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let it die
anons, i have an idea for a web series/graphic novel thats been in my head for awhile now, i dont know if it will ever be a success, so i need your help to come up with some ideas for the settings, characters, themes, etc, please email me if you want to talk about firstname.lastname@example.org
>>108094340Howbout talk about it here
>>108090116I am influenced by Dark Souls a lot, not gonna to lie.
>>108094340It's been done already, read Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
My webcomic got deleted for being too powerful and horny, now I am facing exile. I will return in 10 years.
A new page of Jasper Gold dropped today. http://www.taleofjaspergold.com/
>>108094340What's your measure of success? I think it would be a very successful accomplishment to make a comic in general. Even if no one reads it.
>>108094629i just love everyone in this comic so much
Reposting new updatehttps://tapas.io/series/Ibrahim-Coylehttps://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/ibrahim-coyle/list?title_no=270091
>>108094629Still catching up on this comic. You sexy mo fucka JamilAlso new Tom N Artie #2 page!https://tapas.io/episode/1426007
>>108094769Okay I did not mean to spoiler all of that. No idea why that all happened but fuck it.Anyways here's a look at a new character, Rielle, who is the focus of an upcoming Tom N Artie Tales story. Alessandro is returning to do the art for this one, he worked on the 'Office Job' story with me.
>>108094384whatever its an action adventure serial about a zombie apocalypse, humans transferred their consciousnesses into robot bodies in order to avoid getting infected, these robot bodies were given to them by an interstellar alien species known as the vulndel, the humans reached out to them in a time of great distress, they were nearly extinct and needed to be savedthe vulndel asked for something in return however, as long as earth would become a part of their mighty empire, the human race would be saved, the humans had no choice so they acceptedthe universe is ruled by the vulndel, with each planet under their control being governed by a single emperor, humans were forced to abandon their culture and adopt the vulndel way of lifevulndel are giant anthromorphic vultutes, they are very imperialistic and prone to violence, they eat the alien races that stand against themCONTINUED IN PART 2
>>108094840And Tom in a more casual clothes for said story.
>>108094842sounds excellent. like a quality way-out RPG plot. If this was well written, I'd read it.I do think anthro vultures are a tidbit overdone though. between the skeksis, choujin from metroid, birdmen from Mother, and some other ones i can't think of... I hope they're more unique looking at least.
>>108094842BRO I don't know if you wanna make this a comic. With the crazy character designs, it might be better to leave up to readers interpritation. Give this serious thought and that's a dope as fuck premise for a novel.
Reposting cause last thread is dedEerily Lovely update!Spook and spell (Part 7)https://tapas.io/episode/1431644https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/eerily-lovely/spook-spell-part-7/viewer?title_no=255060&episode_no=16http://eerilylovely.smackjeeves.com/comics/2809588/spook-spell-part-7/This one was supposed to be one third shorter at least. But didn't feel right so I delayed the update. Thoughts?>>108094629This looks really good
>>108094842the vulndel pride themselves on their knowledge, they have a ton of literature about the origins of the cosmos, as well on how to stop the virus the humans started, the virus they created had begun to spread to other planets in the galaxy, so humans began to expand into outer space to help save the universehowever, the humans were eventually overwhelmed by the zombies and all of their civilizations on other planets they had colonized were destroyed, so the humans had no choice but to work with the vulndelthe virus was created by a victor frankenstein type man, he was similar to the le loyon cryptid or seth briars from red dead, he was a hermit, a very lonely man and created the zombies to be his children out of body parts that he took from people's graves, the zombies eventually went rogue and left the man because they were severely neglected and abused, you are able to sympathize with the creatures somewhat due to their history despite them going nuts and infecting everyone
>>108095051I loved this update so very much.
>>108095079PART 3the vulndel are not necessarily evil, they are simply self centered and care more about each other than other alien races, they do not tolerate failure and keep their subordinates on a strict need to know basis, if you do not go according to their plan you will become their dinnerthe vulndel are also capable of some form of space magic, but i have not fully fleshed that out yetthe series takes place in the far future and has a medieval cyberpunk aesthetic because the vulndel have sort of fused their culture together with earths advanced technology, the vulndel have become more efficient since they met the humansthe series has three protagonists who have all left the vulndel empire to discover their own way of life in one way or anotherprotagonist one is a famous human scientist who has defected from the vulndel empire in order to search for colonies of other humans in outer space, he is very logical and intelligent, and is very optimistic about the future of the human race, he is also a brilliant engineer and mechanic, he built his own mech suit to explore hostile alien planets with and a rocket ship to explore space
>>108095339Sounds like you have a lot of this figured out already. What would you like help with?
>>108095339PART 4his name is jayden grace btw, forgot to mention thatprotag two is a complicated one, when the zombies broke loose they did not attack their former master, before they went rampant he was able to escape to someplace safe with one of his "daughters" who did not exactly go apeshit because she was kept safe, fed and calm by the man, the man named her daniella, and he kept her locked up somewhere on a different planet similar to a rapunzel situation, he sort of emotionally manipulated her into staying with him, daniella is kind of like a teenager because she is a newly created zombie, she and the man had an intense sexual relationship and she was convinced by him this was normal and acceptable, she was not aware she was being used so she did not go apeshit like the other zombiesshe eventually ate him so she could be free of the relationship, she did not meet anyone besides the man so she is very clueless and naive about the state of the world, jayden found her while he was exploring, he was able to help clue her in and decides to help him in his mission, she becomes friends with him because she believes he is a nice man and trusts him
>>108095357i was wondering how people would perceieve the story, if it was too complicted or not
>>108095541Man, it's a lot to read desu. But the basic premise of humans need to give up their human bodies into robot ones because of the zombie appocolypse is solid. Lots of potential for an existential story of what being man really means. That's really cool dude. Maybe drop the alien shit, or leave it ambiguous.
>>108095487>his name is jayden graceGonna date it pretty badly, not gonna lie.
>>108095487next protag was one of my favorites to write, his name is calbraith, he was a high ranking member of the vulndel race, like a member of one of their royal families, but he did not enjoy their way of life so he transferred his consciousness into a human android body, he is sort of like elma from xenoblade chronicles, he is a xeno that is blending in with the humans in order to help them, in this case, he is helping jayden on his mission to find other humansalso, his new android body was specially created for him by jayden, the bodies of humans were created for them to house their consciousnesses specifically, so this sort of thing has not been attempted by other vulndel before, it is considered blasphemous to dissent from their empire however sorry if the story is still a bit rough around the edges and has some cracks in it, i am still trying to flesh out the universe
>>108094943the vulndels tech is very unique at least, as well as their social class system, they also have their own spoken and written language, they learned english from the humans but did not adopt the language
>>108095618wdym anon chan?
>>108094705i am not sure, i am just hoping that enough people will care about it to start in depth discussions about the themes, the themes are based on philosophical questions and things like that
>>108095007thanks bro, i was planning on doing just that (having the readers figure out how the characters look by themselves), but i have already come up with a ton of concepts for the general look and feel of the characters, if this was going to be a webseries in the future, i feel like it would need to be animated in some sort of stylistic 3d, but i would have to raise enough funds to be able to do something like that
>>108095733Well, you gotta care about it without giving too much of a shit what others think and put the work in. Do you have a first draft yet?
