I feel like every time I start something I get a few pages in and then start thinking to myself, "This looks like crap," "I can do better than this," "Nobody will want to read this garbage," "This begining won't work," etc. . . I'm really not nice to myself when it comes to judging my own work.
But I've actually got my whole story planned out and started which is a big deal for me. Now if only I can keep my inner critc/bully quiet.
"Join Luthor in Ultraman's fortress and leave Superwoman to me and my mustache."
When you think "man, this look like crap" or "the story have no sense at all", don't throw it away, just keep going, but ask yourself: what do you want to achieve with the story, your goal. Because I believe, that's the point for us, noobs.
Small steps, but with clear goals, that's my proposal to everyone in here (including myself).
PD: Also if you guys want to have some ideas of what to practice, look here http://www.mangatutorials.com/forum/...d-In-Media-Res. We have discussed some technical and conceptual points on comic making, so go and pick a subject as a goal (and it would be even better if you join to the discussions there).
I think the best thing to do is to make a short manga (much like Clock said) that acts as a one shot of the eventual manga you'd like to make. It doesn't need to be perfect, its just for practice. And the fact that it's an actual comic and not just random illustrations will help all the more.
Its not the scripting or the paneling (thanks to seef for helping me), its the BG textures. And thats beating around the bush. My biggest problem is coming up with my own style of backgrounds that fits the characters. Like, how kishimoto masashi colors his skies black. (which i copied for a while), and mashima hiro puts small curved lines on the edges of rounded objects to make them look 3-D.
The whole reason chapter 2 of my own comic is taking as long as it is, is because i cant figure out my own style of tree-bark. I need one that fits the cross hatched freehand pattern i use for the leaves/bushes. And i dont want to depend on stock textures from deviantART. I want my own unique way of doing it. Something about just drawing textures by hand instead of opening a pre-made texture and Ctrl+A selecting, then Ctrl+X cutting, then pasting and multiplying, then inverse selecting the panels i don't want it to be on, then touch up erasing seems easier to me...
I'm thinking of going back to my S8 project, one that my good buddy Rei reminded me of. I haven't really created any characters, or anything, but I have an idea for a plot and some little stories that could easily be interwoven into the story for some nice story arcs. Given a few days, I could write a synopsis, write up some plot lines, just some things that could serve as a foundation for my little project.
Of course, if Rei or Kasey, or any of you fine people have insights that could help my manga bloom to fruition, I would be both obliged, and very appreciative.
Last edited by Mr_Liebe; 02-22-2012 at 01:42 AM.
Um how old is Sophie supposed to be
Anyways someone should make a manga style comic where pedophilia is NOT glorfied
I have an idea for a one shot. It's about a boy who sees an angel, bathing in a stream, while out walking in the woods. Figured it'd be nice to have something to work on, and improve my skills with, although once I'm good enough I might redo this and take it to a publishing house, I don't know. Anyone want to help?