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Manga Art Gallery / Re: ... ... ...
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:27:16 PM »
Holy crapatoa mangadude is back and kicking ass . Dude this is nice!

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Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:26:17 PM »
Thanks Coryn!

In my head I'm doing a sort of 'classy procrastination'. I have so many hang-ups that I've got to work through that I need to work my way through them before I can focus on what I want to do. I wish I had  your level of productivity on that front haha.

I'll see if i can sneak a panel or two in between my 'busy' life

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:23:18 PM »
Man, just your grand reveal of all your work thus far is so structured. 60 hours you say? Could you break that into some 'fun fact' numbers? Like how much work are we looking at in terms of minimum wage? (571 US Dollars in Europe) What do we waste our time on even more in comparision to 60 hours? Video games? Commuting?

It's totally against what my style is like but I'm feeling like your guideline/breaking down revelations are something I should just force myself to do. The thing is I'm really so adverse to them (like using a digital software other than paint or using a graphite pencil) that I'm not ready haha. I'll go for a 100 regimen them. 100 breakdowns is what I'm willing to do.

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Related to regimes again, This has really helped me to see how large goals can be achievable through breaking them down, and working on them consistently every day. It's given me a lot of confidence in that I can achieve whatever I want with the appropriate level of effort and time. Especially, confidence that I can create a manga.

The frustrating thing about this very very true statement is that you can only believe it when you see it. All the gurus known and unknown tell you constantly 'it's the little steps repeated that matter' but you never quite grasp it until you just throw yourself at the statement and accept the words as they are: It really is only about repeating small focused steps obsessevily but reasonably over time. It is almost a law of the universe that you'll think: I can do something better or more fitting than this little thing over and over, but actually you learn a lot more and become more by focusing on that little thing. Just look at what happened to you, suuper. You got into backgrounds even though you were laser focused on simply finishing your WIPs. You couldn't help but learn other things. This is why I seriously would recommend someone try drawing 1,000 fingers even. At some point regardless of how exact they are they will be frustrated/inspired enough to try to draw different kinds of fingers, or have insights totally unrelated to their first simple goal.


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Once again, I have realized the importance of guidelines. Especially being able to draw a decent circle for drawing the face guidelines. Guidelines are the foundation of a drawing, and so the better and more accurate they are, the better your drawing will come out on top, and the less time you will waste later trying to fix any problems. It's best to bias your time so you spend more time on the guidelines and don't rush them. Although my sketches are unfinished and I worked on them quickly, I spent over half the overall sketch time on drawing the body.

I have treated guidelines so badly because of how many artists I see that don't really need them. I've developed a respect for them though. When you have absolutely no inspiration, it's guidelines that will help you through a tough time. A simple horizon line will save your background. A simple circle will tell you where your character is standing. I'm so stubborn that I don't tend to use them, but i totally agree that guidelines are a lifeline.


I have a lot to comment on every single revelation but I'm way too lazy and disorderly to do so. I'll just give a general thought on this:

-I suspect that this regimen (like mine) was more of a 'balancing' regminen rather than a 'levelling up' regimen. To be specific I think this WIP catch up regimen was more of you clearing up your mental space and testing your general speed/effeciency stats and skills rather than learning something new or something very problematic in your art journey. BECAUSE of this regimen I think that you have recieved vital knowledge that will let you even study 1,000 types of flowers comfortably without worrying about if it's relevant to your actual projects. I think this is a huuuuge sucess basically, even though it's not possible to think of it as such, I really do think this was the most important (kind of ) regimen of them all

- I know you're not satisfied with your clothing knowledge and character variety, but I've got to tell you it's FINE to draw hyperbeautiful characters as your sort of style. In fact, variety is not quite the problem to look at. The real problem to look at is: What do you want to draw and what do you like to draw? I'll make a post about this but I do believe that every artist should be shameless about their style at a certain point and accept that they like to draw a certain thing in a certain way. Nobody ever finishes learning, but at a point you should finish doubting yourself and just do your project.

