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Wooooo yeah, I finished the first draft of the Lock Me Away Marcilyn Locket script! I'm way ahead of my planning... and it's standing at 3 Chapters, 35 pages and roughly 4,000 words. I powered through it when I was done with my school work, and finished it by 10:00pm.

Now to focus on other projects... such as the prewrite to the story I was going to make! And then the journal I was going to write... and then the Netheron Prequel on the weekend! I'm really powering through things today and it's making me happy! :la:

In the meantime: Time for sleep. It's already 12:00 pm :noes:

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EveVon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
oohhh good news!! Script writing is hard, not only should you consider fluent dialogue but also take visuals and camera angles into account.. I tried script writing once, and it was so different from normal writing O:
You seem to manage quite well with all the projects :la:
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been managing I think... I tend to be very gifted at dialogue, and I've been doing visuals to help me figure out where everything should go. (Such as here: vivyi.deviantart.com/status/29… ) Haven't thought much of camera angles - my main focus is paneling, which seemed tricky at first... but is gradually becoming easier! Also, this source helped me a lot with the scripting: timstout.wordpress.com/2010/06… I just took a look at the examples and decided which scripting style worked best for me :XD: I've been reading comics too, and studying them in my freetime. It's fun :la:
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EveVon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
in fact i've tried script writing for a short while as well, someone who had quite a lot of knowledge about it taught me that for good (manga) comics the most important thing is camera angles and basic cinematography. Knowing when and which type of close ups are used, establishing shots, action shots etc. is one of the things that is most quickly overlooked! Eventually I felt I wasn't cut out for comics, as I am so perfectionistic I tend to scrap each page as I go XD Anyway I learned at the time that sequential art is a lot more than just a collection of pictures on a page, but it is a lot of fun at the same time, even though a lot needs to be concidered :3 Guess it makes it all the more rewarding :D
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh I'll keep that in mind for when I'm story boarding! I try to focus a lot on good dialogue and character interaction, so good action shots may need to be considered as well :XD: I'm a bit of a perfectionist as well, but I manage to keep it contained 90% of the time, and use it to aid me. I'm trying to incorporate backgrounds in a way that is creative as well c: I haven't quite decided whether I wanted the story in black and white, or color. I sorta want to do color... but that might mean I have to make up the special  effects by myself :XD: I'm also going to focus on expressions, because that's also a very important element of comics... and generally, I am good at expressions if I want to be. I've seen examples of both good and bad comics (as well as Manga), so I'm figuring out what will work for me! :la: My comic itself will be in between a manga and a comic... considering I am using a manga comic maker program as well :XD:
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EveVon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Here might be some amazing resources for you for camera position and camera angles
You can always try to draw everything in black/white first, and then use colour after you already finished the lot :D
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo thanks for sharing! :la: These might be useful to look back on when I do my work!

Hmmm... maybe. I might stick with one or the other, though :XD: I enjoy coloring a lot, so I may end up painting the whole thing in SAI, while setting up everything in Clip Studio Paint, and using some effects in Photoshop as well to finish it off. Expressions will stay vivid, but every panel will be carefully colored, if I decide to go that route. I don't know if I will yet... but we'll see :XD: It depends on my amount of patience! I've been pretty good at doing big projects as of late :XD:
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EveVon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
You're welcome :D I hope they will be :) 
And oh, I'm envious of you there then XD
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KiwiJr Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
That's awesome! Good luck! :)
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <3 I'll need it! :D
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KiwiJr Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
You're welcome :)
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Summer-Peaches Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You amaze me with your dedication and speed XD Like once you get a project in your mind, it's gonna get done real quick and real good!! :D I'm not good at balancing fun stuff with the hard, boring stuff in my real life....I need to take a class from you on time-budgeting hehe XD 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha thank you! Man, I just try to jump into homework  right away hahaha especially since I don't currently work a job :XD: I use all of my break time during school to work on it, I have 1 hour in between each classes to eat / work on stuff.  When I'm done with an assignment, I start on the next one. I write down in a planner everything I need to do for that day and determine within my head what will get done first.  I don't leave school until I'm confident I've finished mainly everything, and then once I get home, I immediately set up my laptop and then finish my assignments, then start on my own stuff. Sometimes I have as much as 6 hours of  freetime, or as little as 2 hours of freetime. Either way, I try to make it to bed by 9:00 pm or 10:00 pm... though many times also stay awake until 12:00 pm doing my own artsy things. :XD: I rarely take breaks too, you probably wouldn't like that hahahaha :XD: I do eat though... I try to eat as healthy as a I can (though I fail miserably! :XD: ) Okay, class over LOL :XD:
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! Sounds like it's going really well :D Glad to hear that :) And yes remember to sleep XD
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It really is :XD: And it's fun too! I don't know whether I will share the script yet or not... but if I do, it will probably link it in my stash for feedback, and then draw it out after that. I really love the dialogue I selected for it... it's very powerful and packs a punch! And the ending is just askfkaskfksfk ADORABLE <3333 The whole thing is just super duper innocent and cute. I wasn't really able to fit in Estelle's asexuality but maybe in v2 of the script I can :XD: It's not really the focus of the comic as a whole, since Marcilyn narrates the thing.

Haha, sleep is good :XD:
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you do share it! It'd be really interesting to read. And hearing that about the dialogue and ending just makes me even more keen! Ah yes, well sometimes I guess you have to make sacrifices when doing adaptations.
Yes, yes it is! XD
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll think about it ;) It was written rather fast because I got really into it, so it's still fresh, but the dialogue is very fun and makes me very happy. It's likely to change to adapt to my art style. (Some panels have already changed as a whole upon storyboarding) I mainly focused on painting scenes and the amount of panels it needed, sticking to a maximum of 5 panels and 8-9 dialogue boxes. I have a system that works very nicely for me~
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:squee: Ah yeah, I know those feels when you get into a story and it just flies past... Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you then! But I guess everything goes through a lot of edits. Yes that sounds like a very workable system! I hope it continues to be like that! :)
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