S-Morishitas Studio http://www.s-morishitastudio.com Read Interracial Online Manga and Webtoon Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:08:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 http://www.s-morishitastudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cropped-logo2-32x32.jpg S-Morishitas Studio http://www.s-morishitastudio.com 32 32 39611090 My 3 Biggest Webtoon Mistakes http://www.s-morishitastudio.com/my-3-biggest-webtoon-mistakes/ http://www.s-morishitastudio.com/my-3-biggest-webtoon-mistakes/#respond Mon, 17 Feb 2020 20:34:17 +0000 http://www.s-morishitastudio.com/?p=5054 You know what I don’t like doing? Making mistakes….I also don’t like it when I make a webtoon mistake. I don’t think mistakes are something to be afraid of but I do know that my fear of making mistakes has kept me stuck. Mistakes are meant to be made because …

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You know what I don’t like doing? Making mistakes….I also don’t like it when I make a webtoon mistake.

I don’t think mistakes are something to be afraid of but I do know that my fear of making mistakes has kept me stuck.

Mistakes are meant to be made because they help us learn and grown. If I never made any mistakes then am I truly learning and growing?

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So I guess the first mistake that I made as an aspiring webtoon artist was never starting because I was afraid I would mess up.

My advice to past, current and future me is never to be afraid of mistakes. It’s okay to allow myself to make mistakes because mistakes help me to grow and learn.

Seeking Outward Validation:

My next webtoon mistake that I made and still kind of slip up and make now is seeking the validation from others to start my webtoon idea.

Now everything should be taken with a grain of salt because what I say might not apply to every situation. 

With the situation that I’m in right now being a self-published author and currently curating and publishing my own work; my main focus or priority is my own inner validation.

AMBW anime couple bickering

Even if I’m afraid that the story idea that I have might be cliche or already done I don’t have to go out to seek others validation on it to give myself permission to draw it.

Why can’t my own validation be enough? I know that field research and statistics are important when it comes to business but right now I’m creating stories for fun.

So my next webtoon mistake that I’m still learning is to stop seeking validations from outward sources and give my own self permission and validation to do what makes me happy and create the stories that I love.

Getting Caught up in Instant Gratification:

Now this one was a big one that I had to learn. Now again this might not apply to everyone but for me I personally like to have a buffer of webtoon episodes so that I can stay consistent with my updates.

With that being said the mistake that I made in the past was that I would get so excited to see what others thought of the episodes that I drew because I wanted that instant gratification and I’d post all that I had back to back.

Why this is a problem for me personally is because when life hit me hard and I didn’t have any time or energy to work on any webtoon episodes I didn’t have a buffer to fall back on.

This ended up causing my updates to become inconsistent because I was now drawing and posting back to back. I personally don’t like this way of drawing webtoons.

It was through this mistake of publishing everything all at once and running up by buffer that I learned what kind of update style fits best for me and my lifestyle.

Do any of y’all struggle with this too? I’m getting better at it but boy is it tricky sometimes.

Platforms Build Platforms:

My final webtoon mistake that I want to share today is that I never really utilized other platforms to help promote and build each other up.

I stumbled upon an addicting platform and have been loving it so far and it’s called tiktok. I wrote and article about how artist can use tiktok and I can’t recommend it enough for everyone to try out!

kawaii black girl and pastel bear in a webtoon

I don’t want to go too much into detail because I’m still trying a few things out but I made a few videos on there and within 1 day I ended up with a little over 1,000 new subscribers for my webtoon series in webtoon canva.

Mind you I’ve been updating my webtoon once a month there and usually their algorithm seems to favor the more weekly updates.

So I was getting subscribers at a small rate but omg when I started sharing my comic on other platforms….like I’m seriously shocked how true that that saying platforms build platforms is!

I’m still testing it out but so far people are finding my site and my page views are going up so I’m happy because my webtoon is being shared for others to see.

What about you?

Are there any webtoon mistakes you made that you’d liked to share with someone else or your younger self if you had a time machine?

As always don’t forget make sure above all else you’re prioritizing your happiness and enjoying your comic journey! 

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“Could something that began as a petty obligation turn into something genuine?”

Thank you so much for reading todays blog post and if you want a webtoon to read to pass the time feel free to stop on over to my patreon page where you can get the most current episodes free to read if you hit the follow button. 

