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PE: Anime/Manga - Digital Art

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 3:00 AM by cinyu:iconcinyu:

Gallery Month

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Anime & Manga half of this week! :la:

Today Gwendolyn12 and me are going to explain the different categories of the Anime & Manga Gallery.
Since this Gallery has 2 different main categories the Gallery Overview is split in 2 articles.

In my article I will explain you our Digital Media category including the sub-categories. The Traditional Media category will be explained later by Gwendolyn12!

What is Anime & Manga?

Lets see...
Anime is based of the word Animation. These are Japanese animated productions usually featuring hand-drawn or computer animations. When you talk about an Animation in Manga style. That's Anime.
But what is Manga? With Manga you mainly mean a comic book created in Japan. But this word is used for regular drawings as well.

Digital Art

The Anime & Manga category /Digital Media/ is the home of Manga styled artworks created with art softwares such as Easy Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop, Manga studio, MMD, Render, etc.


These art is created with a 3-Dimensional Art software such as MMD [Miku Miku Dance] and Render.

Star Skipper by FunkyBunnies

Unfortunately, most of the category are Fan Art miscats. Please be aware that The Anime & Manga category is for original Art only. That means the 3-Dimensional Art category is for your original characters.

Copyrighted characters such as Miku Hatsune, Kaito, etc. from Vocaloid belong to Fan art > 3-Dimensional Art


Drawings are artworks that start as sketch. The Artist have to build their way up to the final drawing, through linearting and coloring.

SS - Last Glance by Rosuuri Carciphona - Too Late by shilin Weave the heavens by shilin
.AT with Inma: winter story. by Hetiru Horizon by Shadow2810 Milky Way by syh3iua83

Manga (Comics)

The category Manga (Comics) is for various manga stories created by hobbylist Mangakas and a few professional ones as well.

Manga (Comics) > Pages & Panels
"Pages & Panels" is for a long/short story Manga and for single panels.

Workshop Demo by isangkutsarangmoe LoveDeath Preview by pcmaniac88
Chrome's Little Bird 10 by Jon-Lock .: A perfect Moment :. by arhiee

Manga (Comics) > Strips
"Strips" are mangas that contain one-shot comics and various four-panel yonkoma.

Potion of flight by Deevad Knite Ch5: Beta pages 46-54 by yuumei
Chrome's Little Bird 2 by Jon-Lock PT SxS - Chapter 0 by Tyshea


Oekaki (お絵描き?) (お: O = Formal prefix, 絵: E = picture, 描き: KAKI = to draw) is a Japanese term used to describe the act of drawing a picture.


Digital art paintings are freeform artworks that start out of a random colorful drawing without a sketch and lineart.

The magical pigment shop by asuka111 D R E A M S by tincek-marincek Rainbow by Aka-Shiro
Magical Forest Elf by asuka111 UDON's Art of Capcom by UdonCrew coffee and fish by einlee


Vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygons, all of which are based on mathematical expressions, to represent images in computer graphics.

Incandescence by JohnSu Puppet Strings by JohnSu Undermarine by JohnSu
Armored Lion by JohnSu Alma and the Spanish Dofus by xa-xa-xa Ebi Ramen by JohnSu

Anime and Manga > Traditional Art will be explained by Gwendolyn12 in the next journal. :la:

This Journal contrains an explain about the categories from the Anime and Manga > Digital Media section.
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Sir-Herp Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Hahaha! The gif of Celty scratching her helmet made me laugh.

This was really helpful! I didn't know what oekaki was (and it drove me nuts, cuz I encounter the word fairly often), and I wasn't fully sure what vectors entailed.

I'll look forward to the traditional art article! Thanks for putting these together!
cinyu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it was helpful! :)

The traditional art article is up: :aww:
Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Thank you for this article! :heart:
MarcoEmma Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Chibis would go into the anime/manga category right? Or are they better somewhere else? :meow:
ceilonn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
As long as they're not copyrighted, then they go to fanart <3
MarcoEmma Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You mean the anime/manga category. If they're not copyrighted, it isn't fan art. :XD:
ceilonn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
hurr yes XD
MarcoEmma Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
ceilonn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
i haven't had any coffee yet XD
MarcoEmma Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Then get some! Get your favorite flavor! :D
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