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eComic Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 2B

More eComic Concept Art.  I’m doing a full length concept of Sylen Benevolen now but I’m having a real battle with his legs.  I’ve redrawn them about 4 times, hence the time spent is now at 3 hours for this.

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Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 1B

Project ADC-1 Concept Art.  I’ve blocked in the colours for the Benevolen concept.  In Manga Studio, I started with the brush tool and then found that the pen tool lays down colour more evenly – which is what I wanted for blocking in.

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Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 1

OK here’s a character concept sketch of the main protagonist in my digital comic.  Using a reference photo, I worked in Manga Studio 5 with a Wacom graphics tablet.  This represents around 40 minutes of sketching for me.

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Just Bought Manga Studio 5!

For a while now I’ve been aware of Manga Studio – a digital art package that seemed to be more geared towards comics creation than other art packages.  I’d even made a mental note to download the trial version and give it a go.  However the other day, a friend of mine told me that it was currently on sale with a whopping 70% off the list price!

Anyway I’m now sitting here having just bought the digital download and installed it 🙂

I’ve given it a quick test drive and initial results are exciting!  The pressure sensitivity feels really good, the tools I’ve tried give such a beautifully natural result, especially the paint brush – I love the way it smears your colours as if your brush were really running over wet paint – fantastic!  That’s £12 well spent right there 🙂  Can’t wait to try more.