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Brody's Ghost Cityscape by markcrilley Brody's Ghost Cityscape by markcrilley
Thanks, everyone, for your detailed comments in response to my questions about "How to Draw Manga" books. You provided incredibly helpful information, one and all!

Here's a side by side comparison of the establishing "cityscape" spread from Brody's Ghost, Book One. Note that all the signs in the rough are in Japanese; The story was originally to be set in futuristic Tokyo. It is now set in a futuristic city that is never named, a place where people from almost every country on earth live side by side.

A very big thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered Brody's Ghost at Amazon: [link]

I am really blown away by your support!

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LittleGirl725 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I really wish I had the money to buy your Brody's Ghost books.. 
blackestdawn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
you're amazing!!!!! great details
ScarecrowKing Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Hm... They Have Brody's Ghost over at my local book shop. I might have to pick it up. ^_^
E3tsuki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:) truly insiring mr drawing guru!
exenaroth Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
wow mark ... you, your ju-just amazin i love all of your art and hope all goes well for you :P
Eirikorn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Are you using a digital program like photoshop to get highlighted and sharp areas? Thinking about the drawing at the bottom.

Just a curious fan :D

love your art, realy cool!
Conservatoons Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Looks like Borderlands w/ a Asian flavor. Nice job.
Dee-Oh Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Do you think you could give me a good way to get a storyline? Im making one right now but im having trouble with the story line
Hyroar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist
Nice futuristic look, like the whole style and setting. :)
SakuraNakamura Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!
Are there only two books in the Brody's Ghost series or are there more to come?
Skyking0 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist
the bottom one is more rugged
Quasar97 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
I love the super detailed city scapes you do
Are-you-jealous Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic! so amazing!
HellShadow94 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
i just love your backrounds! it would be great if you could do a tutorial on how you do city backround like this cuz i know i have trouble with them sometimes
ShadowIZ Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your cityscapes, they're definitely my favourite aspect of your work. Always so detailed and vast, seems like they go on forever, not just a back drop but an actual environment (:
ShongZ Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Isaac-satoryu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Fancy seein' you here, friend! I've been followin' your youtube vids, and I must say you've been a great inspiration. Thanks.
7izanami2 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
lol a city where every one from the world live side by side?? That's america dude....!! XXDD but that's so cool!! (i was just making a stupid joke)

I love the detail!! Your videos are epic and I got so happy when I found your DA account!!! :DD
TheHater7365 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
You are like a god to me!! I admire you so much and i think you are the best artist ive ever seen!!!! I wanna be an artist when i grow up!!!
ABI-luvah Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
SusuClan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
wow,I wanna draw like you!
SqEnxLuvr Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
This is really awesome! I like the rough draft more cuz it looks more...rough...i guess. It looks more real, if you know what i mean...Anyway, AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!
Mzotakugurl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! can you make a tutorial on doing cities and backrounds?
zetfer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Student General Artist
what kind of pencil did you used for the draft?
KLGZ Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the final looks a little too clean in my opinion. :| yes yes, its a very dirty city, but as artwork, it looks too clean ><
I don't know, maybe its preference. awesome work nonetheless!
KimiNagano Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
How did you do the extra thin lines in the background? What did you use for that?
KimiNagano Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Have a question... Do you draw the rough sketch first, and then trace it on another paper, or ink the sketch and then delete the pencil?
seraangel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Just found your artwork and tutorials, love your work very informative.
pandajitsu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Whothehellisthat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
woah - nice work. very interesting to see a rough vs. final, too...
phantomdotexe Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Every city always has people drying their clothes on lines and racks... =P
cuongqtran Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Wow that's awesome!
Caliber-Mengsk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
The rough version kinda looks like it's just an old film reel version of the scene. :P
vanmall Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work and so detailed. :aww:
anjelleshadow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
O. M. G. That is amazing! I don't know why but I'm drawn to your art XD The details are amazing and your perspective is great as always. And this place, is it based off Canada? XP
Mburner Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
a shrine. reminds me of miki falls. I like the japanese and the spanish signs
IrisKoneKo-chan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
This is soo cool! I made a drawing for you. I hope you like it!
awesome-sweetness Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
i like the whole unnamed city stuff. it gives that mysterious feeling to it and readers can just use their imagination! OMG how long will it take me to draw like you?????
DementedDannie Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
i find it kinda of funny but i can actually reconize some of the japanese, im still learning but cant wait for Brody's Ghost!
XxHiNaTaXx7 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is all so great. Amazing detail and everything. A lot better than what I can do. Nice job.
Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see this being a scene in some top-notch animation...

Very nicely done!
AmeixKon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student Filmographer
Nice details! ^-^
day-dreamer-101 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
awesomeness =D

can't wait for brody's ghost!!! i want to preorder it so bad...but i'm broke. -_- :XD:
MotherNight92 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
wow, that's awesome >.< Brilliant as ever!!!
vampiresongka Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student Artist
i love the city scape and it is very detailed~
Riamu18 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! I wish I could draw somthing like that!

five-pm Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
oh, the "Россия" sign... he-he ^__^
Beautiful cityscape!
Sa-Zurri Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student Filmographer
so this place you speak of... they live in Canada? xD
CrabOfDoom Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The birds on the wires are a wonderful detail, and whatever that mechanical vardo-looking vehicle is, I want one.
Arituchi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
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