>>108095711Nobody is named that until today times.
here is some more backstory about the old hermithe was a very mysterious man and he always hid his face, his true identity is never revealed to the audience, no one ever really knew his name anywaylike i said the series takes place in the far future, human society used to be a uptopia before it fell, where it was always happy and no bullshit ever happened, yada yada, experiments like the one the man did were forbidden or punished, stealing and engineering viruses to misuse them was also illegalthis man is a jim jones esque figure, he is based off resident evil villaine like morgan landsdale, he is very corrupt, he resented the uptopian society and wanted to create a cult of his own based around transcending the human consciousness, this cult only included zombies because he believed they transcended death by ressurecting thembefore the man left he left tons of writings of his manifesto in his hideout, his beliefs eventually became popular with some humans, and some even chose to become zombies themselves, or created zombie creatures like the man did, which caused the apocalypse
>>108095839i said the series takes place in the far future, like the year 4073
>>108096182I sincerely hope people aren't still naming their kids jayden in 2000 years
>>108095665Why not write a novel instead? Nobody is going to draw this for you, and you clearly can't draw.
>>108096407do you not like the name jayden?
>>108096503good point, i just havent decided on a title for a novel yet, can you anons help me out with that?
Making a race of amphibian lizard people. Cannot for the life of me come up with a catchy name. Any play on the word Axolotl, Salamander, or Newt is what I'm trying for but I can't think of shit. Help.
>>108095580thanks anon, ill keep that in mind
>>108095792im still working on it, i dont have all aspects of the world figured out yet
>>108096652I'm liking this but it is a bit of a mouthful. You think it's catchy? What about Sadyte? Salamander/Troglodyte mix. Or Urdyte?
>>108085459a new page!which sound is better for "taking a Photo"flash or click?
>>108096769Well it's the scientific term for the group urodela containing salamanders, newts, etc. I think it's catchy and sounds legit, but you could certainly go more fantasy-sounding sure. Or you could abbreviate it like urodes or rodels. I think -ite sounds better than -yte in a situation like this, but sadite or salamite sounds like a sexual deviant.
>>108096837I would say click.>Oh what left in the frI can't tell which word you messed up here. Is the first panel a different person? The coat and collar have different colors. The shadowing made me think there was a moustache and beard at first but now I can see it.
>>108096934I feel like aquans would be better. OR even just like Aquami or something.
>>108096890Royer!>left in the FridgeI think I'm gonna change the "tones" on the jacket on the last panel
>>108096837>nigdon't be racist
>>108096986>Royer!What?so should that be what's* then? Like asking?
>>108096548Finally my time to shine.NewtonsHumandersNeandertotlsthose are just off the top of my head.
Here's the results of the first character popularity poll than I ran on the site throughout spring! thanks to everyone who voted! I had to downscale this for twitter than downscale it again for 4chan. this thing is huge.
>>108097107>peterCute pencil-eating girl is a dude? Got me again.
>>108097066I'm torn between humanders and hydrans. Humander sounds cute and childish and the story I'm aiming for is lighthearted with deeper undertones so I'm liking it a lot. But hydran is equally great. What about a name for troll/goblin type pirate creature?
>>108094140>You let the thread die overnight editionfucking lol
>>108097031English is not my first language, thank you for correct>>108097013I changed it! in my country Negro is not a bad word
>>108097205If you wont use it, I am taking neandertotl for my own devices. I was kinda proud of that one.Pirate goblins>Rogres (rogue ogre)>Trollers (sea trolling and troll)>Buccaneerie (Buccaneer and eerie)>Pirvaterrors (privateer and terror)This one was really hard.
>>108097332>RogreBoys Land might sue..>Trollers to combine sea trolling and trollsurely Trawls.
>>108097332Yeah that one was good. If they were bad guys I would use that, but they're the protags. You should be proud of that one.
how do the new anons feel about my zombie novel idea i wrote above?
>>108097426Excuse me while i draw up a caveman axlotl kaiju.
What are some names for male fairy tale themed characters other than fucking Jack?
Got a new webcomic idea about a witch who turns men into being submissive crossdressing thots
>>108097871Samuel maybe? Matthew, Peter, any regular somewhat oldtimey biblical or semi-biblical name works. It might also do you well to look up lists of olde english names nobody much has anymore.
>>108097722make it a girl so it's neanderthotl.
webcomic anons that don't have anyone reading or praising their stuff, what is the source of your motivation? i find it hard to focus sometimes because my comic gets 0 attention and I feel like I'm doing everything wrong and probably am.
>>108098183just that it exists, and it's something I like.
guess I'll repost again
>>108098183I've literally got nothing better to do with my life.The way I see it, whatever abortion i shit out is just proof that i happened.
>>108098183Cause I think the world is gonna be fucked in the next 15 years and trying to get as much comic stuff done before shit hits the fan. On a real note, I just like making stories and seeing them come to life. No other feeling like it
>>108098183what >>108098214 saidI enjoy making it and it gives me something to do or draw when I'm experiencing art block. anything more than that is just a nice bonus for me since I don't do it for attention
quick doodle. enjoy the pam.
>>108098601I always do
Im gonna rewrite all the dialogue of my comic with CCWildWords. I think its gonna make it look a bit better than my shoddy lettering.Any other reccomended font?
>>108098867To be honest I always kinda liked that it was hand written, but in some pages it becomes too illegible and I think it worsens the reader´s experience with it. I think pic its not related, dont really remember.
new page up!!https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/the-stranding-fields/list?title_no=303921IG and Twitter @van_derteal
>>108098888This. It's fine handwriting, just be careful.
>>108098937it's agonizing waiting for each tiny snippet of this story. I can't wait to find out what's going on.
>>108099010>>108098937Lol thx! You have no idea how much I wish I could draw faster... but I'm getting there!thanks for reading :)
>>108099039I just assumed you had hired someone, the art's so good
>>108098183It's my own fantasy world with waifus I got really attached to over time, even when it's going nowhere I still like my own work and don't want to give it up.
>>108098982yeah, but in some points i dont think its really finepic actually related now
>>108099476It's not so bad. and honestly, redoing the text without redoing all the art would be lipstick on a pig.
>>108100157yeah, but at the same time, redoing the text its easy and might make it look better. A pig with lipstick might be 1 percent cuter than a pig without lipstick, and that counts.Ill think about it.
>>108098867>Any other reccomended font?I've always liked Anime Ace 2, but most of Blambot's font's look nice for comics.I agree with the other anon on the handwriting, to be honest it gives it's own charm to your comic. If you want some advice, you should look into actual hand lettering tutorials from comic letterers. It sounds intimidating but the basics come down to having a template with line heights that you use in speach bubbles to keep the words straight and consistent.>>108100647Maybe hold off on going all in and just save it for a time that you need a break from drawing. You'll be able to step away from your comic to relax while improving it at the same time.
>>108100808Yeah, guess Ill leave the redoing for later. I am however wondering whether to continue with my handwritting or just jumping to a font. Again, Ill think about it.Random comment but clip studio paint its pretty good. Need to find better brushes but im slooowly getting the hang of it. Thank you very much.
>>108099476>>108100157I did a test for you, feels odd, i dont know
>>108100985>feels oddIt looks like the line spacing is a bit off. If it's the one I'm thinking of the line spacing needs to be changed to 1.5
>>108100985I think it might be that the text its too big in some panels. I agree it feels kinda weird. Thought in some pages I had a font and it looked fine.
>>108101059yeah that font actually does look fine.
