Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3 Page 4

Another page here! I’ve been kinda in a weird procrastination time warp this week. I was hoping to draw another page on monday, digital ink this page on Wednesday, and screen tone, bubble and word on Thursday and Friday…

None of that happened…

I instead did not draw the page, I inked on Friday, and if you follow my twitter, know I just finished all the other stuff just now. There is no excuse besides schoolwork and procrastination.

I’m still working on the project I teased at the last time. We’ve had some technical difficulties, but when we are finished with it, I’ll announce it. So without waiting… okay after this read more, the page!

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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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Magicka Mechanica Cultural Studies – The Peryaldyn

The Peryaldyn, Peryphylyn in their language, are what humans commonly refer to as pixies. Pixies are the smallest of the “civilized” races, measuring at an average of six inches tall. Their wings are similar to translucent dragonfly wings, but pixies, unlike dragonflies, only have one set of wings. Pixies have the most diversity of all the “civilized” races, ranging in hair, eye and skin colors of all kinds. These colors can range from bright blue to green and human tones. This distinction of coloring has no effect, however, culturally or otherwise in the fey community.

The Peryaldyn is the longest living race, and the most illusive. Pixies are considered a phenomenon in the cities, due to the Peryaldyn’s strong cultural ties to nature, though some pixies still live in “Doxydal”, which is a blanket term for all of the other larger races, cities for various reasons. The Peryaldyn are known for making the best spies, mainly because of their size and flying abilities, but also the race’s penchant for using illusion-based magic. Despite the spying reputation, Peryaldyn are often known to have very cheerful dispositions, though that is a general stereotype of the Peryaldyn. Though known for their size, it is often a grave mistake to underestimate one of the Peryaldyn. Most pixies rely on illusion, nature and conjuration magic to suppliment what they lack in size and physical strenth, as well as speed and ranged weapons. Being great pioneers in botany and herbalism, their ranged weapons are often tipped with deadly poisons.

The Peryaldyn mainly live in the great central forest that spans the middle of the continent between the two major mountain ranges. The Peryaldyn are governed by kingdoms and courts, the favored of the King or Queen becoming lords. Currently there are two courts of Peryaldyn in power, the Serylyn and Unserylyn courts. These are often translated by humans into the Seelie and Unseelie courts. The Serylyn court is often referred to as the Day, or Sun, Court, because of it’s stance on working with the Doxydals. The Unserylyn Court, known as the Night, or Moon, Court tends to take the hands off approach to the larger races, and the Unserylyn Court has been known to harbor a lot of the more malicious and tricksters of the two courts. This often gives the Peryaldyn a reputation for being practical jokers and con artists. Both Courts, however, enlist the help of the Forudyn, the forest elves, and have done so since the mortal war, where humans rebelled against the elves. The Forudyn do not interfere with the affairs of the courts, but act as delegates and protectors of the pixies from other Doxydals. For doing so, the Forudyn receive gifts and services for their protection.

Both the Peryaldyn and the Forudyn worship the “Mother Earth” nature goddess, known as Pery. It is said that the Peryaldyn were made from her, and so they took her name into theirs as a sign of worship. While the Peryaldyn have no organized religion, Pery is their figurehead, and they all, or at least the pious ones, abide by Pery’s rule to honor and respect nature. Her rule is to live with nature, and not just seek to control it. This is the chief reason why most Peryaldyn buildings, even in some Doxydal cities, are made from living wood and plants, shaped by magic and kept alive by feeding on Pixie Dust, which the Peryaldyn create naturally, and has magical growth properties for plants, and can even rejuvenate dead plants. This plant and pixie relationship is symbiotic. The plants get a steady supply of nutrients and the Peryaldyn get shelter. Pery is said to have no one form, but to be the earth itself, and is the only god not to be considered on the Astyr plane. Pixies say that if she has to appear to mortals, she usually comes in the form of either a Spriggan or as a dryad, as these are some of the only creatures created from plant life and magic.

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

Magicka Mechanica Cultural Study – The Umedyn

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The Umedyn, and by lesser extent the Astyrdyn and Curydyn are beings of spiritual nature. The Umedyn are beings that do not reside in the mortal realm, they are akin to what humans call “angels” and “demons”, but it is more complex than these concepts. The Umedyn are sentient entities, at least the major ones, and are broken up into three categories: The “Gods”; The Astyrdyn, or the god’s “servants”; and the Curydyn, or those Umedyn who actively meddle in the affairs of mortals. The Astyrkyn are the children of men and Astyrdyn, and are often known as “angel spawn”; Alternatively, Curykyn are the spawn of men and Curydyn, who actively meddle in the human world, these are often referred to as “devil spawn”. Generally there are more Curykyn in the world than Astyrkyn. It seems, however, that no matter who the Astyrdyn or Curydyn mate with, no matter what the race, they are born to appear to be half-human. This fact has lead some scholars to believe that humans are not creations of the Elvydyn, like previously believed, but are the spawn of the Umedyn directly.

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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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