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Develop Your Story / Need help w/ manga oneshot
« Last post by Tenori Tejima on Today at 11:07:41 PM »
Hello. I have a concept for a manga oneshot, but I haven't fully worked out the details yet... I was deciding what I want to draw and, other than cute anime waifus, the only other thing that comes to mind really is weirdass ways to use man-made objects... I have this thing where I really like the idea of "ability to make (non-weapon) man-made stuff" as a superpower. Obviously, you'd just make swords and knives if you could----in fact, sword-making power is already a trope----but how about using tissue rolls and basketballs and gyroscopes as weapons? That's definitely more interesting than spamming { insert sharp/blunt/shooting weapon } here. I've even used this concept on a webnovel I wrote, about chess, (that had nothing to do with chess and I just used superpowers as visual metaphors). I just have a soft-spot for it...

So I've decided on sort of a post-apocalyptic setting. Either mankind fvcked up, or God has spoken, or some other { insert generic cataclysmic event } happened and changed the world forever. Humans have developed the ability/power to create whatever objects they like. In exchange, there can no longer be anything "fixed
 in the world. There is now an "Entropic Sun" that whittles the durability of every object at every point in time in the world. That's the trade-off... You can make every object you want, but it's gonna be half-broken/corroded. Or at the very least, not in good condition.

Now, despite being not that good of a superpower, it's still a superpower nonetheless, and humans have evolved from social creatures, to be self-sufficient. "No man is an island" no longer holds in this new, post-apocalyptic world, a man can survive on his own without the need for others. All he needs is himself. Money, no longer exists... (That's probably a good contender for the manga's theme, we'll see if something better pops up)

As for the conflict... I'm not quite sure yet. I do want a fight scene, but as far as stakes are concerned, nothing really concrete... There are two characters so far. Our main character, who's (probably) a scientist before the world collapsed:

Living on her own. Playful, genki girl... Kinda enjoying the apocalypse to be honest (may or may not be weird, depending on how other characters view the apocalypse)... (May also be the one responsible for the apocalypse, that's a possible story direction, atleast).

The other one is a homeless loli who comes to the main character.

Other than that, I don't really know what the conflict would be... I'm hoping to end this on some sort of commentary on society... Not sure what, but MC should atleast think society lost something it needed to lose, as bad as how the apocalypse was... Some "profound" iam14thisisdeep bs like that. You know. How as long as you put any word bubble in white space and sprinkle in some screentones here and there, and have someone say it with a "half-closed eyes" face, it's gonna sound deep... Kinda reminds me of Good-Bye Dystopia actually.

So far, I'm just kinda playing around with the first few pages. I imagine the flow as something like Scientist daily routine---->loli ambush & fight---->Scientists take homeless loli home---->philosophical conversations about useless *censored*---->???---->???---->???---->ending.

(pg. 1)

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Killer B Gallery
« Last post by Killer B !!SAMA!! on Today at 10:59:21 PM »
Yeah mate havent seen him for ages  :-\ idnt know

Btw this oneshot manga will be finish soon
Im working on it
I hope he take a visit soon so he can see his story
Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« Last post by Killer B !!SAMA!! on Today at 10:57:24 PM »
This is really cooool suuper
All lines are perfectly done
Finally seeing u making some pages which is exciting to see

I want some more!
Keep up the good work mate
Im jealous
General Discussion / Re: Thoughts on the Webtoon vertical format?
« Last post by Tenori Tejima on Today at 09:08:00 PM »
I hate it... It just feels weird for some reason. I don't mind the excessive white space, but there's two things that it's really skimping out on: the hikigoma leading panels, and, (you don't really realize you miss it until it's gone), the extremely close shot panel "directly touching" a perspective+foreshortening far shot panel.
General Discussion / Re: Creative Block
« Last post by Suuper-san on Today at 12:59:38 PM »
ah yes! Inktober! that sounds like a perfect time to start working with prompts. Give it a shot and let us know how it goes!
I personally use prompts for almost all of my work. It can give you an interesting starting point, even if you change the direction later.
General Discussion / Re: Creative Block
« Last post by IndigoDoll90 on Today at 09:48:58 AM »
Thanks for the advice. I don't think its so much stress from work that's causing the block as much as I'm no longer seeing the point of being my usual day dreamy self. Anyway maybe just doing some practice drawing will help as well as getting out and going for a walk when I have the time which sadly isnt often. Also my best friend suggested using drawing promts to help with creative blocks which reminds me today is the first day of inktober.
Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« Last post by Suuper-san on Today at 08:24:13 AM »
I thought I would post some of my artworks that I've been working on for commissions as I have permission from TheEndisNotThere

