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Not Pure Beauty

Not Pure Beauty

by kumikoangeloflight
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Updates: Every Sunday

It seems to have been confirmed that Misumi is the less than average invisible chick with huge glasses! But is that really true after the events that will collide with her life when she tries to confess to her crush of 2 years?

This is a story about a high school student named Aizawa Misumi who constantly tries to approach the guy she has liked for two years. However, now that she has gained the courage to attempt it, every attempt is a major fail and something always seems to get in her way. Such as her strange new neighbor, a cocky smart alack and a tanned delinquent.

Is she just plain unlucky or is there something else going on behind the scene?

"All in the name of love! Commence operation *Not Pure Beauty*"

Genre: Comedy/ Romance/ School Life

Author Note:This is my very first online webcomic~! Thanks for reading~















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Not Pure Beauty

Read from right to left.

Updates: Every Sunday

It seems to have been confirmed that Misumi is the less than average invisible chick with huge glasses! But is that really true after the events that will collide with her life when she tries to confess to her crush of 2 years?

This is a story about a high school student named Aizawa Misumi who constantly tries to approach the guy she has liked for two years. However, now that she has gained the courage to attempt it, every attempt is a major fail and something always seems to get in her way. Such as her strange new neighbor, a cocky smart alack and a tanned delinquent.

Is she just plain unlucky or is there something else going on behind the scene?

"All in the name of love! Commence operation *Not Pure Beauty*"

Genre: Comedy/ Romance/ School Life

Author Note:This is my very first online webcomic~! Thanks for reading~















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kumikoangeloflight
August 31st, 2017
Another hiatus
Hey guys! At the moment I'm typing from my tablet because my laptop's hard drive is not working! Unfortunately I can't get on my laptop at all. I believe I've backed up some of my previous pages for chapter 5 however I didn't backup the most recent thumbnails for the future pages.

So I'm trying to get the family's old desktop computer to connect to the wireless network, but I have to either buy or find a connector. I also have to save up money to have my laptop repaired.

In other words I'm not sure how long this will take. I'll keep you posted, but I'll have to figure out how to update my news section from my tablet for now.

I'm seriously bummed out by this, but honestly the only way to move is forward. So please be patient once again as I try to work things out here.

Thank you!
kumikoangeloflight
August 12th, 2017
Updates will be every Sunday! :) Also I'm back! It's been almost an entire year, but I'm finally back. I think the most difficult part about not doing this for a while is relearning the program, but surprisingly I remember most of the tones I used.

Anyways, let's get back to it. For now updates will be one page per week, but I may post more depending on the amount of pages I have done.

So please enjoy. Sorry for such a long wait!
kumikoangeloflight
August 14th, 2016
Sooo sorry the page is late. Of course yesterday I couldn't post (please check the news section), but today I felt completely drained. I had worked on inking this morning and I ended up taking a nap that lasted longer than needed, and I was still pretty exhausted when I woke up. But I'm better now :)

Also, I'm waiting to hear back from my school about classes. I may take off a week or two soon to work on some of my other projects for my portfolio (I will need these projects for my upcoming class). My classes don't start until Oct. 3 but I'd like to work on them during my summer vaca.

I'll let you know. Oh! And btw, I wanted to say that I understand the previous chapters ended so abruptly, I was trying to tell a story within a limited amount of pages and it kind of didn't work out! I decided to just use as many pages as needed to tell the story I need for each chapter like I did in the previous chapters (I think it was about 30-40 page chapters the previous version, as opposed to 25).

So this chapter will be a lot longer.
=_- I hate drawing backgrounds.I give it to people who draw full blown backgrounds. If I had the patience and tolerance, I probably wouldn't mind. But I don't have the patience lol especially when I already spent enough time inking and toning.Oops! Pardon me, my laziness is showing *covers self*
page 2
More pages tomorrow :) I'm going along to pick my sister up from the airport so I may make it back home a little late.
A simple page, but I had a lot of fun drawing this :)

Anyways, let's move on to Chapter 5! It's about time~~!! Sorry I'm late posting this page.

Also, if at any moment while reading this pages (or attempting to read) you find that the text is too small, please let me know :) I'll fix it right away and re-post the page.
HIIIIIII READERRRRSSSS!!

Welcome back! I'm back! I'm back! How are you all? I hope you're doing well and have kick off your summers in the most fabulous way! Even if it's relaxing at home, there's nothing wrong with that.

It's been 5 whole months! You know, during that time I did spend some time working out this chapter and ironing it and everything. I noticed I'm never satisfied, so I'm always always refining. But the moment I post a page, I think "Well there's no turning back!" lol So once it's up, it's up.

Also, have you guys noticed I changed the cover page? It's Satoru Iwasaki from the previous chapters. He may look different. Often if I don't draw for a while my drawings change (sometimes for the worse), but I'll try to mimic my art style. If it's too different, I hope it's better than before.

I have a bunch to say. So next, I may add some concept art at the end of this chapter, Perhaps it will be after every 5 chapters. So the next would be chapter 10, then the next would be chapter 15 and so on. I wanted to share a few sketches. I found this image of Daichi. He's actually sporting short hair and a smile lol I think I've spent the most time trying to figure his character out (hair and all). I didn't want him just being this sports guy and a girl has a crush on him. I like my characters to have some kind of depth. So perhaps he'll change a bit throughout the story.

