Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3 Page 7

As you can read, the next page is ready! I’m sorry for the delay, it’s been a crazy week for me, but I was able to find the muse to get it done. If you follow my twitter, you know that I had a bot hack my account and basically PM everyone in my followers list, so that was a pain, and so forth.

I know you all didn’t come here for my problems, you all want the next page, or at least I think you do, so I’m going to give you what you want!

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Kokoro No Kinu – Chapter 3 Page 6

Hello all!

I apologize for the delay, I have been quite busy. My summer semester started, and one of my classes is an express class, meaning the assignments come at me twice as fast as my other class, so I have been swamped keeping up with that.

I have been thinking long and hard about my manga style, what I can improve and change to make it better. This has been the main reason why my muse was shut down for so long and why I was in a slump. I’ve been reviewing my technique, and hopefully it will improve in the coming pages.

Other than those two things, I’ve had my hands full with the Yuri.Media site, cracking down on spammers (so many… so many spammers). I’ve had to edit the member’s registration multiple times, including now an admin approval (basically me) in order to keep out the spammers (I know what to look for…). The group is still open to anyone who would like to join, and we always support our creators and reviewers!

But you all didn’t come here for that, you came for the page, so here it is!

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Yuri.Media is Up and Running!

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Okay! So, some of you know I have been working on a project for the past few weeks. Well, this morning we’ve decided to open up our work to the public!

Yuri.Media is a group of creators and reviewers who make yuri, or lesbian themed work. This can range from Comics and manga, to games, shows and movies. We all come from a wide and various background all across the world.

Yuri.Media is first and foremost and site for people who like yuri and other lesbian works to find content creators and reviewers. Yuri.Media isn’t just for the fans of yuri it’s also for the creators and reviewers themselves.

Yuri.Media is also a group dedicated to supporting and helping to promote yuri and lesbian works. We support the other aspects of the LGBTQ+ community, of course, but our main focus is yuri.

If you are a creator or reviewer, you are already eligible to join the member section. A member doesn’t have to only make or review yuri and lesbian material, but the member does have to support yuri in some way.

We promote all of the member’s works of any kind, but we prefer your works to have at least some LGBTQ+ element in it.

Being a member is free, and requires no participation from you at all. The Member’s section of the Forum is for creators and reviewers to get together to support each other, by asking for reviews, critiques and help promoting a new project through various social media outlets. This area of the forum is exclusive to members of the Yuri.Media Group.

Other benefits of being a member, besides the community, include Having your blog, comic, book, movie, game, whatever, supported by the Yuri.Media community, we all will post it up on our Twitter, Facebook and other pages, sites and platforms.

Non-members can still interact and talk, we have a section for open discussion for everyone who registers on the forum, and even a section for guests to give comments without having to register. We ask, of course, that you be respectful.

So if this interests you in anyway, be sure to check out the Yuri.Media site, and join our community!

For the Betterment of all Yuri Kind,

-Umedyn

Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3 Page 5

Alright, Another page is up! I know I was working on it two weeks ago, but I have been very very busy, which I will explain below the picture (just a hint, I will make a post about it when it’s fully ready). I’ve been busy with that project, I wasn’t feeling well for a week, and I had two exams very close to each other. I buckled down today and worked all day (taking a break because my mouse had gone to shit, but I have a new one now, a nice purple one!) to make sure this page was finished, and it is!

So without further wait, here it is!

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One Year Anniversary

One year ago today I took a chance and started this… after all this time, I still resist calling this a “blog” I have always hated that word, so I try and use it as little as possible. Still, one year ago I started this site and took a chance with my art and ideas, throwing them out here in the internet space. I was terrified and hopeful.

This post will be my 96th post on this site. Most of these are my Kokoro No Kinu pages, some are the Magicka Mechanica notes, and some are stand alone art or notes.

I have met many many amazing people on this journey so far, with a big shout out to OG Man, who reached out to me in the early days. It is mainly because of him and the Nation (you know who you are) that I really got any publicity during those starting weeks. More came along after my many twitter rants and tweets, some from other places, but all of them have been amazing people.

Still, the people who I am the most thankful for are the people who read this. That does mean you, right now. Without you I would have given up a long time ago. The people who keep coming back, who give me the feedback I need to carry on. You are the reason I have the inspiration to go on. Who knows how long it would have taken me to even get this far with my projects. Kokoro No Kinu, without you, would be gathering dust on my notes shelf with my other backlogged projects.

