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Messages - RobotWizardZ

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General Discussion / Re: Ask an Artist
« on: April 03, 2017, 08:57:33 PM »
One tip I'd give is always daydream, I find writing ideas easily doing this. One way you can come up with a story is by asking what if questions so what if my Game controller could control monsters what if I went to a school for wizards? I'm constantly thinking of characters in my head  so for Shonen another thing that really helps is thinking of a main character first, so what is his power? Can he use magic, can he stretch different parts of his body, can they summon creatures from another world? Then I reverse engineer how they get those Powers, and that usually gives you the start of your story. P

Another thing I'd say is nothing is too unrealistic in the world of Manga the weirder the more interesting I say.  Another way of coming up with a story is by using a Mcguffin (An object the whole story revolves around) So for One Piece it'd be the devil fruits/one piece The Greatest Pirate Booty known to man, or maybe your television remote has the power to rewind, fastforward and pause time. Always daydreaming helps no matter how unsusual something is find a way to make it work.

And instead of writing out long pages of random words, I find if you can sum up your story in one synopsis then you've got your story. But ask others to read it too so it sounds interesting then you can start actually writing the meat of the story so the chapters and so on.

When I daydream I also make sure to have a notespage near by to do bulletpoints of good ideas I get. Another thing I do is jot down weapons and armors and stuff that come into my head randomly like a quick rough drawing. To tell a good story you have to believe in it and make as much twists and turns as possible, if someone can predict what happens next then you have to make it even more whackier. So always get friends to look at your work or family, as obviously you're the one pulling the strings so you need a fresh prespective, of whether its too boring or too this or that.

One other thing I'd say is important is read and watch as much manga and anime as you can, what better experts than people who have got their work published. Also do a lot of rough sketches of what your world will look like as obviously the visual aspect is also important.

I personally work best on my own isolated, so am allowed to be just me without worrying about people around me. And the first thing before writing any chapters or character names is doing the synopsis as that is the heart of the story, when writing I replace my character names with Letters or numbers so I can come back to it later. Sometimes I take a break and watch/read manga and anime as it reminds me of what I'm doing this for because I love entertaining others I want to tell a story with villains and heroes.

Lastly with magic and powers comes all sorts of possibilities you dont want to overwhelm all that can be done as that makes the story boring, then there'd be no dangers. Its important to set the limitations of what a character can and cant do and always adhere to this and Plot holes are annoying.

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General Discussion / Should I set my story in Japan?
« on: March 26, 2017, 07:08:06 AM »
I would like to set it in Japan but would it be weird me being English?

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Members Manga / Re: Overdrive!
« on: March 25, 2017, 02:50:43 PM »
honestly... THIS IS AMAZING. The poses are well done and There are good characters, and everything! I really couldn't think of criticism unless I started nit picking..

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I was talking to a friend for ages the other day about random things and during that conversation came up with the best idea I could think of for a Manga literally the information just flooded in now I'm just trying to figure out the mechanics of how it'll work. So far I got my Main Character and what his gimmick is..

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General Manga writer discussions / Re: Create Character Quirks
« on: March 20, 2017, 08:40:02 PM »
The ones that make me laugh are the ones that refer to themselves in third person and the ones that always mispronounce words.

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General Discussion / Re: My First manga attempt
« on: August 12, 2016, 11:13:56 AM »
The story sounds basic but, thats probably just in its early stages. I think a good way of coming up with a story is by asking what if questions.

What if you were trapped in a video game?
What if you went to a school filled with wizards?
What if there was something that can ressurect people from the dead?
What if World War Three Happened?
What if you could fly?
What if you were given the powers of God?
What if you could time travel?

Asking what if questions is probably the best way to come up with a story, then start making a spider diagram and write down characters and different chapters and etc.

Remember this: No matter what anyone says when it boils down to it, all stories are the same and are cliches. What matters is if you can pull it off in an interesting way.

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Manga Artists Tools / Re: Copic vs Computer
« on: July 21, 2016, 09:06:11 PM »
For me computers can easily erase and draw, and won't have to buy a gagillion markers and MS can simulate the traditional look of actually using a marker and its cheaper in the long run really.

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Manga Artists Tools / How to get motivated/Stay motivated?
« on: July 21, 2016, 09:03:53 PM »
Tips please I havent touched my tablet in a while after getting it and downloading clip studio paint.

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Oh my it really does take practice no matter the medium I've been practicing all day lol

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Guys guess what came in the mail :DDD

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Unfortunately I cant reedem my bundled software untill Monday urgh. So using SAI instead of MS5 till then

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General Discussion / Re: What do you love most about writing a story?
« on: April 03, 2016, 03:17:02 PM »
Mostly the characters I love making humourous characters, competitive characters, easily irritated characters, evil characters. The characters are the substance of a story for me at least.

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I'll upgrade gradually step by step as I home my skills.

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Good news guys I ordered it off ebuyers just now and it should arrive within 5 working days wooohooo! Thanks for your info.

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Well ok very serious adult...

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^ I wouldn't go that far

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