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 […]

Comics Are Great! 57 – Eric Orchard and Scary Comics for Kids

May 31, 2012 by  
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This time we’re joined by Eric Orchard for a talk about his new kids’ horror comic Marrowbones. What are the special parameters one must consider when making a scary story for kids? How do you walk that line in a visual medium like comics? Also, a contest! For the folks who tuned in during the […]

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 […]

Thunder Punch Daily 146 – Not “Cheating” Again…

February 14, 2012 by  
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Working on one of the locations for the new Front comic. I’m a cheater! #sketchup… — Jerzy Drozd (@Jerzy) February 11, 2012   I asked for it! I made a joke about “cheating” at my art, and it got some folks rising to defend or dispute the question of whether or not one can […]

Drawing for Myself – Brawn

February 14, 2012 by  
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Time for another warm up sketch and dig a little deeper into this Manga Studio thing. Today’s sketch, in keeping with the holiday, is the most lovable of the G1 Transformers (okay, that’s a stretch)! BRAWN Pencil and Manga Studio on 8.5×11″ paper. And here’s the original sketch on copy paper:  

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 […]