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Manga Art Gallery / Walter's Gallery
« on: February 06, 2016, 04:38:03 AM »
Walters Gallery


This is fanart of the Supreme Dark Lord. Designed by Vox Day

Surreal Stuff



Tristan vs Lion. Fight against a lion

Manga Anime FanArts / Epic Hunter x Hunter fight: Hisoka vs Nobunaga!!!
« on: January 25, 2016, 08:25:01 PM »
Hey guy this is a cool fight I came up with between Hisoka and Nobunaga. I appreciate feedback!

I know the art is not so great. If you redraw or improve any panel here I will give you credit and link to your stuff from my main page in deviantart. I'm going to put this on many groups so is great exposure! I showed this to some HxH fans in another place and they love how the fight plays out, so there is great potential here  ;D ;D ;D

(Also check this thread for a mangaraiders collaboration)

I have a great idea to help both writers looking to get their stories done and artist looking to get exposure and put their names out there without a huge time commitment.

The problem

You often see a lot of people who have an idea for a story with the plot and the characters all fleshed out, but when it comes to the actual manga it never ends up getting anywhere. In fact, the vast majority of people who start out trying to launch a manga series never get anywhere. They may write some of the story and maybe draw the main characters but that’s it.

In the “looking for” threads you see a lot of artist who want to collaborate with something. The thing is as an artist sometimes you get a writer who seems interested and then they go like “ok, here is my 150 page script, would be nice if we got it done in less than six months”. The problem is there are a lot of artist who want to test the waters a bit and get their name out there but don’t want to commit to a long term project right of the bat.  And as a writer, maybe you want to get your story quickly out there without waiting months for your artist to finish a 20 page one shot.

The solution

The solution to this is to take your story and open it for the public. From your story, a quick sketch gets made showing how the art for each page and panel goes. It could also be from a textual art description. Then you let any person make or improve the art on any panel in any of the pages and submit it to be used on the project. In exchange, you include the as artist in the credits and link to their galleries somewhere. 

There is an administrator (probably the writer but can also be a main artist or main collaborator) who takes the art submitted and updates the project as it takes place. Instead of the normal lineal way where each page gets made one after the other one, the manga would get created in an almost organic way, starting from a rough sketch and getting better each time. Members could also add shadows, color, backgrounds, details or anything to a panel added by other artist, so the whole thing would end up getting better over time.

The end product would feature panels with different art styles and I think that would be part of what makes it interesting. We can end up with something really cool visually.

For the writer: you can put your story out there much faster and test the people’s reaction. If you get, say three artists to work on your stuff then a project that would take three months to complete could be done in less than a month. Or imagine if you actually got many people excited about your story and willing to contribute. You could see your story take shape really quickly.

For the artist: if you want to help but you only have 20 minutes of time every now and then you just contribute to some small panel every now and then. No commitment and no pressure.  You contribute what you can and get included in the credits. You get to practice, improve your skills, meet some future partners and collaborators, and get more pageviews and traffic. Everybody wins.

You don’t need to open it to everybody of course. If you want you can ask any artist who wants to help to submit a sample first and see if it meets your quality criteria (my stories will be open to everybody). Or you just keep the right to accept or decline any piece. This is supposed to be a very flexible model.

We could even take the whole group creation even further. Say we want to make a mangaraiders manga. Really a group project. So we let people pitch in concepts or ideas for the story. Members who already have an existing story can submit it along with character concepts, art, text, or any material they have.

After about two weeks or so members can vote and decide which story we prefer so many artist can work on the same thing. The writer can then flesh out the first chapter in any degree of detail. Post the storyboard and panel layout if there is already one or let members suggest how the story would play out.  Then we will try to quickly get a rough sketch done on all of the pages and panels.  Then we encourage people to submit art for the panels and the manga just starts getting made.

Other people could jump in as writers as well and contribute dialog, ideas, storyboarding, etc if the main writer wants to. The point is to make a very flexible model where people can contribute in many ways to improve the product and get it done quickly.

What do you guys think?

Members Manga / The Opium Island. Demo chapter (Open manga)
« on: January 15, 2016, 05:31:49 PM »

Develop Your Story / The
« on: January 13, 2016, 12:53:06 AM »

General Discussion / Making money from fan art legal?
« on: January 10, 2016, 02:57:01 AM »
I was wondering if you could get in trouble for making money from fan art with popular characters? (think naruto, one piece, etc). Like if you were to post some one piece art in some cool style and get support on patreon or start a kickstarter for art based on naruto, can you get in legal problems? I have certainly seen fan art on patreon and such so I guess the odds that you will actually get sued are low, but still is not clear to me how the legal issues surrounding the whole thing work.

Anyone have any idea about it? Thanks!

Welcome Center / Hello. Amateur artist here!
« on: January 10, 2016, 02:17:46 AM »
Hi guys. I'm Walter, I'm just starting as an amateur manga drawer/story writer and my dream is to eventually launch a successful webmanga. I like mostly battle shonen manga with interesting fights involving special powers (hunter x hunter is my all time favorite). This seems like a good place to improve my skills, meet some people and start building an online presence, so its great being here   :D

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