This year has been something that I hold dear to me for many reasons, and I hope the next year will be even greater. There will be an exciting announcement in the next few days, as well as another Kokoro No Kinu page up hopefully by Friday.

With renewed vigor I get back to work.

All because of you reading this.

Thank you.

-Umedyn

Kokoro No Kinu – Chapter 3 Page 3

Hey everyone!

I said I would post three times this week to make up, and I always try to deliver on my promises, this is one of those times! You all know how I do this, I’ll blah blah at the beginning, make you click something (if you’re looking at the home page,) to read more, give the page then some background on the page.

I do have some interesting news. I’m currently working with a group of developers, reviewers and super fans of yuri to create a network of small developers who are working on yuri related projects, be it comics, games, novels, etc. We’re in the early planning stages of development, but hopefully when we get it established, we’ll have nodes on most of the social platforms, including here on wordpress, twitter, facebook and tumbr just to name a few.

Either way, you came here for the page, and I am here to deliver!

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My Spring Break Draw-Appaloosa!

Hey, everyone! Sorry for the last few weeks of inactivity, but I have been a bit busy. Last week was the Spring Break for my school, (and I’m sure most of your schools as well), but did I take a break?

No! If you had been following my twitter (listening to me twittering on as such, thanks if you are,) you know that I spent my spring break working on pages for Kokoro No Kinu; That is why I called my spring break my Draw-appaloosa.

During the last week I created 4 new pages from Kokoro No Kinu. As you know, I’m working on Chapter 3 in real time, because I’m caught up at the time with my pages. Because school has kept me really busy (I do this for free at the time, as you all know well, so my main source of income comes first, unfortunately.) So I rarely get a chance to make pages, so I decided the week I was off school, I would use the time constructively, meaning making pages!

I’ve decided to keep you all updated on my pages, and because I’m about 2 posts late, due to my new years resolution to make at the very least 1 post a week. I haven’t made a post in two weeks, so I need to catch up. I decided to give all you a sneak peek into my pages, showing you all the sketches of the up coming pages!

This week will also have a Magicka Mechanica Cultural Study, and by Friday, a finished Page 3 (a preview you will see below) will be posted, catching me up to my post quota!

So, without further ado, and no continue reading button, previews of Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3, pages 3 through 6!

Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3 Title Page

Alright! After a week of setback, and some fluff ‘n filler, I have chapter 3’s title page! In some ways the chapter title pages are harder than the pages with text and dialogue. I have to think of eye grabbers and I am not the best with color. I usually use pencils to make my art, so most of it is in black and white, so finding colors that work are harder for me than actually drawing the pages sometimes. Either way, I won’t bore you with the details, and I won’t add a continue reading tab, so you all get to enjoy the title page without having to load another page!

BTW, I will be adding these and the other page of Chapter 3 to the Kokoro No Kinu page!

-Umedyn

Creation of a Page

While you all wait (who ever is waiting) for my next Kokoro No Kinu page (sorry for that, school been getting in the way, but I promise it will be up by Wednesday night.) I thought I would share with you all the process of how I create my pages. There  are about 5 steps in the process of creating a page, so for anyone who is thinking of making a comic this way in the future, hopefully this will give you all some helpful tips and pointers. I will be using the first page of Chapter 3 as an example. So let’s get started… after this continue reading button that is!
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Sidewalk Spider

Alright, I promised two posts this week because I missed posting last week. So in keeping up with my new years resolution of posting at least once a week, I’m showing off a little sketch comic I made. I was testing out my Tablet, seeing how it works with my graphic art programs, and so far I’m very satisfied. I created this little comic sketch while testing out how well I could create comics in the future by just doing it on computer, and I think I will stick to hand drawn at first, then cleaning it up later like I have been doing. I think I am also going to start using my tablet for Kokoro No Kinu, specifically how I do my lines. I won’t bore you with the details, but your going to see a shift in how the lines look in Kokoro No Kinu, so look out for that! Hopefully it will also cut down on some of the editing time for those pages. But enough about that, let’s show you the little 4 panel comic I made, simply titled Sidewalk Spider.

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I’m going to clean it up and color it in the future, but for right now, this was the four panel sketch I made while testing out how my tablet worked, so all of that is hand drawn with my tablet.