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Developing your OC's design and backstory
Creating a collection of visual artworks
Acquiring an audience for your character
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Comment Support #1 - Lack of Artistic ExperienceMy name is _______ and I am a commenter...
Well, of course you are! If you are reading this, more than likely you are a commenter, and what commenter doesn't have concerns, problems, issues or more with commenting?
That is why ProjectComment has formed a Comment Support Group to help people with commenting. To be utterly honest, we can't improve your commenting skills for you, but we can help you improve only if you want to improve.
Both commenting and improvement are individual processes. It's up to you to become a better commenter, but that doesn't mean you have to go it alone!
We are here to foster a group where commenters feel safe, where commenters feel they have the right to share their thoughts, feelings and more about commenting, where commenters have the right to open up, seek advice and get the support they deserve.
None of us are here to make fun or criticize. We are here to encourage commenters to share, di
Receiving Feedback and Dealing with CriticismFeedback Weekend
Hello! Yuukon here, and welcome to Feedback Weekend!
During previous Feedback Weekend I was assisted by B0nkers in an article that discussed how one can give feedback, today, we're on the opposite end of the spectrum: receiving it!
Before we kick off on this article, I want to do a small recap of some of the terms we used last time that will be coming back in this article.
Critique is a critical review, discussion or commentary of a specified topic.
Criticism is to judge, to find faults without providing ways to overcome those setbacks of a specified topic.
Critique is positive, looks at structure, finds what's working, highlights honestly and objectively, is positive even about what isn't working in the artwork, is concrete and specific, addresses only what is provided not what isn’t.
Criticism is n
Giving Feedback: How do I do that?Feedback Weekend
This is Yuukon and B0nkers and we have combined forces for Feedback Weekend!
Hello and Welcome to Bonks’ and Yuu’s Guide to Giving Feedback!
It’s so wonderful that you’re here, and we hope this article will be useful for you. Should you have any questions when you have reached the end, feel free to ask them! We’ll happily answer them for you.
Let’s first start off with some terminologies. There are a lot of different terms when it comes to giving feedback, and a first step to being able to give some is understanding what all these words mean.
When someone requests feedback it usually means they are seeking for critique and not criticism. There is a vast difference between the two so let’s find out what they are before we jump into how to give sound feedback.
Critique is a critical review, discussion or commentary of a specified topic.
Criticism is to judge, to find faults with
Creating a Well-Developed Original CharacterCreating a Well-developed OC
Hello! Welcome to my guide on the creation of a balanced, believable original character! Whether this is your first time creating a character and you want some advice on where to start, or you need to tweak your character, because you're unsatisfied with it, then you've come to the right place. In this guide you'll find details on the importance of every aspect of an OC, from something seemingly insignificant as the name to the powers of a character.
This guide can be applied to original characters of any fandom or purely of your creation for your own story! If your setting doesn't include some parts, like having abilities, you can simply skip over that section. Likewise, if I'm going into details on some specifics that don't apply to your character, feel free to skip over that as well.
Before I get into breaking down a character, let me first start off by asking you to do one thing. Get the term "Mary Sue" out of your head right now bef
Making Effective Character DesignsManga and Anime Week
Table of Contents (Ctrl+F to find the section you want!)
2. Examples of effective design
3. A note about stereotypes
4. Designing your character
5. Designing clothing for your character
6. General advice
7. Putting it into practice
What makes a viewer interested in an anime series? The premise, perhaps? Maybe the gorgeous art style? But what can really get a viewer interested is the characters, and the best way to make a positive first impression is with character design.
So how can you make an effective character design? In this article, I will be going over some examples of effective design as well as giving advice to design your own characters and outfits. In addition, I will be walking through my own process of designing a character
Panelling and Layout in ComicsComics and Cartoons Week
Now... how many times have you been in this situation?
You’ve got a great idea going in your head. You’ve got the story written and you’ve got subplots coming out of subplots and a great twist-ending that nobody would ever see coming. You’ve got some carefully-designed, 3-dimensional characters who are totally relatable. You’ve drawn them so much it’s become second-nature to you. Now that you are totally ready to create your own comic and/or graphic novel… where do you start to put their grand epic on paper?
If this sounds like you, fear not. Join me today to get a glimpse into the little-known but rewarding world of layout and panelling. Think of it this way, you get to play the director!
Lights, camera, action!
Step 1: Choose your format
Digital or traditional, it doesn’t matter. What matters is the basics: How do you want to present your story? This goes back to what is called the “format
Types of shading that can be used in drawingLighting In Art Week
We are going to talk about various types of shading techniques, but before we start we really need to know the meaning of shading and what it is all about.
Shading means adding values to your already drawn artwork to show form and depth.
The major difference between three-dimensional objects (3D) and two-dimensional objects (2D) is the presence of light and shadow. Three-dimensional objects reflect light in the areas where the light hits them - this could be anywhere on the surface of an object, and depending on where it is, the opposite side is always in shadow, at least if you have just a single light source, such as the sun or a single lamp in a dark room.
Without proper shading your drawing will look flat. Even just adding some random darker areas to your drawing will make it look flat.
Values are the degree of darkness or lightness. Values are made of tones. The targeted combination and application of these tones give a 3D effect. Before you go ahead wit
About writingIn honor of NaNoWriMo I wanted to do at least one journal about writing this month, even though I'm no expert.
Writing is everywhere
I feel like writing is one of the most unseen and perhaps even most under appreciated forms of art these days. Writing is virtually everywhere, yet it's very much overlooked. People tend to think about writing as just the stuff you read in books, but what about blogs and journals? What about your favorite game, movie, show, or anime? What about your favorite comic? Would you even like your favorite character that much if it didn't come with that backstory that made you feel so much for it?
Yes, that's writing. All of it.
As for my own experience; I've always been fascinated by storytelling. I could watch and read anything, as long as it had a good plot and characters I could care about. I think the true skill of a writer is to make (nearly) everything
What Type of Writer Are You?What Type of Writer Are You?
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 9 “Types of Writers” – Section 1 “Self-identification”
With Links to Supplementary Material
While there are still a few topics in the genre section that I need more time to think about and research, I feel the need to take a break from it and move on to another section of major importance—Types of Writers. There are many types of writers—each separated by their motivation for writing. It is important to know what writing groups you fall into, so that you know your strengths, weaknesses, and can devise strategies so that your motivation can meet with your medium in order to create the best possible story. Today, I'm going to list the types that I will be later discussing, as well as giving readers the chance for input, in case I forget any of them
6 Reading Tips for Improving Your Writing6 Reading Tips for Improving Your Writing
Anybody Can Write a Novel Version 2.0
Chapter 1 “Beginning to Write” – Section 2 “Constructive Reading”
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“That's when I started being a writer. I got the Tarzan books and studied how Edgar Rice Burroughs kept the pace going, because he was really good at that. And I studied Stephen King. Although Burroughs wasn't that great on character, he was great on pace and adventure, and King i
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