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Just For Fun Series (Piece 11)

Source: Tails Away

Go behind the scenes and check out how my manga pages came to life! XD :D

For those of you who are interested on the pre-works I've managed to combine three of the latest pages into one deviation. :D

Hope you'll have fun, have a laugh, and learn a thing or two. ;)

P.S. TA Chpt2: Page 9: Heading Back will be coming very soon. :)



:-- "Just For Fun Series" is used for the following reasons:

1) A teaser page for a current manga I'm working on. (e.g. Tails Away)

2) A resource page for a current manga I'm working on. This means a page that is sketched before-hand. A page that is drawn before the final finishing touches are added to the page. This is for those who wish to understand how some pages are drawn in the process.

3) A concept sketch of some sort. Maybe a character design of the latest manga: 'Healing Hearts' or a map/script in drawing of a certain chapter I'm doing.

4) A blooper of some sort but not done in the quality that is of a regular manga page with shading or other specified methods (e.g. coloured).

:-- All JFF pieces are sent to the scrapbook within a weeks time. Depending on the artist's decision, if he feels it should continue to stay in the 'deviant' gallery then it shall be done.


:-- Sonic Adventure 2 is (C) by Sonic Team
:-- SA2 Fan-Comic is (C) by Darkspeeds
:-- Opinions and feedback made by deviant artists, friends and sibblings are rightfully theirs. They are entitled to express their views and thoughts on anything of SA2 Fan-Comic. Please respect their words and feedback regardless. Thank you and hope you'll enjoy reading the manga. ^_^

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mayshing Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004  Professional Filmographer
Nice page layout, you will surely become a good mangaka if you start to work on your original stuff.
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you really mean it?? O_O;;


*bows in thanks*

That is most encouraging especialyl coming from a pro.

The essential thing I've learnt from interpreting your mangas Mayshing was the 'Art of Simplicity'.

No I definetly did not mean your mangas were never consistent on detail... XD But your mangas showed something very important that differentiated from my old pages pages. :)

My panels had to be at wild angles... My pages had to be filled to the brim on space... My panels had to conect to others... All ofhtis had lead to a very complicated form of layout.

Until I came across your technique of the non-butterfly, non-active layout in your Manga Making Tutorial - Reference Page No. 2. :D

It was then when I realised how awesome this technique was... I retraced back to your old mangas and comparing your new ones - it still held the fundamental element that was of importance to a pleasant viewing of your mangas...

Yes it's the Basic layout. =)


You've manage to portray every single detail - whatever you wanted to say to the reader out loud - perfectly on each and every panel and I just couldn't figure how... @_@...

The rectangles... Just like the ones in Doreamon... I read a couple and then fom Slamdunk... Yakitate... Page after page I finally realised that...

The amount of detail put onto the layout is not essential to making a more detailed page... ^_^

And thus I've started using Basic layout ever since. ^_~

And it's thanks to your for your inspirations Mayshing. Xie Xie ni! *bows in thanks once more*

My dream to be a manga artist will rest for now becuase I've still got to own my family/parents the favour of graduating and gaining a successful job first. (and my other RL goal is to be with my love and to share my joys with her wherever I go... ^_^)

By then a lot would have been accomplished in future and you know it is most probable that I will see a copy... no maybe dozens of various mangas with the artist entitled 'Christine Chong' on it. ^_^

Anyway... X3 ^^; *chuckles* ^_^ Thank you so much for your words, it may be short but it's worth a lot to me. ^_~ Take it easy and I'll check up more on your work when I go back to uni this coming month... :)
mayshing Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004  Professional Filmographer
That's a long reply to my short sentence. ^^;

I had to grow out of basic layout, because it was limiting me, then I move back into it when I feel I need to be more steady.
A friend's conversation with a publisher helped me: (its my friend "tikal")
"Have you ever thought of what kind of mangaka you are? Categorize yourself?"
"Huh? I have never thought of that." O_O
"You are the story teller type, your story holds important content, then it's your goal to make that content come out, so flowery panels can become a distraction. Only those who has no content need the graphic to touch up, in your case, that's not needed. To express your content successfully is the most important."

I am glad one publisher's editor agree with me on my view...
So in the end is...

"Make it interesting for yourself, make it clear for yourself, make it easy for yourself, make it express what you want."

As simple as that.
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist

*joys this on notebook*...

*scribble scribble*

Bah I don't need that! *throws away pen and paper*

I got this in my heart. *smiles* *chuckles* ^_^

Awww so cool...

Pearls of wisdom I gather... =) It's very interesting to hear your experiences and insights as an artist. Wow now that you've mentioned it... I wonder how I would categorise myself... :D Heh..heh.. Anyway. ^_^;;

Only those who has no content need the graphic to touch up, in your case, that's not needed. To express your content successfully is the most important."

