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So I've been working (and finding it difficult) to get my comic - Renigada, up and ready. I have 20 pages done, but have hit a wall of sorts, finding the process boring and the comic making slow. Some of you most likely have seen these pages before, but here's an example of what I have:


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So after some thought, I thought I would try to rework how I make these comics. These took less time and were lots of fun to make. They work better with an online format, and are supposed to be somewhere in between a stip and a longform comic. (Some pages will be more serious, but all pages would hopefully work well on their own/ have payoff)

Opinions and critiques are welcome. This is a sort of vertical slice from the beginning, where some characters are introduced. I still have no idea what I'm doing, so please give me an honest opinion on the pages!

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I like the green toned pages better. They're much more fun to read.

But I think your speech bubbles are a little claustrophobic. The text gets way too close to the borders of the bubbles.
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Kaxen
I like the green toned pages better. They're much more fun to read.

Makes me feel like I'm reading comics on a GameBoy. eek

Son of a b***h, why can't I shade this well?
Kaxen
I like the green toned pages better. They're much more fun to read.

But I think your speech bubbles are a little claustrophobic. The text gets way too close to the borders of the bubbles.

Thanks for the feedback! I've been going through and fixing some things, the speech bubbles are definitely on my list. Yay! smile
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That line work looks great but I really like the grey tone way better. There's something about the color green that's probably throwing me off.

If your comic is mideval themed, why not go brown/sepia toned?
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it is too anime for western comic style. Go realism.
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QueenTroll38
it is too anime for western comic style. Go realism.


She's not a superhero artist, if anything she's indie/alternative
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I like the green tone! I think colored tone is the way to go. However, green itself feels too modern.You should have it as red or brown instead. Perhaps a raw sienna?
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it is too anime for western comic style. Go realism.

Realism would take too long to finish a page, especially since my realistic style is painterly, so I would have to paint each panel...
In any case, it's a webcomic. I can play with styles and figure out what works the best for myself and readership.
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QueenTroll38
it is too anime for western comic style. Go realism.

Realism would take too long to finish a page, especially since my realistic style is painterly, so I would have to paint each panel...
In any case, it's a webcomic. I can play with styles and figure out what works the best for myself and readership.

It's the best way to do it. Everyone has their own style, admittedly built off their influences, but never exactly the same as others. You just gotta work with what's comfortable for you, and fits your story best.

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