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Howdy.
I've got a couple of images from some Manga comics here and I'm looking into how the way that they're drawn conveys moods. I was wondering if anybody knew enough about Magna to give me a few pointers, and also if anybody could identify the comic from which the first image is taken.
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#3
Use tons of shadow for a dark mood, and you can make a huge difference by the way you draw the eyes. And crosshatch like a motherbitch.

Oh, use the weather too.
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I don't know what that image is from, but if you're looking at the way mood is conveyed, then it's similar to novels in that pathetic fallacy is used (same with all art) - ie, the weather and surroundings often match the mood. If someone is depressed, it might be raining. If someone is happy, the sun will be out. That's very simply put, but you get the idea.

Also, facial expressions are usually a BIG giveaway in manga and comics in general. Particularly mouths and eyes. Look at these carefully! What is the mouth doing? Small mouth = pouting = thoughtful? Wide open mouth = angry/happy/shocked? Etc.

Exclamation marks, motion lines and shading are also used to convey mood. Someone who is surprised might have his mouth dangling open, or wide eyes, or lines radiating from under his eyes, etc. Someone who is thoughtful or angry might have dark shading around the eyes, obscuring them.

Things like that are usually used to show mood in manga Hope that helps.
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I don't know what that image is from, but if you're looking at the way mood is conveyed, then it's similar to novels in that pathetic fallacy is used (same with all art) - ie, the weather and surroundings often match the mood. If someone is depressed, it might be raining. If someone is happy, the sun will be out. That's very simply put, but you get the idea.

Also, facial expressions are usually a BIG giveaway in manga and comics in general. Particularly mouths and eyes. Look at these carefully! What is the mouth doing? Small mouth = pouting = thoughtful? Wide open mouth = angry/happy/shocked? Etc.

Exclamation marks, motion lines and shading are also used to convey mood. Someone who is surprised might have his mouth dangling open, or wide eyes, or lines radiating from under his eyes, etc. Someone who is thoughtful or angry might have dark shading around the eyes, obscuring them.

Things like that are usually used to show mood in manga Hope that helps.

also since it is a comic, it doesnt have to be realistic, if the mood is light and comical and someone is surprised, their eyes may be bulging out or something
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Quote by esther_mouse
I don't know what that image is from, but if you're looking at the way mood is conveyed, then it's similar to novels in that pathetic fallacy is used (same with all art) - ie, the weather and surroundings often match the mood. If someone is depressed, it might be raining. If someone is happy, the sun will be out. That's very simply put, but you get the idea.

Also, facial expressions are usually a BIG giveaway in manga and comics in general. Particularly mouths and eyes. Look at these carefully! What is the mouth doing? Small mouth = pouting = thoughtful? Wide open mouth = angry/happy/shocked? Etc.

Exclamation marks, motion lines and shading are also used to convey mood. Someone who is surprised might have his mouth dangling open, or wide eyes, or lines radiating from under his eyes, etc. Someone who is thoughtful or angry might have dark shading around the eyes, obscuring them.

Things like that are usually used to show mood in manga Hope that helps.


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isn't manga and anime just japanese porn?


just asking...


As far as I understand, manga is the Japanese comics, anime is the animation of the same style. There is some porn in there, but nowhere near all of it.
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As far as I understand, manga is the Japanese comics, anime is the animation of the same style. There is some porn in there, but nowhere near all of it.

The porn is usually referred to as Hentai or H-manga.




......I spend too much time on the internet


Anyway, the particular manga you're asking about is a fairly famous horror manga series. Damned If I can remember the title though.