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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« Last post by legomaestro on Today at 05:12:35 AM »
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Manga Creations / Re: MR: War Arc: Coryn: Part 2
« Last post by legomaestro on Today at 03:35:47 AM »
Re: Aizen Ichigo I meant the final confrontation where Mugetsu was eventually used. Ichigo is a poor sub-in for Coryn's character (I'll never unsee Urahara haha) but yeah you get what I mean.

And cheers dude! I'm definitely optimistic about it all wrapping up soon
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Manga Talk / Re: Why there is no anime of any Inio Asano's manga
« Last post by legomaestro on Today at 03:26:22 AM »
Simple market reasons yeah. I'm really surprised JOJO got adapted so faithfully. It is a super rare and much welcome gem because it enhances the manga (Something that was already critically acclaimed) soooo much.

I want to read PunPun at a point
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Harry Potter did make me raise an eyebrow because I'm pretty sure many murdered parents were protecting loved ones at the moment of their demise. That being said it never really was a huge point for me. Either

1. Dumbledore lied/simplified the actual cause of the misfire or

2. Harry got lucky

As a viewer I swept it under the rug. Suspension of disbelief I guess is the term.  But yeah I get that moment when you're screaming at characters to not be fools. I recognize it all the more in horror films and funny enough sometimes I'm so frustrated by their idiocy that I laugh at their fate.

Funny enough, there's a huge argument about that about a characters' actions in a certain recent survival game.



Personally when I really try to write down some of the plot points of my own life, if I were watching it on a TV I'd say 'What!? How!?' Contrivance exists in reality too. It's fine all the more if it exists in fiction.
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MR Pub / Re: MR Hero Coats
« Last post by legomaestro on Today at 03:13:10 AM »
Crests would be awesome methinks, and hey so long as the design reads you can always count on an artist to spiffy it up.

Looking forward to that new design, NO1SEY !
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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« Last post by legomaestro on Today at 03:08:22 AM »
No software under the sun will make your art better at its core. Yes, using a brush on a canvas is much better than using a stick to draw in the sand but the things that one has learnt in their art journey will never dissapear just because they're using a different software, and GIMP is honestly powerful enough to get the job done, especially if you're good at figuring out your own shortcut keys and creating your own assets and the like.

I liked the energy of the first batch of sketches but admittedly the comfort-zone sketches are more controlled. (Did you really do them in 2 freaking minutes!? Dude!)


Never underestimate the comfort zone sketches though. It's that 1,000 kick principle where the more automatic you make your favourite, simplest actions the better it is. The ideal is when you do enough comfort-zone sketches you're so good at them you can sketch them in your sleep. That removes a mental load and allows you more energy to work on other things.

Copying was a life-saver for me, and I can literally feel my reserves are depleted at the moment. I almost have to copy/trace/reference now because it's just not fun. There's a point where you have to just really admit your stamina is low and you gotta ease your progress down.


Also you really upped your personality and kawaii game. I'm almost used to it now but with a few jump backs down your page it's a real tangible improvement.  So yes trust that magical 'I got better!' moment. I've experienced it before in language learning and playing the guitar and I don't think I would've ever gotten to that nice feeling if I was feverishly stressing about reaching the goal. It's a weird thing, but my idea is that a distant town is much easier to reach if you're looking at your surroundings as you make a steady walk towards it.

If you're always thinking 'It's X Kilometers away! Okay I've got to shift my weight now and jog at so-and-so speed. Oh man when will I reach that town' you're going to burn out 100%

So keep at what you're doing and hope you have a better month.


Already said enough but this general pandemic mood is the perfect crucible for this sort of drawing training thing. It's an opportunity to see what you can do when the mental climate isn't so good as it'd normally be, figure out what works out for you (and you alone, not anybody else) stamina wise, be aware and honest to yourself on that and go for it.

Best of luck and till next time!
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General Discussion / Re: The limit of improving an idea?
« Last post by legomaestro on Today at 02:55:32 AM »
Given enough time, you can and it would be imperative and even fun to absolutely improve on every idea you have ever concieved if not to completion then to at least 70% level of rendering (whatever that may mean to you in relation to any of your idols of your art style)

Time is the real practical limit to look out for. I still have my sheets of paper for 10,000 stick figures and I could pick out at least 30 ideas I found good within them and turn them into an illustration book or something... Given enough time.

But it's just not practical. There's a lot more other ideas, and my goal isn't necessarily to turn all of them into complete works.


Anyways as far as your drawing is concerned, even if you're not asking I'd say I'd improve it by

1 - Giving it a narrative (maybe a short story? A bio description?)
2 - Drawing another and relating it to this somehow (maybe an illustration line of fashion ideas/ characters in a universe?)
3 - Adding a background
4 - Redrawing the image in a different pose
5 - Explaining what exactly the cloths and materials are made out of.


Rather than improving you can enhance the idea in peoples' minds and make it more than the illustration. Heck, collaborate with a cosplayer to make the costume even
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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Hati's Inventory
« Last post by Hati on August 04, 2020, 05:32:50 PM »
yep, definitely a dark comic haha
still, nicely done and easy to follow without any text.
Sorry for the late reply.
I'm glad you liked it. I put a lot of work into my comics. Your work always inspires me to do better so I'm glad.

Anyway, here are the newest works that I've done:


I am making posters for my neighborhood to spark joy during this time. I will post the other poster I made later.
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A lot has happened, friends.

There's a lot of censorship going around as Amazon doubles down on the narrative that you can sexually exploit someone who doesn't exist, even though this only seems to affect Japanese or Japanese-inspired content. Quite a few titles have been removed from Amazon. Some time after that, someone threatened to report my books on Amazon in the hopes of getting them removed as well. Not particularly sure why anyone would do that. Maybe it's the rape and torture scenes in SWS?

Going off of Amazon's track history removing titles, it occurred to me that my work really could be removed for arbitrary reasons such as that. I'm a strong opponent against censorship in art and in general, so I refused to continue working through Amazon any longer and have removed my books from their store. Honestly, Amazon's print quality is trash anyway. If anyone is going to be paying hard-earned money for my books, I'd like to assure they're getting the best print I can possibly give them.

So, I got to work on making my website where I sell my books. That way, Amazon doesn't get their protection money, I can offer signed copies, and you guys can get the best quality physical copies.  :thumbsup: (Unfortunately, I can't use the red themed covers for this series, as they don't work too well in print. So, I went back to the original, minimalist design for SWS's physical copies.)

 :clapping: You can pre-order book of blossoming here now :clapping:
https://www.tonbogiribooks.com/books/book-of-blossoming

I'm also taking this opportunity to fix some minor mistakes and add some scenes here and there. There's some particularly interesting additions regarding Taeko, Ebina, and a rather bleak lie that Taeko fed her about their mother.

Thank you all for your continued support. I hope you enjoy this censorship-free edition of Book of Blossoming.
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General Discussion / Re: The limit of improving an idea?
« Last post by MK on August 04, 2020, 01:59:48 PM »
There is a point to which you can't render something further, then you would be redrawing it or it can be considered done.  You really shouldn't need to redraw it the whole thing from scratch very often and if you do then you need to take more time with the composition.

In terms of can you always get better?
Yes you can but you will hit plateus along the way.
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