- I challenge you to expand on 0014 chan. (0699 is my fav btw but seemed like too much detail for a random challenge)



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Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: May 13, 2019, 06:30:11 PM »
All progress is progress Mahlua. If there's anything I've learnt from regimens is that it's the small steps done reliably that are ever more important than the big milestones as fun as they seem. If you've done some work in a little way in your drawing then it'll pay off in a big way later down the line. Work at your pace and you'll be aces gold.
(And welcome back-ish I guess? It's always fun seeing your post dump after your haituses)


And without further ado...

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Thumbs: 1014/1000
Chars: 1000/1000


The 700 mark for both of the regimens was one of the worst grinds I've ever had when it came to regimens. A lot of things in my life at the time were demanding all my attention and I just generally felt wrung out and exhausted with the trudge. But as it always happens regardless of how unmotivated I am the numbers dwindled up until I was only a few more before the finish line and now I'm beyond even that and can say that I've successfully done 1000 characters and 1000 thumbnails.

I tried as well as I could to be unique with every one, to come up with an idea of how the characters would look fully rendered or what thumbnails interested me, and there are quite a few fun moments paired with the horrible trudge. For example the conversations that always come up when people notice you doing regimens (obvious, repeat occurence when you draw traditionally in public.) And then there were times I saw scenes clearly when I was feeling tired and/or boozed up. It's interesting how not being quite razor conscious helps you build up and imagine scenes free-er. I wish I could've done some of those thumnbnails more justice, but I do remember their essence and if I ever felt like expanding upon them I'm confident I'd know a lot more on how to fill out those scenes.

This regimen was a milestone on another front as well: In interests of time and my hope to improve my art, I'm going to be going a heavily tracing/reference based regimen road for a while. I'm desperate to jump right back into my main comic and writing projects after this regimen to see what I've learned from it but I know I'm not quite there yet and am actually excited to shut off a little and let myself learn from external sources and let some inspiration and influences seep into my art more. As it is I have a comfortable enough base of my own style to start off on any of my projects and I'm confident in that, but I want to still spurce it up a little by learning how to reference and basically drawing stuff I usually wouldn't draw (or at least draw stuff I'd love to be able to draw)

I'll be sure of what to call the regimen when I get started on it, but I'm thinking it's 1000 magazine drawings. If something else comes along before that - even if it's not referencing as I intend - I'll see about that too.

For now I will just dance a jig and be happy about hitting this milestone.

And now post all that I have done in all it's glory.

Warning: Lotso scrolling

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« on: May 05, 2019, 09:31:28 AM »
Damn, suuper. You're almost at the finishing line hahaha! This has been quite the impressive thing to work through. I'm looking forward to your final reports when you finally hit the finish line.  I really like how detailed and lively your dress designs look. I'm the last person to ever suggest anything but I will anyways: An expression workshop would really make your work shine that much more. You have a solid understanding of how to build up something in as efficient time as possible and that'll be the way you'll win at making manga and illustrations. Now if the characters look convincingly angry, kawaii (i know this isn't an emotion but yeah) or sad then you'll be able to win all the more.

Good stuff.

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Kesashi's Gallery
« on: May 05, 2019, 08:53:17 AM »
Man I just love those logos and all your character designs in general. Looks like the 3d rendering has improved somewhat too? It looks less toony in an exaggerated sense like the older eps of RWBY looked. Rachelle is my favourite, but April has quite the interesting weaponry there.

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Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: May 05, 2019, 08:50:38 AM »
Yeah that does happen with regimens quite a bit. No matter how focused on something it ends up being related to another sort of regimen haha.

The magazine drawing one will be purelya reference and copying one for the sake of accuracy. I'm starting to come around to the idea of breaking down things, though, so maybe i can sneak in some 'studies' in there (I won't study singular topics though, just break down images as I see them and move on. I am a generalist now)

Oh yeah manga copying stuff is interesting too. And yeah the choice between doing your manga projects and training is a hard one. That's why I've decided on the general deadline of 2 years to get all my clutter unfinished training e.t.c out of the way before I say 'Okay, I'm doing this now. I'm under no illusion that I'll still have hundreds of ideas then, but I feel like I'll be much more focused knowing I don't need to feel like I need to fine tune everything to do with my process or feel guilt tripped for not drawing an OC I've had lying in a sketch folder for ages. Also it makes me curious as tho how many 1000s I can rack up after constantly drawing a little every day.