You can also read the webtoon over on my webtoon or tapastic page where updates are a few months behind patreon but still updated once a month~

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Overcoming Artist Block: Building a Morning Routine http://www.s-morishitastudio.com/overcoming-artist-block-building-a-morning-routine/ http://www.s-morishitastudio.com/overcoming-artist-block-building-a-morning-routine/#respond Wed, 12 Feb 2020 22:24:33 +0000 http://www.s-morishitastudio.com/?p=5037 I am a stay a home mommy of 3. Each day I create and publish webtoons and comics. Also I like to create visual novels while blogging more of my daily life. This includes sharing webtoon process tid-bits and how I overcome artist block. Now I thought it would be …

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I am a stay a home mommy of 3. Each day I create and publish webtoons and comics. Also I like to create visual novels while blogging more of my daily life. This includes sharing webtoon process tid-bits and how I overcome artist block.

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Now I thought it would be fun to write a little bit about what my morning routine looks like. I can’t fully say I’m a big morning routine type of person but I do have a few things that I do each morning. These help me keep moving forward towards my goals.

First things first is positive affirmation and reminding myself of what my main goal is.

The mind is a leaky vessel; I have to make sure to remind myself each day what it is I am going after. Not only that but to keep my mind on things in the now and not in the past. To stay focus on all things good and happy and pure. 

I have a tendency to go negative and let my worries from yesterday carry over; on top of that my cares for tomorrow stress my mind. I want to enjoy each and every day because tomorrow isn’t promised.

Which brings me to my next morning routine step.

Prioritizing My Happiness

I do this by being mindful of my mental wellbeing. I’ve learned that the lack of being mindful of my mental headspace leads me towards my artist block struggles.

Each morning I make sure to prioritizes my happiness over everything. If my mind isn’t right then my body isn’t going to act right for me.

When I create webtoon I put my heart, soul in to expressing an emotional story to share with my readers.

It’s a daunting task and creating a webtoon can be very overwhelming because of the amount of work that goes into it.

If my mind isn’t in the right place then for me personally I noticed that it shows through my work.

So I have to make sure to ask myself a few different questions:  Where is my mental space right now? Am I feeling awake and well rested? How is my mindset, is it in a positive state? Is my mind and body giving me any signals right now that I need to pay attention too? Do I need a moment of silence to get my mind together? Do I need more rest?

Why Being Mindful is Important to Me

The reason why asking these questions are important to me is because if I ignore how I’m feeling and just push through; I end up crashing a burning. That’s when I get hit with artist block or lack of motivation to continue the next day.

In the past I’ve had issues before with artist block because I ignored how I felt and drew when I didn’t want to draw.

I ignored how I felt and kept drawing nonstop with no break and pulling multiple over-nighters even though my body was signaling to me that it needed rest.

.I’ve ignored myself over and over all in the name of hitting a extremely restrictive and unrealistic deadline that I set for myself.

My body and mind got fed up and that’s when artist block hit; My motivation to work went out the window.

Overcoming Artist Block

When the artist block hit I was so unmotivated to work that I didn’t want to even look at my comic or art tablet for months.

It was pure torture because I wanted to draw but then I didn’t want to draw.

It was like a vicious cycle of guilt, frustration, shame. The thing that helped me get out of it was actually starting back drawing but taking it extremely slow. 

On top of that I had to learn to start paying attention to myself when I started getting that signal or feeling like “I want to stop.”

When I would feel that then I would take a break and stop.

Practically Pace Yourself

At first I could only draw one webtoon panel one time a day or I could only draw for 25 minutes every 3 days. Sometimes I couldn’t even draw for 25 minutes because that feeling of I want to stop would kick in.

Now I could have ignored it and kept drawing because I grew up with this mindset that 25 minutes wasn’t sufficient enough but this would then lead me right back to where I started which was in my artist rut. 

So instead I allowed myself to stop drawing and not only that but I allowed myself to stop drawing without the guilt and shame.

I talked positively to myself saying this is good, we got a little more drawing in. We had fun while doing it.

I did this for the next couple of months and soon 10-25 minutest started to turn into 1 hour. Drawing only once a week soon turned into drawing twice a week and now drawing 5 times a week.

Learning how to be kind to myself and speak positive things instead of negative things that I’m not doing enough helped with my mental headspace so much! I am excited to draw again!

