Western Manga Style

Manga style is fairly well-known, I think I can say there are no people who read this and don’t know about Dragon Ball, Doraemon, or the one that is so popular nowadays, Pokemon…

It’s a style pretty well-known, but I think it’s also undervalued, at least in the Western. Personally, I don’t understand why a person who draws in a realistic or semi-realistic style is “more talented” than someone who draws manga style. Maybe, there are people who actually appreciate this artistic style, but I’m aiming here for a professional environment. I believe that people who draw manga have more hardships trying to get hire or having someone who likes their job, unless the company is looking for someone with that style.

It may be a simple or complex style, and there are artist that are truly talented, and they create works that take your breath away for the amount of details they have.

There’s one particular artist, Shilin, who creates amazing works. Shilin’s style has a very personal touch and it has evolved from the manga.

I totally admire the amount of details Shilin’s works have and the quality; this artist is very careful with the color palette, the composition, the different textures, the perspective, etc…

There are some people that feel less and quit drawing even if they like it just because they draw manga style. I do believe that any kind of style can become totally good and you don’t have to worry about “belonging to a style,” but to draw in the way your feel more comfortable with and with the one you can improve into something more personal, which is what happened to Shilin and many others 🙂