Thanks, if it comes to draws per say I'm not saying that they're bad it's just looking at these in the composition sense of things...they don't work like a 4koma. Because those types of manga are light hearted and simple. My style is the complete opposite of such. That is my problem.Nisaren
) is the manga form of a western comic strip. Uses only up to 4 panels to express an idea and are mostly for comedic purposes. Usually the panels are lined up and read top to bottom. Popular 4koma series titles I know are Azumanga Daioh, Lucky Star and Hidamari Sketch. K-On! is also a 4koma.
SDfusion is just a term I call for purposes of stating SD (Super Deformed) and fusion because some scenarios are not in SD. Usually you'd observe this in gag manga or anime where characters become chibified or SD to express a hyperbole of the emotion they feel although normally they follow an actual form.
Thanks but I see that you seem to not have thought of the point in doing real-life images.
Just to inform everyone (who reads this anyway), that is exactly what I'm trying to get rid of. My overreliance to observable details in real life has lead me to create a stylistic standstill, so I call it, that I can't seem to simplify my work any further and that I keep on going back into the same style because I'm so used to focusing on the little details due to my obsessive compulsive disorder.
The contnuum goes in this form for better illustration
and I'm stuck between manga and semirealistic. There's really not much point in me going realistic because it's counter productive. I fear as well that if I dwell in realism, I'd end up picking it up as the new standard of detail (because I am OC) and put me even a notch farther from the simplified forms. The only reason one dwells in realism is to get used to the general form you need, which is proportion and anatomy. Now the problem is that I can't let go of my level of knowledge on those two that I always end up doing manga<->semirealistic everytime I try to simplify things. T____T The topmost drawing is proof of that. That's suppose to go loli but it doesn't. Instead, it appears moe and mid teens o____0 and notice how far from simplification the ways I draw hands. Lately I've also started drawing knees, ankles and wrists, the fold of the upper eyelid, the fold of the lower eyelid, the nails and I even draw eyebrows with space in them just to put color in it...who in their right mind would do that those for a comedic 4 paneled comic strip that's suppose to be light hearted and simple o_0, and who does draw the insides of the ears so meticululously =_________=. I also even doubt many noticed those trends that I do with my art because details are overlooked. This also explains my slow work pace. The worst part is that I'm aware of what makes it wrong and that I'm unable to express these things in a much simpler form. In a sense, I can only move forward to complex, but I can't make myself go backward to the simple forms.
This is basically the reason why I feel so inferior to faust or sutari, because those two can easily vary their output to fit the needs.
I'm not saying my works are bad, in the composition sense of things, my style as it is now, is not what I need to do a good flowing composition for a comedic 4koma. And I fail to make it different, it only remains unchanged and becomes more and more detail dependent as I go further.