As far as school, I'm out for the summer. :) So I'll be out until October. Where I'll once again be taking another long hiatus. But the next time I return I would have graduated. So from now until then, I'll be working to complete this chapter.

UPDATES

Updates will be every Saturday instead of Friday like how I originally planned. :) If I can crank a bunch of pages out by Saturday, it would be awesome, but we'll see.

That's all for now. Thank you for waiting patiently for me. Let's continue the story!
kerikku (Guest)
August 17th, 2015
this page the background looks very nice
kerikku (Guest)
August 17th, 2015
his face made me laugh or want to laugh so hard for some reason xD rofl
That's all for this chapter!

It's rather short, isn't it? Well, I decided to keep the page count between 20-29 pages, that way I stick to only putting what's needed for the story. I decided this mainly because I have no editor, so often as I'm going over my ideas and the script I'll think "is this part necessary?" and of course that leads me to constantly refining what I already had written.

In any case, I hope you enjoyed this chapter. I'm more so looking forward to the next few chapters!

Also, I'll be going on a temporary hiatus. I may be back in December, but if not than then I'll let you all know in the News Section.

For those who don't know I"m down to my last two quarter of college, so I'll have to prepare a portfolio. To not get distracted I decided to take a break from this webcomic. Yet, as many of you already know, I always say I'll return, so I do intend to return.

Thank you so much for waiting for me to post these pages. I hope you all stick with me until the end of this webcomic. Thank you for reading.

See you in December~!
I had a lot of fun drawing the last panel! The original thumbnail didn't look anything like this. Then I thought "why not draw Misumi's perception of them?" and then this was born!
Hi readers!

Sorry I didn't update yesterday. I didn't get home until midnight, and when I did make it home, I was super sleepy.

So here are today's updates! I hope you enjoy them.
So I decided to limit my page count to be between 20-29 pages, twenty-nine being the most. I'm doing this in order to push the story forward and to push me to only put in my webcomic what is needed for the chapter. So soon this chapter will come to an end. I'm hoping things will move along because it really seems like I'm not getting anywhere...then again, it could just feel this way to me because of how many drawings I've done up until now. What do you think?

On another note, I'll remind everyone again that after this chapter is complete I'll be on another temporary hiatus. This one may be a bit long. It really depends. I have a winter break in December, but I'm wondering if I should use that time to work on some things for my portfolio.

I'll be graduating from college in two more quarters and I have nothing in my portfolio worth showing (_ _) It's my fault because I trashed what work I did have when I first started out. Yeah...I was dumb lol So I'll be working on that once I'm done with this chapter.

I'm also wondering how the whole "work" thing is gonna turn out for me. Geez...

So I'll be working out all of this :) I'm sure everything will work out of course, just not sure how or when. But I can say with confidence that I will return to this webcomic and all of you.

Thanks for reading, as always~
I was listening to the soundtrack to Life is Strange while toning this (Syd Matters' Obstacles. It's a really chill song!). It's so relaxing! Has any of my readers played the game. It's a good game and I highly recommend it.

That aside, toning can be a pain for me. Luckily this time around I had most of the pages already inked beforehand, so I just had to tone. Inking and toning take me the longest to do...well actually, planning out the panels take me a while as well. Geez, everything takes time lol there's no way around it. I'm not sure if it's even something most people pay attention to.

Anyway, don't ask where the flowers came from! They came from the air duct...okay I answered a question I said don't ask.

Also, in the end she ended up wearing her hair clip, not in her hair, but on her uniform. *shrugs*

More updates coming in a few seconds!
There may be another update tomorrow. I'm not quite sure yet. If I don't update tomorrow, then I may update the day after, but it really depends on my mood after my root canal check up tomorrow. I'm not sure if they'll work on it tomorrow or not.

Yet if I do hold off I'll just post the pages on Friday. I'm hoping this Friday will be the last week of updates.
There will be more updates tomorrow!
I'll be posting more pages before next Friday. Sorry for not posting last week.
It's not much, but today will be a two page update!There would've been three, but the next page contains a background, and backgrounds take me forever!

Well, I'm trying t finish up this chapter by the end of this month. If not this month than sometime early in the first two weeks of next month.
First, Oh my flippin' god this page took me forever to figure out how to export.

Secondly, Hello readers and welcome back to Not Pure Beauty (I abbreviate it as NPB nowadays). Sorry I didn't update yesterday as I promised, but there were quite a few unexpected events that occurred and I didn't make it home until about 12 midnight and I was super sleepy.

Anyway, here is the update.

For now I will update every Friday. Of course I'd like to post more than one page per week so I can complete this chapter quickly. So wish me luck!

Thanks for waiting patiently and enjoy Chapter 4 :)

NOTE: I made the pages bigger. I was having a tough time reading the small print, so I figured others might as well.

Also, for those who don't remember Kagami, she was in Chapter 2, page 21.
@Lafayel: Thanks! I've learned to use the program a bit more. During the first couple of chapters I was still trying to figure out which tones I want to use.

Awww, thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying the story. I might take off for the summer, if not, I have a full week off from school in about 5 weeks, so I'll be updating than.

It's not a late reply. Thanks for reading~~