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Kraust Issue 2 Preview by Kougen Kraust Issue 2 Preview by Kougen
Here's a preview from the 2nd issue of Chronicles of Hao Ran: Kraust - Ten Roars of The Heavens (Yes, it is a mouthful and I do get tired of saying it, in case you were wondering. :XD:).

You can catch CHR: K-TRTH (Abbreviating doesn't help either apparently. ^^;) exclusively in Mangaholix!!!

Chronicles of Hao Ran: Kraust - Ten Roars of The Heavens Copyright 2007 Emmanuel Javier & Ian Cang

Created by Emmanuel Javier - ~groundskeeper and Ian Cang *Kougen
Script by Emmanuel Javier - ~groundskeeper
Pencils by myself - *Kougen
Inks by Kevin Libranda - ~kevinTUT
Colors by Timothy Terrenal - =boybalasa
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Tangaholix Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Guy with the headband here looks like a character from some manga-style comic Image comics released a few years back. Headband, build, face type. Honest critique (no sarcasm intended on this one), I like the panelling here. Although the third big panel could have used a lower angle shot. Though your characters look a bit generic at times, and they can be somewhat stiff, your panel compositions are good.
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Kougen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Okay. Thank you for that.
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Manji318 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Don't tell me the gut in the black and red got the shit punched out of him . . . . . lol . . . . . say it isn't so, SAY IT ISN'T SOOOOOO!!!!
But for realz, this is nice, I think I need to give you some competition
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Kougen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Hahaha! Well I wouldn't say that he got his ass kicked or anything... let's just say it was a draw... for now. :XD:

Anyways, thanks... friendly and respectful competition is always welcome. :D
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Manji318 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Whoo! I was about to say . . . . . . I was about to wet myself. . . lol

Sure, I'll have to find some sort of way to get my sketches on here. When my comp is feeling better, I'll give you some competition . . . .uhhh . . .friendly and respectful competition
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batangbatugan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Ey man! Sowy long time no hear ^^;

I don't think I've congratulated you on your work yet, nice work on the premiere issue man =) Your lines look smoother and have more control, layouts are good but I think you can improve on it more:thumbsup:
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Kougen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Ei man! Great to hear from ya! Likewise, sorry long time no hear! :XD:

Anyhow, thanks for the congratulations. I can only hope things look up from here on. :D Hehehe! I'd luv to say that my lines have gotten better but I must thank my inker ~kevinTUT for that. I'd practice on my own lines more if I had the time, but doing pages and running the busines side of the publication eats up personal time for drawing. :(

Yeah. Must improve my layouts. I'm usually okay with it when I finish it but I always wish I did something different when I look back on it. :shakefist: Actually had a YM chat with ~2ngaw a few weeks ago and we both think that since we watch more anime now than read manga, it has its influences on how we picture story telling and layouts in our heads... though I doubt it affects him nearly as much as it does myself. :shakefist: Maybe if I go back to reading more manga I'll figure out if that rings true. :XD:
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batangbatugan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
well, looking at it with a cinematographer's eyes(like watching a movie) is a good direction to go. Works for any style, too ^^
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Kougen Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
Yeah it certainly helps. But sometimes I feel like if I keep visualizing my story telling in motion picture, I fail to visualize it in more static mediums like comics. :shakefist:

I'm guessing a good balance between the two is best. :lmao:
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jactinglim Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
Ooh! I saw the Mangaholix booth at UGG kanina :D were you there?
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