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Just thought to post this here.... Bits and pieces of information I have learned about how to make a manga.....
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litanurnalita Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa!! Great explanation!!
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MissRomano Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my god you just save my life. I'm writing a manga and this is the best tutorial I have ever seen!! Thank you so much!
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I read these tutorials and I get the theory but my camera angling still kinda suck, LOL.
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mayshing Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
hm, i took a look at your manga pages, you are better than you think on paneling, they are clear to read, even when there's alot going on. Stuff i would suggest is:
1. improve overall finish, on lineart, black and white shapes relationships
2. Use negative space between panels for emotional expression
3. Use more long shots, and shots from above or lower angle.
4. Try using more vertical composition, you have a lot of horizontal based panels, you can try something more vertical looking.

That's about it. You are on the right track.
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I feel like I'm horrible because coming up with those layout took me hours and 10+ thumbnail sketches for each page.

Oh about point 2. What do you mean negative space? Can you show me examples?
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mayshing Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
the usage of negative space is sort of a shoujo trait, more shoujo uses it: [link]
D.N.Angel has perfect examples where negative space is used for emotions.

Naruto has a bit: [link] (top panel on this one)
The sequence where he describes Gara's pain is the best sequence on his negative space, but most of shonen's negative space are framed, while shoujo's are open.

Example of vertical composition: [link]
I personally like the open space rather than the closed one.

To close a space and give it weight, use black. To make it seem open and airy, just leave it white.
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I always feel awkward about drawing blank panels. It makes the page look empty and I feel like something is missing, LOL :D
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mayshing Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
best wishes. :)
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gremory09 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Artist
tnx ur a big help....now i know how to make a manga.
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extremist52 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
it looks great, you help me from my headache. thanks a lot
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konami25 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thnk you
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PoolParty911 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
AWZ! :meow:
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Midnight343 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!^^ ...I'm doing my first EVER comic.. O.O I think I'm doomed lolXD but your tutorial is really helping me!^^
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cheesesmiles Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
I have never thought about rearranging the windows or panels. Wow such a great idea XD man i should have thought of that! lol thanks for ceating this page you refreshed my memory.
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Emo-Neko-Youkai Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Thank youuuu!!!
I am so thankful for you making all these tutorials!
Now, back to the drawing board to redraw!
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Naim92 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
why do you named it butterfly style ?
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mayshing Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Filmographer
it was named that way in Chinese, i also call it dynamic style.
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lauramma Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
this will help me alot thanks! :D
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Sword-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So there's actually a preferred distance? I never knew. This is really informative!
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mayshing Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thats the idea, no solid rules on it.
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Sword-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Freestyle? Excellent. Now all I've got to do is try it out.
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universejoe Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
so true.I tryed making a manga but i couldnt get the panels right so it looked just...wrong
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wrath-girls-death Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Student General Artist
youve helped me an assload by giving this tutorial XDD
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olliefoshollie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
eeeh! good info! yay! nd ur action panel looks like when Light had the heart attack XD
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Manah-Angel-Eyes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always use basic types, I never knew about this butterfly type! :D
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kid-izzy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
Great job at this! It's very informative and well done. Thanks for posting these ^_^
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KuroNike Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
good...i should look for the making a manga one jojojo
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Hikie-chan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Student
They are sooooo great and helpful for this beginner!! TT TT
I want moreee!! I want moree!
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Jedi-With-Wings Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for posting this information, it's very much appreciated! :worship:
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healdria Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2004
er~~~can you explain a bit more ont he buterfly type? I've lots ofthem used in Yuki Kaori's books~~:)
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mayshing Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004  Professional Filmographer
what do you need to know? ^^bb Ask questions maybe I get a place to start on explaining to you.
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healdria Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
Well just why it's called the buterfly type really~~~~I'm curious because this type doesn't always have the best effect~~~~but they can get quite fancy and beautiful~~~XD
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mayshing Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2004  Professional Filmographer
One needs to have good sense and understand for how graphic element works to make this style works, its more free flowing and less restricked by rules.... and still have to be made within bundry... why is it called butterfly? I believe it's because all the frames are arranged in a free floating manner on the paper they resemble butterflies.
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healdria Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2004
Thank you for answering my ignorant questions~~~I've only just started to learn graphic element today~~hahaha~~~~but sometimes things like this can come naturally~~~it's a sense of flow~~how the story board tells this story it's just like filming on paper~~~:)
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devildevine Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2003
Good again! Great info!
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