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The Shocking Truth about Drawing Manga

Updated on December 13, 2011

Your Fortune Lies in Furry!

Come on, Anime is nice and all -- it certainly might be helping the fortunes of both animation and comic books as we know it -- but for all intents and purposes, we're still importing a culture that most of us couldn't even hope to be a part of.

Even worse for budding American Artists (and anyone else who can't claim any Asian blood), people can tell the difference between "Real Japan Manga Taste" and "Baka Gaijin Roundeye" in a heartbeat, and avoid it like the plague!

The reason? A lot of people who want to draw manga are... no surprise here... manga fans. Young manga fans, especially. Drawing manga (or any other type of sequential art, really) requires a lot of "invisible" structure underneath that isn't always obvious to younger readers.

Furry art, on the other hand, is universal; people have been drawing animals for as long as they've been drawing, period, There's no such thing as "Fake Furry Art", just good furry art and bad furry art -- and it comes from all over the world too, not just Japan!

And for whatever reason, furry fans are usually older than the average manga fan... so it's less likely that an "amateur" furry artist will mess up basic proportions or foundations the way an an amateur manga artist might.

(Oh, and if you plan on becoming famous? Good luck trying to stand out in a homogenized art style like Manga! By the way, your artistic rights are much better protected outside of Manga. Check out the stuff about the "Tokyopop Manga Pilot Contract" if you don't believe me.)

Anime and Manga have their moments, but when it comes down to it, if you have to start drawing ... go with furries!

Gotta be the Furry.

Gotta be the Furry.

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    • Sophie 2 years ago

      I like manga and anime, but furries are much easier to draw, and, in my opinion, it's more fun, because while manga fans need something to be a fan of - not just their imagination.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      FURRIES

    • redpandaplayer 3 years ago

      I love Manga, but it's way too popular now. You won't stand out more than a gnat.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I prefer 'furry', but not for any of the reasons stated. I just like having a wider variety of characters (appearance and personality-wise.) If you stick with humans non-stop, which anime generally DOES unless it's a kid's show or something wacky, it just begins to bore me.

      So it's not just furries that I like in a story. Humanoid aliens, lizard-people, robots, anything that ISN'T human. Makes things stand out more, makes it easier to tell one character from another, and it makes for a more fetching variety.... but that's just me. :/

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      l ike furry

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Furry X3 Yet most furries get their style of the eyes from manga.....So...yeah..

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      FUK DA SYSTEM

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      by the way the art is picture book. just a diiffrent view.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ill post on both. just wow sooo many retards. what makes manga comics and graffic novels art is their interesting. furry is as much art as either concept dont side with either read all you idiots

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      There's no point in asking people to take sides, it just calls for haters for both sides and is generally useless to the fandom in question itself. I'm a huge fan of anime and manga AND I like furry art, even if it's not a style. I know manga is a homogenized art style, but it wouldn't be a "style" if it weren't this way. Realism, semi-realism, cartoon and every other style has it's homogenized traces because they're styles and need commom traces to be recognized as one. Of course, manga and anime have less space to go wild, but, if you're creative, talented and a hard-worker, it's not an excuse.

      The real answer for things like this is: People are different and tastes are not under discussion.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Im a fan of both, but the world-wide furry sensation is what appeals to me more, since im a big american comic lover and sonic fan.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Shut the fuck up all of you furries art is EPIC

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I like both but I prefer Furry more. I don't see Furry as an actual art 'style' since I've seen Furry characters drawn in Manga, anime eta... The reason why I like Furry art because it can be seen in lots of styles.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Furries all the way. =w=