Before I used to only be able to draw 1 file and now I’m able to draw 40 files and color in 20 all pithing 5 days.

Taking Breaks is Important

So I likened my situation to how a part time job is. I’ve worked at many different fast food chains and one thing I remember is the resentment that built up against the higher ups when they wouldn’t allow you to take a break or rest when you’ve been run ragged the whole shift.

On top of that when you did get a break after begging and pleading you’d have to deal with this negative whispering and murmuring to where you couldn’t even enjoy the break and thus for me personally I started to become resentful towards even coming into work for them.

This is what I feel happened with my body and mind. If I was only going to run them down but then demand they work and give me 100% while giving them no consideration or positive affirmation then why would they want to show up to work? It’s no longer fun because now they’re being treated like an under appreciated unvalued pack mule.

This is why now I listen to my feelings in a practical way. I speak positivity to myself and congratulate myself for taking breaks and making progress no matter how small with my art. 

I want to enjoy the webtoon creating process because I love making stories and if I enjoy the process then I’ll be able to make as many stories as I want!

What about you and your Artist Block?

I know that my situation is not common since I’m drawing for myself and I’m able to rely on the income of my husband to help keep our family afloat so it would be insensitive I feel of me to say you need to do exactly what I did to get over your artist block. 

Which is why I’d like to know what are some of the things you guys do to help when artist block hits you? Do you know what triggers your artist block? Do you know why that triggers it?  

As always don’t forget make sure above all else you’re prioritizing your happiness and enjoying your comic journey! 

interracial couple webtoon

Thank you so much for reading todays blog post and if you want a webtoon to read to pass the time feel free to stop on over to my patreon page where you can get the most current episodes free to read if you hit the follow button.

You can also read the webtoon over on my webtoon or tapastic page where updates are a few months behind patreon but still updated once a month~

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Read This If You Need A Little Motivation|| Webtoon Artist Edition http://www.s-morishitastudio.com/read-this-if-you-need-a-little-motivation-webtoon-artist-edition/ http://www.s-morishitastudio.com/read-this-if-you-need-a-little-motivation-webtoon-artist-edition/#respond Fri, 07 Feb 2020 23:18:35 +0000 http://www.s-morishitastudio.com/?p=5022 I’m not the best with my words but I wanted to look back and share where I came from with my art and I hope it can encourage someone else to not give up on themselves and they’re journey. If you’re starting out with art you are at your year …

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I’m not the best with my words but I wanted to look back and share where I came from with my art and I hope it can encourage someone else to not give up on themselves and they’re journey.

If you’re starting out with art you are at your year 1 regardless of what your actual age is. 

The first photo is of me at my year 1. I pulled reference from a game I loved called Chrono Cross.

The next photo is me at my year 5 and as you can see even though I was still using photos it looked like I digressed (is that the right word) either way it looked like my art plateaued and this was after me drawing for 5 years. Either way I still remember how much fun I was having with this story so I was happy!

The next photo is my year 12. Now back when I was younger I used to cry about not being 13 because I wanted to be a teenager like my sisters. Little did I know that if I kept living, eating, taking care of my health and happiness I would eventually get there.

That situation applies here. You are just starting out and you’re 1 years old but that voice is beating you down because you’re not 12 years old…you just turned 1.

Now for me I struggle with art so it might not take you as long to get to your individual year 12.

The final photos are of me at my year 15 as well as the webtoon post that you see on my website. I just want to encourage you guys that you can make it if you keep drawing what you love and creating what you love. That persistency will pay off.

Don’t beat yourself down because you’re 1 years old and someone else is 15 years old. 

You’ll turn 15 don’t worry! It’s not too late! You’re doing great! Keep drawing cause I need more friendly associates to draw comics with me gosh-darn-it!✍🏾❤

When did you first start drawing?


I’m curious about something and I wanted to learn a little more about you all🥰

When did you first start drawing?
Was it fun for you to draw? If so then why is that? If not then why is that?

(I need to get off snapchat cause these filters out here just spreading false images🤣….let me just take one more pic🤭🤫)

Before You Go~

Don’t forget make sure above all else you’re prioritizing your happiness and enjoying your comic journey! 

Thank you so much for reading todays blog post and if you want a webtoon to read to pass the time feel free to stop on over to my patreon page or over on my webtoon or tapastic page as well~

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