vendredi 12 septembre 2014

The Style Of Manga In Various Art Schools

By Bob Oliver

If you are looking to get into the best art colleges in the world, some styles may jump out at you more than others. The ability to understand which one will be the best for you is not something that is the same across the board; to say the least, it's subjective. It is worth looking into a variety of styles and I'd like to think that some budding artists will be more taken in by the lesser utilized styles. Manga, for instance, is tremendous for those who want to go for something different.

Realism, as the name suggests, entails the creation of images that are all about replicating reality. There isn't nearly as much imagination put into these pieces but that doesn't mean that this is an easy form to focus on. Instead, there should be a keen eye for detail. The artists who utilize this style are able to focus on every inch of canvas in order to see the ones that are in most need of touching up. If you have a steady hand and a clear sense of awareness, realism may be for you.

One could make the argument that manga is a different take on comic books, which isn't too far-off. Comics are popular in their own right - especially now, considering the litany of superhero movies that have garnered tremendous publicity - as they have been able to help readers become invested in fictional worlds. Much like the conventional comic books we all are familiar with, manga can take on a series of moods. Just as easily as they can become gritty and real, one can make the argument that they can be rather playful by design as well.

Manga is a bit different, though, and one of the reasons for this is because of how the popularity of characters translates from Japan to America. For example, "One Piece" is one of the more popular series overseas and it is one which garnered plenty of revenue there. However, it is more or less an underground series in America, which means that it is for a certain group of people. Not everyone will take to it but it's apparent that there is a demand for it nonetheless.

What about the sorts of manga that seem to be made for both Japanese and American audiences? I'd like to think that this is where stories along the lines of "Scott Pilgrim" can come into effect. It became such a notable name that it became its own movie in the West, starring Michael Cera. Regardless of the feelings associated with the "Scott Pilgrim" movie, I'd like to think of it as an example of how much manga has grown and why it is that so many art students have taken an interest in it.

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