"Make it interesting for yourself, make it clear for yourself, make it easy for yourself, make it express what you want."

Mmhh.. I can learn alot from these... ^_^ *nods head* The last one, the way you summarised is very clear.... Thank you. :)

(So my Tails Away comic is about a character who seeks his past in order to reveal his destiny... That is his independence...)

And as for SA2 Fan-Comic is about a character who learns and experiences both ends of the human heart and how humanity keeps it's boundaries of good and evil...)


Wow it's as if my mind is so much clearly now! XD XD XD ^_____^

Man I've said it many times but I'll say it again, thank you Mayshing-san! ^_^
jaggedice200 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004
The second page last panel sounds like a
business advertisement lol, but I know its giving a
good tip ;)
what the fudge lol
Expressions are IMPORTANT ^_^
nice lil teaser
MilesTailsPrower-007 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ack... the same thing has happened AGAIN! O___O (happened to me earlier) Everyone made the best opinions and mine's gonna be... really cheesy X____X;; Anyway, I'll give it a shot.

I always thought your comic pages looked so cool when they were still all sketchy like that. It really gives a deeper look at how much detail is added with the shading alone. You also tend to add such cute little notes and jokes on your pages when they're unfinished. ^^

And those little pics of you that you draw on the pages when expressing your own opinions and giving tips look SO FUDGING CUUUUUUUTE! ^____^

But, I gotta agree with *taeshilh. O__O;; I had thought you were just drawing it the same both times XD I commend you for figuring out how to copy it so well like that so it fits, though. That's pretty clever.

That last page looks so cool all sketchy like that. How in the name of chaos do you make those dialogue bubbles so well shaped?! Holy geez... And the expressions all look awesome as always ^__~ The little face pic of yourself on the last page thing where you're winking suits you very well ^^


FIRST PANEL: Amy's expression is obviously lovesick ^_~ She's dreamy and thinking of Sonic

SECOND PANEL: Amy's expression is a cross between embarassment and surprise. "?!!" type of thing ^^ Tails' expression is sort of a skeptical one. "Heh... Amy... don't try to lie, I know you better than you think"

THIRD PANEL: The both of them are holding their fair share of embarrassment

^__^ ...

See you later, sweetheart. Keep up the incredible stuff and cleverness

tailswarrior Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004
Ohh..this is very interesting indeed~ I wonder what that blurred panel is though. Ah well! Guess we'll find out soon enough (I hope!). favorite part of this picture is probably the lower middle panel, with Tails' funny expression! XD It's so cute and priceless, great job ^^
Tails0 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004  Student General Artist
nice tips you put in there ^^
advancedflea Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004
honest to god, I am just amazed at how you can get so much shadeing detial from just pencil. I know I shouldn't be but I have never seen people able to do that before
Lightwind Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
Sketches! Yay! I love those... "I'm the ghost of Amy, ooooooo!"
Waterstrider Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
wow darkspeeds... love the different kinds of expressions and such, the side notes are cool too... ^^
CobaltWinterborn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
It's a 3 in one deal today ^^. Great work Darkspeed, great expression and detail scenery.
*takes ideal details to make my character’s scarf has good as Tails*

... it kinda looks like Tail's scarf in the 2nd panel (in the little one) his Scarf is underneath his armpit. *chased by darkspeed*

Keep up the good work man.
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
LMAO! XD Thanks for pointing that out buddy. ^_~ And thank you further on the compliments. The next pages is already up:


Keep up the good work too! I like the latest sketch of Colbolt. X3... ^_^
taeshilh Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Professional General Artist
Yay! More of these sketch-prototype pages ;.;! I can actually recognize the first two pages.. considering that you already posted the finished products on your actual gallery xD But yes.. it's awesome to see the little notes made for this.. including tips for that developing artist ;.; How kind! And you draw your teeny-self so cute, too xD!!

And you copied and pasted the background on that page? O.O Wow.. no wonder it looked so similar.. I thought you were just a fantastic copier, really xD!! But that's a clever method of making the job much easier.. it really fooled me, too ;.;

And as for the third page.. I wanna play this game xD!! Let me see..

