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Lore of the Envoy Cover by knighthead

So I always come back to this the longer I put off the official creation of this comic. When I start drawing this comic, would you (the potential readers) prefer it to be read left-to-right (American/European style) or right-to-left(Japanese style)?

American/European Style
:star: Pros
Readers unfamiliar with manga won't be jarred
Pages will be print-ready for an American audience
Can possibly submit to American/French publishers without needing to rework pages

Japanese Style
:star: Pros
The style leads you to believe it would be read like traditional manga
People who read this are more likely to be fans of manga and would prefer it right-to-left
People expecting manga would be jarred if it was left-to-right

If I decided to publish the story, either way, it would be self-published so the orientation overall shouldn't matter. It's really just what the potential readers would find best, I guess. Also, I'm back and forth on whether to paint it or just have black and white pages. The latter takes a lot less work, but I went back and looked at my original inspiration to make a webcomic, :iconelsevilla:
Hamadryad lament  02 by elsevilla Hamadryad's Lament by elsevilla
His pages were just so beautiful and inspiring, and I know when it comes to comics, I stick around more for the artwork than anything. I often get bored of black-and-white manga if it's not drawn with a lot of energy (good black placement, a nice graphic style, really interesting and intricate environments). If I play to my strengths, I'd do a full-color comic, but the time to put into that would be so much that I might not be able to keep it updated as much as I'd like, especially when I need to do other work to afford groceries and whatnot. Inconsistency in painting could also come up, since there's always those panels you just don't feel like drawing. Maybe I can avoid those, this is entirely my story. I just don't want to mess up this idea I've had for so long with the wrong start.   

And of course, commissions are open. I'mma be doing some gift arts for the holidays and now that classes are over, I have all the time to draw!

COMMISSION INFORMATIONSo I've gotten a lot of requests for commissions and the one thing I'm missing is organization! I don't have many examples to show(and nothing specifically a bust or full-body, but you should get the gist of what those would entail), but as soon as this gets off the ground I'll be able to supply more. Commissions will be for a full-color illustration in my manga style.
:star:Greyscale Sketch $20
A greyscale sketch will be a quick greyscale drawing. By their nature, there will not be revisions given for this type of commission. These are often rough and "incomplete," as they are sketches and not finished works.

:star:Bust/head shot $30
Self-explanatory, this is essentially a character portrait. In some cases, more can be drawn.

:star:Waist-up or 3/4 shot $60
From head to the waist or upper-thighs, composition permitting.

COMMISSION STATUS! [OPEN]Here I'm going to put live commissions so both parties can keep track of what's going on where. I didn't expect to get enough traffic to commissions for this to be a relevant thing!
:star: Waist-Up Character [PAID] [On Hold]
:star: Waist-Up Character [PAID] [On Hold]
:star: Waist-Up Character [PAID] [On Hold]
:star: Waist-Up Character
:star: Waist-Up Character

A list of members who I have completed work for. Thank you everyone!
:iconAceRailgun: :iconloveslut: :iconLunachi139: :iconkcravenyote: :iconTheDemonfyre: :iconZerro:
:iconZandock: :iconelee0228: :iconSeizui: :icontakkunotori: :iconwaffleleech: :iconTorrentAB:

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JacketedMirror Apr 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a nice gallery!
knighthead 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) And thank you for the watch! Your work is really strong and impressive for your age, whoa. Watching you back! :heart:
JacketedMirror 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!

Thank you so much for the watch! ;w;
odunze Apr 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
shweet gallery!, didnt know you watch me.. :) +
knighthead 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah dude! Thanks! I remember finding you on YouTube years ago and being really inspired!
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artistafrustrado Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SpotlightHappy b-day!! Glomp!AirborneHigh-five! i hope you're having a really awesome day! Party:iconcakeplz:Dance!Spotlight
Happy Birthday :chairdance: PARTY HARD Professor Party :hypnola: Dance Dance Emote Monk Emote - Party 
Equinox-The-Shinobi Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Mr. Knight! Have your cake and eat it too Party Hope you had an really awesome day! 
greensam Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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