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Cover Pages, Panels, and Homework!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 9, 2014, 8:55 AM
Hello all! :D I do hope everyone is having a fabulous week. Just wanted to keep you all posted on some progress and how things are going. So work has officially started for the manga, Miko. It's the first time I've been hired to do a full comic. I've done page commissions, but nothing on this scale. It's so exciting! At the moment I'm hard at work on the cover page, which so far is turning out really good. Although yesterday I was a bit frustrated with how one of the characters was turning out. I spent hours trying to get her right and finally had to put the paper down and take a break. After a good night's sleep I realized that what I got done actually wasn't bad at all. I was just super sleepy the other day and it was affecting my working attitude. So lesson learned. Always work after getting a good night's sleep and a good meal. :D
As if comic making was enough I'm also going to be hosting a panel on creating comics at Anime Banzai this year. I'll also be having an art booth. I'm not so much worried about my booth as I am about presenting all the wonderful information there is to becoming a manga artist. I do hope people enjoy it. I pore my heart and soul into my presentations. Anime Art 101 went really well at my last convention and I'd love for Manga Ka: Creating Comics to go just as well, if not better. If any of you are going to be there feel free to drop by and support me. I'd really appreciate it. Heart 
Lastly, I'm back in school for my last semester of college. I'm so excited to graduate and hopefully have more time to work on my personal projects. A lot of them have been put on hold during school just because all this homework takes so much of my time. Luckily I've been able to stay ahead this semester and I plan to keep it that way. I've got several deadlines to keep and I'd hate to miss them for something as lame as procrastination. Although we artists seem to be famous for it. Chiyo Silent Icon  I was once a horrible procrastinator myself. I look back and wonder how I ever survived. So anyway, while I'm being super busy I don't see myself posting too much artwork on DA for a while. I'll at least keep you updated on how things are going. Things should settle down more after November.


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Rilee Belnap
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Currently studying art in college and will be graduating this December with a Bachelor's degree.

I have studied Japanese for five years and lived in the country for some time, but I now currently live in the states. I have been learning how to draw manga and anime for seven years and hope to get started on my first manga, "Fairy Rings" very soon. While I have studied art in college, most of my manga and anime training has been self-taught. I prefer working traditional, but I do know my way around a computer and have done some work completely digital. However, I still love the feel of a pen in my hand and a fresh sheet of paper in front of me.


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Riftress Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for watching me, I'm so happy you like what I make! :iconifeelyoubroplz:
meiyue Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student General Artist
You've been featured on my profile page :la: 
Bella-ran Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. :hug:
meiyue Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
You're welcome :love:
sekuharapiercings Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :iconlaplz:
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