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Furry is not a art style.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I'd go for none, but there's no option for that. And first of all, no need to be racist. Second, art is art, no matter how horrible it is. Think of when you were a little kid, when you drew a picture of your family. Did your parents honestly think it looked like people? Unless you were some freak child art prodigy, chances are that picture didn't look like anything near a family. But you thought it was art. It's the same thing. Some people consider furries to be an art form, and some people prefer manga. People are different, and you don't need to insult people for the way they feel about certain things. Both the fandom and manga have their downfalls, but either way, there's always going to be that one person that doesn't agree with you. Just get over it people. Goodness, and the people that be hatin' the fandom? Get lost. This is about furries; why are you looking at something you hate? I never understood people like you. I'm not saying I support furries; I was only stating my mind.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i saw furries are better one it means animal with human features,a fan of the art wear fursuits basically a furry shaped suit ,what ev humans are basically animals that talk so that a way could be a furry i still questio n that on theres animals that can talk not exactly lik people but mimic the sounds basically talking and also you cant be manga or animie u can roleplay but you cant actually be it as you can e a furry i mean i like animie but y not take people make an action move with people doing that stuff it so fake and alot of times stupid looking now look at avatar the one with the blue people and pandora th planet ther furries there animals that walk upright talk and all the stuff humans do its possible there are creaturs on another planet like in avatar ut not like animie or manga like the movie avatar the last airbender that movie is an animation so animie in a way well the actual movie was ok and i got into it it was so unatural and crap so LIKE IV READ IN A FORUM WITH MY OWN FACTS ADDED FURRIES RULE EVEN THOUGH MY PARAGRAPH HAD NO POINT REALLY ITS BASICALLY STATING FURRIES ARE WORLDWIDE THERE FOR RULE ALL OVER AND ANIMIE AND MANGA ONLY RULE JAPAN NOT JUST BY OPINION RLLY FURRY ART COMES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD A ND DATE BACK FROM AN ANCIENT TIMES THVE EN HERE LONGER THN ANIMIE AND MANGA TRULEY COME FROM JAPAN HA . also im sure someday there will be a way to mix animal and human genes together makeing a furry actually they do they grow human parts on animals like on pigs thay can grow an human ear n such so isnt that technacally a furry plus you cant make manga and animie real if you can take take an image from an manga or animie and bring it to life then they haha deal with it

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Concession and Ballerina Mafia

      'nuff said.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      howl like wolves folks cause furries are da bomb as regards art styles especialy if it involves disney characters on a spit like baloo or mickey and minnie

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I have to go for furry. Furry isn't a cartoon, it's an art style. There is no such thing as Furry Anime! It's Furry animation! It's not fucking anime!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I like both styles, but i have to go for Furry.

      But i don't understand some of the comments posted on here, "Furries are stuff children draw" and that Furries are all just 'eye candy' and 'fluff'.

      I know too many children who draw Manga (lots of people like it at my school) and ive also seen Furry art with a lot of meaning behind it, i mean sure there are some pretty retarded drawings out there of every style under the sun but there are also some pretty damn good ones that deserve more recognition than they are given. in short i guess, it all boils down to the artist who drew it NOT the art style.

      In case of a major screw-up: Stop Drop and ROFL.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      This reminds me of the episode of the Drew Cary Show when they go to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show. If you know what I'm talking about hurrah for you.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Animals Rok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      That's a bit of a tough decision. While manga/anime and anthro (you will NEVER see me use the 'fey-word', as Jigsaw once put it) both have their merits, I am slightly more inclined to anthro. Don't get me wrong; I do love manga as well, and I for one know very well how historically-based the majority of them are (such as InuYasha, which is historically accurate), but when you think about it, anthro gives you a better opportunity to express your creative side. Since you are already making it somewhat sci-fi (bipedal, humanoid animals. How is that NOT sci-fi?), you can add your own unique twists and create an entire universe exactly the way you want it, as well as create your own species (such as Last Res0rt's adorably fuzzy Talmi) to fit the universe. Also, anthro is not limited to just animals. You can include humans and have them intermingle with the other species in the universe (again, something that LR has pulled of in spades). Basically, in anthro art, you can incorporate any themes you want, from superstitious/supernatural to downright fantasy.

      Also, who's to say that you can't incorporate manga into anthro? or vice versa? You could have a historically-accurate yet still scifi-ish supernatural anthro story with humans, presented in a manga form. Hell, InuYasha almost did that (definitely some anthro, such as Hachi and all of the other bipedal animal-demons, as well as being VERY historically accurate, and did I mention the demons? that's the superstition. the only thing it lacked was sci-fi).

      All in all, both forms of art have their own credible reasons for being better in some fields, and both have their own exclusive parts and/or themes, but anthro has more artistic and creative opportunities than its competitor.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      manga and furry art is just that, art. they're both popular and both deserve respect, so stop disrespecting them and end this lens.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Manga gives you anger issues and makes you extremely arrogant if you read it too much, apparently. Not to mention tons of conformity is involved in that style. No thanks!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Anime-style furry!

      Or just furry in general. Lots of people like anime more than furries but then again...

      at one point most people said the Earth was the centre of the universe. Can't argue with popular opinion! NOT.

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      I grew up by reading fables ^_^

      I also like Pokemon and Digimon!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Both...

      once again my favorite styles of cartoons are on war...

      I've always wished for a movie combined with manga and furries! D:<

      i choose furry for this time...because I'm tired of seeing humans everyday!!!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Furries rule they are cutie and manga I'm not going

      to say anything ratchet is a cool furry my opinion

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Furries are so cute! They are really easy to draw, and they always come out looking something like what you were trying to draw.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      i have the feeling the one who whrote it. is a furry fan him/herself?

