Q & A Advice for Aspiring Webtoon Creators

Q & A Advice for Aspiring Webtoon Creators

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I started posting my webtoons on my website for a little while now and I’ve been a drawing comics more in a business mindset since 2010 and I’m so grateful to everyone that reads and connects with my work

A few days ago I was contact by a lovely aspiring webtoon artist PrinRoseArt on Instagram. Here DeviantArt page is VibrantViolet if you’d like to check out her work and send her some love.

She is trying to get started on creating a webtoon of her own but had a few questions because she wasn’t sure where she should begin.

Since I’m so long winded I figured why not put this into a blog post! Also I hope that these questions and answers can be of help to any other aspiring webtoon artist out there!

I’m extremely humbled and appreciate it so much that she thought enough of me to reach out to me and ask such insightful questions! So without further due let’s hop into this Q & A Fun Webtoon Edition!

Do you discipline yourself to draw everyday?

In a way I don’t think I really discipline myself in the way that many others webtoon comic artist peers discipline themselves.

My style of discipline very depending on where my emotions or mind state is at. Meaning if I didn’t draw at all that day because of whatever reason, wether it be that drawing was creating a feeling of stress or burden instead of happiness or that I was too tired, then I don’t punish myself for not having drawn.

What is the process of making a webtoon?

Sometimes I will draw every day and other times I don’t but that’s because my main initial goal isn’t to draw every day but to be happy and enjoy my comic creating journey and what that will mean is that some days I won’t draw at all.

What I learned when it comes to discipline for myself as a webtoon artist is to practice being self-aware and to be kind to myself and not chase the illusion of perfection while also prioritizing my happiness.

How do you keep your art style consistent throughout your work? I mean, my art style remains the same, but the proportions of characters physical features don’t.

I don’t personally feel that I have a consistent art style but I’ve noticed that others have been able to recognize my work.

But what I do whenever I’m drawing my webtoon characters or when I’m creating new webtoon characters is that I search for and use lots of reference.

After I find a mix of art references that I like I then blend which parts I like the most of each and within that blend my own art style comes I’m able to reference back to them whenever I forget or need a reminder.

I really believe that’s how I’m able to have a consistent art style; by using lots of different reference.

When I’m looking for webtoon art style reference I love to use Pinterest and create different boards so that I can save different character designs that I like and can study.

So I totally recommend you use Pinterest to gather reference and help you to help that keep your art style consistent by having a base to look back at whenever you need a reminder.

I have no consistent structure with drawing male bodies. Any tips on figure drawing for human male bodies?

I’m terrible at drawing off the top of my head but I have improved over time because I allow myself to be a beginner and accept that my work won’t be perfect because perfection with art for me is an illusion.

Since my art will always evolve and change the more that I draw over time, what I thought looked perfect at one point will look flawed when I look back at it months later.

Now my tips for figure drawing human male bodies is to use either photo or 3D model reference; I know it sounds too simple to be true but that’s what I use a lot!

I know that it can also be a little scary to use reference and what I struggled with before is being afraid that reference would become a crutch but I learned that this isn’t the case for me.

With how my brain works my mental brain muscle is able to get stronger if I have a tool for it to use and build up that muscle memory.

Reference isn’t a crutch but is a tool to help me get stronger just like a barbell is a tool for body builders to use to increase their chest muscle strength.

Even to this day and with my webtoons I still use reference if I can’t mentally see an image and now I have a larger mental library of things where I actually don’t need reference for it anymore because I already used it enough to where I can now use my muscle memory to help me with that drawing.

I lack consistency in depth perception of background art in terms of using angles and line thickness to define the distance between objects in my drawings. Any tips on this?

Drawing background and depth perception is also a big issue of mine but what’s helped me a lot is looking at life and seeing how certain objects in life measure to each other.

So when I’m outside or in the car sometimes I will look at people in the distance standing by a house and see where they’re shoulders or head might line up to windows or cars or bushes.

Utilizing life around me and referencing photos online has helped me a lot with improving some of the fundamental rules of depth perception.

Here are a few how to draw manga book that I personally also use as a quick reference point and I totally recommend them!

I also love utilizing the 3D background assets of Clip Studio Paint when I need to draw long or wide scene setting shots for my webtoon panels. I’m able to move and add character into 3D backgrounds and the program will automatically keep things in perspective and keep the depth accurate for me.

This is one of the reasons Clip Studio Paint is one of my favorite webtoon art programs right now!

What should you do next?

If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment down below and I’d be happy to answer them!

I also have a free ebook where I cover how to make, publish and monetize a webtoon comic for beginners!

How to make webtoon comic guide

Also if you’re looking for a wholesome, fake marriage trope, AMBW manga webtoon to read to pass the time then you might want to check out Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me!

AMBW and BWAM manga manhwa webtoon
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  1. Does my work have to be copyrighted in order to be published on webtoon?

    • From what I’ve seen from their terms of service it doesn’t look like you need to have it officially copyrighted to you but it can help as an extra layer of protection if you’d like. From my research I learned that the moment you create your story its automatically your copyright but going through your government copyright filing procedure can help. I’d totally recommend researching the copyright laws of your country just to be on the safe side☺

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