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Old 25-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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last year i was considering doing a webcomic about naruto partially done in the style of a louis theroux documentary. because commitments and the technique i was using to draw pages, i could never get the project off the ground.
since then i have found a way i can do the project without it distracting me from current commitments. i will be drawing it in a very loose fashion compared to how i usually draw, im just doing this for fun.

so without further ado.....
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Old 28-02-2012, 01:55 AM   #2
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heres page 1, these were relatively quick to do and took within a day to draw each.
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Old 28-02-2012, 07:08 AM   #3
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Nice opening
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Old 29-02-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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Sounds like a very interesting idea, do please continue to update pages on here! I agree, the opening is string and funny! And wow your artwork looks just as fantastic when you're doing something speedy- if anything the looseness gives it a nice energetic quality
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Old 29-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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thank you sun kitten and bex.

i have the next two pages penciled. ive just got to make sure i stop myself from going OTT with the inking. it's a real tough habit to break.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:50 AM   #6
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heres page 2 and 3. my new years resolution should have been to by my own scanner. a portion of the border was lost during the scan at the netcafe.
these pages are basicly an A4 split in half so it looks a bit compressed.
also had an accident when i forgot to save my progress on photoshop for page 2. the computer crashed so i raged and left it uncoloured.
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here are the next two pages. should have been done last week but i got tied up in some stuff.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:42 AM   #8
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back on my grizzly
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:42 AM   #9
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LOL I'm really liking it so far, I can't wait to see more posts! Correct though if I am wrong, but there just seems to be a lot of letterung in the early pages and not as much showing.

Otherwise keep up the awesome work!

PS what materials do you use? (software. pens etc)
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:32 PM   #10
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thanx. there will be a lot of text as some parts of the story will be done in a documentary style. aim of project was to show what the characters are really thinking and feeling.

first id rough sketch with a 2h pencil, i also sketch the text so i dont have to edit the script too much later on. then i would ink with staedtler pigment liners from a 0.05 point upto a 0.2 point.

once scanned in i will either colour in the pages with photoshop or paint.net which you can download for free. at this point the line work can be altered with filters as an option. the final step for the art is adding a little gaussian blur for a cartoon sort of finish. text is then added with comic sans font.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:35 PM   #11
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then i would ink with staedtler pigment liners from a 0.05 point upto a 0.2 point.

Don't get me wrong dude I love fineliners for certain tasks but inking an entire manga page with them results in a very stiff and flat image.

I suggest you invest in a good dip pen to give variation in your line weights or if you can find one in the UK and what is even better is a piston brush/water pen, it's an economical brush pen (you refill them with raw ink rather than buying expensive cartidges), I think there is a video of Yoji Shinkawa (artist for Metal Gear Solid) of him using one somewhere if you want to know how good they are.

Edit: (Shinkawa drawing Snake with it) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...dbETLQo#t=148s

I attatched images of how versatile they are.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:06 PM   #12
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Dip pens and good ink and nibs can indeed be bought in the UK from the lovely folks at dinkybox.co.uk

Personally I like the Saji nibs for greater variability and heavier lines, and the Maru nibs for fine lines, and my favourite ink is black ink 3, it's so lovely and black and heavy. But your mileage may vary, try them all ^^
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:31 AM   #13
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thank you conero and sun kitten for the introduction of those pens.

from what i saw on those attached pics it may save me the hassle of swithing pens halfway through drawing a line and having to re-ink certain parts two times or more.
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