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.

Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3 Page 1

It’s back! After… I’m not going to count months, Kokoro No Kinu is back, as you can very well see! In this chapter Hitomi gets ready to take  the college exam, and a dispute breaks out! Sorry it took so long to make, but that last school semester really hit me hard, but I’m back, Chapter 3’s script is done, but I haven’t drawn any pages besides the one below yet, but I am committed to work on it!

So, something a little different, I am going to put my contact information before the page. This is because this is a new chapter, and thus, some of you may not know about my many, many avenues of social medias. These help me because I have the self-confidence of three snails tied together and dipped in soy sauce, and seeing that people actually follow and interact with me boosts my confidence and helps me find the energy to put out content faster!

I can be found, of course on Twitter @Umedyn, or https://twitter.com/umedyn I have a facebook page you can follow and interact with me, at https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/, if you want to support my arts, I do ahave a very dusty Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/Umedyn, where no one supports me… but hey, there are a few places you can view my manga. of course there is on my wordpress (located above) or on Tapastic at https://tapastic.com/series/39148, I’ve also seen it pop up on other sites on the internet, which is kinda interesting, but they usually has my pre-fixed first chapter, so the best places to read it are above.

So, without further ado, after a brief hiatus, I present to you a read on button! But behind that button is Kokoro No Kinu, Chapter 3 Page 1!

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Sci-Fi Tech Sketches

Alright, in trying to keep my resolution of posting at least once per week, I have some sketches for you. These were very early concept designs for a shelved Sci-fi game idea I want to make in the future. Of course Kokoro No Kinu comes first, and/or with Magicka Mechanica. Since I really have nothing else to give, (still working on chapter 3 page 1, been a bit slack on that… my bad) I thought I would just share these with you all. The first one is free, but after that, you have to click that Continue Reading link to see the rest. Cheap tactic, I know, but it makes me feel better to see page views on my dashboard.

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Magicka Mechanica Cultural Studies – The Elvydyn

The Elvydyn, otherwise known as elves by humans, have three major racial distinctions: the average Psylynumadyn and to a lesser extent the non-homeland born Imaloridyn; The wild Forudyn, or “forest elves” as they are commonly known; and the banished Duskorylun, commonly known as the “dark elves”. All of the Elvydyn are structured with the same slender builds and agile bodies, the major distinction between them are their abilities and skin coloration. The Psylynumadyn and Imaloridyn are almost indistinguishable, with fair skin and a range of common hair and eye colors, many of them are magically and artificially colored. The Forudyn are often more tan, slightly smaller, with darker hair and eye colors, mainly in the brown, black and greys. The most distinct of the Elvydyn are the cursed Duskorylun. The Duskorylun have near blue-black skin, with the lightest being more darker greys. The Duskorylun hair ranges from a silvery-grey to bright purple tinted grey, black hair is rare. Duskorylun eyes are often red, with the rare colors being purple, silvery grey and blue. Aside from being the second oldest aging sentient race, the first being the Peryaldyn, or Peryphylyn, also known as the pixies, they are also the most influential, and their religion is the most widely accepted and practiced, with their dogma the most believed.

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Having No Muse Sucks

Sorry for the banal title, but as you can read, my drive for work is in the toilet at the moment. One of my New Years resolutions was to post at least once a week, but every time I put pen to paper, specifically on the next Kokoro No Kinu page, all inspiration and drive goes out the window. I decided to make a sketch instead to try and get my muse going, and while I’m not sure if it is working, at least I can share another TomokoxHitomi picture with you all.

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Art Class Gallery

Alright, since I took an art class during this last semester (some basic concept art class,  got an A in it, so I’m not complaining) I thought I would share with you all the projects I did for that class. Most of this is concept stuff, and not my best work, seeing as I did most of these right before the midnight deadline to turn them in, but I thought “Why not just show them off anyway?” So here are the projects I did for my college art class… note painting is NOT my best medium…

 

2016 In Retrospect; Plans For 2017

2016 has been, in a word, interesting.

I won’t go into all the crazy political stuff that has happened this year, as many of you who follow my Twitter know my ideas and stances on that. Instead I am going to talk about my experiences and thoughts on what I have done this year, mainly around this “blog” (I will never stop hating that word), and my projects. Then I will lay out some of my plans for 2017, my new years resolutions, only these are ones I will be actively trying to keep. So without further ado, let me get started.

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What’s Been Going On With Me

Hello All!

First off I want to say I’m sorry for not being active on this, Twitter, or other places you may know me from. I’ve been kinda busy lately. First off, I have started to go to college, getting my AS in Graphic and Web design, so I’ve been busy starting that and getting ready. Second of course was that I was dealing with Hurricane Hermine and the after effects of that. Luckily I, and my property, came out unscathed. We lost power for a few days, so I’m playing catch-up on some online homework I have.

As you all know, I am trying to get Chapter 3 of Kokoro No Kinu off the ground, and It’s been like those attempts of man’s first attempts at flight, a lot of crashing at the start up. I’ve been trying to work at school in between my classes, but other things keep coming up, my laptop has the battery life of a mayfly, and other things. I recently discovered an anime and gaming club that meets at my school, the good news is that it’s meeting are like 5 hours after my class on their scheduled day, so I’m going to try and use that time to work on the chapter instead of my usual getting caught up in some game, or trying to start and failing.

But that is what’s been going on with me, just to give you and update. I, again, am sorry I haven’t been as active as I use to be, but when I fully get into the swing of things, I am going to pick back up, at least a portion of what I was doing. I promise to post something at least once a week, even if it is just more Magicka Mechanica notes. If you like reading those, or like reading Kokoro No Kinu, or anything else I do, then by all means, let me know, positive re-enforcement is great for my non-existent ego, and if there is something I can improve on, constructive criticism always helps me grow and learn.

I promise to work harder, and be more active,

-Umedyn

Magicka Mechanica – A Brief History of the Undyrkyn Struggle for Recognition as Civilized Peoples

The first mentions of the so called “Undyrkyn” first appear at the tail end of the Age of Might, around -200 T.C. when the Elven necromancer Undyr Thorymyr began his campaign of authoritarian assault on the known world. We know that period of nearly 200 years today as the Age of Terror. The end of the Age of Terror was appropriately dated 0 T.C., or Terminous Centura, when the man known as Thoran Hallar lead a small band of his followers into the Undyrcar and defeated the then undead sorcerer, also known as a lich, that was once Undyr Thorymyr. This group would then establish the kingdoms that would later make up the countries we know today. Continue reading “Magicka Mechanica – A Brief History of the Undyrkyn Struggle for Recognition as Civilized Peoples”