My long road to get a digital drawing system set up has finally come to some kind of fruition … My first (mostly) complete digital comics page » finished traditional inks. The scan is not cleaned up or the panel borders drawn in (I have always done digital panel borders because I can’t ink a straight line, even with a ruler) because I scanned it at the wrong size for print, so I have to redo it anyway.
Tools involved with this: Cintiq, Manga Studio 5, Epson Artisan 1430, Raphael Klonsky watercolour brush, size 1. And many, many tears. But I think I’m starting to get the hang of this.
Your hard work is paying off, this looks baller! …. And absolutely torturous. Does Manga Studio of have some kind of built in function for gridding out perspective for environments? I tend to work in photoshop, and drop in pre-made grids.
Yep, it does! It has very handy 1, 2 and 3 point perspective grids, which you can adjust easily. One of the big reasons I wanted to use Manga Studio was the grids. I’ve always struggled with perspective, and for something like The Nameless City which is set in a city with lots of houses and streets and other nonsense, I thought the grids would be invaluable. So far they’ve been pretty great. :)