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Manga Making General

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Previously known as JUMP Tezuka Manga Contest General. At the request of a previous poster, this thread series is being generalized for all manga-making discussion in general, albeit with a soft-focus on the contest regardless.

Post resources, questions, in-progress pages, breakdowns of other works, etc. If a work is not yours, credit the maker (unless it's fucking obvious like a full page of One Piece or something).

Previous thread: >>4673267

Link to the contest:

Contest FAQ:

> isn't everyone gonna get BTFO by the JP entries?
No, separate prize pools

> do covers have to be black and white too?
Uncertain. Color them at your own risk.

> what's the page size?
Unspecified. It's recommended you work at at least 600 DPI regardless.

> do entries have to be shonen stories?
All genres are allowed, but keep in mind that this is still a Shonen Jump contest.

> western reading direction or JP reading direction?

> what does "no scenario, name" mean?
Scenario refers to a script, and Name is the Japanese term for a storyboard or rough page layout. So, in other words, no sketches and no scripts. Finished works only.

> what do they mean by "monochrome?"
All pages must be solely black and white. No colors, no middle-tones (such as shades of grey). Shades besides black and white should be achieved through things such as screentones and dot matrices.
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battlestation thread

No.4694257 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
/ic/ edition
post em
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No.4705079 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
IF YOU ARE A /BEG/INNER IN ART, please use this thread to post pieces for critique or ask for advice. We should not have to make new threads or post in the /draw/thread with our fundamental exercises.

Feel free to post even the smallest exercise you have done to show you are still trying, do not give up, make YOURSELF feel proud.

previous thread >>4701872

READ THE STICKY if you're new or need guidance.


RESIZE YOUR IMAGES - try ~1000px, <1.1mb

TRY TO BE MORE ACTIVE AND GIVE PEOPLE SOME FEEDBACK - many studies are left unreplied, which is sad and can be quite demotivating for the people that try their best to improve, but are left directionless.
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Alternative Art/Stylization General

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Previous >>4686535

What is /ALT/?
If you're looking for a place to post your cartooning then you've found the right general. This is /ic/s 1st and only merged hub where both Eastern and Western stylization can coexist peacefully, hence the double title. However, by community demand and long history, this is favorably an Anime general.
>Rules & Guidelines
(1) Any form of cartooning is welcome; so submit and receive feedback from others. (2) Please resize your images before posting. (3) Share your knowledge and (4) Remember to not be afraid of asking for critique. Most importantly I encourage you to keep discussion at a civil level, but you're more than welcome to share your opinions.
>I came for anime. Why does the image OP say cartoons general?
To distinguish from the anime study thread (janitor supported). Please post your studies there and personal work goes here.
>Community Resources
Hitokaku Index
List of active livestreams
>Use twitch #art
FellowBro's Book Collection
Tutorial & Reference Collection
Japanese Tutorials & Documentary
> (0033)
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I get embarassed and stressed when my art doesn't look "good"

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Please share if you have advice or tips on this. (beg btw)

When I draw, esp. when doing semireal or anime, when I recognize that what I'm doing is bad or not what I want, I get super red in the face, like my pants slipped down in front of 500 people. My ears pound and my body gets hot and I become unable to focus on my work out of some anxiety and stress.

DOUBLEPOST: I get to picrel and then I lose my direction (esp with anime) about what I should do next, which also causes this same reaction in me.

I feel clueless as to what I should start doing next in the process. I have no guidelines and no idea on how to progress in the piece.

tldr: how can I get over this self-embarassment that hinders my ability to draw, and who/what can I follow to get confidence in finishing a piece completely?
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Photoshop Color Keyboard Shortcuts

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I'm looking for a solution that lets me use the keyboard to navigate a colorspace not just open a color wheel and select a color. What I'm looking for is something in the line of lets say pressing +- enables me to choose hue and AB lets me choose the value and ZX lets me choose saturation the same way I use two keybindings to change the size of the brush.

Right now I'm thinking in hue,value and saturation but if someone has another solution for lets say LAB that lets you traverse a color space without the usage of a pen or mouse I would be willing to change.

The reason I'm looking for this is that I feel like stopping and having to move away from the painting or block the painting with a screen kinda destroys my flow when working.
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Patreon BTFO

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Get your money out and start using another platform.

>>DB: Patreon says you urged your fans to file claims against Patreon to punish the site, through arbitration costs, for ending your account? Do you think that's a fair account of what happened?

OB: Not at all. Patreon violated their rights just as it violated my rights when it tortiously interfered with the separate legal contract between me and them. They are exercising their right to legal redress, which Patreon mandated be done through arbitration, just as I am. It's not their fault, or my fault, that Patreon's lawyers were dumb enough to impose a legal structure on its users that literally guarantees its own bankruptcy.

Did your fans realize, when they filed the arbitration complaints, that they could potentially get sued? It strikes me that some of these people might not have realized their names and locations would be outed. In that way, do you think this plan backfired?

No. Nor did I, because they shouldn't be getting sued in the first place, much less sued in a group action. The only reason Patreon brought the lawsuit now is to try to dox and harass them into withdrawing, because it has been losing every decision related to my arbitration and their arbitrations for the last six months. But I guess if you're going bankrupt, you might as well go down swinging.

Do you have plans to cover your fans' legal fees or expenses?

Of course. And we'll set up a legal defense fund if that turns out to be necessary, which it probably won't. Remember, the Patreon Terms of Use specifically bar group actions, and what Patreon filed is a group action.
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Can I draw porn of girls who look underage in America?
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No.4700998 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
I think we need a thread to help those who are wondering if it's "too late to start" drawing
Post your art and your age and how long you've been drawing
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No.4705086 ViewReplyOriginalReport
Did it ever help anyone to make it or at least improve?
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