Process: African Warrior


The pencils for this particular illustration were created using Autodesk Sketchbook 7 Pro, and I worked from a reference image on Pinterest.

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After penciling the drawing, I used the Perspective tool in Photoshop to give the warrior a slightly more stylized look.

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From there, I brought the drawing into Manga Studio 5EX for inking, using a slightly modified variant of the Lando Calbrusshian custom brush developed by Ray Frenden.

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Lastly, I added colors and textures using Adobe Photoshop.

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It’s perfectly normal for me to mix and match between tools. Each of the tools listed above export out to a Photoshop PSD format making the process a seamless experience.

-Krishna