Welcome to Pyre.
Here's the deal, I've always loved comics. I have read a lot in my few short years of life. I've also always wanted to make my own. Up to this point every time that I tried, I failed, mostly due to mylack of patience, but also from a lack of artistic skill.
Joining this forum has helped me to leap forward with my art until now I feel confident that I have what I need to start learning how to make comics. That does not mean I have what I need to make comics, only enough to begin learning.
I have very little idea how to:
create dynamic pages which are composed and formated effectively
write good dialogue
tell a story effectively
draw even a fraction of the objects which will be in my comic world
use screen tones
develop character personalities
or ink effectively...
... that is beyond what I've been exposed to in my comic reading.
What does all of this mean? you ask. That is a very pertinent question. It means, in short, that for a while this may be close to torture for you "the reader" until I've gained some experience and/or recieved good advice, I will be terrible most likely. You have been forwarned.
Rather than say, "I'm not good enough yet" I'm going to plow ahead and see what I CAN do. Hopefully this will be inspiring for others who want to make comics. (or it may make you give up on that dream all together, depending on how badly I do)
This will be a manga styled comic due to the fact that I have had lots of those available recently. I however am not going to use all of the manga stylistic techniques, and will be mixing American technique and my own technique (when I figure out what that is) in with it.
I apologize for the poor quality of the first two pages, it was late at night when I did them, and I hadn't figured out my battle plan yet. I want to continue forward for now, so I will come back at a later time and redo them properly.
I think that for now I will post all new updates in this first one, and then post a comment down below so that the thread will updated on the main forum.
Thank you for taking the time to look in on this project, I hope you find it enjoyable.
Note: Look below for my commentary on the most recent updates.