MangaRaiders

Manga Writers => Develop Your Story => Topic started by: legomaestro on July 25, 2015, 10:32:50 AM


------------------------------------------

If you have Login Problems Use the Login in Top Menu Bar


------------------------------------------
If you have a problem registering here, Leave a msg at our FB Page >> Here.

Plz Don't use Hotmail to Register. You might not receive Activation mail. Use Other free mail provider like Gmail or Yahoo.






Title: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2015, 10:32:50 AM
Synopsis: Raiders must slay digital dragons with Nokia 3310s in a strange world that they must discover over time. This is an experimental story.

Chapters

Chapter 1
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/P1cTQZY.png)

Chiptune - Dubmood (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5ZH64l2fzs)


Chapter 2
Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/lc4zfB3.png)
Ritalin - Dancing Pigeons (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGbucSjSLDw)


Chapter 3

Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/vvxUVRS.png)
Sherbert's Toast  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc-F5dv3rZg)

Turbo Killer - Carpenter Brut (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy9r2qeouiQ)




---

UPDATES

24.11.16

I have decided to make this a webtoon by using mspaint as much as I possibly can. It's a way to train my webtoon making skills and I find it works better than mixing it with text as I originally planned. Still, I like what I did, so I'll post those first attempts here in this art topic.


This is STILL an MR story, so feel free to have your character join in if you're interested. I just need a description, and your patience. Also, it's not guaranteed that they'll survive the entire ordeal, but I hope that it's fun in one way or the other.

Any reviews are more than welcome. They are my fuel

---
THE INSPIRATION


At a random prompt I searched for 8 bit dubstep music and found this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52bxoqqgDWM (The first 2 songs.)

At the first time I listened to it it inspired me so much I wrote a whole rap/poem about people in a nintendo-esque world wielding digital weapons spawned from nokia 3310s. It was so weird and I was just so inspired and had fun writing and imagining such a ridiculous story. I was keeping it for later but that never happened.

I wrote a lot, but then my laptop died and I've forever lost whatever I wrote down specifically, but I think that those warriors in my mind were slaying dragons. I'm not really sure. Still hoping to remember the original lines that I wrote.

So I've decided to go ahead and explore whatever weird inspiration struck me at the time in the form of an MR story! And participation is most definitely hoped for.

---

THE IDEA

I want to write a weird genre that I'm calling 'Nintendopunk'. Think of all the goodness of old school 8 bit games. The simple fantasy stories that still ahve such memoreable characters and stay in your mind forever.

I want the fan that Gainax and Studio Trigger has with their anime. Explosions everywhere. Ridiculous cliches and just general badassery.

And most importantly I want people to participate with their raider personas so as to add to the canon and represent themselves better.

I did draw a little for Dystopic Blades, but I plan on making many more drawings and representations of characters and actions for this little experiment.

---

WHAT's GOING TO HAPPEN


I'm going to post 3 pages and see how they go. This is a project that is very much still in flux, and I have no idea what I'm doing so I don't want to promise a complete project without knowing it'll be possible to make.

If I only make 3 pages though I'll make sure to illustrate whoever participates at least, and I'm planning on having fun doing them so win win situation.

Whichever raider is interested in being thrown into this adventure please say so with a description of your persona if you're not already in the Canon.

Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2015, 10:34:01 AM
Chapter 1
(http://i.imgur.com/P1cTQZY.png)

Chiptune - Dubmood (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5ZH64l2fzs)
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Coryn on July 25, 2015, 12:20:41 PM
Yeah, sure, let's kill some dragons.

guess it's time to see if cyborg me still knows how to sword fight.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2015, 12:34:59 PM
Player 2 Has entered! I'll whip something up for your character art. I'm planning on getting right into the action.

For this page I'll go full on god mode, but for the last one you're free to do whatever you like and say what you like.

Also if anyone knows how to draw pixel dragons that'd be appreciated...
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Echo_River on July 25, 2015, 01:49:18 PM
That's awful what happened to your computer Lego. The original sounded so cool O_O

Anyhow, this raider would like to participate. Gimme a moment to scratch down my persona...