I just whipped up this short little gag comic. Thought of the joke today and tried to do a 4koma.
>>108099908My work here is done
>>108101173FFFFFFFFFF. that's pretty good.
also reposting some random shit, since threads like to die when i show up.
I'm really happy when I get to draw a page with no word bubbles, they're the least fun part
Here is a series of fake comic book covers that give the illusion this is a more established series.
This is the 1st pages of my 5th issue of Admiral pizza.
This page is for all us comic creators out there
Halfway through the next page. Troublesome last two panels, to my irritation.
>>108101837i like king ed. he always looks so pitiful.
>>108101837i love your artstyle
Gosh, I wonder if there's any chance that's the same person
>>108103199Wow it's almost as if we have no clue who you are even talking about
>>108102847finds a way
POSTING AGAIN AAAAAAContinental Breakfast update boissss!https://tapas.io/episode/1431947
>>108098364this is just a ripoff of the well of doubt
not letting this thread die
>>108103556oh well, nothing's original
>>108104484anon thats not an excuse to just rip something off wholesale
>>108104645>thats not an excuse to just rip something off wholesaleit wouldn't be an excuse if I knew about the fountain comic beforehand. but I didn't. so I stand by what I said
>>108104682read more comics is the only solution
Rococo chapter 2 page 33.I have technically a 3 days weekend now. I really want to release 5 pagers a week, and in theory I should be able to accomplish that. Although I have never been able to from scratch. In the future I hoping to give the ringlet girl a lot of sick burns and bentz. >>108103521bogeys?>>108101059I think the size of the text is a little big, but its fine as it is, unless you have a lot of expositions.
>>108104881That, and also not being afraid of "ripping off" jokes as long as it's not intentional.
>>108105007I dig the dialogues
>>108105411Thanks, although to be honest I have bee hoping to go through some more editing. Although I haven't been able to do the back and forth recently.
new chapter is outfeedback appreciated http://slk.thecomicseries.com/
>>108102953that was a lot to write
>>108102847sounds boring as shit
>>108101979I will always be fascinated by the fine line between pitiable and pathetic. I’ve heard so many different—and surprisingly strong—opinions about whether Edgar is worthy of pity or sympathy. At what point does weakness stop being cute and start being contemptible and repugnant?
>>108102670I’m relieved to hear that. Quite a few people have thought it important enough to tell me—with genuine feelings, not just meanspiritedness—that my style is distinctly ugly. Im thrilled to know you like it!
>>108108066Not that guy, but your art style stands out to me to. Frankly, I find it dull and kind of ugly, but I think that's largely what you're going for. It just looks drab, depressing and gothic, which I feel is intentional given the characters and setting.I hope you don't take any of that the wrong way, because what I'm saying is, I feel like you're nailing what you're attempting for the most part, and your characters have a good animation to them in their demeanor and expression.
>>108108048The very moment you are in charge of an entire kingdom and its people.
okay how about thisi think i am going to drop the alien shit cuz its kinda dumb, i think instead the novel is going to be about robot humans v mutated humans, there was a zombie apocalypse and some humans chose different ways of survival and the series is a didcussion about what it means to be human, prolly going to rewrite the old hermit cuz his character is kinda boring right now to me
>>108108145I understand. I wouldn’t say I’m chasing ugliness or even drabiness. That’s partly why I’m going full color in the next chapter, to try and solve that problem. Ugly is a dangerous game to play. I don’t think anyone should be deliberately trying for a style that could be called ugly. Ugly easily becomes repellent, and repellant is bad for business. I’d prefer not to be ugly—and so the work continues!
>>108108214i think i am going to make the old hermit a generic cult leader, he is not entirely crazy though and has a purpose in the story as some kind of major villain for jayden to face, his beliefs are dangerous and are being spread to a lot of places and jayden is trying to stop it
>>108108259i feel like dan is going to be connected to him somehow and is now going to be a mutated human and not a frankenstein esque zombiecal is a weird one, i have no idea what to do with him
Oh no, /HYW/! King Gob just blocked your path! What will you do?
>>108108214Comics are about people and emotions, setting is an excuse.is your MC interesting, what is his problem? how can you put it in the jorney of a hero?Don't think so much about set details, keep it simple. The characters are more important.
>>108108223Hmm. I guess I don't mean ugly, because I certainly don't mean repellent at all. In all honesty, I wasn't terribly interested in your comic at first, but the overall look of it and your characters drew me in.It'll be neat to see it in color. I'm not sure it'll be "better," which is what it seems you might be looking for. It doesn't seem fitting if you're going to make it too bright, so hopefully you keep the colors somewhat subdued.At any rate, as I said, I do like your comic, and am looking forward to seeing what you do with it in the future.
>>108108353the setting is integral to the story because it influences the question of what it means to be human, which our protagonist has to grabble with, jayden is a full human because he did not want to become a robot like other humans, he is ostracized by the rest of society because they believe he is a lost cause (and that hes dead meat), he must learn what it means to truly be human in order to save his race, cal and dan help him on this journey because they are both having an identity crisis as wellthe series has discussed many philosophical concepts and has a clear message about discovering who you are and going against the grain because becoming part of the herd is not beneficial to society, by assimilating you are helping destroy the planetthe concepts discussed in the show are mostly due to how the environment is set up, it is integral to the story, the characters not as much, they do not have in depth backstories because that would be detrimental to the story, the story is about how humans are a small blip in the universe compared to everything elsethe series is about extistenial horror as well, the characters themselves believe they are uninteresting and boring, they believe there is a greater power out there besides themselves that they do not control, however when they collaborate together they discover they have unique traits that help them in their endeavors, and that is how they band together and start a new society
>>108108567Then you've got the story already!And why aren't you drawing it right now?dont procastinate!
>>108108223While I do get your worries, I feel the "ugliness" of your comic its more like a "non conventionally cute" and, to me at least, it was a charm point. People who want to read ONLY about cute things are not your audience anyways. Working on improving your art its always a must, but Id advice against changing your style too drastically. It fits the story perfectly so far.
>>108109441Alternatively, make gasparro a cute grumpy young girl and hit it big with that audience.
How do i find my own art style?
>>108107125She's completely cute
>>108108048honestly dont take my views on pitiful characters to heart. i love writing really pathetic characters with lots of problems. selfish cowardly idiots are my thing. I just like to write terrible people and then force them to rise to the occasion.so maybe that is why i gravitate to king ed.
>>108107720a whole chapter at once! I guess this comic does read better in chunks.Really curious to see where this is going to go.
>>108108066I certainly find it ugly, but it's full of personality and it's also improved tremendously from when you started.>>108108331punch in the gobnobs
>>108108331explain how hobgoblins are meant to be for peace
>>108110526thanksdo you like the idea of bite-sized updates or much longer ones?
>>108110307>How do i find my own art style?Keep drawing, keeping what you like and replacing what you don't with art styles you do like. When you get bored or tired of your own things, try taking two or more drawings from people with different art syles and start trying to make replicate each drawing with a different drawings style. Learn how each style is done, then mimic what you like from then on.
>>108112009It really depends on the comic. If each update has very little that progresses the story or makes any sense on its own, you need bigger chunks.
