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As I'm starting to practice drawing again, I've decided to give this comic another go. The story isn't fully written out and I'm still unsure if this is the route I wanna go down but it's all just rough and for fun.
nightvision
September 13th, 2014
@Kid W25: I'm way too lazy to sketch and then scan it all, so I'm doing all of this in Sai and Photoshop! Thank you, btw.
@Kid W25: Thank you so much. Yeah, I think it's a good way to start, you know? I know that if I focus too much on how 'good' I want my comic to look, I'll end up feeling overwhelmed with everything. So I'm just using this comic to just test things out. After all, it's my first real comic that I'm putting actual work into. lol.

I hope to see your comic soon.
so. nothing is going as I've written out on paper. lol.
trying to get the hang of putting in dialogs and whatnot. The story flow is hard to kind of grasp. I'm struggling on how to draw out the conversations and pace them nicely so they aren't either clumped up or dragged out.
SFX:
Top panel Right: *Drag*
Top panel left: It literally means 'seriously'. lol
Last Panel Left: Shocked sound that sounds like 'Ge'

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I know Japanese SFX may be a turn off for some but I'm half Japanese and live in Japan. So I'm going to use it. haha.
coming soon.
I'm back.
Well. At least I think I am. Haven't updated in ages. To be honest, over the past year, I haven't drawn at all. Meaning my skills haven't improved. Rather, it's the other way around. Anyways. I've changed my mind and decided to make this a short high school story. It's going to be something simple and the writing might not make any sense at times because I don't really have a firm plot or anything. Like I mentioned way before, this comic is for practice. Haha.

Once I'm a bit better at drawing, I shall start on a more serious comic. I uploaded a practice page here. With the female and the dude in the rain. LOL.

Anyhoo. Enjoy.
Anddddd meet the two people who make the most appearance in Ludwig's life.

On the left we have Juliet, and on the right we have Nathaniel aka Nate. Haha. I don't really want to spoil much, but Nate (ex-FBI) is a detective for the UK government. I'm still struggling with the background story of Ludwig, Nate and Juliet, but I'm getting there.

Oh, and due to some unfortunately situations, he ends up serving Ludwig as his bodyguard.

Of course, I haven't forgotten about Kei and Ryuu. But I've decided to change Kei's name as well as the title of the manga. Ack. I also need to hurry up and write out the basic script.

Haha. Okay. That's it. I won't say anymore. Expect some more teaser pages soon ;D
Well. I thought it over. Haha. I've decided to pass on the fantasy element and go for more of an action? Yeah. To be honest, I'm going to save my fantasy thing for another time. At first, I thought I'd just stay with the school theme, but I wanted to add some hot spice to the story so voila. I'm going to add some mafia/yakuza themes. Fufufu. Also, this web-manga is for practice mostly. Of course, I'm going to do my best to work out the plot and everything, but regardless, this is the manga where I want to get used to inking, writing, etc. After I get that down, I'll be able to draw something a bit more hardcore.


Anyways. The character design is slightly unfinished. I'm pretty satisfied with it overall, although the hair looks a bit like Ryuu. Haha. I will definitely... definitely have a lot of fun with this character and his bodyguard. I think they'll have the most complex relationship in this story. Oops. Can't give out too much.

Oh. I'm working on the first page. I've decided to redo the pages and the pacing.
I've decided to redraw this comic. In fact, I'm really going to plan everything, well most things out, beforehand. I'm really not good at story + art (aka manga) drawing, so this will still be my practice manga. Regardless, I want to put as much as effort as I can into this. I'm also going to pick a new name and add a action/magic/etc element to this. The characters I've created for this manga are too important to me, so I'll be using them again in the renewed version. I haven't started on proper character designs, nor have I started to plan out the story so it'll take awhile. I'll post previews and updates here.

Uhm, this is supposed to be Kei. I wanted to do a fantasy/medieval manga with Kei and Ryuu, but I have a deeper plot for that and I want it to be drawn well. So basically, it's just Kei cosplaying. LOL.

Names will also change. Haha. Well. Please look forward to it ;D
Surprisingly, I haven't forgotten about this comic. Nor do I plan to drop it. However, I'm still trying to figure out the plot, characters, etc. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what I'd like to do with them. I really wanted to make this an action comic, but you know... if I want to change it, I have to change it now and stick to it. I've never drawn action scenes, so... I don't know whether I should just go for it or just keep practicing the basics (as I'm still not good at it yet. Haha.) The plot would also become more complex. askhsdakdhajd D: I don't know what I should do.


Anyways, I'm working on the next page. I still fail at digital and traditional inking. What to do, what to do... Sigh. I'm just not good at it.

I'll probably post a sketch of the possible characters that'll be making an appearance in the comic before I post the next page.

I have the strong urge to just redraw everything... I think I will. Just not now as time is rather limited =/

Anyhoo! Thank you to those who fav'd the comic. I'm terribly grateful to have 100+ fans!
ugh. really. I have no words for how shitty this page is.

I don't know how I should ink. My drawing style is quite different from digital and traditional. And I hate my digital style D: I guess this page simply proves that I need more and more practice for my pages to look just a little bit more decent.
I apologize for the sketchy 2 panel. But if I didn't post this today, I'd start to allow myself to post whenever I wanted and this comic would end up in a shitty update routine.

sfx.
4 panel - Ta... ta... = footsteps.
5 panel - Mushi Mushi = Ignore something.
Sorry for the empty-looking page.
Some people might think... what the hell is up with the -kun,-chan, Japanese sfx, etc. I wouldn't use these if I didn't want to draw manga in Japanese. All the sentences that the characters use are originally thought up in Japanese and then I translate them in English. It helps me get a better grasp of the characters personality and I'd like to practice Japanese sfx. Maaa... please put up with it. I'm not some Japanese-wannabe. haha.

First Panel sfx - Saaaaaa (Wind blowing.)
Last panel sfx - Funn (Like sighing/ Hmm)
sarydactl - haha. Sorry if I offended you. I live in Japan and didn't know that those games were out in other countries except for DDR and Dawn of the Dead.
Thanks for all the nice comments! They really push me to draw more. Haha.

Um. Yeah. I have this problem where my quality tends to drop when I draw manga. And my style constantly changes. Please... please forgive me on that. I created to manga to help me solve those kind of problems, so hopefully it'll get better later on? I dunno. I'll just do my best. I also don't really know where I'm going with this manga. I like my characters and have the basic story in my head but maybe I should really write this all out.
I'm sorry for not being able to update. I was busy the past week and barely had time to work on the third page. I'll do my best to update properly next friday. Until then, please meet the person who beat Ryuu's scores.

Edit: Guh. Once again, I'm sorry D: I made a bit of a mistake and had to re-up the image. I'm not having a good week.
TheDevil'sAngel - Thank you!

I did most of the inking in Painter and then used photoshop for the panels, speechbubbles, and toning.
Thank you all for fav'ing this comic. I will update this every friday and if lucky, I'll do some random updates. It depends on the free time I have. Haha. Wow... it's been so long since I've made a comic. It's all so new to me still. Anyways! I decided to update twice since there is a strong possibility that I won't be able to update next friday.

Once again, many thanks to those who fav'ed.