My experiments with the various pens and brushes in Manga Studio continues. Left boy with pencil, right boy with G pen and dark brush pen for hair.
Above is a test of line work in Manga Studio vs. Hand drawn (with China Marker).
I’ve been experimenting lately with Manga Studio for my line work. My usual process involves drawing and inking traditionally, but so far I’m really impressed with the line quality I can get with Manga Studio. I may have to seriously consider inking digitally in the future!
I recently had the super fun job of illustrating the cover for the back to school issue of ChickaDEE Magazine! It’s on sale now, so make sure to pick up a copy.
While working on the sketches, I worked up a few alternate poses for the brain character that weren’t used in the final:
I also sketched out a few smaller spots of the brain in various exercise poses. I thought they were kind of fun so I thought I’d share them here:
Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, Adventure Time, and many more awesome things) recently published a Choose Your Own Adventure style Hamlet book, ” To Be, Or Not To Be”. It was first available on his wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, and is now available for purchase from Breadpig, and on Amazon.
The book is full of great illustrations from some amazing artists, and I had the wonderful opportunity to complete two illustrations for the book.
Here are my two illustrations, which I’m also selling a very limited quantity of each in my store here.
Get ‘em while they last!
Recently I’ve been working on a whole series of illustrations with a dragon as the main character. I’m not sure what final form this project will take, but the idea is to have a dragon in a number of everyday situations, resulting in some funny and unusual visuals. Here are a couple recent ones, with more to come as I complete them.
This illustration above inspired me to work on my Alphabet Dragon series.