>>108095096Thanks anon, won't stop till i kill someone with cuteness overdose.>>108100958>>108100985Thanks for the fanart, Ardi. I'm literally shaking, dude! Also, keep the digital font.>>108110307its the other way around, your style finds you, but only if you draw enough for it to discover you>>108112692Nevermind, this anon is spot on
Chapter 26 of Oni x Fox concludes today with a new update! Chapter 27 will begin in another 2 to 3 weeks! :)https://tapas.io/episode/1433226
>>108113011Sounds like there might be some kind of shenanigans going on...
When you guys are drawing cities, neighborhoods with house or anything else with objects constructed with squares, do you do the horizon line method to put everything into perfect perspective, or do you just wing it?
>>108113498Lately I've been try to use proper perspective, so yeah I'll still occasionally wing it if the background is inconsequential like if it's going to be mostly covered up with word balloons, but it looks so much better if I take the time to make it look good.
>>108113486You are absolutely right!
https://youtu.be/jrIoXJ707e4Post yfw you didnt fall for the BluTrinity scam
(my computer went off when I was finishing the page. now I have to put back the tonesreeeeee)the text is ok? im not very fluent in english
>>108113498i just throw random ahapes together until it looks like they are somewhere i want them to be.i have no understanding of perspective or vanishing points because i am retarded.
>>108114147technically one L in until, and thus in the abbreviation 'tilbut people do write till a lot.
Nuther page. Catching up with the other characters. Im eugh about my art but I think I can notice a slight improvement recently. Of the kind only myself could notice.https://tapas.io/episode/1272284Also trying digital text, lemme know if it works.>>108114147This looks really nice? What is it about? Bullying? Ill side with the bullies>>108112757Np man, keep it up!
>>108105007BOGEYS??!?what is that magi my friendaslo BASED JULIA HOLTER EDITION
After 4 months, I've restarted working on my webcomic. I've missed this.
>>108115679Well here's a link ; https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/junkyard/list?title_no=149242I improvise the story as I go along so It might not have the best coherence and the drawings are pretty crappy ,but I have fun.
>>108115560unidentified contact on a radar.
can anyone draw in manga style? I’m finishing the scripts for my series and need an artist. also, I’m poor so I can’t pay.
>>108115748ah I thought it looked familiar. Yeah I read this comic.
>>108116220Thanks for giving it a read
>>108115810yes well unidentified on sightshit's about to go down
Here's a standalone Cardinal Junction-related image. It was a style exercise in emphasizing more haloing.
>>108116799God, the beautiful and subtle way the different things blend in with each other. It's like you weren't content to be doing something five times as artsy as everyone else, you had to make it six times.
>>108116196post sample script
>>108097871Any old english name or these>Peter>Phillip>Jack>Hansel>Edward>Finn>Arthur>Aladdin>Eric>Gulliver>Merlin>Puck>Robin>Hans>Michael>Tom>Romeo>Ivan>Chip>Ichabod Crane>Christian>Caspian>Oliver>Percival>Sinbad>Lumiere>Sven>Shrek>Flynn
>>108098867>CCWildWordsWhere do you download this? All I'm coming up with is medibang and ones that you need to buy
>>108114864>What is it about? Bullying?the story is about a man, who could post in /r9k/, who has misadventures while trying to get a GF and earn money very fast (with terrible results, usually because of his incompetence)
>>108101837One page down. Another to go. I will be free of Rork's poorly designed speech bubbles at last.
>>108117773Great page! love it*the shadow of the arm in the second panel is wrong
>>108117773That looks stylish as hell. I love what you are doing with the lighting in panel two. Panel three looks a little over-saturated, but its not taking me out of it.Also the nymph is qt.
Guys, I want to start an interactive webcomic with reader submitted commands in my native language for people who can't read english.How fucked am I? Considering that:1. It's 2019.2. When it comes to interactive comics, people in my country are, at best, aware of Homestuck.3. I've seen other attempts to make one in the past, but they were all quickly abandoned.
>>108118705yeahh do it in english, bro. maybe accept requests from both languages and translate them for two different versions.
>>108094140Tonight on Saffron and Sage, it's backstory of dubious authenticity! Read more at SaffronComic.com!
>>108116859>God, the beautiful and subtle way the different things blend in with each other. It's like you weren't content to be doing something five times as artsy as everyone else, you had to make it six times.Haha, thank you, anon. I like my work to have a certain mood to it, so the hours I put into it are meant to give the work a presence. The subject matter I make has a cathartic motive to it.
>>108117773I can tell you put extra effort here man
CHAPTER II - DONE!Whaddaya think so far? Should I continue with updates twice a week? How do you like the story/art? Any kind of feedback is much appreciated!Tapas: https://tapas.io/series/Ibrahim-CoyleWebtoons: https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/ibrahim-coyle/list?title_no=270091FB, Twitter, Tumblr: @IbrahimCoylePatreon: patreon.com/stankovicf
>>108114147Eliminate the gap between "Wait till the girls in" and "The group see this loser", as they read like two separate statements.Split "this loser" across two lines and bump up the font size.
>>108118705https://tapas.io/series/PhantomReignThis is one I follow.
>>108118705interactive is decided by popular vote? Hate that.
This has been languishing unfinished for too long, so I'm going to pause here to post a wip instead of working on it.
>>108102847it's an old meme sir, but it checks out
I have a concept that isn't fully fleshed out but I'm just going to leap in and work it out as I go I think. It's time to just to get something out there and start it before it just becomes note books of lore and nothing more.Have some fun designs I'm working on to populate the world.
Made a rough draft of the first ever page of my comic, this isn't completely reflective of my art style but wanted it to be a bit different, just don't know if it works
>>108124248Very stylish! What is the red piece on her midriff though?
>>108124574I think this looks as chaotic and messy as I wanted it to be
>>108124776They're supposed to be super high cut panties poking up over her trousers.
>>108094769New page of Tom N Artie is up! https://tapas.io/episode/1426010Note I'm updating three times a week now till end of august. Main Tom N Artie updates on Mondays and Wednesdays while Tales keeps updates on Fridays.
>>108125545Great work as always.
>>108125713and done https://tapas.io/episode/1433533
Doing some basic sketching before I clean it up.
>>108119248This artist draws a goood birdhorse
>>108123477Oy. been there.
a new page!>>108114147
>>108121086Pretty damn funny. I think I'm going to have to read this all the way through.
>>108124248Whoa, really nice.>>108125542excellent>>108125504holding a book, is he?
>>108124248Reaaally digging that design.
>>108126444Yeah, the book actually comes up in the actual story
Been putting off doing commissions by drawing my comic.
Right, time to clean this mess up.
>>108127012>no title>no signature>no site or blog where interested people can see moreCome on man, you gotta market your stuff a little better.
>>108127081Personally I hate it when artists shill their information on their art
>>108127062The important action - breaking the blade - is going off panel in #5. If you can find a way to have his right hand on the handle while it happens, so much the better.Also I'd have the guy starting to raise his arms in #6. The hand holding the blade is getting lost against his leg because his pose doesn't have a strong silhouette.
>>108127081we all know laundrymom already
>>108127169Thanks for the tips, pal. I'll get right on fixing that.
>>108117773Love that Ed didnt even get a bust there and Frosty broke Gasparro´s one.
prepping pages in batches for upload on webtoons
>>108127201lol. just realized it's her left arm throwing it in the second panel even though she's holding the harpoon with her right hand in the first panel. I'm retarded.
>>108127169I wasn't particularly sure of exactly how to implement your advice, but hey, here's an effort at least.
>>108127201gnarly. I don't think I've seen you here before.
