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Short version: See picture title.

Long version: As some of you might know, I really want to do a webcomic. The problem is, I'm not a writer. So I have been reading on the subject and writing down all my ideas. Things are progressing and I'm working on two stories, trying to work out which one I should concentrate on.
However, all that writing made me want to draw something. I took my two story concepts and made a quick illustration for each of them. Everything in there is subject to change; designs, art styles and especially the titles.
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Ronrororo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
love it :heart:
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OctopusGames Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
The coloring and patterns/clothes look very intriguing on Among the Waves. I'd certainly want to hear more about that.

If I can make a writing suggestion a book I always recoomend is Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. In ten years this has been the best book on writing I've encountered. Comics is probably a bit different, but itcovers teh basic and is an enjoyable read besides, upped my game at least 50% more. Good luck!
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zazB Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Thanks for your suggestion :)
I'll look into it. I read a couple of books on the subject and I just watched Brandon Sanderson's classes on youtube (I recommend you check those if you are interested by that and haven't already)
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OctopusGames Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
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You're welcome. I've been told by those in the know that these two books are great for writing comics.

I'll look up Sanderson, thanks. Peace.
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zakiaybee122 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
love the girl.
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Alyssa-Rice Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful! I canNOT wait to see more of this!
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aedifico Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I am so inspired by these designs, especially the framing. Thank you and awesome work! :D
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nyckelpigor Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I'd definitely read both of these :D I love the art style and they both look really interesting :D
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EdGarcia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
My two cents; Do it in self contained short story arcs that may or may not have anything to do with an over all encompassing story,Think of your ending first then think how you got there. Have friends give the speech patterns for some of your characters. Believe in your work, Marine already has a fan base and after awhile these characters from out of the blue will start to write themselves.
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zazB Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thank you for your two cents :)
The second idea (the Empire of Evil) is in short but interconnected stories. I think I should try something like that for the first one too, because it seems to work better.
I did not realize that people cared about Marine and it's yet another reason that I do not drop this project for the other. I know there is something worth telling in there, but I don't know how to tell it yet.
On the other hand, if I choose the Empire of Evil, it only means that I will probably do the other one after it and it will surely be better by then :)
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Marcel-Krokemort Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know what story you will choose or what they are about but i'd love read a webcomic drawn by you. Good luck !
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Vanja1995 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THESE LOOK REALLY COOOOL
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AngelDelacroix Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Si ce n'était que design je préfère "among the waves", pour l'histoire je ne peux pas me prononcer :P
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nilaffle Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That's awesome!! Haha I don't even know what to say, only that I'm always excited to see people telling their own stories, I don't think we can have enough storytellers in the world. Good luck with the writing - it's tough, but the best approach is to just do it and eventually it comes together. I love these two pieces, and I'm excited to see which story you settle on.
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JasonTormos Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Digital Artist
This is really great!!i really like the textures in this piece...good luck with your projects!
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hachi-tat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
this is really great, good job, continue like this!=)
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
They both look awesome! Especially the second one, which seems oddly familiar :) ([link])
If you want any help writing, I'd love to proof-read or have ideas bounced off me.
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zazB Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Hey thanks for the link, I didn't know about that. The worst Is that I thought about changing the title for A Kingdom of Evil.
I'm sure I'll come up with a better title when the story will be done :)
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
:D
Yes, I think the best names for stories usually emerge when you finish and realize exactly what the story was about all along.
Anyway, my offer to help stands.
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sturstein Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I'd love to see you do a webcomic. Particularly one featuring Marine. :)
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MZ8zone Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
They sound good so far. Keep it up man. I wouldn’t mind reading some of your work.
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Dr-pepper14 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   General Artist
among the waves looks super cool i would totally read it!
the empire of evil looks good too!
if ur having trouble deciding go with your gut.
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lelaiquendi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Si ma position d'étudiant du Vieux peut aider à faire pencher la balance d'un bord ou de l'autre, je voterais pour ta muse Marine. Mais bon, sache que peut importe ce que tu fini par faire, je vais continuer à regarder ton travail. Ne lâche pas! :)
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zazB Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Merci!
Le problème c'est que je penche pour Marine, parce que le personnage est plaisant a dessiner, mais d'un autre côté, pour l'instant, son histoire est beaucoup moins solide que l'autre. Je vais encore travailler sur les 2 avant de prendre une décision :)
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lelaiquendi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Pourquoi ne pas prendre le meilleur de chacune des histoires? Ça sonne simple, mais l'idée peut fonctionner. Adapte l'autre histoire au monde de Marine.
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zazB Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Je pense que les 2 histoires sont tellement différentes que Marine n'irait pas bien dans le 2e setting.
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lelaiquendi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
C'est toi qui le sais. :) Lâche pas!
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tanuki-kage Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Haha, I have the opposite problem. I want to make a webcomic myself, but I'm a writer, not an artist.
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HaneWolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
im really looking forward to this when u get around to it :)
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gilotyna815 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
There's a potential for real good webcomics :nod:. Hope they're gonna work out :D.

