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Thunder Punch Daily 150 – What Tools Should You Use?

September 10, 2013 by  
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For the 150th episode I break format and answer an email rather than come in with a formulated essay on comic-making. But I think there’s an essay in there somewhere as I give a report on what tools I use to make comics as of September 2013. Links mentioned: Manga Studio Ray Frenden’s Manga Studio […]

Brush Pens vs Manga Studio EX 4

July 18, 2013 by  
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Today I took on Lean Into Art Quest #7: What’s the difference Zero and 60? In which I learned a bit about time management and trusting myself on the page. I took a page of art from The Front: Petty Dreadful that I inked in Manga Studio EX 4 and re-inked it with the Pentel Pocket Brush […]

The bad guys call the retreat

April 16, 2013 by  
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Inking some freelance comics today in Manga Studio EX 4, and loving Ray Frenden's custom nibs. Changing the way I ink in MS. The nibs can be found here: http://frenden.myshopify.com/products/manga-studio-4-inking-and-natural-media-brushes #comics   #inking   #illustration   Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

Manga Studio EX4 for $30 Friday?

November 21, 2012 by  
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Found this via Tumblr: http://coelasquid.tumblr.com/post/36218759450/just-a-heads-up-to-any-interested-parties-this Though I couldn't find a direct link to the sale on the Smith Micro site (can anyone help me out with that?), it appears that they're going to offer Manga Studio EX4 for $30 on Friday to anyone who subscribes to their email list. That's 90% off the regular price. You […]

Petty Dreadful Progress: Comics Process, Soup to Nuts

February 29, 2012 by  
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Now that The Front: Petty Dreadful is underway with updates, I plan on blogging the process as I go. I talked about the whys in a recent Lean Into Art podcast. So how do I get from story idea to final comic page? It all starts with a combination of notebooks and Evernote. I jot […]

Petty Dreadful Progress: Changing Gears

February 18, 2012 by  
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So after inking my first page of The Front: Petty Dreadful, I was dismayed. As happy as I was to be working on The Front again, it took far longer to pencil, ink, and flat the first page than I anticipated. There are many reasons for this (and I plan on talking about on the […]

Drawing for Myself – Petty Dreadful Progress!

February 17, 2012 by  
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Stole some time today to work on the new Front comic. While I got one page penciled, inked, and flatted all in one afternoon, the truth of the matter is that I’ll have to speed up. I was being far too precious with this page as I penciled it. That’s way tighter than I had […]

Drawing for Myself – Red Ranger

February 12, 2012 by  
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Continuing on with my Manga Studio inking tests. I’m finding the pen tool in vector mode is pretty intuitive. The brush tool, however, was not today. RED RANGER Pencil and Manga Studio on 8.5×11″ paper It came as a surprise to me that the brush’s density and size depend on the speed at which you […]

Drawing for Myself – Inking in Manga Studio

February 11, 2012 by  
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So after seeing Audra Furuichi draw in Manga Studio at the AADL Comic Artists Forum, then watching a demo by Stephen McCranie on Comics Are Great! 46, I just had to set aside some time to play with this Manga Studio thing everyone in comics seems to be talking about. I kept hearing about how […]

Comics Are Great! 46 – Manga Studio

February 10, 2012 by  
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This episode is packed to the gills as I’m joined by a full house of great people who are all eager to talk about comics! First up is a discussion on drawing digitally in Manga Studio with Stephen McCranie, who leads a demonstration of how he draws his comics in the program while Paul Storrie […]

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