Haha i'll send him your best regards. Also return to the ecchi side. For science!








184 thumbs remaining and I've finished this harrowing thing. Yessss.

Wanna race to the finish, suuper? I see you almost done too on your side for your WIP improvement thing hhaa.

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Movies and TV shows / Re: The last movie you have watched
« on: April 29, 2019, 06:20:37 AM »
Note: Cool it. It's unescessary to make a topic to call out someone, 'proving' opinions isn't a thing. Opinions are opinions. 


Also I found EG a masterpiece. That's my opinion.

Any discussion on this please mark with spoilers. Too important a film to spoil.

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General Discussion / Re: Opinions of Collabs?
« on: April 26, 2019, 07:28:40 PM »
Collaborations need to be a game of ping-pong. I will always be shocked at how smoothly Larry Pine, DOTS and Operation Wing It worked out for me.  That's because the other parties were on the ball and responded almost as quickly as I did and everything worked out.

1. Collabs will only work if both people are 'on the ball'. It's not necessarily a question of how much they're contributing, but how much they are available. I swear even if it's a serious work-related project, people would prefer a less skilled member who always shows up for meetings rather than a genius who only ever shows up when he wants to.

2- In case of failure, be willing to finish the project, otherwise you are the problem -  This is my philosophy. If a collab doesn't work out and I am too lazy to say even think of how it should've ended, then that means it's a mutual failure rather than the other persons' fault. This is a good point of view to have because it means with every collaboration it isn't up to only the other person to make sure it works out but also up to you. At the end of the day, were you ready to finish the project or not? I like to answer this question by finishing off even collaborations that did not work out.

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MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2019
« on: April 26, 2019, 06:56:41 PM »
Pictures or it never happened! Damn that sounds exclusive as heck haha.

I still don't know how vinyls are made, but damn do I like the sound of them.

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Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: April 26, 2019, 06:52:20 PM »
I forgot to add more details on the post in general. Gah I'll try to be more expositive when I hit my thumbnail quota. Anyhow:

Regimens:

1000 Magazine drawings (no guidelines)

2 manga tracing challenges (Naruto and Biomega by Tsutomi Nihei, pencil, indefinitely long challenge that'll end in the year 2021 unless I go mad and finish it before then)

1000 manga/anime eyes

and a 1000 ecchi challenge that my twin brother from ecchi world will be doing

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Tips and Tutorials / Use your anonymity to your advantage
« on: April 26, 2019, 06:47:48 PM »
The interwebs is a mysterious place, full of dark dark dangers and magnificent memes. It can be a scary place, yes. It is a scary place if you're not careful, but it can also be amazing, especially if say you want to be a mangaka, an animator, a game developer, a musician. Heck, a professional mime, or if you want to a professional tea-taster.


I'll argue this in context of MR to make the choice small, but really when you come here we're not going to 'judge' you for anything other than what you post and how you interact with us.

You can avatar the heck out of yourself and be the craziest personality and try out all the projects you're scared of or not confident of because heck it's the internet and you really are free.

You should appreciate this: You can connect with minds across the world, get access to cool and friendly people and practical knowledge to stuff that'll fuel your dreams, all without having to deal with people judging you for your facial expression or how you look or what you're wearing (nothing against cleaning your room and taking out the trash, though. That stuff is more important than you'd think)

Honestly, you can get all the wins without any losses. It's like a grand roleplaying game where you can define yourself and put a healthy barrier between your goals and your self. Even though it's never easy, you can get the critique you need without needing to feel as bad as you could about it if it was say face to face. And best of all, you can have fun with it.


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To prove my point. I'll just give you some shameless plugs of my personal experience first

1. Roleplaying with a random group on Deviantart for some months when I was personally 'irl' rock bottom as an awesome magician. I made so much RP related art that year that I not only got to have a nice escape and feel good times and make at least two long lasting relationships with friends I still email now, I got to practice art and animation on the side because I dived into some niche groupe somewhere.

