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Messages - TEA

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: TEA Gallery
« on: June 09, 2018, 09:03:12 AM »
It cost me an arm and a leg. For me, it was worth it. I can draw faster, get straight lines etc. Only downsides are that the brightness of two screens in my face hurts my eyes. And looking down at the tablet hurt my arm, back, and neck. If you going to get a big Cintiq I hope you have a comfortable workspace for it.

Have you got an ergotron arm? I'm gonna get one of them for it as well, it should alleviate some of your problems.

Manga Talk / Re: One Piece Manga Chapter Discussion
« on: June 08, 2018, 10:12:03 PM »
Keep thinking Sabo is going to cause a scene in the next few chapters by sitting on the throne and officially declaring war on the celestial dragons.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: TEA Gallery
« on: May 30, 2018, 05:13:09 AM »
Thank you for the feedback guys, I will redo that page.

@lego, I'm using a Bamboo Fun and Touch I think it's called? It's like 7 years old. Saving up for a cintiq 24 pro so will hopefully make drawing a bit easier. And thanks for the compliments!

Manga Art Gallery / Re: TEA Gallery
« on: May 29, 2018, 03:23:03 AM »
I can't really tell what's going on in page 12 but it looks kinda gross, lol.

He is a shapeshifter so I wanted to show his facial parts kind of shifting around. Does the page lack visual clarity in your opinion?

break Room / Re: They came
« on: May 28, 2018, 12:24:55 PM »
What tablet did you get? I'm waiting to get the Cintiq Pro 24.

break Room / Re: The Status Of Our Fellow Raiders
« on: May 28, 2018, 12:24:22 PM »

I heard art schools can be like that, even worse when the teaches are similar as well. Don't let those people get you down. Manga is a style and is most definitely art. Anybody who would argue otherwise obviously has some preconceived notions surrounding it.

Ironically, Cesar Santos who is an amazing painter had a similar story. He liked doing portrait paintings and realistic things such as that. His teach wanted him to adopt a more post modern view of his art. He declined and kept doing his portraits because at the end of the day that's what he loved to do. It's okay to disagree with your upperclassmen and even teachers.

That said, don't let the style keep you from learning other things. School is a good time to branch out. Learning the fundamentals, master studies, etc will all serve you well in the long run. Manga/anime is just a style so if you learn to draw more classic things it's not a waste of time, you can use those principles and knowledge then apply it to when you are stylising your art back into manga style!

Members Manga / Re: Cosmic Thief Silvia
« on: May 28, 2018, 12:10:23 PM »
Really inspiring, loved it! It made me very nostalgic for some old manga I used to read as a kid. Keep it up!

Members Manga / Re: Swords Like Gods
« on: May 28, 2018, 12:08:02 PM »
I think it's pretty great Lego, it's very impressive. Looking forward to more chapters. I want to make some fanart for this series!

Manga Art Gallery / Re: TEA Gallery
« on: May 28, 2018, 12:03:58 PM »
Thanks Lego! Yeah I was going for a rough sketchy look, I really like that style of drawing. Unfortunately it doesn't really translate well to comics much. Even the pros that do incorporate it tend to lose a lot of clarity in their work. Still, nice to do one off sketches!

Page 10, 11, and 12 roughs done. Only 10 more pages to go... I've been pretty demoralised recently but I just picked up my tablet and started going for it. I hope to get out of this funk soon. There was a weird effect on the gradient so a bit of red is showing through in Page 12, oops!

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Page 12

Quick sketch


I remember reading the manga a bit and finding it really interesting but it is a slow burn. I want to go back and reread it actually.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: TEA Gallery
« on: May 22, 2018, 02:19:22 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys, internet has been pretty rubbish this week so not been able to get on. At work at the moment. I'll have some more thumbs done for this weekend hopefully.

@Hasith, Sketch took about 15 mins give or take. I was testing out some new brushes I made on Photoshop.
Everything posted so far has been digital but I do prefer traditional drawing, it seems digital is becoming better now though so I'll probably be exclusively digital soon.

