods (adjusting the horizontal lines, thickness of torso, lengths of limbs, etc..) to match with their drawing styles, and that will take some practice. Remember, practice, practice, practice! ^_~
One more thing: you must be aware that if you imitiate someone else's art style, you are imitating what may be the flaws in the artist's drawing style!! That is why I don't encourage imitating someone else's drawing style. For example, look at the picture of Goku, his face seems puny compared to the rest of his head, and that could be considered a flaw. That is why it's best to draw any characters in your own way.