I know I’ve been basically acting as a clown with a sign outside the Manga Studio shop, but I do realize that some people are just too used to other programs to change now. And that’s fine, if you actually work better with it. But part of the reason I went over to Manga Studio, when I’ve tried Photoshop, SAI, Gimp, FireAlpaca, Sketchbook Pro, and Corel Painter… is because of the exceptional stabilizers and penstroke guides that let you make distinctive shapes, draw easily in perspective, and make it all look highly organic and professional.
Well… for those of you who want to stick with your other art programs… There is Lazy Nezumi Pro.
I do not use it. But that’s only because I feel that Manga Studio can already do all this stuff. But I am exceedingly impressed with what LNP has created. They’ve created a program that brings stabilizers, perspective guides, pressure sensitivity editing, and much more to programs that don’t normally have them.
I will just let the images speak for themselves:
This is the exact reason I have strayed from Photoshop. Because of the lack of ARTIST tools, and the profound lack of stability.
Well, here it is. They fixed it. And it works with other programs too.
So… yeah. If you aren’t interested in Manga Studio, but you still want to improve your digital penstrokes, definitely check out the demo.
I’ve been using this nearly constantly since I got it. It’s amazing~
OK I was super skeptical about this since I’m really comfortable going back and forth between SAI and photoshop, but this really is super simple, and the extra tools like the perspective and straight line and all that stuff is SO FREAKING COOL and intuitive. I’m still going to use SAI for inking and stuff but for painting an backgrounds and all the precision stuff, this thing is really awesome. Try this out!
“i was bored in a lecture” part 2. х)
so…. i tried. :I why i draw like a shit uggh
this is going to kill my hand jfc why did i decide this was how I wanted to do the hair wh y
here is a MUCH HAIR tip that will probably make your life %10 easier!
pick any brush u want and freely sketch yo hair
ctrl + click the hair layer to select it
increment by 1 or 2 depending how thick you like your lines
make a new layer under your hair layer
fill with desired color
I’m already almost done lining this hair monster but thank you so much for the tip I’ll use it the next time I draw shiroba!
Hey guys, I’ve made some pixel brushes!! I mostly just use gray tones, but sometimes I really miss screentone-like quality when doin’ uh, comic art :D?! I have made both Photoshop and SaiTool version, so I decided to share~
I’ll try to update if I make more screentone-like brushes or shape
Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:
1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.
First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.
So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose. I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.
Scribble it down
start to put on features
put on more stuff
fix stuff again
erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring
Whole head is a gesture!
2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first. You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.
So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face.
That’s the simplest explanation I got. Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!
a buncha process pics for my t2 summer afternoon illustration. i tried to make it look as straightforward as possible, but TRUST ME when i say my process is anything but straightforward. 👀💦
this what it looks like when i hide all the color overlay layers and just have the adjusted flats underneath lmao
let’s see i tend to make sections??? on my sketches when i draw bodies aahh how do i explain
like this omg my drawing process is very bad but that’s how i draw almost everything. i change the shape depending on the character i’m drawing
also when i’m doing the lines i change things haha u_u and that’s it….
hope this helps
psa: a few days ago I mentioned I was considering changing my name right? so i finally decided that I want everyone to start calling me “Chandler”..! I feel autumn is a really gendered name and it makes me kind of …uncomfortable now??…also i think chandler is a heck of a cool name…soooo..thank you
A friend of mine were talking and she made a very good point how, in this pairing particularly, Tenma is usually depicted as apprehensive about his own feelings and his partner’s advances. Sometimes it’s turned into a joke where he doesn’t seem to know what he wants and he’s like yes, no, maybe, I don’t know.
With that in mind, I drew Tenma going on the offensive, having already accepted his feelings, and going about it in a ridiculous way because he’s a ridiculous man that drops everything to chase after a murderous ex-patient.