Develop Your Story / Re: Deifics
« on: May 18, 2018, 07:29:22 AM »
Well it's your story and your character so I'll leave it to you. I can only really give advice from my perspective, others may differ. It's okay to have a bitter character but I wouldn't make that his characterization. I would keep the bitterness subtle as it's quite a negative trait. I would instead emphasize your character's positive traits, whatever it is you want to make them. I.e, you can have your character acknowledge that he is bitter about his circumstances but you want to showcase that he won't give up. That is, if you want it to be more shounen anyway. If you're going more Seinen then disregard, instead emphasize the bitterness even more.

It's better to have nuanced and complex characters but that will come in time with character development. You want a strong show of who your protagonist is at the beginning.

It's okay though, you're doing better than most people imo. At least it's in script format and not too melodramatic. And thanks for the compliment, those aren't my best but I'm growing all the time so hopefully one day I'll be able to churn out professional work!

Develop Your Story / Re: Deifics
« on: May 18, 2018, 03:07:33 AM »
Just stuff like "I will make them burn." Will comes across as very passive/weak but you have a scene where you have him hitting a bully? His character just doesn't seem concrete really. Having a strong main character is important so I think you need to nail his characterization. I would go about reworking the first chapter and the subsequent chapters after everybody has had a read if you're passionate about it.

Develop Your Story / Re: Deifics
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:19:55 AM »
I agree with all of Lego's points. I have some further things to add.

The fact that it's written in script form is actually a good thing! Translating a usual story narrative is extra work but if the writer can break it down panel by panel, page by page, that puts you ahead of the curb if writing manga is what you want to do. So huge props for that.

I agree with Kean that it sounds like My Hero Academia a lot, is that where you got the inspiration from? Either way, I think the sudden development of powers is a common thing I've seen in a lot of people's stories. Since MHA is quite popular at the moment I would reckon it would get compared to that.

On to the writing, I like your concept. It was clear and open enough to imagine the possibilities which is really good. Most people write a huge novel as a synopsis but yours was straight to the point which is a huge plus.

The writing itself though, it seems to be written more like a seinen than a shounen. Like something that would appear in Young Jump rather than Shounen Jump. That's not exactly a bad thing, personally I think a blend of seinen/shounen works better than straight Shounen anyway. Especially for a western audience which would be your primary reading audience.

At first I was a bit worried you would make the MC unlikeable and edgy but it seems by saving that guy he seems to be a good person. He had some off comments but nothing unworkable. Gungirl seems great, I think with a good character design this work really well. I would honestly drop the school setting as soon as possible to be honest and have some organisation of the setting pick him up. Perhaps have the MC find out what his powers actually by the end of the first chapter (i.e - MC awakens abilities - saves gun girl from her target - picked up by organisation out of school for being an interesting case - etc). It's a bit tropey but tropes exist for a reason, and I think powerless heroes in a powerful world is getting boring imo. Having a main character with cool powers but who also has to use his brain creatively in order to utilise them would be your best bet.

All in all, a pretty good attempt. With some reworking it could be a good first pitch. As I think you've said already, you should focus on the world building aspect before delving more into this. I think if everybody developed powers in 1992 suddenly the world would be in utter chaos for ages. You could say something like "the world was in chaos until a group of powerful heroes banded together and ushered in order back into daily life" or something like that. Either that, or you could go a bit more post-apocalyptic (which would be interesting) but that would change the nature of pretty much everything in the story.

Solid work though, good luck with it.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: TEA Gallery
« on: May 15, 2018, 04:36:50 PM »
Updated with Page 7, 8 and 9. Have pasted everything here to make it easier.
I'll have to work on the perspective of the characters better for the full page spread.
Added some text because I was going off-script and changing things around so it makes it easier for me to remember. It'll change probably but for now just getting a sense of composition/flow/etc.

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Also quick sketch, unrelated.


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