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Furry because there's no fixed style. Manga-style furry art may be popular, but the pie's the limit with how you draw furs- realistic, cartoonish, manga/anime style, abstract (I don't find much of this but...), etc. Not to be cheesy but the only limit's your imagination

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I like both... you can't really separate them anymore I see more and more

      manga influence in modern furry art.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      i say furry cuz theres more love and action and the furrys will attack the humans lol

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      umm im not on either side cuz i don't know what furry or manga is and anime is so freaky anyways it's just so weird idk why anyone would read or watch any of it

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      MANGA BLOWS!!!

      furrys are your lords and masters they wont hezatate to bite your fucking face off and shuv it up yer ass!!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Ya i gotta say furry. More attractive, more fun to draw, wider rang beings to draw.....although iv been introduced to anime first i'll still choose Furry.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I chose furry art, I guess because I am more inclined to draw it instead of anime art. However, I feel that going to either extreme is a bit hasty. Both styles have produced very beautiful works of art. I am a fan of Inuyasha and Fullmetal Alchemist, and I love the work of Kacey Miyagami and Blotch (among others, who are furry artists). I'm gonna agree with Anubis here.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I think anime is some what poorly drawn with evry one looking the same

      Im neutral but in a class full of amime nerds and a furry sitting next to me the anime nerds discuss how naruto or some other show went the furry dude will just draw while the anime peeps will draw and yell accross the room so i like furrys slightly better any way.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I is liking teh furriez.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Man Fuck all yall ugly ass niggaz furry ast is tight!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Furries are a much more creative idea and twists that messing with humans just wont give you. I mean sure you say your anime neko's and kitsune's are cute but overall how creative can you be before they turn furry?

      BTW I know furries tend to have a much more perverted side of there art but its still cleaner then majority of stuff from animes

      Now on the line of cartoons...some anime contain some type of some what furry in there those aside. Anime definatly wins...for now. Furry media is still young, though the art goes WAY back. I do eventually see furry 'cartoons', comics, and tv shows wiping the floor with Animes and mangas. Heck even know Avatar ripes up the box office more so then anime live action anime ever has pulling in $242 million worldwide in just 1 weekend. Proving that Furries are win

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I say furry because you can mix the furs and experiment with the tails, ears and different furs not just one peach color all the time.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I would say anthromorphic art because It not as simplistic and pointy as manga or anime. Anime/manga may be known for their good storylines for a broad audience, pictures and I like that but; amine animation has less frames and It doesn't seem as smooth as traditional Animation Like Disney, or Dreamworks for example. And besides techically you see anthromorphic characters as mascots for schools/colleges, on your favorite cereal, cartoons from the 50's-Present and Art.

    • graphictruth 8 years ago

      You need a none of the above, but... I do draw furries and I don't draw manga style so I have to pick "furry."

      But I draw the line at making everything fuzzy. I put furries - various shapeshifters, weres and otherwise fur-clad creatures - into my stories in a broader fantasy context, and I also like to depict sexuality within context, in a way that makes rational sense. That's an issue with both Furry and Manga, I've noticed. I'm not saying it's good or bad, more that it's an obvious feature of both genres.

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      I'll go for Furry rather than Anime/Manga as there is a broader variety of drawing techniques/styles and genres present in Furry media(ranging from the cool looking Sonic characters, cute Disney characters, comical Looney Tunes characters, and others like TMNT, Road Rovers, Redwall, Arthur, Swat Kats, Starfox, Secret of NIHM, Crash Bandikoot, Digimon, even the Egyptian anthropomorphic gods are also considered as Furry to an extend)

      "Furry is usually drawn in a manga style anyway..."

      Ahem...watch Disney's Robin Hood or Redwall and tell me if they are drawn in an anime/manga style...

      "Manga can be drawn in all styles and all sorts of genres"

      So does Furry

      "You can draw an animeish furry character but you can't draw a furryish anime character"

      FYI,

      Anime-ish furry character = furry character incorporating anime-like characteristic (sleek looking hairstyles, sharp chins, etc) e.g. Renamon from Digimon

      Furry-ish anime character = anime character (usually female) incorporating furry-like characteristic (fur, whiskers, cat ears, fox tails, etc) e.g. Horo from Spice and Wolf

      I'm not trying to say that all Anime/Manga styles are horrible or whatsoever, It's just that I prefer Furry more than Anime/Manga

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      furry 4 ever

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      furrys.......RULE!!!!!!!*dances around to room*i luvs wolf furrys the best cuz wolves........RULE!!!!!

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      Definitely furry, hands down.