>>108127201what's your webtoons address? the one on the page is just for a store with funny parody covers
>>108127411That Panel 6 is an improvement, good work.
>>108127081I post my links for the page once it's actually on the site. plus, I dont need to shill more than once a week because if you already arnt reading the comic you probably wont read it. unless I post a page that really wows someone who was previously unimpressed
>>108127522>>108127544https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/oi-tales-of-bardic-fury/list?title_no=303092Oi! Tales of Bardic Fury. It's about a bard in ancient Ireland who gets sent to a village that never heard music before.Hello!
>>108129330Another thing I have to read now because it's too good not to.
>>108127146>Personally I hate it when artists try to promote themselves in order to make a living
>>108130561I think that anon meant ON the art file itself. it's a little less tasteful there. especially when you're on another site reading it, but it's shilling this other site which is mainly there to sell books.
>>108130561Are you braindead?>>108130899This
>>108094140Dumb and innocuous question but I'm looking for a red cocktail to be a 'signature' drink of a character of mine. It's for a voluptuous but shy woman that's in the middle of an existential crisis. I was thinking Sazerac for some reason but I'm not sure. Recommendations? No wine or cosmos please, that's too cliche.
>>108131700I dunno from cocktails but I feel like voluptuous ladies drink sangria
Hokay part 2 of my character redesign is finished. I was a little iffy about the new color scheme but i think it'll grow on me.
>>108131700Prairie oyster but she is not drunk and she adds extra ketchup to it.
>>108132183And the full 8 point turnaround here.
>>108132183good job!>>108132205so nice. I hope I can do something like this someday
>>108108331You don't scare me.
Page 6, still having trouble with dynamic shots
I really need to find something better than colored pencils. Here I tried to imitate the DC Super Hero Girls style.
>>108132580I know that it's really rushed and looks off
>>108132470so neat to see people experimenting in this stuff
>>108132580>>108132606How old are you guys?
>>108132963nunya binnis, anon. everybody was a kid once, or drew like they were.
>>108132335Why wait? Do it today
>>108132992is it that bad
>>108132580>>108132606its not even the bad art being the problemits the fact you used crayons to colorill give you some slack if you are a low functioning autist, otherwise stop drawing
>>108133143I mean, you show promise, but you can tell your art's still like a kid's, right? There's no shame in that, but no point in denying it. Literally everyone starts that way. You'll probably be fantastic in a few years.
>>108133268Tons of famous artists use crayons, don't spread anti-crayon fear.
>>108133359Yeah, LIKE CWC
>>108132580you give off horrible vibes with that art, similar to pic related
>>108132580You have to improve in all areas, but I believe in you!
>>108133359Tons of artists can use crayons well. This artist isn't one of them
>>108133405oh no, vibes!
>>108133511Anon/Anonneteyou need:1) buy print paper (or better), is cheap2)learn to ink, dont use pencil3)get copics(or similar) or use paint tool sai for the colors4)Learn to draw better, keep going5)learn how to narrate visually, what is happening in the scene?, the vignettes are not connected6)use rulers for rect linesANDNever give up!
>>108133511be honestare you capable of looking at your own work and seeing what's bad about it
>>108133786could you when you were a kid? I couldn't.
>>108133898im assuming theyre a grown adult
>>108133968what difference does that make? your drawing ability goes up alongside your art-judging ability.
new episode is out, you little discord trannies youhttps://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/badoom/list?title_no=302822
>>108134217Ha, joke's on you, I already read it. It was good.
>>108132580Not saying its any good or that it passes, but that feeling I get when I read a badly drawn author´s first comic or an obvious ESL comic its so endearing. Its the will of creating in its purest form. Keep it up.
>>108134341Yeah it resonates. Because we were all there at one point.
>>108134078if you are severely autistic you will never be able to judge your own artit doesn't matter how old you get, you simply won't have the literal capacity for it
>>108134217Never read it, but I am now. I fucking love gas mask girls.
>>108135018Good jokes, i love one liners
Tough poses this page, but I think I made it through respectfullyI can taste the end of Chapter 1. 6 more pages, I think. Three more weeks or so.
>>108135018Grandma Ray is based
>>108136088really impressed with how consistent you are with hair waves
art I did as prep for the lightning-effects that you'll be seeing more often in NS.using this as its new banner for the time being
>>108136088hey gusula, it's me, your art is still fucking beautiful and your characters are still weirdly sexy, just in the lines of motion and the way they're drawn. every time i see your stuff it gets better and better. i am unironically excited every time your art pops up on /co/, you're gonna be really well-known really soon. i'm so excited for you!!
>>108103521fuck yeah your stuff is so good
>>108136317She'll invite you over for tea and cake. However she only serves green tea and yellow cake. So enjoy at your own risk.
https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/liz/list?title_no=305330Come check out my comic!not the best artist, but i'm on a journey!
>here's your next DLC, bri
>>108094842 if you need a writer, id be happy to write it
does anyone wanna read my 2 page long fan fic script for a superman comic
>>108136734Cute and funny!
>>108137001Thank you! I'll try to make it better!
>>108137036Good, I've bookmarked itSo what are they if not dagrons?
>>108137152Their lizards, original idea was that Liz the main character just pretended she was a dragon and people calling her crazy!But i enjoy the family dynamic alot more!I have more ideas with each character but i wanna develop them a little bit more!
>>108137183aww horned lizards. super cute. I don't think that comes across in the comic, just FYI.
>>108137132Cheesy, but I liked it a lot
>>108137299I kinda don't ever want to tell the reader haha!I just want people to be like "what hell are they?"
>>108137321th-thanksi like cheesy superman alot
>>108137373Oh, well thanks for letting me know!
adult magda! for all those MATS fans...
>>108137949I'm a big M and the S fan, though I liked her just the way she was (and assumed she was an adult)
Cowboy costumes for the KAW June event. Don't ask how Matt's boots work!
Did some random trivia images with my two goth characters from Space Pack, finally with official names!
>>108137949Adult Magda!! She's great!!
>>108138617>>108138628are these characters in a published work
>>108138638Not yet unfortunately. Working hard to get the comic they're in out before the year ends!
>>108138660oh let me know if you need a writer, >>108138617 would be really fun and interesting to write
>>108138698Just write fanfiction of her
>>108138698Hey thanks! I appreciate that. I'll have to let you know as I get further along with it!
>>108138836This, then post it. Don't be just a dumb idea guy, do something
>>108132580I can't remove the badly drawn image
>>108136323I'm thrilled to hear that--I want to be able to draw hair easily and well some day.>>108136432Whoever you are, I will remember you. The past ten months were worth it, if only for your kind words!
>>108136926Remove the words and 10/10
>>108138617It hasnt even started and I already love em, good job. Comfy series as far as I can tell.
>>108138617>>108138628I just love them so much
>>108141946>>108143442I'm so thrilled you guys like them! Just the best thing to hear. Thanks very much!! Can't wait to get the series out!
Aaand done with page two. One more to go then post it on tapas
>>108100985I really like the scketch lines
>>108094140I've been working on my art in hopes of starting a webcomic in the next few months, any suggestions?
>>108144372Thank you!Though I try to avoid them nowadays as much as possible. I draw and ink traditionally and then color digitally.
