IMPORTANT INFORMATION Starting next week I will only be posting pages that I am particularly fond of (and or stand alone as fun pages) in my gallery. So, if you are interested in my story or just want to support me, please watch or join YnK-RINGS
R.I.N.G.S. is a squeal to the Yamaarashi no Kuiruzu novel. While it is not going to be necessary to read the first novel to understand/enjoy the manga, you can read it to get background and premise information. Here are the links:
After reading your work I have this one little input, which is the same thing my mentor (who is published in Japan) sees in my work; screentone overkill.
Modern manga has a lot less screentoning; they are a lot 'brighter' in overall look, as in the pages are has a lot more black and white contrast instead of being filled up with screentones/tones for the characters and backgrounds.
As I said, this is the same problem with my work. Sensei still smacks me on the head for screentone overkill. X'D "It looks like old manga" she says. "Redo the page" she says... Then I die.
Print off a page with a personal printer in high resolution. It'll give a good idea of the end result. My computer screen makes everything look a bit lighter (apparently) so when I print out, it's dark and gloomy and gives off the wrong atmosphere. LOL. Unless you're using Mac which prints as per on screen. I have a humble PC with all its glitches.