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General Manga writer discussions / NaNoWrimo 2020
« on: November 11, 2020, 04:59:07 PM »
Joining in for fun, really. Damn the interface has changed haha.

The last time I did this was 2011 so a few years ago at least.

As with Inktober, I've sort of let this pass me by because I was too anxious (ironically) of completing it successfully or doing it properly, so I'm joining this Nano with the explicit expectation that I will not be able to reach 50,000 words by the end of the month, but I'm glad to have participated.

I'm usually a lot more sure and gun-ho about this stuff (or was) so I'm hoping this will knock something loose productivity-wise.

Also joining Nasoalmo for sure.

General Discussion / Re: Hey guys a question can you answer me?
« on: November 11, 2020, 05:58:51 AM »
It's super hard to get into the japanese market, but that's no problem: The internet allows you to reach an even wider audience, so just focus on getting your manga done.

Hiroya Oku is indeed a legend, and those panels from Berserk are inspired. All I know is that they use a lot of 3d software, a lot of references and take their time.

I have no idea how to draw hyperrealistic backgrounds though to be honest haha. Just don't be scared of using references or 3d software to help make accurate looking buildings. Take photos and draw directly from them, even. Use tools to make as enhanced an image as possible.

And one last thing: The art can look as beautiful as possible, but the story has to be interesting too. So don't forget even though detail is great, the reader still needs to be entertained.

Holy heck No1sy I have a running gag with a couple of friends about how impossible it is to catch up with Wheel of Time series. This is pretty cool. Avoiding all spoilers like the plague but your first post has definitely sold it to me. In fact, I have the first volume gathering dust in my room right now!

2 hours commute daily hmmmm. If it's as you say that's some inspiring stuff right there. I'm nowhere near as busy as you, but I do have a lot of 'empty-time' waiting for something or being in transit that I haven't been capitalizing on as much as I'd like haha. Will keep that in mind

And man, world-building is something that I haven't done enough of in too long. Really want to craft a world just for the challenge and fun of it. It's fun figuring out a system for a universe.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« on: November 11, 2020, 05:52:20 AM »
Welp, it was good while it lasted haha. Lions and tigers come running whenever I'm in the zone it's ridiculous. Definitely been knocked down a few inches optimism-wise, but at least I'm still drawing haha.

I'm exploring my ability to express ideas more rather than the infinite journey for anatomic perfection. They're not mutually exclusive, but I'm going to try to focus on a more thumbnail concept expression of art than focusing on the final finished product.

It might help me win over my fear of backgrounds, and potentially improve my 'sketch stage' (of which, tbh doesn't exist on my front) so that my complete stage looks just a tad bit better.

Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: November 11, 2020, 05:49:40 AM »

Made progress but hot daaaamn it's annoying to go at every regimen in on sitting. I'll have to make entire weeks dedicated to one regimen or it'll drive me a wee bit mad haha. Though drawing is something that combines all sorts of elements and I'm really just going for the number, I find what little concentration I have vanishes if I have to juggle such different motifs.

Tis week I'll work on shoes. Next week cars maybe.

And who knows? Blocking out themed weeks might actually help me organize other stuff. If I feel good about such structure I could plug in prompt weeks for my other drawing projects as well to streamline my process.

Just rambling.

Also oh gawd cars are impossibru to draw haha

Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: November 07, 2020, 06:59:16 AM »
That's actually something I'm applying more in general. Real baby steps so it's not super detailed but it's nice to just get a piece of paper and write what you plan to do. It helps unbelievably haha.

Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: November 05, 2020, 05:33:29 AM »
Yeah definitely going for just doing stuff ad-infinitum. I think too much and stagnate as a result haha. I want to really look into the styles I want to draw though for real.

Very wonky this batch and still warming up. I'll try breaking down the car. It's really funky getting the proper 3d down on paper haha.

@ Echo thankee! And yes indeed I have a mannequin. And haha damn I forgot I was doing a mannequin regimen too. Jeez I have 4 1,000 regimens xD This'll take a minute to complete, but I'm looking forward to it.

General Discussion / Eating Aeroplanes
« on: November 05, 2020, 05:26:35 AM »
You may have heard of this dude in passing

I think I've found the thing that'll make me keep at regimens all the time, and drawing and music in general. It's sort of vague and personal idea but basically, if you can eat an aeroplane, then given enough time and with smart planning and compartmentalisation you can tackle even huge random ridiculous tasks like say writing a million words or drawing something 1,000 times.

And I've always felt weird about the aimlessness of doing something repeatedly or tackling huge tasks, like what's the point? My answer is like: Why not? Monsieur Lotito did get some fame and that's something tangible and nice to have, but I think even that just doing it because I want to is more than enough.

Sort of a big breakthrough and I need to frame it better over time but yeah that's my basic rambling.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« on: November 05, 2020, 05:11:10 AM »

It's pretty touch and go but getting better. Finally flexing my art muscles again. Seriously need more organisation in several areas of my life but I am bona fide optimistic for once haha.

CosPlay / Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
« on: November 05, 2020, 04:42:58 AM »
xD And ah no i used the term wrong my parents just rolled them into balls and used it for fire, so no fancy log-shaped press.

And damn I thought the second one was a comparision with a regular sheet of A4 paper haha.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« on: November 05, 2020, 04:40:57 AM »
So many points to look at here and all fascinating stuff. The report before this one by the way - this analysis of your personal work style and thought processes is something I've been doing to an extent when keeping notes, but it's not analytical or problem solving - It's mostly me bashing myself on what I should be doing better. I'm definitely taking one out of your page in terms of being more productive with thinking out my thought processes haha. And yesss now I understand the need of flow charts.

Your detail only keeps on getting better and better, I know Inktober didn't go according to plan but even your basic WIP initial stages are at a base level that quite frankly with my laziness I'd already be satisfied with and start making comics with haha. Good stuff dude!

Mental Stamina is indeed a hilarious thing. When you're low energy and do nothing it depletes even more before coming back. When you're sort of on the fence doing projects, regardless of whether its related to what you want or not can help motivate you to do more stuff. The common adage applies: Keep on doing stuff and eventually it'll pay off. So weird.

I've definitely been out of it in terms of drawing, music and everything across the board, so I'm taking up regimens again and just getting back to mspaint and doing other stuff until I'm in the zone again. I'm actually, for once in a long time, pretty excited about the next couple of days (and hope I have much to show for it.)

But yes that's me rambling again (and lol 22 steps till a complete piece jeeeez suuper. Legendary)

Looking forward to whatever DIY stuff you make and programming projects hehe

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« on: November 03, 2020, 04:51:42 PM »

break Room / Re: Which Manga do you want an anime made for it?
« on: November 03, 2020, 04:40:08 PM »
Right now Chainsawman and MASHLE: Magic and Musles

break Room / Re: Do you easily cut ties with your friends/family?
« on: November 03, 2020, 04:39:11 PM »
The nuke button is ready but people have actively got to push at it to be a problem. I prefer harmony, or even just simple distance over time than actually putting down a hard wall. Easier to do in this beautiful digital day and age haha.

CosPlay / Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
« on: November 03, 2020, 04:36:38 PM »
Of course you made paper suuper hahahaha. Man it's always cool to see what you're up to. My pa used to make firewood out of pulp paper so I know about that in general, but never seen them folded out neatly like that. Are they good to write on? I definitely have enough scrap to work with.

Man you really can make paper out of anything.

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