Favorite Five X-Men

I’ve seen a couple people do a little strip of their Favorite Five X-Men (like Jon Morris and Doc Shaner), and I thought it would be a good little project to finally try out Manga Studio 5.

Favorite Five X-Men

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.

Back from Japan

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.

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We saw a few things around Tokyo, visited the Ghibli Museum and walked alllll over the Meiji Shrine grounds.

The rest of the set is up over on my Flickr page »

Greg also took an abundant amount of photos as well as a bunch of videos. I don’t really do videos. Sorry.