Become a better artistTo improve and become really good at art. Isn't that what all of us, artists, secretly wish for? That we, one day, become as good as the idols we've looked up to.More Like This
Well, we can't be all born with mad talent. But there are certainly ways to speed up the process for you! In the journal here, I listed some tips and tricks that helped me getting to the point where I am now. I thought I'd share them with you. And maybe you can add to the list. I'm always willing to learn.
Give up on being a mangaka -- or hold more realistic expectations
Admit it. Most of us here started drawing manga because we liked the style at a certain point. How awesome would it be to one day become a pro in that field. A real manga artist (or mangaka, like they say in Japan)! The truth is... becoming a mangaka isn't that easy. It it were, many more people would be one. First of all, mangaka's live in Japan. That's the only country with a manga industry big enough to actually ha
Help! I have a Mary Sue!More Like This
You know that you have a Mary Sue when she upsets the monochromatic color scheme of my Writer's Guides.
Mouse over blue text to see a note.
Internet communities often lash out at writers who create Mary Sues. Declaring the writing to be below their standards, they proceed to punish the creators. They mock the characters, verbally abuse the writers, and write hyperbolically about how much they wish the characters would die.
Bullying writers (who may be very young) is only going to make them afraid to write—and therefore improve—or share their work. Not only that, but it discourages other writers from speaking for fear of public mockery, and it may silence the voices that could someday become great.
If you've directly or indirectly suffered from the abuse of such individuals, let me first apologize on their behalf. I don't care if your story stinks so much that it can be smelled from fifty miles away; mocking you
Potter vs WedrowyczHarry Potter i polski egzorcystaMore Like This
Był piękny czerwcowy dzień. Słoneczko przyjemnie grzało, a jego długie promienie oświetlały Stary Majdan podkreślając subtelnie, w jak koszmarnym był stanie. Lecz czego innego można się było spodziewać? Bogate, przyjazne środowisku czasy komuny dawno minęły i Stary Majdan, jak większość wiosek z terenów popegieerowskich, szło opisać trzema słowami: bida z nędzą".
Myli się jednak ten, kto sądzi, że mieszkańcy zwracali na to uwagę. Byli zbyt zajęci uprawą roli, hodowlą zwierząt, musieli też martwić się o przyszłość swych dzieci. Lub, jak nasi dwaj bohaterowie, zalewali się właśnie w trupa.
Jakub Wędrowycz (bimbrownik, kłusownik i egzorcysta-amator) i Semen Korczaszko (kozak, weteran wojny w Mandżurii i obu św