Started off as some work-related stuff that got rejected, ended up like this. I had a VERY rough doodle layout from my studio boss to work from, inked it in Manga Studio EX, then brought it into Photoshop. Took a couple paper textures off the internet, layered and tweaked and played about with the Hue/Saturation settings and bam!
I was trying to make every line accent the motion... I wanted it to look Asian in tone, but somehow I think it came out more like Al Hirschfeld.
Anyhow, it got rejected about halfway through the inks, so I decided to hijack it. I kinda like the results, not bad for about a half-hour's actual work (took about three times that to actually do it, but I spent a lot of time tweaking and fiddling with Opacities and so forth).
Last edited by Inkthinker; 05-02-2006 at 02:17 AM.
I love it! my only critique is everything flows beautifully with the exception of the hair, it needs rythm.
Other than that- magnifico!
BTW- seeing that you're from Tampa ( so am I ) will you be attending this Sunday's May 7th Comic book convention at the Doubletree Hotel off of Westshore and Cypress?
I might, actually. I totally forgot about it until now... pretty much just be a shopping trip, though... I don't recall there being anyone I wanted to meet.
Where do you shop for comics? Green Shift? Hooked On?
this is too clean and polished, screams pen tool.
You might wanna keep your pen paths, but instead of stroking them with the regular brush, use a more rough one, will look better and more like a japanese calligraphy like illustration imo.
agree on the hair.
comic book store
I go to Emerald City in Clearwater, or Read More Comics in Brandon ( cool shop ) Sometimes I got to Wonder Water in Dale Mabry. Hey, if you go let me know we can talk shop. Shoot me an email
Originally Posted by Inkthinker
firstname.lastname@example.org I am going to do some shopping there myself.
Love your work Inkthinker and would love to pick your brain so let me know.
I can look into the settings, but for now this is the basic brushstroke that Manga Studio provides. It automatically attached a stroke to the path , and while I expect you can make changes to the brush pattern, I don't know exactly how to, yet.
Originally Posted by Karim
On the upside, if I did figure it out I could probably apply it to the vector paths already existant. The nice thing about digital inks is their malleability.
wow, thats damned awesome
The only thing that is not showing movement in my view is the sword. The hilt looks like it is moving, but not the blade.