Doing it Digitally Pt 2

You might have remembered a few months back that I got a new laptop (or laplet, or tabtop, whichever the Surface Pro is categorized) AND I also got Manga Studio.

You may also remember how willy nilly I went trying to figure out how to draw with the software.

E for EFFORT! Or E for Eww.

E for EFFORT! Or E for Eww.

But Manga Studio and I are slowly becoming chums. We’ll probably texting each other wacky gifs sometime soon if it goes any further.

The tips and tutorials have been super helpful. And, as with any activity – the more I drew with it, the better I saw my drawings improve. And did I mention VECTOR LAYERS ARE WONDROUS?! They’re quite a gift to a messy scribbler like me.

Behold!

No one must know about the flask of booze hidden in this book

No one must know about the flask of booze hidden in this book

Not too bad a job, methinks. But then there’s the shading part – which , in some tutorials seems to work perfectly for more manga styles. I’ve tried them a few times but I wasn’t feeling it.

So – more toying around it was.

He's smiling until he's forced into a life of crammed living conditions and non-stop battles.

He’s smiling until he’s forced into a life of crammed living conditions and non-stop battles.

Ah yes, not perfect, but it’s much better for this style.

Though – admittedly, my biggest weakness in drawing and coloring in Manga/Clip Studio is creating something on the fly. That is – if you follow my Instagram or Tumblr – you’ll notice these images I’ve drawn before with traditional media. It really does help me to have a guide to draw over.

So, like many other artists – my creative process using this software will always involve using good ol’ pencil and paper.

Speaking of re-drawing my doodles..

New Fallout 4 mod, didn't you hear?

New Fallout 4 mod, didn’t you hear?

Not only did I re-draw this guy, but I even tried to mimic the Vault Boy image where he’s in that circle. And more shading!

Patting myself on the back, but still, I need much more practice. Β Not too bad an effort, yeah?

Do you prefer drawing with art software or traditional media? Or both?

Want to see more of my digital and traditional doodles? Come chat with me on Twitter or Instagram!

 

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