You put Legoh into the story. Guess Legoc won't be around?
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on July 25, 2015, 02:11:27 PM
I'd love to make an appearance as a drunken dragon slayer, Sir Herbert Lemming but he slurs his words so it sounds like Sherbet Lemon :P Master of the drunken fist.  8)
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on July 25, 2015, 02:24:55 PM
I wanna participate! I want my character to be masked and super quiet but when he takes off his mask he bursts into flames and becomes sorta like kenpachi-level excited in fights and laughs at his opponents and stuff.., and then when he puts his mask back on he turns back to his old self... his name shall be.... Pyro...

Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2015, 03:16:21 PM
Oh yes yes yessssss!

@ Echo I was thinking he'd still be able to transform into Legoc, but now that you mention it maybe the cat won't make an appearance.

P3, 4 and 5 have potentially joined the ring!

Oh man Blazer I wish I could animate that one. I'll whip up something for you guys.

Oh and by the way... If I haven't reviewed any of the participants' stories I'll be happy to get to your stories if you help me out by participating in this one!
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2015, 05:07:50 PM
Oh yes unless you had a chibi made in No1sey and Vacant's happy hour thing please gimme references so that I can shamlessly rip them off. I only need to make character art for you three to continue the chapter.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on July 25, 2015, 05:28:48 PM
I think you know which one is me lego...

(http://images6.fanpop.com/image/answers/3045000/3045955_1350524017079.28res_500_277.jpg)
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2015, 05:42:09 PM
I have strong suspicions...
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Nairbons on July 25, 2015, 07:39:25 PM
Is the cast too large to throw my hat in the ring?
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on July 25, 2015, 07:40:07 PM
Hehe awesome! Haha glad you liked my idea lego XD

Whoa :0 it'd be cool If you reviewd Hypnagogia for me hehe :D haven't finished updating it though...

So by references you mean like Nintendo references? Hmmm maybe breaking blocks by hitting them, or not being able to see more than 5 feet around you XDD (cuz like in nintendo games the overview is super small and you can't see much unless you move, don't know why I needed to explain that lol I'm just overexplicative... Like nintendo games... BOOM! XD Sorry...).

Cheers!
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on July 25, 2015, 07:42:42 PM
I think you know which one is me lego...

(http://images6.fanpop.com/image/answers/3045000/3045955_1350524017079.28res_500_277.jpg)

LOL
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on July 26, 2015, 04:05:56 AM
No, the reviewing list will become insane but since I'm not planning on making this very long any and all are welcome to participate... So long as they do plan on keeping up with their characters. Or they'll suffer the Red Shirt treatment hahaha.

Oh references I mean for your character art. As for things like that I'm thinking the navigateable world would be more free than that. But floating blocks would be a hell yeah.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on July 26, 2015, 11:48:18 AM
I've finished Page 2 but I'm still working on drawing Echo's character. I'll hopefully finish that tomorrow.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on July 27, 2015, 11:52:37 AM
Lel ok i get it now haha... hmm well the only prominent thing I want on my character is the mask... and the slim features of course lol and the fire when he transforms... Maybe when he's wearing the mask he could look like kei from darker than black, but if you already drew him it's ok XD
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on July 27, 2015, 07:13:20 PM
Guh, that took way too long. And my graphic tablet is being a child for no reason. Might have to go scanner for this one which would be a shame.

Anyways my new idea is to have the story flow using only dialogue and preset pictures with different emotions. Exactly like how a Zone of the Enders game is like. I'll try for a page 4 just to see how things go.

Really just floundering in water here for fun haha. Tell me what you think.



(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/ddpg2.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/ddpg2.jpg.html)

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/ddpg3.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/ddpg3.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Coryn on July 27, 2015, 07:49:51 PM
hmm... you got some stuff getting cut off up on page 2 there lego


interesting so far though. would be cool if we were pixlated as well.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on July 27, 2015, 07:59:04 PM
I'll see what I can do to pull off that look. Pixellated ala gameboy games right?

Guh, the pages are murder to do.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on July 27, 2015, 09:24:27 PM
There should be panels for this, I want to see my bleary eyed dude as he states "Im gonna need another drink..."

Ready for more, let's see the action! :P
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on July 28, 2015, 11:57:00 AM
HAHA LOVE THIS!! Love this so much XD I could even hear coryn's voice as he said his lines XD

"... That's generally what they are"

Looking forward to more  :thumbsup: :D
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Echo_River on July 28, 2015, 09:12:58 PM
Awesome Lego! Actual BGM eh? And Coryn is suddenly katanaless for once XD

Time for some serious play  8) Can't wait to see what comes next.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Coryn on July 28, 2015, 10:50:08 PM
And Coryn is suddenly katanaless for once XD


Oh yeah, I 'died' like two years ago, haven't swung a sword sense.