1st panel: Since Miles asked Amy about what she was doing here on the last page, she must be explaining her reasoning.. and I'm guessing it's got a close relation to Sonic considering her gushy expression.. like she's bashful over her explaining, but can't contain herself ;.; Hence why she's putting her hands to her face.. probably blushing. I'm guessing she's talking about how she wants to join Miles' adventure.. and maybe prove her worth to Sonic.. she thinks he'll be mighty impressed with her when he finds out about this ;.; And her gushing caused Miles to fall over.. like an "Oh brother.." feeling xD

2nd panel: Miles probably found a flaw or a hypocritical statement in Amy's gushing.. so he's making a smartass statement now.. or maybe he knows an even deeper reasoning to her wanting to join his adventure.. considering his mischievous expression xD Like a "Nyarhar"-thing.. and Amy realizes the fault and is probably shocked and embarrassed by it. For some reason, I'm guessing Miles is saying "Hah! How can you be completely eager to engage in a difficult mission when you can't even sit still inside a closed area for five minutes? My, your bravery knows no bounds." xD Yay for sarcasm. *Hit*
My other guess is that maybe he noticed the gushyness and is all "You're just joining me because you want to prove your worth to Sonic, aren't you?"

3rd panel: Amy seems to be laughing in an embarrassed way, trying to defend herself from what Miles said.. and Miles is giving off another "Oh brother.. so hopeless" expression.. possibly sighing as well xD Maybe Amy is just being all "You could say that.." or "Wow.. you see right through me.." to the second guess-response I made about Sonic ;.;

4th panel: .. Well.. there's talking ;.; That's all I know. *Smacked*

Indeed.. I'm probably completely incorrect with what I rambled.. but I'm a sucker for expressions.. so I went overboard with the game xD But yes.. this is great! Can't wait to see the finished product of that page ;.;
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gawwd... How did you see through my dialogue for the story??? O___O;;; *SHOT* XD XD XD

Man if I could only give out prizes for this... That was really awesome how you anticipated what they were saying (and Riley did a good job too.. X3), I wouldn't expect anything less from you Taeshilh-chan. ^_~

The first panel:

"I'm guessing she's talking about how she wants to join Miles' adventure.. and maybe prove her worth to Sonic.. she thinks he'll be mighty impressed with her when he finds out about this ;.; And her gushing caused Miles to fall over.. like an "Oh brother.." feeling xD"

The "Oh brother..." feeling is exactly what I had wanted him to say there... :) (*giggles at the fact that my love hadn't the opportunity to reply here first... X3 =)...*)

The part where you explained about Amy wanting to prove her worth to Sonic is very true - but she's just trying to hid it from Tails on that panel. ;) (Tails 'face-fall' expression because of the "Oh brother feeling - I knew it... She must be lying her way to get in... X_X;;")

The second panel:

Amy's gushing was a key emotion to this panel... Trying to bluff her way through to join Tails... Your first guess was not quite the way the second panel was interpreted - Tails being cheeky about the issue? O_O;; LMAO! XD

But yes that could hold another suitable possibility. :) Your second guess was the hit - "My other guess is that maybe he noticed the gushyness and is all "You're just joining me because you want to prove your worth to Sonic, aren't you?"

Definetly impressive how you picked that one up - it's very close to the actual dialogue. X3

The third panel:

100 points for that. ^_~

The fourth panel:

Again 100 points for that because that is what they're doing... *SHOT* LMAO! XD XD XD Heh..heh... It's not dialogue in there though... It's replace by more expressions as you will see when I post the next page up right after I've finished replying to those who gave me feedback here. ;)

Thank you so much again Taeshilh-chan - ever always entertaining and helpful. ^_~

An oh! One more thing...! O___O

Me and my brother are just about done with Grandia II!!! So sad how Melfice died in the hands of honour after Ryudo's empowerment over the Horns of Valmar... ;_; He was actually a good guy all along... It was so heroic of Ryudo to stop all of the shame in the village after being abused 24 hours from his hometown... So sad when Elena tried to save Ryudo's soul... ;_;... So good how both Elena and Millenia tried to revive him from his sleep... *sniffles*... ^_^...

Gah! O_O Enough of my rambling! I've got work to do in Cyram! King Roan awaits further orders! LMAO! XD XD XD
taeshilh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004  Professional General Artist
Wow "O___O" I must have either been really lucky or have a nack for identifying people's dialogue from emotions.. hooray for that xD I wanna be good at expressions-pyo ;.;

And.. hooray! Ryudo and Millenia foreveeeeer.. *Smacked*

Wow O.O So have you gotten you-know-who, yet? I rather not spoil her identity.. but yeah xD She comes up after King Roan.. leaves. I hope I didn't spoil anything O.O; Eeeep.. I will keep my mouth shut with everything else xD There are enough twists to make you.. umm.. look like a tornado ;.; *Hit*
RileyTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
Ahahaha!!! :lmao: I'm sorry, but when you said you almost made him half swear, that kinda got to me. XD XD The little Darkspeeds doodles are so adorable! X3 *gasp* And I learned a few tips from this!!! xD;;; LOL!

