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Type:TRAINER Chapter 1 Page 1

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. : : Chapter Cover / Page Index : : PAGE 1 : : Page 2 : : .

With every stroke on the page I find my faith in my art fading, haha. The sketches looked awesome, but I lost something in the inking... and kept losing more during coloring.

It was only AFTER I nearly finished this page that I learned about the pen tool, so here's hoping page 2 will look much cleaner -- assuming I can learn to work it right.

All you comic artists out there who use Photoshop CS3 -- what do you use to make your word bubbles? I was just using the ellipse tool + line tool to make white bubbles. And on that note, how in the world do you create an outlined ellipse (black on the outside, white on the inside).

I really hope you guys can look past the terrible art and keep readingas the comic is posted. Maybe someday I'll be better at this and we can look back at these pages and laugh, and laugh, and laugh.

Anyway... yes. Type:TRAINER, Chapter 1, page 1. Enjoy~ <3
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Kermitthefrog223456's avatar
What is it? I'm listening.
animamomentlover's avatar
what a speach

is the comic left-right or right-left?
Flowtail's avatar
Whoa, that last pannel looked hard! Pulled it off, though. Nice. Quick question though; why is Ash wearing his Sinnoh jacket, Hoenn hat, and Kanto/Johto jeans?
lilmarisa's avatar
Thanks! He was very confused that day >___>
imbisibol's avatar
What a nice speech. Didn't get bored one bit. :D
lilmarisa's avatar
LOL I guess he does kinda look like Link!
RichalvarezRox's avatar
didn't notice before??
lilmarisa's avatar
Nope, I was just kinda drawing and coloring without paying attention xD

Kind of a chunky Link though...
RichalvarezRox's avatar
Oh well it's alright...Link got fat and lazy after saving zelda too many times...maybe...i don't know...
RebelLunarstone's avatar
Shouldn't it be 'All my life Pokemon have CAPTURED my interest and imagination'? not "All my life Pokemon have captued'?
lilmarisa's avatar
Yeah, I know, but I'm too lazy to change it xD
RebelLunarstone's avatar
Aren't we all a bit lazy to change what we don't feel like changing? People want me to change my writing style but I don't feel like it because script writing is easier for me to relay what's going on in my head.
lilmarisa's avatar
Yeah. Admittedly, there's so many things wrong with this page that if I ever did fix it, I'd fix a lot more than one typo. Still, I understand that there are certain people out there who will decide not to read it because of the typo. And in your case, there will be people who decide not to read your stories 'cause of script format. I guess it's a matter of whether or not you want to keep those potential readers.
RebelLunarstone's avatar
I say if you want to keep reading the fics I post in script format then by all means be my guest BUT keep the negativity to yourself! I have a hard time keeping my temper on a tight chain! I can't STAND people who click on my stories,read the summary then decide 'Well I don't like this this this this and this about the story so I'll tell the author about it. Besides why should I burden myself with actually READING the story when the artists comment sums up the entire story? There's probably hundreds of grammatical and spelling errors to be found inside.'

As for typo's? Who cares? I've often found myself re-reading some of my stories and finding mistakes that I made before automatic spell check came built in to Word Processor back when I had a heavy Dictionary sitting precariously on my lap ready for me to open and find the correct spelling of the word I had just used because WINDOWS95 insisted that I had to have the latest Word Processor update to use spell check.
lilmarisa's avatar
I wasn't asking you to change anything or trying to sound negative, I was just identifying with your situation.
RebelLunarstone's avatar
I know. I'm just expressing my P.O.V.'s People often times try telling me to change my writing style or just give up writing all together because of too many errors or the stories aren't coming together the way they want them to.

I remember the first comic strip I ever made,lots of grammatical errors in it but the best that could be done to correct the spelling errors was a huge dictionary that was constantly whisked off my lap by my dad who 'needed' it 'badly'. One dictionary eight kids who needed it for school equals a huge disaster. I used my dad's scanner to scan and upload it but it was immediately deleted a few hours after being posted for 'Copy Right Issues' It wasn't a Pokemon comic strip but a cartoon about my cat and dog going on an adventure in a make believe land but alas the admins didn't see it that way.
yoshi-the-kool's avatar
yeeesh pickachu looks like a statue or a doll
lilmarisa's avatar
Yeah, I know XD;; the art here is terrible. But hey, that's why I'm doing this... hopefully if I keep drawing Pikachu over and over I'll eventually get good. :3
yoshi-the-kool's avatar
atleast i got used to it in 4 minuts
moonymonster's avatar
Oh, and I use some shapes I downloaded, along with the ellipse tool. Basically, make the shape's color white, and then click on the shape's name on 'layers' window so a menu pops up. Click on 'Stroke', and some more options should show up--change the color to black, and you're set. I usually set the width to 2, though. Also, I use a triangle shape for the < part, but that's my preference. Lastly, to connect speech bubbles, I use the rectangle tool and make it very thin. It's not very efficient, but until I can think of something better it works XD
lilmarisa's avatar
Awesome, thanks so much. I have the ellipse tool (it's what I was using) but I JUST learned about paths and the stroke option -- I've been using the pen tool on page 2 (which is why it's going so slowly, haha) so here's hoping it looks a LITTLE better XD

Thanks for the group recs, too!!
moonymonster's avatar
Lemme know if you need more help. Most of what I know is through trial and error, but hopefully I can help you avoid some of the trial ^^;
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