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How I Structure A Doujin by Kaoyux How I Structure A Doujin by Kaoyux
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:bulletred: This is the method I use to structure my doujins. It doesn't necessarily mean that it has to work for everybody, you always must choose the method that suits you best ^^

:bulletred: Experience has taught me that I ALWAYS must write all ideas I suddenly come up with! The more number of ideas you write, the better will be for your doujinshi story. (I used to miss a LOT of wonderful ideas when I didn't write them).

:bulletred: I NEVER apply this method to ALL doujin pages at the same time, but a group of pages (in this tutorial you can see that I only did it with my doujin intro), since I always could change my mind and edit some dialogues/situations.

:bulletred: If I’m planning to make a manga/comic for SALE, I NEVER shade/screentone after finishing the lineart of a page or a group of pages, I prefer to wait until I’m completely done with the lineart of ALL the manga/comic since my style is constantly changing. This way people will see uniformity in your manga/comic, not a collage of different styles (I must stress that this was one of the main reasons why I ended up abandoning a few doujins in the past).

Without further ado I hope'll find this handy. And remember, always choose the method that suits you best! ^^
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xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Many people seem to come with ideas at night. I wonder why is that. : o
SinfulGuroRose Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
If you're really curious, it's because night is typically when people have been awake the longest, leaving them in a state similar to having a low alcohol level. Studies show that those with altered mental states often have creative breakthroughs during this time!

...I'm sorry, that was weird, but it's very interesting to me!
xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh no I love stuff like this I had no idea! I always would get them at night constantly and I always wondered why that keeps happening. >.> Thanks for the info. :D
MykkaArtillaga Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014   General Artist
We have the same way of structuring a doujin yet I learned more a lot from you! Thank you! :iconheehee-plz:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Writer
Dude... :iconthisplz:
Kyoky-San Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you use photoshop? I used Manga Studio >.> I tried using photoshop but for some reason... it just never looks right. I use photoshop for my covers though.
hetaliagirl101 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Do you draw theses on paper?Or is there something you downloaded to make it on the computer?Great tutorial btw!
CYoung521 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Artist
why thank you that was very descriptive and I think I could try one of those it sounds very interesting. :)
deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My question is, how do you KNOW that this one panel is "proper" for the ..situation? I mean, people go through rough drafts all the time, and you read manga about people who make manga or edit them, and they always say, "This panel is too this and this" or "Add this here, do a closeup, take this out" .. I mean, you're your only editor so I'm pretty sure you would be biased FOR your first completed draft.. but that's just me :/
assasinated Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks :D This is very useful :3
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