Roadwork is a conditioning exercise for an athlete consisting of running considerable distances in areas that are reasonably free of obstructions or traffic, as fields or country roads: performed chiefly by boxers in training for a bout. This is taken from dictionary.com because I’m too lazy to buy a real dictionary:rofl:. This thread is dedicated to Makunouchi Ippo from the manga/anime, Hajime no Ippo. It is a story about a boxer who defied the odds.
This thread is where the result of my ‘roadwork’ will appear. I will be updating this thread on a semi-regular basis. My goal will be posting at least one piece of art per week. A piece will roughly be composed of penciled artwork. Currently, I am working full time, so that is all the time I have. Right now I am saving up money so that I can work part-time for the next 3 to 5 years. That should give me enough time to dedicate myself to my roadwork and finally turn pro as an OEL(original english language) manga-ka(manga author).
Right now the world is void of quality OEL manga-ka. Hopefully I will be one of the few pioneers that will pave the way for future generations. I’m full of shit right now, I know. But to achieve greatness, one much aim high. Potential + lack of ambiton = KO loss mutha’ fucka’!
Comments and criticisms are welcome. I’m always looking for ways to improve. Lazy eye? Third nipple? Let me the fuck know if it’s that bad. And lastly, a little bit of useless information below:
Weight: 170 lbs.
(Stats based on a scale of 1-10 stars.)
Short: Become proficient at drawing.
Short +: Create my first complete 15 - 20 pg. chapter of manga.
Short ++: Create another chapter.
Mid term: Start first version of my manga.
Mid term +: Create second version of my manga.
Long: First volume of manga complete (200 pgs)
Final: Submit portfolio to publisher and turn pro.
…::Tools of destruction::…
*Various mechanical pencils (.3mm, .5mm, .7mm)
*Variety of worthless pens and nibs
*Basic straight edge ruler. Tried many fancy tools; most gimicks or too specialized.
*7 year-old eraser (TKO)
Wacom Intuous 68 tablet
*Cheap HP Scanner
*Adobe Photoshop Elements v2.0
*Manga Studio EX v3.0
*Samsung 900IFT 19" CRT (Die bitch so I can get LCD. It’s killing my vision!)