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Guns Tutorial: The Big Three by PhiTuS Guns Tutorial: The Big Three :iconphitus:PhiTuS 141 58
How to write a comic
Thanks to RainWhitehart for inspiring this rant with a question about the early stages of developing a comic.
The most difficult stage of drawing a comic comes before the drawing starts. Drawing takes the most time, but figuring out /what/ you're going to draw is the real brain-drainer. Success at this stage can make even a badly-drawn comic wildly popular; failure at this stage can make even the most beautiful comic a yawner.
I don't pretend to be the master or anything, but I do get props for my writing. So I'm just going to core-dump about the subject here, in the hope that it'll be helpful.
The beginning:
Movement is important throughout the comic, but especially so in the first pages. I don't mean you have to start with an action sequence, but do avoid the temptation to open with a character musing quietly under a cherry tree, or a planet floating in space surrounded by intro text. Your readers will forgive a bit of confusion if you make it clear that it'll reso
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Yes, you CAN write Original Characters!
Update July 8, 2013: Added Fears 5-9.
Update July 9, 2013: Added Fears 10-12
With all of these guides regarding how not to write an OC, some of which even I've written, there's a lot of people complaining that they're too scared of messing up and being dubbed a Sue/Stu or people thinking their stories are terrible. Here's a post that ought to make you feel better about the writing proccess.
Yes, you CAN write Original Characters!

Below are a list of common complaints people have in the writing process that leads them to either never releasing their stories or feel too scared to work on them.
Fear #1: My story must be perfect before I release it!
Good News: No it doesn't! In fact, you can't reach perfect in the same way you can't reach infinite: you can still develop huge, HUGE numbers, but you'll never even get close to infinite. If you wait until it's perfect, it'll never be released: release it with its warts and all, and you can use your mistakes
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Thoughts on Wings by Uzlo Thoughts on Wings :iconuzlo:Uzlo 26,706 1,223 Shiny Colors by Mikeinel Shiny Colors :iconmikeinel:Mikeinel 5,353 334
The Simple Character Creator Formula
This is a copy-paste (with some additions) from my Tumblr blog (, but it must be reposted.
Twilight of the Hakurei, the club-wide comic tennis/RP (, is turning out just as I suspected: AMAZINGLY. However, one thing that really astounds me is how well the character system is working. If you're not familiar, it's simply this:
1. Pick the character's biggest strength that affects other people. Note the key phrase, "that affects other people." For example, "He's really good at cooking," is not a strength: that's just a regular skill that only applies to one area of life and doesn't really affect others. However, "He's a fast learner," or, "He pays attention to detail," or, "He's very generous," is a strength because it applies to more than just cooking, but any other skill and especially relationships.
2. Pick the character's biggest weakness that affects other people. Once ag
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I make comics and doodle things on my tablet, hopefully rising up to become an animator.

I also have a Dojo Duelist (Well 2 actually, I ditched the one shown here).

Also don't expect much from me, I don't post much other than older works and just walk 'round here looking at things.


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amyanimalover Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
TY for the watch~!
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Shearmanbeg Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Aw thx :3
Agelyk Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Welcome to DA Hug a pleasure to have u here High-five!
Shearmanbeg Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Pleasure to see someone say hi to me too :D
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