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How to draw action fight scene by mayshing How to draw action fight scene by mayshing
Here's CD's How to design your own manga/anime fight and action sequence quick tutorial....

This fight sequence is used here:

My manga series 2Masters | My facebook | My tumblr


WHAT this tutorial aim for: To bridge the gap between using reference and knowledge to designing fight scenes on page.


WHAT this tutorial does not do: Providing various martial arts references or teach you anatomy, you can get that on youtube or other sites.


Suggested books:
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Suggested artist:
安藤真裕 - Masahiro Ando [link]


Edit:
Blog post discussion related to this: [link]
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I am doing this note, tutorial for my friends who have fight sequences in their manga but don't know how to do it.

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I only came to realize how little there is out there on this topic on the net, after talking to a friend of mine about her manga she wants to do, but have struggles with action sequence designs.
When i search, i couldn't find good tutorials right away, that's a sign that people don't talk about this. Most of us who got ok at it just purely learned on our own, and usually does not discuss in tutorial form i believe. Those who are good are too busy doing work for others.



So here's some of my free tips for those who wants it.


I can't say i am particularly good at designing action sequences, but at least i don't have major problems...

As long as i am not doing...
Stare...SLASH, enemy falls.... fight ends.


ERRRRRRK... that's the cheapest.... scene... ever.

(Edit: But One Piece used it with Zoro. lol It works somewhat with Samurai fight style, and you don't need a great fight design for a great story, but it requires no skill in designing this kind of fight, I don't recommend using it and I will not use it personally.)
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plangkye Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, thank you for this!
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Remle11 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
this is really helpful thanks.
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mayshing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
ur welcome.
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Coperation025 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Im definitely using this
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LaughButts Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! This helps a lot!
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mayshing Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
ur welcome.
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Xedarix Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Thanks a lot!!!! I'm making a sword fighting scene and I have to search for references, It's kinda ilustration, but I want it a little bit dinamic. This was very useful X3
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SparingDemon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Thanks for the advice its really helpful.:)
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jennacreator Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this was very useful! thank you!
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Vrandiel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
cool... thanks for making this tutorial
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