This is my first time penciling and inking with Manga Studio, and i think it turned out pretty well! I used Ray Frenden’s brushes, like everyone with a single ounce of common sense should. The colors were done in Photoshop, even though I hear nice things about Manga Studio 5′s coloring tools, I’m just super used to my Photoshop set up for coloring. All in all, a good first run, I definitely want to do more with digital illustration.
Greg and I have returned from our trip to Japan and have started to settle back into our regularly scheduled activities.
Hitting three major cities—Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka—in eight days was pretty exhausting, but it was an AMAZING time! We’re already planning things to do when we go back.
As is my custom, I took a ton of photos. As is also my custom, I have been slowly uploading them, carefully reviewing each one and cropping/adjusting levels/painting out power lines, keeping it real profesh.
Below are some of the first batch of photos from the days we spent in Tokyo.
We saw a few things around Tokyo, visited the Ghibli Museum and walked alllll over the Meiji Shrine grounds.
Alex Summers, you are the worst. (Context.)
Carrie and I will be in Anaheim, CA this weekend for WonderCon! I wish it was still in San Francisco, but that seems to be incredibly difficult to pull off, besides, it is nice having a show to go to that’s more local to us.
So, if you’re in the area, come say hello!
Currently I am enjoying in-flight wi-fi on a plane up to Seattle for Emerald City Comic Con.
I will be at Artist Alley table Q-18 pretty much all weekend. If you want sketches, I’ll be making them!
$5 gets you a sketch card
$10 gets you a 5″ x 8″
Hooray! New comic! Stop by the table this weekend and get yourself a promo code to download it for free.
I think it turned out well and I hope people enjoy it. I’ve been trying out some different inking tools, still trying to find what works best. Maybe the next one will be done digitally? Maybe I’ll try nib pens again? Who can say?