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Author Topic: Learn to draw or partner up?  (Read 1729 times)

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Re: Learn to draw or partner up?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 09:30:42 PM »
We don't set one above the other. Description is just as important to a script as dialogue is. Dialogue doesn't do you any good if you don't know what's going on.

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Re: Learn to draw or partner up?
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2019, 06:08:14 AM »
I'm going to echo what Keanfox said, as an artist myself I have collaborated on occasion with writers for free but most of the time it just ends up stopping after a few weeks as well. I guess to expand on his point and other points that have been made though, I think it helps to set a clear goal and be forthright about your intentions.

Most of the time I realized that writers looking for artists here weren't really looking for long term collaborations but instead just wanted to share ideas and do smaller projects. That might be conjecture on my part but I feel like that's why most collab projects tend to fizzle out after a couple weeks. That being said, it never hurts to sneak in some art practice for yourself, someone else mentioned that just having enough basics skills to put your ideas on paper visually can help a lot with the creative process when making a manga.


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Re: Learn to draw or partner up?
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2019, 08:06:32 PM »
Yeah I understand, I get that descriptions are helpful but at the moment it's more of a rough guide to whats happening, ready to be elaborated on with visuals so I can get a grip on what order things should happen, and yeah I'd like to do a long term project, as most of my idea's would end up being reasonably long, guess I just need to find right person to be artist.

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Re: Learn to draw or partner up?
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2019, 08:36:01 PM »
Not really an addition so much as a kind of consolidation of something I'm pretty sure was said earlier.

If you wanna learn to doodle and stuff, that's all well and good, but professionally speaking, the most useful thing to learn would be storyboarding so that you can give rough ideas and your artist partners can take it all from there.

But, if you're gonna be a writer, you still gotta put in the same grind that artists do to "git gud". That is, you actually gotta write. I recommend short stories first and actually having an ending in mind. I ran into the problem of never giving myself an ending and I kept coming up with "what's next" and kinda burned out on writing for a long time. These days MRverse and fanfic are the only serif font running through my veins.

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Re: Learn to draw or partner up?
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2019, 03:17:25 AM »
Side note, speaking of: that's not always bad! Whatever keeps you writing/drawing is what you should be doing! Anything is better than inaction. You can get better if you don't put in the time. If that means writing fan fiction/drawing fan art/straight up porn, you do what you have to to keep on moving.

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Re: Learn to draw or partner up?
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2019, 04:27:37 AM »
Many skilled writers whom I know started by writing fanfiction. Can confirm, it is a legit strategy for learning writing. Just maintain a learning mentality and READ A LOT, and you'll get there eventually.