Maybe I should compile that battle into something more readable for reference. What do you think Lego?
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on July 31, 2015, 02:05:55 PM
I think hell freaking yeah man! It must be actually written as canon yes.

And behold: It is weekend! More digital dragons coming this week. But I'm going for the dialogue boxes thing so will be working on facial expressions for now with a preset default stance. should be fun.

Thanks for the comments people. Glad it is something worth looking at.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Synctual on July 31, 2015, 10:10:22 PM
Man, this is great! I'm loving it so far! Had me thinking, "I should've started reading this ages ago!", haha. This was a really fun read. Hope it's not too late to join in on this.  ;D
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 04:48:27 AM
Oh you're still welcome.

Started collecting references today for the artwork.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Synctual on August 01, 2015, 05:54:44 AM
My character would be a 19 year old man that goes by the alias, Sync. He's so smart that he's stupid, always has a book in his hand, and tends to overthink things. He would look something like this:

Spoiler
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/SyncG4x/hot_anime_guy-1_zpsvc2oaxgj.jpg)
If an ability is needed, then he can manipulate paper; being able to harden it and form weapons.


So that's my persona. The really smart yet incredibly stupid Sync! Can't wait to see where this goes! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 06:16:33 AM
Awesome. The Origami Dragon Slayer. I shall dub thee this title.

Still working on preset size for characters. I'm going to make my own character dolls. I was going to use DA but just couldn't bring myself to do it haha
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 07:59:28 AM
So I'm leaning between using the forum to post the text or using my uploaded pages purely. Thoughts?

Since time is a cruel mistress and I love being sketchy anyways I consider these the final general look for character faces. For dialogue and story it'll use five expressions per character and maybe the occasional effect. Of course I'll draw other art here and there, but as for the narration itself I'll use these characters.

Tell me what you think


Spoiler
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/EchoNeutral.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/EchoNeutral.png.html)
...

Spoiler
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/EchoUnamused_1.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/EchoUnamused_1.png.html)
What are you looking at



(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/TestPixelPage.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/TestPixelPage.png.html)
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Vio on August 01, 2015, 08:23:08 AM
This is a nice project you got here, lego. :thumbsup:

As for the latest artwork, her "What are you looking at?" picture is a bit off, especially her left eye. The eye is a bit higher compared to the right. :hmm:

The format looks good to me. ^^
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 08:25:13 AM
Thanks man

Damn. I'll have to use copy paste magic then.

The format with the black page or with the images posted in forum?
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Vio on August 01, 2015, 08:28:06 AM
The format with the black page. ;D
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 08:47:35 AM
Fixed the one in the spoiler tags. I guess now I've gotta decide what five emotions will be enough to cover most situations...

Happy, Angry, Sad, Shouting, Pouting?

Hmmm...
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Coryn on August 01, 2015, 11:17:33 AM
I agree with Vio. Keep everything on the black pages. putting the text in with the forum itself just breaks up the whole effect, and makes it hard to read (saying this from previous experience. Mr. Lego "My Handwriting Sucks So I Just Wrote It Out Below" Maestro.



Plus this way it sorta reminds me of the radio conversations in the metal gear series.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 11:21:34 AM
Ah why was I going so far for inspiration! Should've totally gone with that style instead of some Zone of The Enders Game.

Oh, perfect man. The only time you say legomaestro fully is with that new middle name in the middle!
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Synctual on August 01, 2015, 12:07:28 PM
I too think the black format is the best choice. Much easier on the eyes.

Awesome. The Origami Dragon Slayer. I shall dub thee this title.
AWWW YESSS! That's awesome!  :doublethumbs:

Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 12:58:10 PM
I am glad you approve. Ps your character shall die first.

So anyone got any ideas on the range of emotions thing?

I also wanted to ask what do you prefer: Me making your character according to described personality type or you making decisions to affect some of the play?
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Nairbons on August 01, 2015, 02:40:12 PM
Just give yourself total autonomy over the characters. I'd think it would speed up some of the processes that bogged down Dystopic Blades. Plus, it'll be fun to see everybody at the mercy of the omnipotent author.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 02:45:24 PM
Hell yeah. And I agree.

