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Manuscript & Comic Paper 101



Manuscript and Comic Paper 101 by SiSero

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Hello everyone! :glomp:

I've been hard at work on Sacred vol.2 and while answering my cousins questions about screen tone i thought "WOW!! i'd love to do a tutorial on that!!" so here it is! :3

this is a little over view of the BASICS of using tone / adhesive tone/ comic tone/ manga tone etc. (it goes by a TON of names XD ) like it states in the tutorial, some things might seem like common sense BUT you'd be surprised how long it takes for one to learn these lessons LOL trial and error, messing up, and finding tone scraps on your pets are JUST a few of the issues! ROFL

i hope you'll enjoy this guys!! HAVE FUUUN!! and feel free to ask questions!!

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:star:UPCOMING TUTORIALS::star:

▋ How To Use Manga / Comic paper: explaining what the guidelines on the paper mean and how to use them

▋ How To Color With Copics: the basics + Copic marker care



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FemFantasy Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually have a problem right now that I can't figure out! I'm making a fan based comic but I drew  it on lined paper because I didn't have regular blank paper. But when I got blank paper the comic pages I already drew was everything I like! But I don't know how to clean out the horizontal blue lines from the paper..is there something I can' do to edit them out?
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shibblesgiggles01 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
dont mind me asking, do you know what type of adhesive paper to use for printing screentones? one that wont rip the paper when applying or taking off?
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Blood-Mango Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I was wondering if you NEED to use a tone Hera and tone cutter because on amazon they take a few weeks to get here and none accept prime. If I do, could you send me a link to the product? If so, that would be awesome!
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jbeck57143 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 25, 2016
I want to start using the halftone screens from Deleter (the 65 line and 85 line screens). I don't see any darker than 50% though. Can the screens be overlapped to create a darker tone?
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drawcuIa Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet, thank you! I've always wondered how screen tones were used! I didn't know half of what you just taught me XD
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triangulor Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty cool! I have wanted to use tone sheets for like 5+ years (I guess that is how long this tutorial has been up!) but never been game. I am finally making a comic and I thought I have to do it now or I never will. I came here to see if you really do need to pay all that money for a conveniently shaped piece of plastic (hera). It seems like your answer is yes. *sigh* Oh well better to do it right I suppose:P. Thanks for the help. :)
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I wouldn't paint a portrait using my toes or a toothbrush ^^; Use the appropriate tools, treat your art with respect and dignity, and you'll get the results you're looking for :) You can always use primarily inking techniques for your manga (which I also do :heart: ) It will take up more time BUT will save you money (in case that's a concern of yours! :) ) I hope  my tutorial was helpful! :D
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triangulor Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well I already bought it. You are so right, if you are going to do art you should have the right tools!
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mangaartist1980 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hi again, i just been looking on ebay, seems that i can buy the screen tone paper from ebay quite cheap. will be doing that. if anyone knows any better places to buy please let me know. cheers
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SiSero Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
that's awesome! I hope it all works out! :D
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mangaartist1980 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, that was excellent step by step instructions. Thanks!

I recently got back into manga. And was wondering any ideas where can I buy screen tone paper from? i am really keep to follow your step by step guide, you do make it look easy.  I used to be able to buy it from Letraset years ago, but it seems they dont sell it anymore.

If you have any ideas then please let me know.

thanks for the help.

Paul
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SiSero Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so happy my tutorial was helpful! I actually purchase my screen tone from the Japanese manufacturer DELETER. They have a US/English site that is very easy to navigate :) I this is helpful! :wave:
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PizzaPupperRoni Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
where do you get these materials? and the Manga paper?
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I buy all of my manga supplies here! The manga paper is on sale for only $6.95!-->www.akadot.com/a4-grid-135kg-i…
I also purchase screen tone from Japan's #1 manga supplies maker, Deleter! :D -->deleter-mangashop.com/

I hope this helps! :heart:
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PizzaPupperRoni Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem, hon! It was my pleasure to help! :D
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MANGAKrAfter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
You have no idea how much this just helped me....thank you.

