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How to be pro' by RadenWA How to be pro' by RadenWA
>> My webcomic is up and running again. <<  Check that website out for more and maybe I'll make the next episode before next year.

Through all the 25 years of my life I thought being good at something is all there is, BOY HOW MISTAKEN I WAS.
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The message here is loud and clear, professionalism is gorge filled with pitfalls and loose gravel.

As far as technique, (and admittedly this is just personal opinion) I think this could use more fleshing out, perhaps a bit finer tooling to create a more realistic backdrop or texturing the ground a bit more.

However, I also understand that the point of comics is to have the characters be the main focus. You could also include a panel before hand showing how the main character decided to go from Hobbyland to Professionaland rather than just saying he's ready.

With your Originality, you could use different shapes other than just squares and triangles for the layout of your piece (excluding the last panel). Just something to think about. And to be completely honest, it looks like another generic web comic with a ting of personality.

Hope that was helpful.
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:iconidunknown:
idunknown Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
Competition is more like a huge ass monster shark that swims in all that with you. Also there is no other side; your just treading water forever. Good luck,
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
"the other side" is about getting used to it
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:iconidunknown:
idunknown Featured By Owner Edited Sep 7, 2018
That's a good response. Happy days, and go punch that shark.
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DanomaruZenon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
THAT'S a pretty deep canyon, maybe go back to Hobbyland and see if anyone has a hobby for building bridges!
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
that...is a very good idea O.o
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:iconiriscilla:
iriscilla Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D: very scary indeed...
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Musicnotemanga Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Student Artist
Tbh I want to be a manga artist but, told that it isn’t a job (but only in japan) but now it will be my hobby (my mom and sis couldn’t told me that in the first place) in fact I want to be musician singer,animator for youtube also (pretty sure that being a youtuber is a job I think) but more honestly I seen alot of this brutal honest on youtube (make me wonder why they do that)

(Hope this doesn’t offend you or anything sorry I get apologetic these days)
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Doing a webcomic is a great alternative to being actual comic artist these days. You can easily do it from anywhere.

You can do Youtube as a hobby too but it will be hard to gain traction. You need to commit to a specific niche that has not been filled yet and upload regularly. For example, there are many vlog animation channels in Youtube, so you need to find other things to add in order to stand out.
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Musicnotemanga Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Student Artist
Actually I seen a lot of meme animations and stuff including fanimations like game grumps,markiplier or anykind (even mlp animation also yes I’m a brony) but I want to do like animation series for youtube and also manga series also (got everything ready but need to know how to draw like you tbh)
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
you don't even need my level of skill to make popular animation these days. Most animations in Youtube are stickman, chibi and lineart-only level anyways.
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Musicnotemanga Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Student Artist
Ok that is true btw there one thing I need to know
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
just shoot.
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Musicnotemanga Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Student Artist
Well I seen some webcomic series and also shorts one also but I never seen manga webcomic and I was wondering if that would be a thing can it?

(Wanna do that tbh)
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
If you go to Webtoons there are tons of webmangas there.
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Koza-san Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
;w; ahh its like reality just splashes cold water on your face ;v;
I wonder if I'll have any chance in this feild of profession considering that my art isnt nearly as good as most people ... ;w;
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
there is nothing wrong with staying in hobbyland really
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Koza-san Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh thats true ^^;
but I wonder if I would be happy doing anything else ..
The very thought mortifies me ;A;
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
fun fact, the moment something becomes a job, it will not be as enjoyable anymore.

So even if you can draw as a "job"...you prolly won't be happy either. There's just so much stuff you need to deal with then.
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iriscilla Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is why I never went to study art, I was scared it would turn into a chore and I'd start hating it. Then I regretted it because with it I would be probably much further and now I'm envious of artists younger than me who produce better stuff (but that's my fault for not practising enough, I believe). But I'm also proud that I discovered everything myself. Eh, humans are hard to please. :D
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Personally I don't think art school helps that much, the strongest force really is motivation and commitment. Those younger artists get there faster because they're committed to a single thing. Everything that helps you becomes better can be found easily and quickly with internet these days, all you need is the motivation to do it and commitment to keep going.
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iriscilla Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that's what I thought. I have seen opinions as that self taught people are not that worthy but now I think it was only envy speaking. Imo it can be quite the opposite, though I have seen that people improved a lot when they attended an art school. But yeah, the school itself probably isn't the main factor but their motivation is.
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Koza-san Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:o oh !
it sounds like tough world's out there ^^;
I think I should reflect at myself for some time ....
Future is so depressing ...
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iriscilla Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's better to get a normal job you at least somewhat like, you will still earn more there than with art from the start. You can do art as a hobby on the side and if you improve a lot and people will start throwing money at you then you can maybe slowly switch to full time art if you find out it's what you want. That's at least my plan. :D
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
maybe a good way to think would be would you rather 

Not enjoy your job but still enjoy your hobby

or

Do your hobby as a job and thus you enjoy it less.
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Linui-Marn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
I'm very happy to stay on the left side... And hope you'll find a strong bridge for crossing.
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
what do you do for living if you don't mind me to ask?
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:iconlinui-marn:
Linui-Marn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
For the moment nothing, i'm student in litterature. Last year i've studied in particular arthurian legends and this year i try a sort of exam after what i could maybe teach or continue my research.
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Oh ok, best of luck on going professional on that field.
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:iconlinui-marn:
Linui-Marn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Thank you! Hope you'll succeed! Your art is awesome.
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:iconmdchan:
mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Too real.  XD
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
R E A L I T Y
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SketchJackass Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
Well I know what I’m not going to be doing anytime soon!
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It's never too early to start preparing though!
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Mr-Kuroon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
It's hard to deal with.
Nice comic.
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Funny
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RobloxSisters Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such as life..
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
yeah easy mode is just for "some people"
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Laclapavit Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
That's true, sadly :-/
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I want to just be able to draw good and then get money out of it
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pseudohippie877 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
This is such a great visual representation of trying to go professional. Really nice job, man.
And, as always, the boots are fantastic. Are those ones you have irl?
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks and yeah, that entire outfit is my irl look, at least during the colder weathers.
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ultimadragon88 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Student General Artist
I believe in you!!!
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm down there already ;)
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Zane9263 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I am not afraid
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
that is good
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:iconthewingedones:
TheWingedOnes Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope, nope, nope.
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
scary place!
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L0rd-Black Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
LOL
I feel ya, man. ;)
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
haha
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