Still not sure if this is a project that I'm taking off with. My infinite plate is always full so I don't want something that runs on for years and is a constant guilt trip like Dystop
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Coryn on August 01, 2015, 02:58:00 PM
yeah, brutal and quick man.


ask for the emotions: Happy, Sad, Angry, Cute, Neutral.

These are coming from my experience writing for the VN, though admittedly you'll feel the need to get stupid specific at times.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 03:22:06 PM
I'll take it.

And autonomous demise it is. I'll only ever do such a thing again until I legitimately program a software that makes interaction easier haha. Or maybe when I improve the system to be fullproof.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on August 01, 2015, 04:32:01 PM
My character is someone who acts light hearted and likes to drink (as you know Lego) but will do the right thing if someone's life is on the line. Since I dance better with a drink in me IRL I fight better with a drink in me on this I reckon :P Kill me off as you wish but try not to let it be in vain haha.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 05:03:51 PM
Oh no, I suppose it'll take away from the fear factor, but I'm planning on going video game with the concept of life and death here. If I go on long and if anyone falls in battle they can get a one up to get revived again. I love my grim tales but want to have fun with this one.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on August 01, 2015, 05:06:44 PM
Then make me drunk and super-serious, overly dramatic and totally upsettingly accepting of my first death only to make it totally anti-climactic when I realize I'm not dead after all. :P
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 05:11:52 PM
Sounds like an absolute plan man.

Also since I'll redraw your image got things you want changed for your character image?

That goes for everyone *crosses fingers and hopes Echo has mercy on his soul*
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on August 01, 2015, 05:16:20 PM
Image is fine but take care with the expressions of a drunk Sherbet. I feel the urge to take a photo while I'm tipsy of my "I need another drink" face in the face of a dragon. :P Send me my lines I'll PM selfies to help hahaha
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 05:27:06 PM
I will absolutely take you up on this offer

Oh by the way. Having heard this song in three separate chipstune/8bit dubstep mixes it is officially part of the OST.

Don't worry. Ther'll be some normal great chiptune in the mix too. Recommendations are welcome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgK2o6T8sSk
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on August 02, 2015, 03:50:35 PM
:0  I havent logged on for a while... was travellin lol, well awesome advancements lego! Also I'm ok with my charac image xD
Oh qnd btw for sizes, blazer is really really tall, he towers over he others lol... thats it xD

Cheers!
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2015, 03:54:41 PM
Roger roger.

Have to do some other work tonight so haven't drawn anything today. Got things to do this week but I'll be sure to ask you when I get around to your character.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on August 02, 2015, 03:57:31 PM
Hehe ok cool  :D
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on August 02, 2015, 04:37:57 PM
Roger roger.

Have to do some other work tonight so haven't drawn anything today. Got things to do this week but I'll be sure to ask you when I get around to your character.

I'm excited to see the results of what we discussed for my character haha!
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2015, 05:48:18 PM
They shall be delivered!
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Echo_River on August 03, 2015, 01:55:09 PM
Nice to see your effort in this Lego! XD

Also since I'll redraw your image got things you want changed for your character image?

That goes for everyone *crosses fingers and hopes Echo has mercy on his soul*

You should be glad I'm too exhausted from a camping trip to do anything to you  :cop:

So anyone got any ideas on the range of emotions thing?
ask for the emotions: Happy, Sad, Angry, Cute, Neutral.

One girl and 4 boys and you ask for a cute expression  :confused:

I also wanted to ask what do you prefer: Me making your character according to described personality type or you making decisions to affect some of the play?

You do your thing with this Lego  8) I'm fine with the author's decisions.



Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 03, 2015, 02:27:34 PM
Yay! I shall not be lynched!

Oh gawd. No I'll replace cute with stoic thankyeeverymuch
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 03, 2015, 03:16:14 PM
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/EchoHappy.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/EchoHappy.jpg.html)

X D

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/EchoSad.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/EchoSad.png.html)

: (

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/EchoPissed.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/EchoPissed.jpg.html)

!!! Die.

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/EchoKawaiiDesuNe.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/EchoKawaiiDesuNe.jpg.html)
 
:blush: I'm sorry I don't mean it

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/EchoNeutral.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/EchoNeutral.png.html)

...

