Comic 261 - part of the master plan

18th Feb 2013, 6:06 AM in Gratz Transition
part of the master plan
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Lackinganame 18th Feb 2013, 6:06 AM edit delete
And there we have it 6 pages of action! we had face kicks, explosions, and slippers all in one week! next week should be a bit normal so enjoy the massive flood of pages. next week we began the next step in the story so be ready, the plot thickens.

(Next up date 2-25-13)


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Clef 21st Feb 2013, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
The move to digital inking and coloring was nice. It allows for higher resolution images to look better than hand-drawn scans. One only thing is that is leads to a bit of dead space if you use single color fills/paint buckets.

I don't know what program you use, but if it's something that has a selector tool/magic wand tool it might be a good time for you to give shading a try. It's best to start sometime. Let Gratz be your "art guinea pig" to you as S&K was to me. If you have a program that uses layers (photoshop, paint tool sai, ect) it makes life a lot easier once you learn it. Not only for coloring, but special effects as well. If you have such a program, I can explain in more detail. If you DON'T want to explore shading (i.e. you want to keep a more old-style cartoon look), than I would suggest shrinking the image size/resolution by at least half after you complete it. That way dead space won't seem so dead.

As far as advertising, you are already being mentioned on SMF, which should bring you most of your traffic. The other methods are to become an active forum user on comic fury (and have your comic banner shown in your sig). The more people see you participating in discussions, the more they are likely to visit your comic. That is mostly only if you are interested in getting readers who are fellow webcomic artists, though. Not Many WoW players there.

And lastly, if you are willing to spend money, you can advertise on Project Wonderful, which manages all the banners on Comic Fury and a few other places.

Being active is one of the most important things. People tend to come back if they expect or get used to seeing something new every time they do. That is why frequently comics are usually much more successful than monthly updated ones, and so forth. However that part you already have down.
Lackinganame 21st Feb 2013, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
all right thanks for the feed back.

i use photoshop program for the drawing and coloring. your right about the layers they play a huge roll in the pages one of the combinations iv been favoring lately is the opacity settings. all these night time panels iv been doing with sneak actually highly involve that i just make over all layer color it black turn down the opacity and i have a night time overlay. (got to go in and poke holes for the eyes so we can see them lol.)

i am highly interested in learning more about shading you said the selector tool/magic wand would be a good way to go with that. how would you recommend using it?

and thanks for the advertising tip if you decide to start us some thing new or get the chance for more regular updates ill spread to word and hopefully bring ya some more traffic.

and if you want guest work just for stuff to keep traffic a bit alive just ask ill shot ya some stuff and I'm sure lots of people will.

again thanks for the feed back and out of curiosity whats whose your favorite character?
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