I can also see you are a bit of a manga artist yourself (I haven't had a chance to read it yet, just noticed it right now). I am in the middle of an art video assignment, but I am working on a manga for my japanese class (I have to memorize the dialog in japanese) so I can't read it right now. But if you ARE going to be a mangaka....I welcome the competition. XD
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SiSero Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm thrilled to know my tutorial has helped you! :D Screen tone is such a in material to use :heart:

 And in regards to my manga, I can happily say that my beloved story is available in stores across the USA :blushes: It took hard work, but it's all been so worth it! If you're thinking of pursuing this as a career as well, I think you too can find real happiness and fulfillment in it :thanks: Sharing your work with others is such a humbling and joyful experience, and the incredible support my title has received has been such a blessing :heart: If you'd like, you can learn more about my title or learn about signing events or conventions, please visit my site @ www.SacredTheManga.com

And good luck on your Japanese class project! :D If you have any questions regarding tone etc. please feel free to ask!
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MANGAKrAfter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Yeah...this is one: how do you get it physically? I don't have much money on me (despite that fact I do a lot of errand, my parents are kind enough to let me still live at home as long as I still go to school). I suppose I could just do it digitally, but....I don't know. I don't really like doing digital art. It doesn't have that same feel as doing it with good old pen and ink. 

Also, how did you get published? Is it self-published or are you sponsored? Did you do a one-shot first? 
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure,  hon! And i totally understand how you feel because I'm a traditional artist myself! I prefer doing it all by hand too :3

I buy my tones here-->deleter-mangashop.com/index_en…
and my manga supplies / manuscript paper here-->www.akadot.com/manga-supplies-…

If you're on a TIGHT budget, you can buy some tone, scan it and apply it digitally :nod: The paper for manga is standard for publishers and will make it easier for you to draw you panels out without there being any guess work (i.e. what will get trimmed off when the book is printed etc.) so I suggest you invest in that for sure (a pack of 50 sheets is $6.95)

An I'm self published :) I travel to conventions all year long, I'm invited to conventions as a guest author and sell my art. It's my passion and my only income because I want to focus on nothing else but college and my art :heart: It's very fulfilling work if you do it for the right reasons (such as the love of sharing your work and entertaining ppl) but it's hard work and deserve your full attention :nod:
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MANGAKrAfter Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I understand, I also learned how to use screen tone digitally. check out my two latest works. It isn't perfect, but it's good practice for a new comer like me XD
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guitarstoanime Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really cool tut! finding stuff like these soon! 
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pdfletcher Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome, yours is a lot clearer than most of the ones ive read on the internet. Defiantly going to try this, now I know how it is done
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Emmahl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, this is very helpful! I'm planning on buying screentones soon so it's handy to know how to apply them :p
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WingsDurus Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always wondered how artists managed to do tone like that. I never knew what went into. I definitely didn't know there were sheets out there with the tones on them! This is awesome!
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Kokoppuccino Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow this is really helpful. Tho I doubt I could only find few materials here.
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MarshmallowAlgae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
where do you get your screentones? i heard that the ones you have to cut are better than the computer generated ones. i'm also starting a manga with some friends so i would like to know.
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SiSero Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I buy all of my screen from the official Deleter website :D Deleter is the leading name in screen tone in Asia and they have hundreds of different designs to choose from! :heart: I hope this helps! :hug:
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Avatoh Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just baught screen tone today for the frst time!
Thank you for this, I googled it right when I got home
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SiSero Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
oh wow!! :heart: I'm so happy that my tutorial will be useful to you! Please have fun and feel free to message me if you have any questions! :D
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Talec Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hooray! I've started making a comic and was hoping to find a tutorial just like <3

There are so many tones! @_@ Do you know if there's a site that categorizes them? I'm looking at Deleter-mangashop but their example images are small (which is understandable, but still frustrating) and there's no real indexing...
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SiSero Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG I wish you so much luck with your comic! :w00t: I'm sure you'll have so much fun! :3 I hope this tutorial will be helpful for you!

