Feature 2/7 - Toast aka Ktullanyx
Another person I’ve known for a long time, Toast is some-one who has more talent than she realises. For years she has been able to create impressive linework but over the past couple of years she has jumped into new territory with painting and colouring that has pushed her work and her improvement to new heights.
She showed over the past couple of months her dedication to making content for prints which inspires me as a person and not just as an artist. You deserve the praise you receive and I look forward to seeing what comes next for you.
Go follow her stuff! http://ktullanyx.tumblr.com/
Feature 3/7 - Sieg/Fore aka Foreling
When I first saw Fore’s work I was very impressed with the use of atmosphere and background in his images. To this day I still am. I had the pleasure of hosting Ammochi with him as he holds the same drive I do to learn and to apply himself. In many ways that experience taught us both a lot more than art and personally it made me see I couldn’t have done it with anyone else.
Fore has continued to show the skills that first drew me in and has excelled in many areas I strive to catch up with. He’s a constant inspiration and a great friend.
Go check his stuff out! - foreling.tumblr.com/
yellowfur said: h-hello ! I really adore your smooth lines ! do you have some brush lineart brushsettings ? I understand if you dont want to share ! ^^
Hello hello! Really sorry for the late reply!
These are the brushes I use mostly for lineart:
Your art is super cute!! <33
joe-future said: What do you use for your animation???
Hi! I use old Photoshop CS3, and I’m pretty sure every version after it has the animation option (In the top menu Window>Animation and it’s the little bar you with the squares you can see in the low part.
Then you just use a different window in each frame and that’s about it!
Well… you just asked what did I used, but just in case you were interested in the specific tools!
people have been asking, so here it is! this brushset contains the 5 brushes I actually use, which you can download here (click the download button on the right column). they are shockingly basic and three of them are standard photoshop brushes. enjoy! :)
Something on the back of my business card for GP Richmond… figured it’d be fun if there was an MTG-related token side for people to enjoy. :D
On that note, I hope I can print out enough business cards to hand out… haha!
Hello! Here is a little tip for Manga Studio 5 regarding one of my favorite features which isn’t immediately apparent. It has to do with vector layers and erasers.
First, create a vector layer by clicking the “New Vector Layer” at the bottom of the Layers palette:
Now, the secret of this technique lies in your eraser. Select the eraser tool and choose the pen you’d like to use, then check out the settings. Under “Erase,” select the option “Erase up to Intersection.”
Now, whenever you erase part of a line on the vector layer, it will erase the entire line up to the point where it intersects another line.
This makes it much easier to clean up stray lines, so you can be looser in your inking and still end up with a fairly tidy end drawing. Have fun!
did you guys know about manga studios vector settings?
Because it does :D
I am still kinda new to it but it’s surprisingly easy to use (or at least if you have some previous experience with vectors).
This is what I’ve played around with so far:
you take your lineart like this:
(it doesn’t have to be red btw)
and then convert it to a vector layer with these settings:
And BAM! We got a vectorized lineart!
Here’s some stuff you can do with the vectors:
Select the Option tool and click on lines that turned out a bit uneven to fix them. just right click on any of the little anchor points to edit them.
Here’s a nice thing. If a corner or a point is too curved for your taste, just right click the anchor point and select “switch angle”.
And BOOP! the anchor point is now pointy!
Just hold shift to select several anchors at once! :D
You can change the thickness of the lines for the whole layer. I set the lines at 2px and disabled the pen pressure. Which in turn ended up like this:
There’s still more of this that I need to experiment with, especially the various results you get when changing the settings. And some settings works better for some areas. Detailed stuff such as hair can be tricky and probably best to keep on a separate layer.
Mess, sketch, and line-art for Recipes for the Dead: Steam Minted Meringue!
I feel like I’m drawing a lot of piles of roses lately, this is the third time I’ve invoked that particular space filler. I can’t help it though. They’re all curly and fun. And technically thematic to the issue!
i’ve needed this in my life since forever