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 […]

Penciling a new comic

March 25, 2013 by  
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Some in-progress work on the latest edition of CPTN SRSLY and the SUPER MASTER SENTINELS, a comic I do every year for a non-profit organization in Michigan. I was hired to create a super hero series for 3rd-5th graders that features exciting adventures with underlying positive messages. Much like the old Filmation He-Man and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Pencils

October 13, 2011 by  
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Just got an order in the mail from Pentel. I can’t find these in stores anymore, and they’re only available on the Pentel site in .7mm size, which leads me to believe that this model of Twist Erase pencil is being phased out. Breaks my heart, because I’ve been using these pencils since I began […]

Thunder Punch Daily 110 – Categorizing the Process

April 9, 2011 by  
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Today I revisit a topic I don’t think I’ve touched on in a while (maybe not since the Your Comic From the Ground Up series!): namely, whether or not an artist should finish each page of a project in its entirety before moving on to the next one, or whether breaking the process into several […]

New Mini-Comic: Boulder & Fleet!

January 28, 2011 by  
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Well, I made the deadline with 24 hours to spare! My new mini-comic is finished in under a week! There are lots of things I’m going to report on in terms of storytelling discoveries, new thoughts on time management, and drawing with an entirely new set of tools, but I’ll leave that for next week. […]

Inking fun with my sketches: Azula and Beast Man

January 15, 2011 by  
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So I’ve been asked about whether or not I’d mind if some folks try their inks on top of my sketches. Sounds like a lot of fun to me! I love seeing what other artists do with my work. Even though the penciler/inker relationship was born out of a need for speed in comics publishing, […]

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