On 2002-03-23 19:43, pooki wrote:
That was a pretty good rant. I liked the honesty. Me and you seem to be quite alike in some respects (Akarui does resemble SoC in presentation style - i think - we should have our own genre) including unsureness, writing from the heart-ness, and attitude towards our comic-ness.
I totally understand about how an artist desperately needs feedback and motivation. So I'll try my best to let you know what I think about whatever you decide to put up. Not only do I find myself with some free time on my hands nowadays, but I decided I should play a part in helping other people. Not to say I'm very knowledgable about making comics, but I know what I like, and what I don't (most of the time). So anything I say is just my opinion, can be used against me in the court of law, and should be taken with as much salt as possible.
On 2002-03-23 19:48, pooki wrote:
starting with today's:
I like the progress of youngest/shortest to oldest/tallest. With them all following in tow and the girl picking up what's being thrown behind by the guy (who, you?) It's so open to interpretation, and that's one thing I like (I like things that are open to interpretation, but I also like thats that are very clear/precise)
Anyhow, to nit-pick: The gal's eyes look a little odd. I think they should look down at what she's picking up.
Also, the shadows going down the comic doesn't match the lighting on the people.
Another thought, when I first saw the grizzle smoke coming off the guy's head, I thought it spelt out some letters... Then I realized it didn't and I thought how cool it would be if it HAD spelt out some letters, but still remained grizzled smoke. (I just made up that word: grizzled)
On 2002-03-24 11:22, AnimeCanuck wrote:
Hey.. that would be neat, Koio!
If the tornado of frustration spelled out some words! (What an interesting word you have coined, by the way.. Grizzled.. Hm... I like it! I has feeling! Meaning! And seems to perfectly describe that smoke! Heh. ^^)
I just wanted to say that I also agree about the feedback thing.. And that I too thought that that was you at the front of the line..
It was my first impression that it WAS you.. But then I thought for a moment that it could be Pikhe.. but then its not.
My interpretation of that pic was based off of my first impression.. that it was you.. I was kind of thinking it resembled your growth as an artist.. and that you're still struggling.. but then I realised that the kid in the middle was wearing a skirt.. and therefore a girl.. Making my interpretation pretty well darned invalid.
Still though, I see the person in the front of the line being you somehow.. You're still growing and maturing as an artist as a person.. And you still get frustrated with SoC (and Pelolos too!) I'm sure.
So I find that very interesting, weird, and refreshing.
It is a very cute picture, also! And I don't think it matters about the background being shaded how it is. I think it looks neat, and it is just a background after all. ^^ *nods*
Yeah, I could've done that, but I thought it would be funny to make it look like Kleisse is sneaking up and picking the papers up behind his back. Therefore, she is wary, in a playful sense, of Pikhe finding out.
On 2002-03-24 13:34, pooki wrote:
In that case, the iris should float up a little, to look towards Pikhe. To me, at the moment, she looks a little zombie-fied.
You really need to teach me how you do those folds in cloth. Gosh, something I really need work on...
On 2002-03-24 13:44, pooki wrote:
You need to get on IRC, AIM or ICQ more often Bryan. I think we're both posting here at the same time.
Oh yeah, about the genre. I finally decided that Akarui is more of an 'emotional journey'. It's a pseudo-realistic manga, which means there's nothing sci-fi or fantasy about it (although I might have alot of religious things soon). It might not be set in a real-this-world-we-the-artist-lives-in, but rather, it's real life in this universe that we the artist created. So in a way, it's realistic, but not exactly.
The main point of Akarui is to show the emotional growth, pain, happiness of Koi. So while there might be romance, comedy, and violence, the manga doesn't focus on those specific emotions, but rather Emotion. So that's my genre: "Emotional Journey" I'm really making up alot of things recently aren't I?
Although maybe I'm fooling myself, and it's just 'Drama' after all.
On 2002-03-24 20:11, AnimeCanuck wrote:
And you DID mean for that to be Pikhe and Kleisse, Bryan!? Isn't Pikhe's hair BLUE?? (well.. you know.. black with the blue hilights?)
And hey.. I have AIM too!!!
Get online, both of you, and message me!!!
A portrait of Keriel? That sounds really nice. I can't wait to see it!
And Bryan, cross your fingers for the rest of the SoC/Pelolos crossover sometime this week! ^_^
On 2002-03-26 15:26, AnimeCanuck wrote:
Yes.. We sort of talked about it before.. Not really.
You said that Osi's, Seji's, and Pikhe's hair is all black.. But to highlight black in anime, they often use dark blues and purples. Well.. NORMALLY.. the highlights on Osi and Pikhe are blue.. and the highlight on Seji is dark purple.
So.. When you hilighted Pikhe's hair with a light-medium brown.. I DIDN'T RECOGNISE HIM!!! And so.. I thought it was you, as I said before. And I don't care what the truth is.. I'm still going to call his hair blue.. even though its black and just hilighted blue.. Its just a REALLY deep shade of blue.. Same goes for Osi, and Seji ('cept hers is reddish-purple/purple!)!! Okay!??
THAT'S what I meant! Okay!? Are you HAPPY NOW, BRYAN!?? Heheh.. Anyways.. I just feel like replying to everything today.. even if I had nothing to do with it in the first place.
The position Keriel is in is really cool! ^^
Keep it up, Bry!
I can't wait to see it coloured! ^_^
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