I don't know of any site that goes that in depth when it comes to categorising tone (being that everyone will use the textures for different reasons i.e. one person may use a tone design for hair while on the next page they might use that same tone design to add texture to a piece of meat) On deleter-mangashop, you can simply click on the thumbnail, and usually a scan of the entire sheet will pop up :heart: I hope this helps! I'm sorry I couldn't tell you more :(
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Talec Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :clap:

Oh yeah, I see the trouble... Hmm :I

I guess I'll just have to make something for my own reference, then!
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nami-hyuga Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks but I'm a little unclear on all the materials used..
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VivanSolem Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you.
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
aaaaw! :heart: It's my pleasure! I'm so glad this tutorial was useful for you, sweety! :D
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RoadZero Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How does the peeled screentone feel? How thick is it?
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rinrei Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
How much does it cost to get all of this equipment?
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BladeWithin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
omg THIS IS A FAB WAY TO DO SCREEN TONE>w< THANKS LIZI!!!!!
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SiSero Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG!! It's my pleasure to share this with you my dear! :blushes: I'm so thrilled you love this method! It's seriously so much fun, so rewarding and the effects you can get when you layer OMG!! It's soooo pretty!! :iconchuuplz: If you ever get the chance to try this I hope my tutorial will be lots of help to you and you'll have a blast experimenting and creating! :dummy:
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BladeWithin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
IKR!!! It looks so real!!>U< :iconchuuplz: Hopefully i will get this soon and will try this fun little experiment!! The effects are amazing!! :iconlaplz: Oh Lizi have you ever thought of doing a colouring tutorial?? By the way it's so nice to hear from you again. Missed you loads XX
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SiSero Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
aaaaw!! :iconaawplz: sooo cute are youuuu!! LOL

OMG I MOST CERTAINLY HAVE!! :la: It's just so hard taking pics or scans while I'm working! XD LOL And then explaining what I'm doing is even harder! ; __ ; I'm planning on putting together a tutorial video instead! Making mini tutorials to help artists tackle specific problems :3 I hope that this would be really helpful! Thank you for the suggestion, sweety! :glomp:

aaaaw!! ; o ; that's so sweet!! :cuddle: I can't tell you how much I wanted to come back to the site! I had college this summer and working on volume 3 of Sacred also left me little time to post! BUT that will all change now! YAAAY! :heart:
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BladeWithin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Gosh explaing can be soo hard 0a0. OMG I am happy Scared is going well!!!:iconaawplz:. :D Working on my own manga at the moment>U< OMG Thank you i would love to see a tutorial from you>W< Ahh college is making you abandon this site xDD Your very welcome>u< Oh Lizi i hope this is not much trouble but would you might stopping by my gallery and look around for a bit. If you don't want to it's completly fine.;) Working on a fanart of Cecero. 0w0
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soniku-ran Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
THANK YOU. I have been looking for a traditional tutorial for ages!! The ones I found were all for dital!! You are my saviour!! ;a;
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izzyaroeti Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which tones should I get?
I don't want my work to be too tone-heavy, really, I'm only looking for a few shades of gray so that I'd have something to work with. But not anything extreme. There's so many, though, so I really don't know where to start, and there doesn't seem to be a "standard" set for basic greys.
Are there any 3~5 tones that are recommended as the optimal shading options?
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fleecy718 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Looks like Grell :D
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SiSero Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
NOT at all ^^; having sharp teeth shouldn't make you feel that he looks like "Grell." having sharp teeth, long red hair and red clothes should XD
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fleecy718 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Well, it's black and white, so I can imagine, right? XD
Plus Grell does like to be a girl, no ? o3o
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SiSero Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL XD Indeed you can :giggle: <3
And absolutely! But isn't that part of Grell's charm? ;) (I find it hilarious that he calls himself an "actress"! LOL so adorable!)
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AlmostInfinity Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
OMG, FINALLY a tone tutorial NOT on Photoshop! <3
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