Thursday, January 20, 2011

Inking in Manga Studio

You already know about my adventures in digital inking, if you've read these posts on my sketch blog: Inking in Flash, Inking in Illustrator (calligraphic brush), and Inking in Illustrator (art brushes).

Now I've been trying out Manga Studio. I have to say, I think it's pretty awesome! Here are some examples, with different settings on the brushes. With some more dabbling, I think I could figure out several more nice looking methods, too.


I definitely found it faster, easier, more fun, and more accurate to my intentions than inking in Flash or Illustrator.

I've been using the non-vector style, but it can also do vector inking, and I suspect it would be good for that, too. (But note: You only get the vector option if you pay for the expensive version of Manga Studio.)

5 comments:

Cheese said...

The EX version of MS is totally worth it for the eyedropper alone, but the addition of additional brush patterns and being able to import 3d objects* make it a steal.

Here's a guy on Amazon who sells it for $104:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NK18FM?ie=UTF8&seller=A9CEJ5HHHR92C&sn=Anchor%2AMedia

* I'm using the 3D feature for a comic story where the character drives a specific car. I found a model of in on Googles Sketch-up 3d archive and went through a few hoops to import it into MS. But I can bring it in, spin it around and set it where ever I want. I can then turn it into a blue line and ink it right into the story. Fookin' glate.

Chris_Garrison said...

Yeah, I saw the 3D thing in a very sparse video tour by the makers. Do you know of any good tutorial videos out there?

What's so special about the eyedropper?!

Norvin Mhao Dumalagan said...

from a simple scribbles into cool drawings.wow

Mike said...

Love the way you draw cars and funny-looking people. Thanks for following, and keep up the good work!

Chris_Garrison said...

Thanks, Norvin and Mike!