      Manga is melodramatic and uncomfortable, furry is just artistic and funny

      Anime is over saturated and looks the same in most situations, but furries have animated cartoon media on LOCK. Be it Movies, TV Shows, and Games.

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      Fuuuurrry. :D

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      as far as im concerned furry should be more popular than mangas

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      Furry is more cool then manga

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      Furry is the best ^,..,^

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      Furries are way better than Manga. First of all there are so many things you can do with a furry. You can morph it, make it evolve, transform, maybe even create a whole new species from scratch. Furries just seem to have moore freedom than manga. And also I agree with the article. With furries anyone can feel comforatble, maybe even get famous, but with anime and manga mostly only the best of the best asians get famous off of successfully mastering that art. American manga artist are not recognized so often.

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      Anime is cool and all, but I'm tired of looking at the same crap over and over. The anime style is way over inbred and way saturated. This applies to swath of furry characters drawn in this style too. I lump them in the anime camp as well. You can switch up styles when drawing animals, but anime has WAY less latitude for diversity.

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      Not all furry art is drawn in mango/animu style.

      These might happen because some artist changed his/her/its mind and went to the furry fandom.

      So, it's better to think about it before saying anything reckless.

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      Definitely furry. Furries are awesome

    • anonymous 9 years ago

      Furry

    • anonymous 9 years ago

      furries ftw

    Manga and Anime are so Kawaii!

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        and one for the road manga is just hairless furry same with furry being manga with fluff

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        heres the other most popular manga have forms of furry. one piece,bleach, and etc all have forms of furry. be it transformations costumes or silly depicted emotions. awesome job guys truly self deprived.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        There's no point in asking people to take sides, it just calls for haters for both sides and is generally useless to the fandom in question itself. I'm a huge fan of anime and manga AND I like furry art, even if it's not a style. I know manga is a homogenized art style, but it wouldn't be a "style" if it weren't this way. Realism, semi-realism, cartoon and every other style has it's homogenized traces because they're styles and need commom traces to be recognized as one. Of course, manga and anime have less space to go wild, but, if you're creative, talented and a hard-worker, it's not an excuse.

        The real answer for things like this is: People are different and tastes are not under discussion.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        VIVA A LOS OTAKUS, MIERDA A LOS FURRIES.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        manga ROCKS because of great story and realistic setting, in real furries are just tons of porn stuffs but manga has EPIC stories and plots. I'm against furries.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Personally I draw anthropomorphic characters with manga features, eyes especially. But I don't really think "Furry" is an art style, more a offshoot of cartoon and manga. So I go for manga

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        furrys can be manga stylized. What are you talking about?!?

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Furry or Manga? Someone would ask me to chose between my two favorite animation / art themes. If the art you see in both themes were the same, I would favor the furry, but there is a ton of furry art that just plain sucks and looks like something a 2 year old drew. Just type in 'furry' in the Google's image section, and you will see what I mean. Anime / manga is just the oppisite in that the vast majority of anime is very good art. Furries are cool, but there needs to be a whole lot more good furry art. For now though, I'll have to go with the manga.

      • MinRu 5 years ago

        I grew up with manga. And a lot of them has very deep meaning in it. So, I am an otaku true to heart..

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Personally? I like both. Bluh, picking. There are amazing artists and styles in both groups (and sometimes obnoxious fans), but I've been influenced much more by anime artists and their stories than I have by furry art and stories... This article doesn't give any actual reference of art for either sides, merely that publishing companies are evil (and they can be), but what does that have to do with the story and art being great in individual works? Ah, well. I'm going with anime, boo me, though I have seen some very wonderful and original styles within manga. (Also, in regards to the choice 'Manga and Anime are so Kawaii!'? Seriously? Come on, with that wording you're making me feel bad for picking already. Talk about biased.)

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Mangina is the best styleEVER. If you don't like it you're not a true artist. Picasso once said, "You're not a true artist until you draw everyone with Fucking Huge Hair Syndrome and Michael Jackson noses." Let us not forget the most famous of Leonardo's paintings, "Underaged School Girl Being Raped By An Octopus"

        Mangina is the epitome of art itself. Any other art form isn't art, especially furry art. Furry art is just child crayon scribbles. Walt Disney and Chuck Jones were talentless hacks. And if you think differently from me, I WILL BREAK INTO YOUR HOUSE AND TEAR YOUR WIFE IN HALF!!!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        i like furry better, i just want to troll and ut it in the manga section. SUCK ON THAT MANGATARDS!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Cry all you want, furry freak fans, the manga and anime realm is bigger than you. It's a clear choice, manga actually requires talent and skills. Furriness is a lame interpretation of a comic book character. You furry fans are all whining for no resound. Go watch Hyper Police, it's a freakin furry anime. I swear, you extremist furry folks are so immature... For crying out loud, go learn something about art before shooting your mouth off. I can't stand hypocritical lame-wads that don't know their butt from their elbow who talk about art! It's people like you that makes me want to dislike furries.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        FURRIES BLOWS!!!