>>108144985just start making a webcomic, it will help you practice and you will actually make something
>>108144985well first of all, I think you should try thinner lines. at least turn pressure sensitivity on on your tablet (please tell me you're using one) so the lines can taper.next, instead of making really rough, vague shapes for your sketch portion, make them tight and deliberate (the lines themselves can be rough, but you want something regular to follow, not a wobbly shape)).After that, it's time to work on getting the facial features (and I assume this goes for other things) consistent. That means once they're sketched out, you stretch, shrink, grow, and move them around until they're the right size, shape, and placement. A good sketch with a good solid understanding of 3d shapes will help a lot with that so you're not just guessing.
>>108145055I do have a tablet, but I turned off pressure sensitivity because I couldn't keep the facial stuff consistent with it on.
>>108145171nothing wrong with practicing with more consistent lines first, that's how I did it. And you've got a lot of practicing to do. But you're already keeping the hair pretty consistent, so I know you can do it.
>>108138617>on a first name basis at the local BlockblasterWhat year does the story take place?
>>108137961she's like an early teenager in the story! she didn't stay thin as growing up though lol>>108138637UwU
Merchant & Pike, but it's a western
This would have been funnier a few days ago
>>108146767people were yammering about cliques etc
>>108145818Good news, I'm starting the thumbs from pg 46 onward. Fun fact: in ch1 pg 46 the big bad monster was already dead.In ch2 pg 46 the real meat of the story is barely beginning.
>>108145497The story takes place in 1996! >>108145514BIG EYEBROW
What do you think?
>>108148688the resolution is so low i can barely read it, and i have no idea what gender either is suposed to be,but the bunch of fufus at the last panel are cool,they remind me of kaiji
>>108148624girls with thick eyebrows are so rare. bless you my man.
>>108148793Well, there are other pages before this that show you. Also, the resolution is kinda fucked. Let me fix that.
>>108148842ah, a fellow gentleman of taste I see.
>tfw you haven't updated your webcomic for 15 monthsHow do you guys do it?
>>108149615the secret to comics isshitposting>not posting
>>108149615It keeps me busy and it feels precious to me even when I hardly have any followers. Sometimes it feels like it's best to completely abandon drawing because it blinds me from discovering new meaningful stuff in life when spending hours a day working on it.
>>108149615Mine ended 15 months ago, what's your excuse?
>>108149758I still have an arc planned that requires to be done in a different style and that scared me enough to not attempt it at all. send help>>108149723Shitposting some silly panels actually is easier than completing new main story things. I don't even know why that is. Main story feels like a chore but silly things are fun.
What does it take to make a successful (not necessarily good) webcomic? Is consistency the most important part? A strong web presence?
>>108149830I suggest reworking that arc so it can be done in a style you re more familiar with and adding more silly panels if that what you like to make. It is for the better to compromise your vision sometimes. Perfect is the enemy of good.
>>108149939I already set up the arc. The style it's done in watercolors is also important for the story. I keep telling myself I'm going to finish some actual paintings and then afterwards I'll work on my webcomic. But I've been telling myself that for over a year now. Oof.
>>108149932>Is consistency the most important part? A strong web presence?The former for sure, that latter does help if you don't already have a close knit group of [popular] friends to promo you.I wish I could say you need to make sure your audience can understand what's going on, but I've seen too many zany nonsensical comics that are incredibly popular to say that in earnest.
new CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST UPDATE AAAAAUwUhttps://tapas.io/episode/1435303
>>108149932qc is one of the laziest, most uninspired webcomics ive ever seeneven peak B^U wasnt as much of a retarded hack
>>108149830style change arcs are always rocky. remind yourself that even the professionals suck at it.
>>108149932>Is consistency the most important part?I used to think this before Coldfusion.
>>108150068based as you are, these multiple-times-per-day updates are really messing with my ability to follow this excellent story
>>108150138AAAA sorry based friend! I just wanted to be more active on tapas to get those sweet views hence why I upload every page separate (though the numbers game hasn't been really good) is it too distracting for the story?!
any good tips for coloring?I have been using the fill bucket and it makes things fucky because i always have to close gaps and it ruins my lines.I cannot emphasize how little i know about what i am doing.
>>108150545First of all, use a program that allows you to create new layers. I cannot imagine a single art program that doesn't have a layer function other than MS Paint. I like to use FireAlpaca, it's pretty nifty for beginners.When you color something, do it on a layer under the one that contains your lines, select the fill bucket and check the menu at the top to make sure it expands a few extra pixels so you won't have to fill many gaps, and it won't affect your lines either.
>>108150869MS Paint is for wholesome webcomics only.
>>108150136seriously, don't make the same mistake I did. Consistency holds everything else back, and in the end? It's STILL gonna look wildly inconsistent. There's nothing you or anyone can do, short of switching to premade assets.
Another page!Link if anyone wanna read:https://tapas.io/episode/1272284
how do i get this shit
>>108151156The problem isn't consistency, you're just a bad artist. Plenty of artists can draw consistently and make their characters look lively and interesting. It's just your own lack of ability in gesture and construction holding you back.
>>108151303Only available in EX version of CSP
>>108151156>>108151318Post latest art to prove this guy wrong. I believe in you CF, don't know why you're not drawing comics anymore like a quitter tho.
>>108151522Huh? I remember him quitting his big 10,000 pages and counting thing to start a new thing which looked somewhat decent in comparison. What happened to that?
>>108150869Okay, i am using Clip Studio. I have been coloring on a separate layer to minimize my damage, but I still have to constantly close gaps so the entire screen isnt filled with one color.Makes my stuff look really messy.I guess i thought i was being lazy using the fill bucket and was wondering if there was a better strategy.
Working on page 2 of chapter 1,not finished, obviously, but opinions always welcome
>>108150489By all means, but why not schedule the next update for the next day, when you have two pages?
>>108150545>i always have to close gapsthat's something you should already be doing>and it ruins my lines.unless you have tolerance set to not-zero, that shouldn't be happening. And you should only have tolerance set higher on the fill bucket if you're trying to fill in anti-aliased lines. and if you're doing that, you should have a separate line layer.
>>108151318obsession with consistency was holding back liveliness and interest, and especially gesture, that's my point. I needed to loosen up.no comics are ever consistent, everyone's art changes over time. You have to let go of that and just let it grow and change.
>>108151713wait what? I didn't quit, it finished. The 2nd iteration of it. and there'll be a 3rd, but I'm waiting to be better, first.and in the meantime I'm gonna do a somethin else. something totally different . but I'm not ready for that yet either, so in the meantimetime I'm just drawing shit for my own dang self (and anyone who likes monsters (and pretending it has to do with the next comic project when it really probably doesn't))
>>108151958is read from right to left or from left to right?the last 3 panels reads <-- is ok?
>>108152159Left to right, I'll change the speech bubble positions on the first panel in the actual thing since I flipped the canvas before adding the little text box
>>108152032post some art fag
>>108151999Okay, i guess my issue is that the gaps are super small, and then i start painting and realize they arent closed. So when i go in and close them, i get little nasty edges which look like shit.I have tweaked a ton of settings, so maybe i need to check that. The tolerance may be off.I am using a separate line layer which has helped, but things still get a bit funky as I color.
>>108152391I guess if you work large enough that could be a problem. Clipstudio has a setting to ignore small gaps in the lines. Most professionals color entirely by hand though, which just takes ages.
>>108151156I meant consistency of updates. You know, like how the Least I Could Do webcomic never missed a week.