Here are some illustrations of the characters that appear in one of the series, The Knight of Stone.
There's a lot of magic, and, you guessed, it, stones, so that's kept me on my toes drawing all the renders for the ground breaking and stuff. I really like them.

It's nice to work at my maximum for a change as I'm always doing rough sketches for myself, it's hard to know how good I am sometimes, but these really show that I actually am at a professional level now. Feels strange to finally reach that level.
I've also started to use more hatching in my lineart now which gives a nice amount of texture and shade without having to add solid tones or colours. This is very similar to most professional manga such as Fairy Tail etc, which use a lot of hatching to show texture and shade. I'm still getting the hang of that but they're not looking too shabby.

I'll just post my favourite manga page that I've done so far (I'm not allowed to post the whole thing... as much as I would like!!!)
Layout and script by TheEndisNotThere

Being able to work at a high quality for manga pages is an absolute blessing, I would never do this for my own work as it takes too long and I don't like my own stories enough yet ahahaha.
But I'm using similar techniques to my WIP processing pages to build up the details and accuracy, and it's going really well.
I hope to use the same techniques on my own manga once I get round to writing it :P
But I'm always aiming higher so I'll be looking for ways to improve composition, backgrounds, tone/texture/shading etc, and all the while figuring out how to do it faster and more efficiently.

I'll probably have some of my own sketches at some point soon to post, see you later :D
Members Manga / Re: Araminta
« Last post by stardustpink on Today at 06:50:10 AM »
A new Issue of Araminta begins! This ones a special crossover episode :) Most people on the net seem to be American, or other, so a lil clarifcation is needed. This is the english "Dennis the Mennis", thats what i grew up on :) I think most people know the american blonde kid? Personally I think the british one is better, hes actually a menace :P

This is based specifically on the 1996 BBC cartoon series. You can look it up on youtube if youd liek some context. For those already familiar, I hope you enjoy!

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Killer B Gallery
« Last post by Suuper-san on September 30, 2022, 10:21:08 PM »
I'm sure Lego will be thrilled to see it in art form! I haven't seen him for a while though, hopefully he's lurking and will pop in at some point!!!! >_> Looking at you lego!  <_<

Ah medibang is pretty popular, I use GIMP myself.
General Discussion / Re: Creative Block
« Last post by Suuper-san on September 30, 2022, 10:16:52 PM »
sounds like stress from work is probably causing some if not all of the block, especially as it's bad enough that you mention it.....Work can unfortunately be like that.

I tend to write lists of things that I want to draw when I'm having a good moment, and so when I have art block, I can look at the list and go through some of them. It helps sometimes when you can't think of an idea to have some already written out for you.

it might not be helpful to you, but maybe just practice drawing figures or hand poses? I find that's always useful because you will always be drawing those in your artworks, so practising them when you can can build up skill.

I dont believe in waiting for inspiration to strike before I draw something. There's always something you can draw even if it's super boring. Maybe take an older piece and try and draw it again but impove it somehow, make the pose more realistic, improve the hair, clothes , add a background etc.

sometimes a nice early sleep can help you to feel refreshed and more able to tackle the day as well as get some personal stuff done as well, like art.

and as much as everyone says it, a good exercise and diet can do wonders for helping your body to function well, which can help your mind to focus better. You don't have to jog 10k! , just a walk around the block or to the shops and back even can help.

hope some of that helps, I know art block can be a real pain to get though. all the best.
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