Otaku Legend | Posted 01/30/12 | Reply
Amazing work, Snowy! I'm really glad that you mentioned it to me... I can't believe I missed it earlier! I remember thinking how amazing it was when I took a look at the first couple pages long ago. I'm so glad I could return and read the full story!
I like the story and the way you presented it... so neat and tidy and creative! I was going to ask you what medium you used to ink it, but I read one of your replies in the comments... India ink and brush? Thats so amazing! just like a pro! I love your style and how consistent it is. And I like the lines that you use for the panels... really matches the atmosphere of the story! Great work on all the detail too. How long did you work on this for? I hope you got a great mark for it, you really deserve a high mark!! I can't explain how much I love the way you drew it all... I can totally learn a lot from you^^
I'm a veggie, dawg (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/08/11 | Reply
Really interesting story, I like the brush work/stroke technique you use, assuming it's traditional. Really interesting theme too, hope you find more stories to tell.
The Silent (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/07/11 | Reply
I happened to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts - that's really where my knowledge is coming from. I haven't been pursuing comics specifically after graduating, but I have continued to draw, and I've done some freelance work. I have a different day job, so take that as you will!
For this particular drawing, I used brush and india ink. Most of the time I do use micron pens, and sometimes india ink for larger areas that need to be colored black. But yes, this was all done by hand with india ink and brush.
The blue pencil was an erasable one. I bet that there's some reason for using the blue, that is kind of an industry thing... and maybe there used to be a true practical reason for it. It may be that the types of cameras that were used a while ago to capture images of drawings did not record the blue, so that it didn't even need to be erased. That's not really the case today, so I didn't necessarily have to use blue... especially if I was erasing it anyway. But I do often draw in a different/lighter color as the first layer, and then ink over top of that. It's easy to see.
For the lettering, I used pen and nib, and ink.
Thanks - really glad you like it!
The Silent (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/06/11 | Reply
I actually work almost entirely by hand! This is very minimal digital editing, just cleaning up some of the (blue) pencil lines. I did the lettering by hand as well. It's india ink and brush.
That's a great suggestion! I'll see if I can get around to that.
Otakuite+ | Posted 12/06/11 | Reply
No wait, don't delete the last page!... If You should leave the last page were it is, but add color to it, like they do in real mangas, that would be cool
Yep, got repeated. I'll figure out how to remove it, eventually...
Yeah, that last page got repeated : I, er... haven't figured out how to delete pages.
I think it was repeated; I saw it too.
Redeemed (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/05/11 | Reply
I really like this series! Hope you have more for us... :D (Did you repeat the last page or was that just me?)
Otaku Eternal | Posted 05/09/08 | Reply
holy cat! that's REALLY good! Hehe...(compared to that, I suck)
Surprise me ;]
Otakuite++ | Posted 05/09/08 | Reply
Otaku Legend | Posted 05/01/08 | Reply
Nice job! Definitely merits a "hug" ^_^