The comic/book can be found int the following sites:
* English version
* Portuguese version
Tapastic and InkBlazers: same link as above, choose the lang in the lang options
Not a good way to finish this f*** year
Where I'll post my comics now? Maybe here on dA (in a group for it), and Tapastic and SmackJeeves.
All this time I was trying to reach a style that I like, and I think I finally found it (not a forever style, but something that I like now).
In this sample, the b&w and colored version of the same image. For shadows, I used a layer layer full filled with grayish blue , then with a soft eraser created the white spots (look at this tutorial: corel.force.com/learn/articles…?). After, desatured the image to get the b&w. If I want a colored page, simple add the color layer and additional effects layer, if necessary.
And this week, after seeing that printing a book isn't my job, I'm wondering about games. Simple games, those simple but nice indie games. I'm a storyteller, so I can create something for a game. Maybe.
Then my brother shows me a software called Unity, to create games. I'm learning to use it now. Maybe I can make something with it and forget the books. I don't know yet. Nothing is sure in my life.
And I want to print it, not only publish on Amazon and other services.
For that, I created a campaign in the brazilian website Kickando. For now the book is only in Portuguese, and of course the campaign too.
But if you want to take a look: www.kickante.com.br/campanhas/…
And I have only 20 days to make it.
Let's see what happens.
I find it amazing that they are able to use computers.
Spent all the day thinking and trying and not yet sure if it's good :/
The text is only a sample, this is not the final format. The software I used (Manga Studio) to make the drawing don't handle text very well. The final editing of the book will be made with InDesign.
Now I can finish a lot of things I have to do.
And one is my book. Better, are my books. It isn't only one.
But I want something different with them, not only a drawing for the cover and plain text inside. I want to illustrate it, in a new way.
And I here arguing with my neurons about the drawing style I cannot make something in the level of Marvel or DC, I'm far (and far, far away) from it, the drawing I can do better is pencil with ink to finish (of course, all digital).
And the question is: this style can be used in a fantasy and/or sci-fi book? Of course, "adult" drawings, this one I made in seconds only to have and idea
I'm very busy with the production for a nerd convention (Shinobi Spirit, May 18/19, Curitiba, Brazil).
I have only my Narcissa's cosplay to fix (problem in the back of the dress), a Nimbus 2000 for a friend, a lot of wands and plushies and small chibis made from clay to make.
I'll put photos when I have the things finished
"It's amazing how willing people are to tell you that you aren't a real writer unless you conform to their cliches and their rules."
The full text is here: www.facebook.com/annericefanpa…
Final format test
These are the final pages from the test of format for the book.
It's a novel with a more simple text, like a screenplay, where each scene in the chapter have an illustration, and the "chapter cover" too. The dialog, that doesn't appear in the test, are all like "char name: dialog" in italic format.
And I reached the point where I need to make the choice, because the rest of the work depends on it: create the book in this format, or make it in the "normal" format for novels (full text and no illustrations).
I know that this format have some limitations, like not working on epub format.
Old works and not good ones to an "old works" folders. And there will be a "wall of shame" folder too
I don't want to delete the old and bad works, they are a reminder that I'm still learning
And here I was playing with the layout of the pages. If I put a picture of the scene on each page, each chapter gonna be between 20 and 40 pages. In the end only the volume 1 will stick to almost 400 pages.
This're too big, no one will want to read because of the size (and price), even though half of it has drawings.
The last week I’ve spent my time thinking about my work and my comics.
I like to write, to tell stories, to create situations, characters, and talk about them. And I like to draw too, because my mind works better with images than with words.
So I started my comics. But even loving to draw I’m a sluggish person to draw. Each page of my main comic (In the Fields of Time) are colored and I need 8~10 hours to make it.
I don’t have this time. I have a lot of other works to do (the bad side of being self-employed), and, if I draw the pages only when I have time, only one page will be ready per month.
After thinking about it I took the decision to change the format of my stories. They will not be more comics, but something like an illustrated script.
The picture above show a page test of the new format, with the old drawings and the text (in Portuguese) from the rough draft.
Of course that the drawings will be better, and the text too. The rough draft has only indications of what happens, who appears and the dialog. The final text will be refined.
I apologize for the change to readers who were following the story.
Have no way of continue with the comic, but I will not stop telling the story. It will be published from the beginning.
The final format will be the standard book size 5.5x8.5, and black and white, which makes it easy to print.
And, after this one, all the other stories that I have here and I want to publish.
I think I need to change my comics to something like yaoi with elves teenagers
Maybe I get some readers for it :/