Drawing perspective is considered one of the hardest things in art, except the mistakes usually done are pretty much always the same and can be avoided with a little care.
1. Lines not reaching the vanishing point
Well this is pretty simple to avoid but it’s the most common mistake. It’s probably due to either carelessness or really not having understood the basic of perspective. I encourage you to go back and find some basic tutorial for this.
Anyway, be ALWAYS careful about where to ‘send’ your lines, they NEED to go towards the correct vanishing point or it will just look awkward. Double check if necessary.
And always, ALWAYS use a ruler.
If your style requires lines that are a bit less geometrical (as mine do, I have a style of inking that’s sketchy so ‘perfect’ lines drawn with a ruler usually don’t fit well in the picture) use a ruler anyway for the pencils and then ink later by freehand. At least you’ll have correct guidelines underneath.
For traditional drawing be sure you have a ruler and be sure to use it for each one of your lines.
Modern drawing software will help you a lot with this if you draw directly on computer: painting software such as Clip Studio Paint or Manga Studio 4EX or 5 have perspective tools that will automatically snap your lines towards the vanishing point.
it’s quite a long tutorial, you’ll find the rest under the Read More or you can download the pdf file here
Just tag it as “spoilers”. People can blacklist it if they want.
I guess so, yeah.
I’ll generally post stuff that has very minor/vague spoilers just tagged, but when it comes to stuff that gives away the HUGE wacky plot twists that would make M.Night Shyamalan squeal in glee (which Zero Escape is full of) they go under Read Mores with huge capital letter spoiler warnings if I post them at all.
I think I can just be wary about it because I do want more people to be interested in the series, but if people don’t know about the series in the first place they might not have spoilers for it saviored and accidentally know the biggest twist before they’ve started, ya know?
After playing VLR and stalking the fandom for a bit I kind of want to replay 999 since it’s been several years since I played it…
But I’m not sure whether I want to get the bad endings first, or just replay the two main “long” endings.
I know part of the experience for me when I first played it was that really rewarding feeling of finally getting all that exposition and the realization that I’d done something RIGHT after getting the bad endings (and the infamous “coffin” ending), but now that I already know everything it feels like getting the bad endings and having to do it all over again for the safe/true endings will be kind of tedious… Especially since you have to replay the entire thing and don’t have the option to “jump” like you do in VLR.
Ah, if only if it were possible to forget all the spoilers and go through a story for the first time again……
Has anyone else replayed it after a few years? Do you recommend going through the bad endings again, or just picking the “right” choices for the two main endings off the bat?
*finds a cool piece of art on dash* *hits the Like button* *goes to reblo—* *UNSOURCED ART* *UNLIKES* *SIRENS BLARING* *INTERNAL SCREAMING* *POURS DISINFECTANT ON DASH* *POURS DISINFECTANT ON HAND* *POURS DISINFECTANT ON COMPUTER*
DON'T LOOK UP VLR ART lol oh man fanart and official art can be so spoiling! :) I hope you enjoy the rest of the twists!
YEAH I figured as much, I have practically everything related to it as well as just “spoilers” blacklisted in general right now. I figure the fandom for any game where practically every character as well as the entirety of what’s going on is a complete mystery it’s pretty much impossible to avoid spoilers.
Heck, I know I have a hard enough time even referring to certain characters from similar games without giving away at least something just because the nature of who/what they are practically makes their entire existence a spoiler.
Choose “Betray” and you feel like a terrible person, with most of the other characters rubbing it in your face to boot
Choose “Ally”, everyone makes you feel stupid and you’re probably gonna die
Also there’s like 5000 locks holy cow. It’s like there was ONE in 999 and then they’re just like “Yeah, let’s turn this up a notch”. So far I’ve only hit 2 “real” endings, a couple bad/”game over” ones and like 5 locks
I’m practically putting off the endings where I have to betray Luna for last too, I know I probably have to get them to complete the game but I can’t bring myself to do it hahah…
I also wanna look for fanart so badly but considering the nature of the game the spoiler potential is way too high…. OTL
The scanlation group, September Scanlations (Most famously advertised by Tumblr user fencer-x, its leading translator) knowingly scanlates and publishes doujin on her site which the artists don’t want distributed anywhere. There are two known cases where artists have asked them to take them down, and after they do, she’ll immediately turn on her fans and tell us not to mention it to them. Because if they know, they’ll make her take it down.
Just recently, they completely blocked all Japanese IP addresses in an attempt not to let artists find out about their scanlations. It’s all in the name of “helping” the fans who would normally not have access to them, but when is genuine theft ever okay? As an artist, I would never be able to sit and be alright with something like this, whether I was intending to give them permission or not. The fact that they don’t ask, and that they truly don’t care is wrong, and I can’t stand idly by.
Yes, while she does take them down when they ask, it’s not like she’s giving them any sort of chance to ask in the first place now.
The site they posts all her scanlations to is September Scanlations. Here, they have quite a few doujin, for many fandoms, including Free!, Haikyuu!!, No.6, Uta no Prince-sama, K Project, and a few others. I ask that if you can’t report these transgressions to their original artists, then you should support them by simply no longer reading these doujinshi. It’s not fair to them, and it needs to stop.