2. The MR Canon. I've had at least 5 moments in my life where I'm completely engrossed in my writing experience while listening to music and thinking up scenarious and planning, drawing and writing stuff all because I came up with a weird internet persona and met other people willing to play with that sort of thing. This is sort of like the above example, I guess, but no, both experiences were uniquely diverse and different enough that I could mention them separately.

3. Drawing a 5 minute one punch man fanart on reddit, I got 54 likes (yeah yeah, puny number in comparision to the greats but i liked it, OK?) and felt like a boss. On mspaint. When I was feeling lazy.
If you're on the internet trust me you can find enough people who are interested in the stuff that you like that you can comfortably screw around, have fun and have some fun experiences.

Actually I've only mentioned the super rosy and happy experiences that I've had. I actually value the frustrating annoying moments and critiques that I took personally more because they have definitely opened my eyes to my life as a pseudo artist, writer and green alien cat in general. Definitely don't like it in the moment, but later down the line I realize how lucky I've been. 


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This is where I sound like a wiki article and give you tips/suggestions  on how to bank on internet anonymity


1. Why not join a not-so-popular webcomic site and start your crazy webcomic idea? It can literally be one panel that says 'I want to be a mangaka! But I don't know how! So I'll just start a random webcomic and see how that works out!'  Literally nothing is stopping you from this.


2. Have you ever tried to critique a random comic/story that NOBODY knows about online? Looked for the latest post in a forum/ on a comic site and tried to really dive into a story made by a fellow human who is just starting out, and tried to seriously write out a review about it? Trust me, the thing that'll bring you further on the large waves of the interwebs is realizing that even though there are billions and billions of posts and opinions, behind every single one is a human being and if you sacrifice your time to give careful though and feed excitement to someone's project you'll only get better as a person. Trust me, it's worth the random meeting.

3. Why not try making a gif/meme out of a scene out of your favourite tv show? Trust me. 5 googles later (and some downloads maybe) you'll be able to make a gif for a TV show and post it on the interwebs and trust me memes are immortal therefore you are immortal.

4. You can literally start a podcast/youtube channel right now documenting how you are progressing with your art/writing life. (I'll elaborate on this later because this ties into the concept of nobody gives a damn/ not giving a damn and how that can work for you, but yeah)

5. Ask questions. Nothing beats asking questions. There's a different between Googling information and asking for knowledge on something. Because otherwise what's the point of conversation?

6. Post your top 10 most listened to music/ your top 10 anime / your top 10 writing instruments.

7. Write a lightnovel using only cliches

8. Post a story idea with a beginning and end and let people talk about it.

9. Make a playlist for your favourite manga/anime


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In general, I just think people get too hyperfocused on the more statistical side of the internet (likes, dislikes, tweets, retweets, reposts) that they forget that it is a free market world where you can do a lot of stuff and enjoy a lot of things according to your own interests and likes no matter what skill level you are or how your objective day to day life is doing. Of course people will miss you if you are gone for months at a time and there is no avoiding having your own opinion on things no matter how much you 'fake' your online persona. But in the end you really do have a grand chance to be detached enough to tackle problems and approach situations in a way you never really would irl.

Depending on how comforatble you feel you can remove more of your anonymity over time, but otherwise you can use it to your fullest.


This is most definitely incoherent bull. But it is my 2 cents of incoherent bull.


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Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: April 26, 2019, 05:05:04 PM »
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Time to work on thumbnails now. Glad I'm finally done with this bit.

I'm not jumping up and down, but I'm quite interested in the next regimens I have in mind.

I hope to use some of these characters for other projects some days. I definitely need to learn more variation though. I don't have enough 'ugly' characters.

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« on: April 17, 2019, 07:42:24 PM »
Shoes are a terrible thing. They're trickier than one would think.

Good stuff. Cool hairstyle there on the dude.

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Slam's Art
« on: April 17, 2019, 07:41:34 PM »
Her music videos are the weirdest.

Nice work there slam

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