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/EchoUnamused_1.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/EchoUnamused_1.png.html)


Like I said: What the hell are you looking at
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Echo_River on August 03, 2015, 03:24:28 PM
Stoic, Neutral...aren't those kinda similar? Or am I understanding it wrong ._.

O_O Wow! Awesome stuff Lego  :thumbsup:
Lol. Die!!! I think you missed the black inside the glasses frames for that one. The others have it.
*sniff* a sad Echo huh...
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 03, 2015, 03:34:27 PM
Yeah you have two neutrals by accident.

As for opposite of kawaii maybe... Surprised?

But Sherbert is getting specialized emotions anyways haha. I'll ask what people want if not the 'cute' thing


Gaaah! I forgot! I'll fix that.

Glad you tolerate them *phew* !
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on August 03, 2015, 03:39:03 PM
My only extra input to my expressions is that I want THIS expression at some point.

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRE9rQkxgsSsvuMFbxexI_RaV_8tAY03glEh874FElFhsJ5geZt)
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 03, 2015, 03:40:38 PM
Oh gawd that looks like you're constipated or just heard a Justin Bieber track or something
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on August 03, 2015, 03:57:17 PM
That's me discussing a rare alcoholic beverage that I dream of acquiring someday. Peeps can say what they want about my fantasizing expression :P
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 03, 2015, 03:59:44 PM
I'll get to your face tomorrow dude. It just must be done haha.

I hope I'll be able to do two characters in a single day but the way it's looking I only have enough willpower to make 1 expression sheet per day. So the story will progress by the weekend unfortunately OTL
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Coryn on August 03, 2015, 07:16:25 PM
Nothing says guys don't pull cute faces Echo, especially when they want something.


if it makes Lego feel uncomfortable, instead of cute, he can give all of the guys this expression instead:

Spoiler
(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/897/576/ce1.jpg)
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 03, 2015, 07:22:48 PM
Oh gawd. It's perfect.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on August 03, 2015, 08:03:39 PM
HAHA It'd be funny if like since my charac has a mask his mask just sorta crumpled forward for that one face XD
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 05, 2015, 05:37:28 PM
I worked and slaved at making the emotion sheets for this guy... Then realized his layer size was too large. DARNIT ALL TO HELL.

Also got to work on his pissed off expression. But otherwise it was all fun.

Representin'... Sherbert!

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/SherbertNeutral.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/SherbertNeutral.png.html)

I do believe today is a fine day to drown in whisky

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/Sherbertdrink.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/Sherbertdrink.jpg.html)

Eh... I'll need another drink methinks

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/SherbertConfident.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/SherbertConfident.png.html)

Ohohohohohoho.....

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/SherbertConfident1.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/SherbertConfident1.png.html)

DEAL WITH IT: HEH.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 08, 2015, 09:53:21 AM
Lel ok i get it now haha... hmm well the only prominent thing I want on my character is the mask... and the slim features of course lol and the fire when he transforms... Maybe when he's wearing the mask he could look like kei from darker than black, but if you already drew him it's ok XD

Man, I forgot you wanted him like Kei. Totally missed that hahaha

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/BlazerNeutral.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/BlazerNeutral.png.html)

Somehow he ended up with an Oni Mask. I can work on it later though but not today that's for sure OTL
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on August 08, 2015, 06:03:38 PM
Lel ok i get it now haha... hmm well the only prominent thing I want on my character is the mask... and the slim features of course lol and the fire when he transforms... Maybe when he's wearing the mask he could look like kei from darker than black, but if you already drew him it's ok XD

Man, I forgot you wanted him like Kei. Totally missed that hahaha

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/BlazerNeutral.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/BlazerNeutral.png.html)

Somehow he ended up with an Oni Mask. I can work on it later though but not today that's for sure OTL

haha i really like the oni mask though xD one thing though, idk why but for some reason I like my strong characs to be blind and have this third eye omnipotent vision kinda thing xD basically his mask shouldn't have eyes... thats all... oh and a creepy titan-like  smile hehe... im just like that xD

This mask resembles what I'm talking about, except it has no horns:
(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/tokyoghoul/images/9/95/Noro3.png/revision/latest?cb=20150109140320)
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 09, 2015, 05:19:23 AM
What the heck terrifying mask is that.  Which anime?

