Thanks Gearfish! Those are quite nice. However, I am now confused on the definition of "life drawing." If photorealism isn't an inherent part of it, then do these portraits of my teachers count as "life drawings?" Their faces and clothing were studied extensively from photographs, although the posing and costumes were imagined.
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photorealism - looking at a photograph and extensively trying to make the art look exactly like the photograph in a super technical way with lots of stress and anger (at lesat for me)
life drawing - trying to draw something by looking at that something that's actually in front of you. Could be realistic (careful observation, study) or a very loose/quick sketch. (gesture drawing)
photo referencing - just using the photos to help with your art but not copying it or limiting your creativity to that photo. (I think this is what you did)
To tack on to what gearfish said about lifedrawings,
there are ways to make life drawing fun. For me turning on my favorite music and doing gesture drawings are really fun.
Gesture drawing: useful when learning human figure, posture, and proportions (I bet lots of other things too)
just casually look at a figure (maybe in coffee shop, bus station, where ppl tend to not move too much)and sketch them out within short 20~30 sec longest 3 min.
it's totally casual and fast and good practice if you do it repeatedly. Trains the eye to observe things quickly and analyze the structure.
Our drawing proff. made us do this at the beginning of every class and it was pretty helpful.
edit: tell your friend that you're gonna draw her. Draw her. Then give her a mustache and a monocle. Show it to her. It's fun.
Consciously thinking, oh "I'm gonna practice drawing now" feels kinda like taking classes (and being in the major...it does get tiring after a while) so I draw what I want, when I want, how I want. And you keep doing what you love, you're bound to get better.
This doesn't apply as much for certain threads such as the Unrelated art thread and Work-in-Progress thread, but for question/discussion threads please keep this in mind.
She acknowledges some threads do work as drive-by posts, and that's ok.
Basically evaluate correctly the nature of the thread and post accordingly.
Some people, for example when someone posts about "what type font to use for comics" - they just ramble on and on about their own comic (slightly including a snippet about fonts)rather than give advice or discuss. And some people repeat what's already been said, making the thread bulkier and reviving a discussion that's already been settled.
I think it's discouraging self-advertisement posts outside advertising forum.
There should be a manga about bunch of 15~18 yr olds with yellow, green, white, orange, purple hair and matching eye colors in short short skirt school uniforms fighting to their bloody deaths with their pointy chins and tips of their hairs.
Although the pointy hair thing, isn't all that limited to manga. But I think there are still varying drawing styles among the actual Japanese mangas.
Well, I don't think having large differences in chapters would be that much of a problem on a webcomic.
But if you want them to be all similar, you can cut the 42 pages into two 21 page chapters.
Of course, you don't want to cut it at at some weird place in middle of a conversation...
Here are some ways a chapter could end:
some important fact gets discovered
a twist in plot
something terrible happens
something terrible is about to happen
character realizes something terrible has happened
Or sometimes...something good (and noteworthy) happens. (or about to, or has already)
A character is at some highly emotional point
etc, etc - but those I think are the common ones that generates a cliff hanger.
geckohero17:Well I think I may have chosen a name for the Celestial.
What about Athena?
(Bearing in mind about the Greek Names)
It means Wise, but then again. Names don't have to be based around the character's personality, because their parents wouldn't know what they child will grow up to be like.
I guess it's more what the parents wanted the child to be like. Thus it's entirely possible for them to have ironic names.
I go to this name site when in need of inspiration.
Here are Greek names so you don't need to stick to the Pantheon, necessarily. names by type, region, nation, mythology
You do have a very good point.
My comic isn't really Earth, but I do have one idea.
What if each kingdom in my comic has a separate culture?
And coming to think about it, I like the thought of having Greek names for the Celestials.
Such as Icarus and Apollo.
Maybe humans could have our basic, every day names?
Sounds like a good plan. Adding diversity for your people would also add interest.