I've been reading manga for about seven years now, and my tastes have changed more or less during these years. At the moment my faves are Yotsuba&! , Honey & Clover, Ouran High School Host Club, xXxHolic and Fullmetal Alchemist.
Nowadays I read pretty much western comics, too. I used to be like "There are no good story-comics in western comics" But then I found The Sandman and Bones, and then i just kept borrowing more random stuff from the library.
I want to try some dynamic poses someday, but I find it really hard to get it to look 'natural' and to get the proportions right. I know there are 'rules' for it, like *use 3 heads for the legs* but I still practice Razz
I don't like rules. I rather just draw something Razz
^ You are so right! It's very annoying when you have to remember hundred and one rules when you start to draw.... Mad So, I too rather draw what I want and how I want Laughing
There are actually no rules whatsoever when drawing in "manga"-style. It's only about the way the artist him/herself wants their characters to look like. Plus, in my humble opinion, the best way of learning how to draw in any style you want is to study the way the things work for yourself. Sure, when drawing people, it's really handy to learn some basic tips such as first drawing a circle with a cross, but learning to draw isn't about keeping copying other people's pictures and styles but to go towards your own style.
Sorry if I sounded too...Teacher-like or something...