I'll draw that one instead then.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: MK on August 09, 2015, 05:45:26 AM
It's from Tokyo Ghoul (prob the second season) but Tokyo Ghoul for sure
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on August 09, 2015, 06:53:25 AM
Ah, now I remember that character. I'll work on it.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on August 09, 2015, 07:35:02 PM
What the heck terrifying mask is that.  Which anime?

I'll draw that one instead then.

Haha xD yea its tokyo ghoul, it would be basically that with the oni horns :D cant wait to see it xD
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on September 04, 2015, 10:05:25 AM
So I made Blaze.

Any suggested edits Fireblazer?

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/Blaze.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/Blaze.png.html)
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on September 04, 2015, 10:43:04 PM
So I made Blaze.

Any suggested edits Fireblazer?

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/Blaze.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/Blaze.png.html)

Horns and fire.... *nerdgasms internally*
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on September 04, 2015, 10:51:29 PM
Wait fire? Where from? Explain
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on September 05, 2015, 02:55:04 PM
So I made Blaze.

Any suggested edits Fireblazer?

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/Blaze.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/Blaze.png.html)

Horns and fire.... *nerdgasms internally*

Would it be safe to say that Fireblazer wants to be hot and horny?

Baa Dum Tiss
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on September 05, 2015, 03:22:25 PM
I have no words.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on September 05, 2015, 05:33:25 PM
Just horns hehe i forgot i had a transformation, the fire only comes during the transformation when i take off my awesome mask

}:3
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on September 05, 2015, 05:47:56 PM
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/Blaze_1.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/Blaze_1.png.html)

Okayyy that's my last edit OTL

I really need to continue on the story and endless reedits will get in the way! Hopefully I'll make a page tomorrow I hope.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on September 05, 2015, 06:39:48 PM
So I made Blaze.

Any suggested edits Fireblazer?

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/Blaze.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/Blaze.png.html)

Horns and fire.... *nerdgasms internally*

Would it be safe to say that Fireblazer wants to be hot and horny?

Baa Dum Tiss

LMAOOO IM JUST SEEING THHIS XDDDD
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Fireblazer on September 05, 2015, 06:41:04 PM
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/Blaze_1.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/Blaze_1.png.html)

Okayyy that's my last edit OTL

I really need to continue on the story and endless reedits will get in the way! Hopefully I'll make a page tomorrow I hope.

Hehe it looks awesome tho *-*

Looking forward to reading the page  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Echo_River on September 08, 2015, 06:23:57 PM
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/Blaze_1.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/Blaze_1.png.html)

Okayyy that's my last edit OTL

I really need to continue on the story and endless reedits will get in the way! Hopefully I'll make a page tomorrow I hope.

This is so cool o_o Nice job Lego XD
Really hope to see more, ahaha.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on September 09, 2015, 12:55:11 AM
Thankee Echo, and I think I remain with... A Dragon to draw. Fantastic.

But otherwise yes. Chapter coming soon
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2015, 05:27:49 PM
Okay, a shameful update, it looks like I went full on spaz mode and forgot I still need to make face sprites for Lego and Coryn! Curse my amnesia! I'll update the new ETA on the Warboard, but I have an infinite canvas planned for the next entry, and from the prelimenary script it looks like it'll be a nice read.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Echo_River on September 19, 2015, 08:42:45 PM
Aww, I was hoping to see more soon....

But it's okay. You must take time making yourself look swag, I know :p
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on September 20, 2015, 09:42:45 AM
Exactly that.

Well I'm going to see if I can get anything done by tonight. Looks like I have free time
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on November 23, 2016, 06:14:49 PM
I'm trying out yet another different technique with DD. Since I want to try levelling up in mspaint, and I've always wanted to try out doing a webtoon, I've decided to try for both at once. Was really exciting to work on.

The chapter is not yet complete. I'm adapting what has already been posted at the beginning and will add more length to this chapter when I get the time.

Chapter 1
(http://i.imgur.com/P1cTQZY.png)
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Coryn on November 24, 2016, 12:32:36 AM
Tossing in that landscape really reminds me of how Hussie would do some panels in homestuck.

Is the dialogue font an intentional choice? It's interesting to have it match the title, but I certainly leaves a lot of white space in the bubbles.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: legomaestro on November 24, 2016, 04:27:53 AM
Indeed. I still haven't had the heart to finish his work. That really almost made me obsessed at one point.

