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Who has attempted to do their own manga?
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Posted 7/4/11

iLoveBoobies wrote:

Hmm, I do think that I have a pretty good idea for a manga. I do have the artistic skills, but the thing I lack is the writing skills. My drawing skill isn't bad, but it's not good either. I tried to do a manga but when I think about how much work there is, I gave up.


If you are interested in reading what my idea is about, message me and I'll write it and then I'll give you a quick summary.
The genre I was going with the idea is : Action, Romance, Demon, Super Power, Magic Academy, Fictional, Tragic.
That's all I can think off. But It's mostly a manga that people who like action would love.

And don't worry it is nothing like School Days.


Are you planning on posting it online?
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PatMasta wrote:

I have been working on my production for well over a year now. It's getting close to being published thanks to the gracious donations of my uncle Leon. I'm hoping Zombie, Desho? will be a hit and will capture the interest of my readers. Wish me luck.


Good luck with your endeavor! ^_^
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I'm currently making one! I was going to submit it to tokyopop but it's shutting down... So I'm looking for a different manga publishing company! I'm really excited about it! ^^
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Haha, I knew a lot of western people have tried to draw "Manga," or "graphic novels" as I like to call them. Can you imagine if we had that "manga" acceptation here in America, we would have a ton of manga up the ass! xD

Anyways I have tried to draw my graphic novels ever since I was 9, I like to mix western styled fun looking charactrers with serious story-telling. It kinda works. I've also tried to do a Shounen styled story, I just went on and wrote it as I drew it it looks fine for something that I drew back in 6th/7th grade, but I'll remake it and make it better, the story is quite generic. Last summer I had a certain job which lead me to create this awesome graphic novel that is serious and psychologichal but fun. I'm sorry I sound so secretive about it. Lol. I've wrote more stories but to me those stand out the most.

Also, I am not the best artist, if anything I want to study Film and Art. My goal in life is to direct 2 movies and 2 video games and publish 2 Graphic Novels before I die. If you wanna check out one of my drawings look me up on deviantART, same name, TriforceDaniel.
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Posted 7/8/11
I have butt i have no plot , i fail at writing ......i also have problems redrawing characters .-. especialy when my drawing style is changing alot
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Posted 7/15/11
drawing is the problem...i can't draw background and clothes well, so...
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Posted 7/15/11

cupcake_love wrote:

like the title says
have you attempted to do your own manga like have your own storyline and you came up with the character etc etc.
i will admit i have but drawing the characters is so hard so i only have the storyline haha


nope... i already realized it's quite hard to create manga or even doujin... both ways are hard which require drawing skill and patience which i don't have

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yes, and self published it. I'm working on the graphic novel which is issue 2 and beyond. http://www.pleasedieana.com It's kinda graphic in language.
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My mind is clouded with many stories I'd love to write/draw some day, but I have no drive.

My brother, on the other hand, is an excellent artist, and is writing his own sci-fi graphic novel, called "FRONTIER: 2170". It is quite good, and you should check it out if you ever have time.

The website is https://sites.google.com/site/frontier2170/
You can also find it on Facebook.

It's free to read, but you can also purchace t-shirts, mugs, etc. if you like them, and also the first volume is available for purchase online.
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Posted 7/22/11 , edited 7/22/11

ksrandall wrote:

I'm also going to suggest copying your favorite manga for practice.


Yes, true. This is the best advice. I forgot to say that Manga books are the best reference.


ksrandall wrote:

If you've never drawn a cat girl, draw a cat girl. If you've never drawn a mecha, draw a mecha.


Frankly, I don't recommend drawing everything randomly. My advice would be to concentrate on designing the same characters over and over while trying different poses, a 6-month practice should be enough. Then after you master that part concentrate on something else. For example, if you're writing a Manga about robots created by mankind which took over the Earth, you should begin by designing your protagonist, (a group of teenagers hiding while planning a counter-attack, for example) draw 3 girls and 5 boys over and over again while changing their style as your drawing skills get better. After that draw robots of all forms and heights. Finally practice everything else that you will need in the future. If you're not interested in mecha than don't draw mecha. Of course this is my personal opinion and you might prefer ksrandall's advice. For my part, I prefer specialization rather than trying everything.


ksrandall wrote:

Don't be afraid of copying realistic drawings too! Anime and manga drawings improve when the artist learns how to draw in a realistic style. If you have a friend who knows how to draw realistically, get a copy of their drawings and copy the picture. You can also find realistic drawings on Deviantart as well.


Practicing realistic drawings is recommended but optional. I tried like 20 times and it was useful but not as fun as drawing actual Manga. I once drew myself, and actually liked the idea of drawing my hair. I now draw one of my characters with the same hair. So if you have no problem using realistic references, then do it!

Cheers!

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Posted 7/26/11
yaa so far its the drawing that troublesome the storyline is going great and that's about it.
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Posted 7/26/11
it takes a lot of time patients and people a bunch of friends and i are makeing one and i have my storyline i just need to get off my lazy butt and draw it.
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Posted 7/26/11
Currently in the process but still in art school
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