        Manga are your lords and masters they wont hezatate to disembowl your gut, rip out your intestines and serve it in a bowl! I'm sure you furry freaks would like to eat that shit.

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      • anonymous 6 years ago

        @ I hate fandoms , Very well written comment.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Naruto, Bleach, InuYasha, Fullmetal Alchemist, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Rurouni Kenshin, .hack//SIGN...are only some of the most famous anime and manga series, and there is a darn good resond why those series are famous. Manga isn't stupid.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        ...I love manga and anime, but with any "fandom", there will always be idiots that make the genre look bad...

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      • anonymous 6 years ago

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      • anonymous 6 years ago

        @ mangaka, well spoken comment, you should write a lens

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        manga & anime, there's a resond why it's so popular and it's because it's so damn good and that there's a series for anyone...no resond to hate it, unless you are an uncultured idiot

      • anonymous 6 years ago

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      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Don't write a lens about art, if you don't know a damn thing about art.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        More like, this lens is lame!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Furries are stuff kids draw. Manga is what adults create. Anime is made by proffesional, animation creators. There are no furry production studio's are there? That's because it's lame.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I've seen "furries" in anime and manga...this lens writer is just splitting hairs.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Furries have no substance. They are all "fluff" and "eye-candy". Unlike manga which involves actual research on ancient cultures and requires using your brain. I see why furries are so popular. It's because it doesn't require brain-work.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        manga

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        How about a furry manga?

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        This lens is stupid. There's no point to it, just some guy ranting about how much he hates manga. Pathetic.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I don't care for the way this lens insults non-Japanese mangaka. You do not have to be Japanese to create manga- that is ignorant, narrow-minded & borderline racist. Manga is purely a style of art. Nothing else. Anyone from any culture anywhere in the world has the right to create manga and call it a manga. Saying "Baka Gaijin" (means stupid foreigner in Japanese) is very insulting and makes you look like a racist fool. Grow up. You obviously don't know a thing about art. Go take art school & read art books before posting such things. Manga is has been around for almost 200 years and is the very first, and oldest form of comic books in archaeological references. The first manga was written by the famous Hokusai. Go to your local library & expand your mind.

        By the way, I have nothing agaisnt furries.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Both, i love furry art and manga.

        i have an comic idea and there happens to be humans in it,

        and kind of promished myself i would draw a manga first.

        and then a furry comic

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        detective conan is the best anime:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK6ncnWBEPI

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        Guys, I think you have missed a very prominant issue.

        Furry art is horrible.

        lots anime/manga art is horrible as well, but not all of it is horrible at least.

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        Let me go one step further in regards to the title of this page "Who has the better cartoons?". What cartoons does the furry fandom have exactly? There is no furry animation industry. I really hope that the furry fandom isn't trying to lay claim to classic cartoons simply because they anthropomorphic characters in them (Secret of Nimh, Dinsney's Robin Hood, Looney Toons, etc.).

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        There's really nothing to debate here. I don't think alot of you understand what an "art style" really is so let me attempt the best I can to define it for you.

        An art style is HOW something is drawn and rendered to give the piece a distinctive characteristics that is unique to either the individual artist or group of artists.

        That being said there is no furry art style. Furry is simply a subject matter. You can draw a cat person any number of ways, from the simplistic to the hyper realistic but the fact remains that the SUBJECT is still a cat person. In Anime/manga you can have any subject but its unifying features will be the way the characters are drawn to adhere to that style.

        You can draw an animeish furry character but you can't draw a furryish anime character.

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        Manga can be drawn in all styles and all sorts of genres--plus the animation is usually quite beautiful!

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        Furry is usually drawn in a manga style anyway...

      • anonymous 9 years ago

        I say , if you put one of them in a movie like furrys , I'll say furrys , but manga got movies on lock.

      • anonymous 9 years ago

        Even though I love the furry style, I think the manga style is just as cool.

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      Artist's Alley at Anime Weekend Atlanta

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      The American Journal of Anthropomorphics, Issue 4

      A beautiful art book containing several artists' pieces! A delight for any furry fan!

       

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      Draw Furries: How to Create Anthropomorphic and Fantasy Animals
      Draw Furries: How to Create Anthropomorphic and Fantasy Animals

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      Manga Matrix: Create Unique Characters Using the Japanese Matrix System

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