Expression, expression on the last page. Hmm...
1st Panel: Tails asking Amy a question slyly and Amy surprised of the upcoming question perhaps? n.n;;
2nd Panel: Uh, ok, Amy replying in a matter of smart-alecky attitude or something like that, and Tails goes bananas. *shot* Nyo, I'm not good at this. lol XD;;;
3rd Panel: Tails sighing of utter relief, and Ames giggling like she would with any friend. <3
Haha, I'm not good at this, but I tried!!! Oo;;; Probably NOT how it's going to come out though. >3 lol Behold the power of gibberish! *shot*

Hey, I gotz an idea! I read it in Fushigi Yugi called "fun" pages I guess. n_n The artist would use normal manga pages that she drew, but change the dialogue completely! lol It's almost like what you did with Amy's speech bubble on the first page! XD;;; Maybe you could do a page of it, ne? =3 I'd love to read a page with different dialogue! X3

Okay, I'll shout up now. n.n Had chocolate milk just a few minutes ago, and I guess it kicked in. lol
Keep up the good work on all your manga, and keep the humor alive! =D At least all artists must have a humorous side to them, so don't lose it! Wheee! *runs away to her DA page*
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright! Brilliant feedback once again. X3

You kiddin'?? What giberish? I think it's good guess work. ;)

The first panel:

You were right about the slyliness of Amy's expression but the whole dialogue also belongs to her too... (Tails didn't say anything in the first part...!XD X3)

The second panel:

? Amy didn't reply anything on the second panel! LMAO! XD XD XD...

Wait a minute...

I see what's going on! O___O;;;

You mean the whole time you've been reading this manga from left to right?? O_O;;;;;

LMAO! XD It kinda seems that way. ;) Still just to tell you once more this manga reads right to left (please correct me if I'm wrong in anything... ^^; ^_^)

Okay then that totally changes a couple of things then... (well you'll see how the whole page turns out when I submit it m'kay? ^_~ I'll still continue replying the way I was eearlier assuming you read from right to left... X3)

The third panel:

LOL! XD Good try! :D X3 But if you would like to check out a guess that is pretty much pin-point - look above at Taeshilh's comment! ;)

Hmm 'Fun Pages' from the Fushigi Yugi series.. How interesting... ^_^ At least I now know that there is someone who will look forward to these kind of pages... X3

Thank you so much Riley and please forgive me if I hadn't replied to your account yet! X_X;; I will do that as soon as I can! ^___^

Oh and one more thing... *waves fingers* No more chocolate milk for you! *SHOT SHOT SHOT* XD XD XD (j/k!! X3...)
RileyTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2004
Yay! It's worthy! X3;;;

Hehe. ^-^;;; *rubs back of head*

First Panel

Oh, whoops. I guess I thought too much about the idea that they could share turns talking. <3;; lol

Second Panel

O.O Mep! Oh no! I made a BIG mistake! XD;;; ROFL! I guess I forgot which way to read! o.o *goes back to read the last few pages* X3 Gomen! It's been a long time since I've read your manga! ^^; *been reading other manga that reads left to right <3* I promise not to make the same mistake! Silly me... :shrug:

Right! I shall wait! >:3 *tells self 'read right to left, right to left' =P*

Thrid Panel

Hehe! Okay, I will! ^-^

lol Yeah. =3 I never expected an artist like herself to do pages like those. :)

Your welcome, your welcome! ^^ Always a pleasure!
And do not worry! ^^ One response from you on one of my artworks is worthwhile already. ^^

Aw noz! <3 lol XD;;
Sonicfan101 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
That looks very cool, great job! ^_^
Battosai16 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Student General Artist
:rofl: Its really funny, that it is.
Noshi--001 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
:rofl: :lmao: your really funny when i comes to making your comic pages look strange!
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
But hey! I wasn't trying to make it strange... =( *SHOT* XD XD XD

Heh..heh.. ^_^ Thanks Alisa, make sure you keep in touch with Bobbi when she gets back on Monday... She dearly misses home... *sighs*... :) *huggles her in thought*... :heart:

And ooou lookee! X3...

Noshi--001 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004
Yes i promise to hang out with her when she gets back

*salutes you as she walks into a wall* owww......
GoldenSunSheba Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
OM-*#$%-Gaawwd... I did??? O____O *faints*.....


But but... How coud he do such a thing?? No wait... It's because of... ME!!! X__X;; *faints once more*... (XD XD XD...)
hypermegatailsfan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Always great to see how fantastic art comes along.The little 'instructions' tell a great detail and are very interesting....and the 'lil' you is cute XD The 3rd page looks interesting,can't wait to see the finished result as it moves the story along.Looks funny,judgeging from the expressions both are giving off.Great work as always!
egpNoodlez Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
Wow that's great technique! I want to be as good as you darkspeed, you're so great at drawing Manwha :D Can't wait for more Tails Away
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