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FaLLEN Ch. 1 Page 1
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Published: September 7, 2012
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Changed the file slightly to include the Japanese title as well as English, etc. I got a new computer recently and all my previous settings are of course no longer available and I'm kind of all messed up right now...

If anyone knows a guide for drawing ripples, feel free to pass it along to me. I don't have stencils big enough for this so... I failed.

Title page for the first chapter. It kind of sucks, but I don't have a spare gradation tone at the moment so... yeah.

My awesome friend :iconfeeves: did most of the work transforming my Lansbury-fonted title into a more original logo for me. He's amazing, I could never do this on my own.

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ArtSkepticBot015's avatar
first title and I'm already seeing a refrence. lol

but yeah I'm a fan of Evanescence too. :D
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All the titles in my story are from heavy metal / hard rock bands' song titles, haha. 
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Neat... hard rock and heavy metal happen to be my favorite music genre, no joke! :D
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Awesome!! I'm a big fan of the bands from the 80s and some from the 70s and 90s, so a bunch of song titles are from those periods. Evanescence is one of the "newer" bands I like, haha. I don't listen to a lot of really current stuff.
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I'm more of 90's, and some 80's, myself but I do love some bands from this era, some I simply like, as in their old songs as well, such as Green day and Linkin park (especially Evanescence). but my favorite band today would be Disturbed. ( their latest work mainly, their earlier ones are... well pretty much their namesake. )
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I have a Disturbed album, but I don't play it much. I really like their covers, though. They recently covered "Sound of Silence" and it was pretty good. For 90s bands... I LOOOOVE Alice In Chains and I've been a fan of Korn, even if everyone kind of hates them now for some reason. I liked Rob Zombie and some Manson, but I'm not much of a punk fan, so while I know Green Day songs I've never bought an album of theirs. Linkin Park I was never really big on, but they were super popular when I was in college, I think. 
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( Hi I'm back. ) Alice In Chains aye, I think I heard some, or one, of their songs... might look em up again soon. I also prefer old Linkin Park, compared to now, save for a few songs.

For me it's not always about which band is the best tbh. Rather I love music/albums, from any artist, that tell a good story, or something I can relate to emotionally.
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My musical tastes are pretty varied (for every metal album, I have a jazz album, musical soundtrack, classical album, or nerdy anime song collection) and for each genre my tastes vary. For musicals, I like to feel the emotional storytelling of the music, and for anime BGM I like the imagery it conjures or the stories of the characters when they sing image songs. But for jazz, I really like songs as opposed to individual artists, and with metal I tend to like the artists and their overall look, act, lyrics, sound, etc. Motley Crue is my favorite and it might be because I know a lot about their wild backstories and how their growth is reflected in their songs, for better or for worse. Alice In Chains is definitely up there in my top five. I really like "Man In The Box" by them. Shame their singer passed away, since I discovered their music later in life.

Ah, also with metal bands the live performance is a draw. Mr. Big to me was always a lame band, I thought, until I was dragged to their concert. They are really amazing musicians! They aren't metal, but they came out of the party metal era. Motley were great live, too.
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awesome
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Thanks!
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This looks awesome! Fave-and-running for now 'cause I'm at work... can't wait to start reading!
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Yay! I hope you enjoy reading it! :dance:
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... I read that a "guide for drawing nipples' ... I couldn't help it XD. I was like "dude, you seem to already be good at anatomy...

*begins reading*
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Ahahaha XD
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Well! After seeing that yuri pic, you can't blame me for thinking that!!
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I've been wanting to draw this for soooo long... I wish I could upload more but I'm working on making a buffer so I don't fall behind schedule. But I'm all like "argh, I don't wanna wait until Friday to post...!!"
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Ripples are tough.:P What if you added some rings of shadows to the ripples? Most ripples are defined by the light and dark accents on the water not just the light. Also the shadow parts tend to have a bit more subtle variation and are broader than the light portions. Tones or solid black rings would both work (depending on effect desired.)

Not sure if that helps, but it's my best thoughts on that problem. :)
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That might help, but I think I need stencils so that the rings aren't all wobbly before I can try doing that. I'll probably eventually redraw the ripples whenever I can find a big enough set of stencils, and if it still doesn't look right with just the white lines for the rings I might try adding ripples. I wish I could find a manga that has ripples that were done fairly well so I could see how they did it, but I have yet to find one that doesn't use either a tone for it or just use white lines.
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Illustrated wood cuts or some of the children/young adult b/w illustration of classics might have a useful image or two. I've also seen it done using solid blacks to carve out the ripple effect (brush work). Lone Wolf and Cub might have an example, its been a while but there were a lot of scenes that took place around water.
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Oh man, I haven't read that comic in yeeeears. But yeah, the older manga would probably be better resources than newer manga-- and I should get a book of wood cuts, those would be really useful guides.
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Oh yeah, it's on now. Boom.
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*confetti*

So in the Japanese version, will the title be in English as well? (I know when titles in Japanese are between the ~~, it's just to emphasize the meaning or just have the title in JP again because immediate translating or it looks cool XD)
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