One of the first things that strike you when you begin Manga is the emptiness and unachievement feeling your pages give you. As a matter of fact, finishing touch is crucial to the look and feel of your work and line art alone won’t make it.
Then you realize you’ve always neglected your skills as an assistant by avoiding to do the hard, long and boring stuff. However you realize soon enough that this was one of your biggest mistakes. Finishing touch completely changes the impact your pages have on people.
I’m now learning this the hard way. I’m setting up my techniques while finishing those pages…so it’s quite long and difficult, but I’m happy with today’s result.