And for a second I admired how cute younger Mizuka was- then I realized you'd just forgotten his veins in one panel. XD Ahaha~
Darn it all to feck!!
Varspool wrote:Oh man I have so much catching up to do!
Just from skimming though, you're getting a lot better. Keep up the good work, Freak. :D
Forgot you read my work Varspool, but thanks, great to know I'm improving, it's what I want!
So anyways, I got frustrated with what GrimlyLoveGunner was correct about, the armour was glossy. Frustrated, I looked up online for how to armour using Sai... I didn't find any armour... But I found lots of other colouring tips! They're some I've found before, but didn't do them because I wasn't confident enough. But growing a bigger pair thanks to the support from the community and confidence from gradually improving my skill, I gave it a shot... While not entirely what I had in mind it's made a big difference I think... but I could just be wanting to believe that, which is why I'm hoping someone here comments on the new shading experiment. I'm still learning how to use it... especially the feckin shine! I have never mastered the feckin' shine! But I want shine on my feck-blazing characters! I wish we had more digital artist who were keen to provide help... Hm... Ari-6 does digital art and shine... If I bother him enough, would he eventually help me out I wonder...
I might do that later, anyways, give you guys a chance to see the drastic change in colouring. In the scene following you will see the new underlay structure/skeleton put into play as Mizuka will look more buff and that he's actually wearing armour!
To note the second last one is where I learnt the new style while discovering it, I get it as it is to show progress and transition in my change. The bottom page is where the new style is finally implemented.
Also want to note I may have to give up on X-Pony. Reason why is because it got really tedious needing to colour each line. Sometimes they would overlap and make the whole thing look ugly and then there were just so many! I could probably just leave the lines black and figure out a way around making them look so dull, but that would be hard and divert from the show's style. I don't really want to give it up as I had so many ideas to make my own Marvel universe. Plus it boomed my deviantart watchers from 10 to 40! And I was going for 50 and so much more higher... But getting a fanbase just isn't worth the suffering for my art. Maybe if I had a colourer, that would be okay then, but I don't like negotiating terms and I have nothing that I could give in return for his work (Well money maybe, but it wouldn't be worth it), the person would also have to probably edit, as I usually notice mistakes I've made once it's been coloured
Plus I'm being more ambitious now. Although I'm reserving myself for the comic known as Anarchy's Will, I want to see if I can go even higher with a second comic. Reason why is because Mizuka was just an experiment comic to improve my skills, this comic will be to try and get attention if possible, so I'll be trying to keep the art style consistent unlike Mizuka which takes great risks just to find out what works better. I plan to begin drawing it in February, I'll hopefully finished both the script and gotten a better grasp on the shine by then, as well as getting the hang of the new shading in general. It'll only be a One-shot though (around 30pages, if it fails to attract an decent audience on MangaMagazine.net where I plan to put it to the test then I'll abandon it just like that. But of course if it does well, I'll have it run aside Mizuka.
But for now I'm having to abandon X-Ponies due to the fact it's that big a cost on me, but because the new shading process for the Story of Mizuka is a lot faster, I may return to doing 2-3pages per day instead of just the one.