You know, what helps even more than reading on the subject is reading the subject. Read a few webcomics, see different ways authors deal with action and plot. Obviously Sluggy Freelance is a must but of course there are thousands webcomics to learn from on the web.

I'm in opposite situation - I'd love to make a webcomic, but my artistic skills are similiar to those of a rubber hammer :no:. So I settled down for an webnovel :shrug:. Novel has its unique perks distinguishing it from more visual medias, but clearly comic is more universal medium, which can exploit both literature's and drawings' advantages without their disadvantages. Such a wonderful art :happycry:.
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zazB Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
I read webcomics, but I,m pretty picky =P
I also don't want to read too many of them, because I find it harder to come up with my own ideas if I have seen too much of everyone else's work.
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wolfie157 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Ooo, Among the Waves looks really interesting. More so than the other one only because I can see the character more clearly and that is what usually really pulls me into the story the most. but the second one looks like it could be really cool as well!
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Ignifero Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I don't know if you're a writer or not, but this makes me need to reed those stories hehehe. I like them ^^
Try to write any way, you have all that stuff in your head, and you just must tell the story as it goes :D

Like the nike guy said: ''Just do it''
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zazB Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I tried this way a lot of times and it didn't quite worked out for me. I'm more efficient if I design everything based on a solid story. I also think, people will notice if I put a lot of effort in the story :)
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Ignifero Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
yes, it is!
If you have a writer friend, you can show him/her the script and he/she could advice you to change mistakes.
Do that story, i can tell you'd love to ;)
You love Marine, we all love Marine :P
We all will love that story hehehe.

again ''just do it''
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zazB Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
I pitched the stories in a synopsis version to some friends and the verdict always is that the concept for An Empire of Evil is a lot stronger. But I like Marine so I'm trying to make the story better so it actually is interesting. If it doesn't work I'll just go with the other option.
And I'm really glad you like Marine too :)
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Ignifero Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Great! that's the spirit!! heheh
I hope to see those stories in the furture.
And yes, how could not like her? :P
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Tride72 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Awesome!
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Faighta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you are awesome and since I know Marine and I think her design is cool maybe I would vote for that! I don't know since both ideas look awesome and I am sure that whatever you decide It would be great!

btw maybe you should do a poll :O It would be easier to count the votes!

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PD forgive the bad English. it's not my first language.
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zazB Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Good idea! I'll probably do a poll when the stories are finished. I will continue posting concepts and such, so people can make a choice based on what they see, instead of vague temporary concepts like these two.
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Faighta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm looking forward to see it!! :love: I am glad I could help!
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pixelmech Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is very intriguing. Keep going!
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kaunartist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're the only artist I actually *follow* on dA. I've been looking forward to seeing Marine's story for a while now.

My advice: don't worry about the writing, just start doing it. Commit yourself to putting out X pages over a month's time, and do it. At the end of the month, evaluate your work, figure out what works, decide what to fix. Then do it again.

Frankly, your style is so expressive and easy to follow that I think you could put out a webcomic with no words at all and it would still be compelling.

Lastly, find some people you admire and ask them for their opinion on your planned story. Neil Gaiman probably won't write back to you, but I bet there are some people in your life or less successful authors who could give you the support and advice you need to push forward.
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zazB Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thanks! I'm glad you like Marine!
Even if I don't choose that story for now, I'll continue working on the character for another time.

As for the writing, the thing is, I want to worry about it =P
I want to be proud of all the parts of the final product. What I don't want is for people to say: the art is good, but I don't really care about the story.
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tedbergeron Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I am intrigued... hoping for more.
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zazB Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
There will be more during this year :)
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tedbergeron Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
yay!
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maszkara Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I like this girl and her blue hands :) Nice job :)
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artistjerrybennett Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Both look promising. I'm intrigued.
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konami25 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
really nice
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