>>108152457Ohh, my stnank. Though I was pretty good about consistent updates, and that definitely did cause me to periodically rush. The end of the comic I wanted to go out on a good note, so all the improvements and care meant the strips started taking a week to make. Definitely gotta get a better balance (and like, planning the writing) before the next kiwi day.>>108152241ehh okay.. you like stalfos? I got stalfos fo days.. Everybody, stalfos.
>>108152460Looking good.King Ed is still huggably pathetic.I hope he gets a redemption arc.
>>108152609Might've been cool a few decades ago. It's time to stop drawing this aimless 90's zelda artbook crap and start thinking about a comic.
>>108153592I am only interested in things that would have been cool a few decades ago. That's my primary focus as an artist, and has been since a few decades ago (when it was cool then).But I am thinking about a comic. couple of em. I promise it's all going to be as 90s as possible.
>>108153643>But I am thinking about a comic. couple of em.What are the synopses for them?
Ok, I fixed the resolution. i think this is as good as it's going to get.
>>1081537121. zelda CYOA starring a wee gerudo that escapes her life of drudgery. basically Prequel with better update frequency2. eventually more kiwi day. with shading, actual planning put into the writing, and a more reasonable cast size. have the main characters decided but I'm refusing to plan much more because I know it'll just suck me in and I don't want to be leashed again so soon.
>>108153898What is this, an image for bees?what program are you using? do you understand the options it gives you while you save the files?
>>108153950im using Fotor
>>108153997I don't know what that is. care to show us or explain to us what it looks like when you save, or options for the image size?Because you're saving it too small. Most people in these threads have the opposite problem, so it's refreshing at least.
>>108154052Can't at the moment. But will update later anon. At god speed!
Tfw I finaly have an heir to my webcomic
>>108153898>320x512what the literal fuckyou didnt even try
>>108153934Man that sounds boring. You need to shake things up, unless you're happy just creating things swept into a dusty forgotten corner of the internet.
Wish I could force all the wall of text comic writers into watching this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfQpJxRP8ew
>>108153934plans to make your own 'growing up gerudo' basically?
>>108154442chip off the old rock eh
>>108154456Hey dont judge, I dont know much about this file stuff. I'm just starting to learn. Is there a video explaining this stuff? >3>
>>108154552actually the main idea with that zelda one is that it could actually be popular, because I kinda wanna get some attention with something palable and appealing for once.>>108154576wait shit, that's already a thing? Lemme look that up>AU where Link is raised by G-dog and the gerudovery no, but that's interesting. and cute. People sure are fond of their AUs, but they always go so very off the rails. Lookin at you, A Tale of Two Rulers. So much work put into the setting, and yet such errors that would be unforgivable to any nerd who would care about most of that work..
>>108151442save up and wait til a 50% sale. all the extras are so worth it
>>108154621In almost every program (and I don't just mean art programs, but like any computer program made in the last 25 years), when you go to save, you get options. There might be something in settings, options, or preferences. These might be under File or Edit. But most likely it's a dialogue that's going to appear when you go Save or Save As. or possibly Export.
>>108154557Wish I could force all shitty comedy writers into watching thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTJn_DBTnrY
>>108154649Tale of two rulers aka idiot plot + self insert fanfiction
>>108154621You are using a tablet and your programs' drawing features (so you clearly know how to operate it), on top of the fact you set the original file resolution at the very start.Unless you are 70 years old there's no reason why you wouldn't know how to manipulate image resolutions.
>>108155033Well im not 70, so there's that. And im still learning; you win some , you lose some.
>>108154649Bruh, cyoa is dogshit now. It was entertaining when the internet was newer, but you are now competing with so much cheap/free entertainment (Netflix, F2P games, Youtube, PS4/xbox/Switch, twitch, Crunchyroll) that no one wants to read a crudely drawn story on the level of shitty Goosebump novels.
Every day when busing home from campus Id see this nasty building in the city part of my county and was sure Id use it as hildas apartment, and I can finally do it. Next page I finally get to show her apartment and decided this one is PERFECT. I love speculating what the fuck happened to it. the insides are just going to be based on my apartments layout since I like how small it is & I don't have to go out of my way for references
>>108155074320x512 is good thumbnail size for developing page structure and panel/bubble layoutyou're going to want your 'final' width to be 800px or larger. it's a good idea to work at two times the size of your 'final' size and shrink it down after your page is complete.hmu on this post if you need additional direction
>>108155157>still in collegeso laundrymom is confirmed younger than dewd?
Does anybody have a guide for the do/don't of character pages? Is it better to do headshots or fullbody? Should the blurb about the character be personality, job, or goal based? What about the trend of sexual orientation going on right now; good or bad idea?
>>108155780Why do you think you need a character page?
>>108132687Yeah, but the initial stages is always scary... although I have been at it for a few years now. >>108132882Yup, although I am reworking it to see if I can make it presentable. Rework the proportion in this way, however she might break 5 feet in this form. She is suppose to be only 4'7 but I can't make short stubby legs look good somehow. I got angry and start drawing over it because I suck at 3D.
>>108155780The story sould tell the reader everything they need to know without need for character pages. They are usefull if you need to refresh your audiences memory if you dont update very regularly though. What they should contain is dependant on the story obvously, it could range from the characters superpower to their dong size. Just remember not to use them as exposition dumps.
>>108155354Dewd's in like his early 20's now. He's a grown man, despite the way his art looks.
>>108132606>better than colored pencilsColored pencils are fine. You should try to purchase and practice with a colorless blender pencil to even out your coloring.
>>108157752As a reference for the readers of course. What rhetorical point was your question trying to make?>>108157951>The story sould tell the reader everything they need to know without need for character pages. They are usefull if you need to refresh your audiences memory if you dont update very regularly though.This wasn't informative. I asked for a guide and specific questions. You provided no guide or non-generic answers.> range from the characters superpower to their dong sizeNo shit, I'm trying to find commonly used and acceptable boundaries that don't alienate readers.>Just remember not to use them as exposition dumps.It disappoints me that the actions of common users in these threads instigated this statement.
>>108132606While often times I would say its not about the tools, but each tool have specific properties that can dictate what type of art you create with it. While you can lay down flat color with color pencils, that's not what color pencil are most useful for. Its good if you want to leverage the texture of the paper to cover a even transitions in shadings and color mixing, or if you are familiar with standard pencil cross hatching and shading techniques. It doesn't need to be very expensive materials if you can take advantage of its properties.
>>108158085How do you expect to recieve non generic advice when you ask such a general guestion? If you gave some information about what your story is like(tone, scope, how character/plot driven is it) you could get more usefull answers.
>>108158255>guide for do/don't of character pages>headshot or fullbody>blurb = personality, job, or goals>mentioning sex pref good or bad ideaThese are generic questions to you? What logic are you applying that these require story structure for you to answer them? Reading comprehension do you have it?
>>108158360Do you think the answer to these questions would be the same for every comic?
>>108158360Lol wow. You ask for advice then have the nerve to bitch about it not being up to your standards? If your'e so smart just answer your own question.
>>108153898you need to work in (at least)800*1200is the standar for webcomics
posting my latest two pages. NSFW.1/2
>>108159316...and I forgot to mark spoiler FUCK2/2
>>108155780i do them simply for fun and to practice my character design. there really isnt a right way to do a charcter sheet. i just do a bunch of poses and faces, throw out any dumb jokes i can, and vaugely explain the character.the real character work is in the story itself. i havent posted any character sheets for my most important characters because i dont want to spoil anything.nearly all my character sheets are for minor and joke characters.i kinda use them to guage interest. if a one off is endearing, then i know my important ones should be just as likable, and if they are really popular, i can try and do more with them.
