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Aku Chi Chapter 1 Page 1 by Rivalhopeso Aku Chi Chapter 1 Page 1 by Rivalhopeso
<<< COVER PAGE: [link] <<< >>> NEXT PAGE: [link] >>>

AH FINALLY! After many years of just talking about this manga and drawing the first 2 chapters when i was really bad and like 2 years ago i have finally done the first page properly.

since it\'s my first time using manga studio debut 4 and my second times using my graphics tablet, i knwo there are quite a few problems but sometimes i got really confused about things, like the rasterzation of things to delete the border then randomly it would reappear and the shading in the panel went totally black (hence reaosn for much darker shading in third/middle panel :P).

This is Furusawa Kiyuki, not necersarily the main character but she\'s one of those annoying ones that you find yourself liking nonetheless. She lives alone with her Grandmother since her Mum died a few years back and her Dad is always away working.

In my epic Aku Chi, i really did try to have everything in it, so that for other manga ideas i can specialise, but fo rthis to a bit of comedy, a bit of romance, mystery, fighting, fantasy aspects (later on), family conflict, friendship, death. i wanted a shounen sort of manga feel but with death note type of art. Which in the end is a bit like air gear.

well anyways, i hope you liek the first page of the first chapter that is 20 pages long. i have the plans for the next 2 chapters as well so hopefully by the end of 2010 i will have atleast 1 chapter of Aku Chi up.

And for thoseof you who are wondering what Aku Chi means, it is Impure Blood in Japanese.
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:iconreiup:
Reiup Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet! gonna read all the pages now x3
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woo hoo xD :P
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ireallydontgiveafuk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
cool comic! Is ur main character in ur story female?
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:iconrivalhopeso:
Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nah the main character is Tsuyoshi Mandai (Tosh) but she is the main focus for now. she starts off the main plot developments.

thanks for commenting
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ireallydontgiveafuk Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Oh I c, cool. My pleasure
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:iconiloveme264:
iloveme264 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that your drawing could still use some work but you're definitely getting there! :D
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot :)
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:iconiloveme264:
iloveme264 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're very welcome :) OH, and I'm akanamila. :)
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:iconrivalhopeso:
Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ok cool xD

watch+ :P
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:iconiloveme264:
iloveme264 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ Thanks so much!
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:iconrivalhopeso:
Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's been almost a year since you posted your comment on this page, my first page, i as wondering if you'd like to see the following 9 i've done to tell me if ive improved, which i think i have, and what else i need/could do. ;)
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iloveme264 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, I'd love to!
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lotusbiru Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
proportion and anatomy >>> i think you should work more on that.
the third panel is quite disturbing. it's too masculaine for girl's foot :D
but i think you good at toning and effect :)
keep the good work
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol of all things to pick from i'm surprised you went for the foot but i didn't realise that at first so thanks. Unfortunately i have a rather masculine foot for a guy (if i don't say so myself fwaharhar) and so didn't realise there was a difference xD Yeah thanks for pointing that out :P

Thanks for the compliments too :) i'm glad you like the toning, completely experimental :P
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lotusbiru Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
hehehe. it's not a matter of her foot size, but IMO you should draw it softer. :D
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol you made this comment almost a year ago. i have only posted 6 other pages since then but i was wondering if you wouldn't mind taking a look at them? [link]

i'd like to know if you think i've made much progress. i literally uploaded pages 6 and 7 today lol.

;)
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lotusbiru Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
hi! sorry for late respond. i rarely spend quite long time to surf and dig into DA community now, :D
i'm not good at critisize, but i can see it obviously form you manga pages is, you need to practice more at drawing dynamic pose. yes i can't say it easy, i can hardly do it as well. but you can see from comic how the authors draw dynamic poses :D
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
alright that makes sense.

i didn't really think about that too much but thanks a lot for bringing it to my attention ;)

and thanks for coming reply :D
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lotusbiru Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
no problem. you're very welcome :)
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hybridinsurgency Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Nice work with the hand in the final panel. The line work in her hair and shirt also looks good here.
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:iconrivalhopeso:
Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot :)
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MasterCat3191 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
nice :D
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:iconrivalhopeso:
Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
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MasterCat3191 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
ur welcome :)
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mayshing Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Filmographer
i am happy for you, i think you have an excellent start, keep it going, worry about mistakes later, your first goal should be getting the whole chapter done, and give yourself a pet on the back and go on to finish the whole book. As you keep working, correct your mistakes as you go.
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
right thanks a lot. getting an entire chapter done though is gonna take some time. if you don't mind i'll continue to submit my pages to AH coz the advice i get when given is truly invaluable. xD especially from someone like you who has got 2 mangas that are both really succesful popularity wise at least.
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mayshing Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Filmographer
the key to doing manga successfully is just doing them, and make it your choice of expressing yourself, live and breath it like it's writing a blog. Keep doing it. :) and u are welcome to keep submitting to AH, you are one of the few who shows clear improvement, dedication, and not afraid to get crit. Good for you.
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Thanks but i must admit alongside a demanding college course, this can get really tricky. Especially since i know that if i could do a proper drawing or a page a day i would improve tenfold but i have to just leave it to any spare time i get. But i will keep going xD no point complaining. Second page almost done anyways :P

As long asi'm on the right track i suppose i can get what i want in the end?

thanks a lot :D
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mayshing Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
i know its tough, but don't ever stop it because of college, you can take short breaks but always be productive. :)
In the end you will come back and look at it and said, "how did i get this done during that time?" XD
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha lol you're right. no i will never stop, i'll even take my graphics tablet to universtiy xD i really want to get this finished because i've drawn out very rough sketches of the first 3 chapters and in year 10-11 i drew the first 2 using pencil but it wasn't very good so i want to do those 3 chapters properly xD

thanks for your support :):):)
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Calvin228 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
anatomy needs some work, but it is really cool.
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:iconrivalhopeso:
Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot. could you specify what's wrong with the anatomy? xD
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Calvin228 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
hand are to skinny and doesnt match the body. look up hand anatomy to see what I am talking about.
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i know how to draw hands so that's ok but yes you are right. It's also a bit masculine even if it is skinny. thanks for pointing that out. Anything else or is that it? :0
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Calvin228 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
so far, nothing really, the drawing is a little scratchy for me, but that a style interest.
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Chenyi87 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
wow, cool, finally.
and the character cool too:)
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:iconrivalhopeso:
Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot :) it's tahnks to you in all honesty ;)
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CherryTreeInTheRain Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
looks cool :D nice art, i cant wait to read mores :DDDDDDDD
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thanks! i'm flattered! Makes me want to draw the next pages even faster :P As long as i have 1 Aku Chi fan in the making, that's enough motivation to go on by :P
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CherryTreeInTheRain Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
No problem 8D

Yay for motivation!~!
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Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's been a while since you commented on this page, but i really wanted to know from people who have seen my first page, what they think of my pages so far. lol in a year i've only managed 9 more but it'd be really really awesome if you could go to my gallery or through the links on this page and view my other pages :)

thanks a lot
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