That's my mistake actually. Should I just go with Anime Ace or just make the font larger? There was a lot of white space indeed.

Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR (WIP) - An Experimental 8 Bit Story
Post by: Coryn on November 24, 2016, 09:08:29 AM
You might just experiment with it a bit. Prime directive is to fill in the white space, but you can do it multiple ways
Title: Digital Dragons: MR - Chapter One Is Up
Post by: legomaestro on November 24, 2016, 10:46:26 AM
I've finally completed the chapter! Damn that took a long time with fiddling around, but I actually landed it. I think I can definitely while away some time doing this thing just for fun. I know how the second chapter starts anyways, but I'll need to wait to recover my batteries for that one .

Also, I need to know if the gang is still interested in taking part. Haven't heard from FireBlaze in a bit.

Tell me what you think!
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: Coryn on November 24, 2016, 11:30:58 AM
It's nice! I was half expecting a pixel art dragon there.

I probably need to read it again, but at times it was hard to differentiate which character was which. It's a consequence of the simplicity I think. The distinguishing features don't really stick out. Too many long black coats as well perhaps (a hard truth, I know)

Maybe mix in some other shades? Like some grays and such. Just to make people easier to see at a glance.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: legomaestro on November 24, 2016, 11:34:13 AM
Cheers man!

Yeah, I definitely need more contrast. Sin City pure blacks and whites need a lot of skill to work properly. Naruto is always impressive with that sort of thing. I'll see what I can try design wise if I can find grays I can actually memorize the tones for haha.

Actually Sherberts' coat is supposed to be red. But hell naw to colour! Too hard.

Haha a pixel dragon would actually be fun to try out.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: legomaestro on May 28, 2018, 09:59:35 AM
Updated with Chapter 2

I totally forgot what font I used and didn't pay attention to canvas size. Ah well.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: Aimyraude on May 28, 2018, 09:06:54 PM
Is it me or you do many manga at the same time  :blinkAdmin: i'm really amazed how can you be so productive .... love your story too :)
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: Coryn on May 28, 2018, 11:03:48 PM
Dear lord lego, you are serious about the resurrection kick you're on. It's been so long my hair grew back out in the comic!

All jokes aside, there is definite improvement between the first two chapters. And comparing your art here to SLG, I have to say that the use of negative space works wonders for your panels. It's very cinematic the way you do it here.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: Coach Fro on May 29, 2018, 07:49:31 PM
This was a thing...?

How the hell did I not know this was a thing...?

Lego... add me in... NOW!

Great chapters by the way.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: legomaestro on May 29, 2018, 07:53:10 PM
Domo arigatou.

You didn't dig deep enough, Gravemeister!

And consider it done, I'll be at it nextish-weekish though but you're in.

Don't blame me if you become dragon-food though bro


@Coryn I was not joking apparently! But I still haven't figured out the google docs writing thing yet. If I get that down to a science then summer will be great for me productivity-wise.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: legomaestro on June 07, 2018, 10:52:26 AM
I wish I didn't pull out the big guns for music with Turbo Killer but it was what was playing at the time and really helped me go the final mile. I'll dive into more chiptune I find for the next stuff.

Updated with Chapter 3
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: Coryn on June 07, 2018, 02:19:14 PM
Hm, I wonder what else he has on that wheel. Some bad options as well?

Interesting chapter, although I had a hard time figuring out what was happening at the start. I feel like that cross section would have been helpful earlier.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: legomaestro on June 07, 2018, 03:21:53 PM
Yeah I have a bad habit of knowing exactly what is going on but not showing it clearly for everyone first.

At the moment I thought the wheel has a power-hangover scale so an ideal roll is a good powerup minus the hangover but a bad roll is a low powerup and a nasty hangover. It'd be interesting if he only got bottled water though... Or had to drink Doodler Paint (Was that what it's called?)
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 07, 2018, 04:20:37 PM
Gods bless. It looks like you had a lot of fun drawing, at least, and all of this is so MRverse it almost hurts, haha.
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: Coryn on June 07, 2018, 05:55:59 PM
Doode Paint (MR's favorite fish flavored soda 10 years in a row!)
Title: Re: Digital Dragons: MR
Post by: Coach Fro on June 08, 2018, 07:05:48 PM
Honestly thought everyone was goners for a second.

Great chapter Lego!