Added the dialogue
>>108155780>guide for do/don't of character pagesCould not find anything from my immediate google searches (character page guide, cast page guide).From a small sample pool it seems to get pretty creative-->headshot or fullbodyA mix of headshots, body shots, and illustrative pieces. At the very least there ought to be a headshot.Pic attached, example 2 (Stand Still Stay Silent), there are fully body pics but the most I get out of it is the silhouette. I don't think it's enough to use as a reference.>blurbMost are short. I don't really like long descriptions, and I don't think many people are willing to read it. I do like how Kurt's profile is linked to areas in the comic, it'll make talking about the comic and characters easier.Whatever you write about them should persist in the comic. I would keep descriptions on personality short, brief, and vague, because people can be contradictory and claims can be argumentative - so it's not very helpful.Jobs and goals are good if it something that persists in the comic.(This is Pikachu, he is a electric-type pokemon who travels with Ash and remains outside of a pokeball.)On a chart I like seeing the age and gender which are some defining traits of a character. It holds a lot of expectations already ("They're too old to be acting like this", "He's already this old and he hasn't...", etc).>sexual orientationNeutral, I won't be angry if I saw it, but I don't consider sexual orientation to be a character trait. If it's a subject of debate and not an important aspect of your comic, I would include it to shut up any arguments over it.
>>108158360>>108158406>>108158589yes yes dance for me you fucking monkeys
>>108159335>>108159316this is GREAT, where are more?
New vilain introduced, how does he come across?
>>108159874Oh wow thanks, it's herehttps://tapas.io/series/Flesh-Kernel
>>108159592It's visually hard to read. The word bubbles have a good flow to them, but the way the tail swipes across the character in panel 2 makes the entire panel appear more cramped.Panel 6 has got a weird shape to it. It's an inefficient use of use space, I would leave this panel borderless and extend the background.
>>108125545Here's new page of Tom N Artie Tales!https://tapas.io/episode/1422650
>>108159956Thanks! Was thinking about making the letters bigger too, they may be hard to read as is
>>108160285And here's a character who will appear in Issue 4 of main Tom N Artie. The WIP name is Bug Queen but the outline of the plot for that issue is completely done, I just need to get off my lazy ass and write it.I got my friend (creator of the webcomic Cyborg Kale) to draw up the design as she's got a good background in making kickass creature designs. It also saves time on concept art for when me and my main artist start up that issue.
>>108160586i wanna get creepy with that crawly.
>>108154817it's neither of those things, it's just a very unlikely bodice-ripper romance novel written by Mallory Archer
>>108158085>I asked for a guide and specific questions.there isn't one. stop wanting that.
>>108132606You should look at the scanner settings. First thing you do is turn off any automatic mode. Then you tweak the knobs until you get a reasonably good result. Then you write down or screenshot the settings because you can bet the scanner application forgets them.As for settings, start by lowering the gamma as far as it goes, make a scan, look at it and gradually tweak the gamma up until it catches your scribbles but not everything else on paper. This will take a bunch of scans of the same drawing but will give you more raw feels for how things work.Pencil or ink - scan in grayscale. Saves time and space.
>>108159335I love the titty pipe
>>108159592later you're going to wish you were neater with that. unless this is just a sketch of the dialogue stage.
Im never gonna make a comic again and I'm totally fine with it
>>108160993why is he blowing the natzi?
>>108160906It's unfinished, I still have to do the backgrounds and add proper speech bubbles instead of my hand written scratches
>>108154654Debatable. I have EX and I find the extras to be helpful, but nothing is make or break yet. We'll see if they're ever going to get around to adding plugins like the Japanese version if I change my mind
https://youtu.be/p3KIxrf8bug [Embed]I'm pretty proud of this one, It's some full blown Quebec Patriotism with Qc(a province in canada) meme of a governement add campaign when weed became legal about risks of smoking it, and to encourage people to read on the effects of canabis. At the end it says ''Impossible Canabis Can Do This''. The add campaign always, would take some strange wacky stuff and make the cause be smoking marijuana and at the end tells people that it's not true and tell some fact on what it could do to your brain.
>>108124248I don't like dislike what I'm coming up with but I can't get the vision out of my head and on 'paper' yet.
>>108159891Some kind of squid alien sitting on a human-mecha for disguise.
>>108161869Poor people don't go barefoot, they wear broken shoes, give her some bad newbalance
>>108098183It ain't gonna draw itself.
>>108162058She's not poor so much as a little nutty and obsessively cuts away at her hair and clothes but I wasn't 100% on the design anyway so I need to tweak some stuff to have it read better. Mainly bare feet are fun to draw though.
>>108162121You could always go for the classic bandages wrapping the feet
>>108162424she's cute! maybe a cap or beretshy people hide, in the same way she wear a hoodie
>>108161007>nazihe's clearly from the Helic Republic
>>108161786>making a Reefer Madness and then explaining it's not true, but here are some actual factsThat's... one of the most clever and even-handed things I've ever heard. who would pay for something like that?
>>108161869I love this so much>>108162121and now I love it even more.
>>108162618I guess a gov who is legalizing weed?
>>108163096but it's so sensible. Nobody with that kind of mindset gets into government.
>>108163503you could always turn it to push some biased facts too.
>>108163503You're forgetting that they get to tax that shit making them some serious cash. Plus it's going to continue being a political point for a while. Might as well make sure it looks as good as possible
>>108158020Damn..we're all getting old. >despite the way his art looksSavage and true
>>108163536this is true. the ol' triple-bluff. holy shit that's webcomicworthy.
If we can get to the bump limit and drop the thread down to page 10 within the the next couple of hours I can post the next thread
>>108164885Can do! I'm going to post about webcomics. I like webcomicsThat thing you posted is also good. I do both versions of most of those.
I feel sad when comics from these threads stop updating, especially as soon as I find them.
>>108165156Hear, hearIt's like when you're favorite tv show gets cancelled before the plot points get all wrapped up and you wind up having to find something running to fill that void in your week
WHY HASN'T YOUR COMIC MADE A BILLION DOLLARS YET?
>>108165414Because it's a product that relies heavily on charisma and being popular which I'm not.
>>108165414because i havent posted it yet. i am trying, stop yelling at meee.im sorry dad, ill do better! dont take off your belt!
>>108165414are there that many dollars?
>>108165414Now that I think about it, outside of the DC and Marvel superhero comics, has any comic made money in the millions?
>>108165931Oh, yeah forgot about themWhat about webcomics? The most profitable webcomic I can think of is Dresden Codak, but I don't think that's ever hit the millions cumulatively anyways
I wish Bug Quest 2 would update again
>>108165979What even is dresden codak?there are some popular enough webcomics... I wonder how much kazerad makes on patreon
>>108165414do any of you make ANY money off your webcomics? because I sure don't
>>108165414my webcomic is to personal
>>108166417Please share the webcomic.
>>108155354I don't know how old dewd is but I turned 20 in January. I've been going to community college for about two and a half years now and I graduate next semester. I would have graduated last semester but I dropped a couple classes over the course of each semester cause of scheduling and such.
I just finished a page but I'll wait for the next thread to post itI'm sure I'm not the only one haha