It's supposed to be androgenous, but I think it's a female, because some of the styles don't let you have androgenous characters. I really need to learn how to scale my artwork, because these looked really crappy shrunk. So you get the full-size pieces.
These were drawn on my tablet. Altogether, they took just about an hour. Why did I do this? Because I wish I could get full-quality pieces out of this damn tablet! It's practice.
|My default comic style. I have more and less detailed standards, but this is a nice, mid-range model that gets you where you're going without costing you a fortune in graphite. Even though I don't use graphite.|
|Stereotypical manga style. Obviously, influenced by none other than me. It's how I draw, when someone asks me to draw in manga or anime style, although with a few extra lines added.|
|Classic newsprint, the kind of thing you see in old-fashioned comic books.|
|A little into the indie scene we find "punk", which has been growing in popularity for a while now. I made the name up, but hopefully you recognize the style: it's the self-absorbed artist obsessed with "gothy" culture and acid rock. And acid. This is androgenous!|
|Yeah. Proudly indie comics are just... like, so cutting edge, man.|
|I think this is a pretty little style. I've seen it once or twice, but I don't think it originated from a particular artist. It's painfully cute and really easy to draw. So I'll just call it "Rosenkrantz" style.|
|Maybe I should call it the "Oakley", out of sheer respect, but he certainly didn't originate it. It's been around since, what, the 1800s? So I'll name it "Guildenstern".|
|You know, I said I didn't have any reference materials, but I think I really nailed this one. "Marvel" style.|
Here's some more that I didn't deem worthy of putting front-page:
What do you get when you reduce manga down to minimum lines so that the inbetweeners don't stab you with their pointy implements of mass creation? Anime-style. Easy to draw, easy to skip.
CLAMP style manga will drive you MAAAAD. Believe it or not, this is, in fact, how androgenous CLAMP characters look.
Another indie style is "pulp". Because they can't draw anything even passably beautiful, they make everyone ragged, rugged, and ugly. Children with old-man wrinkles. Women that look like this. I hate these types of comics - the artists are even more self-absorbed than punk style artists.
There are a lot of other styles out there. Any you care to suggest? I'll whip up a portrait for it.
Which ones are your favorites? Which ones do you hate the most?