Tag Archives: Manga Studio


Doombringer


I’ve opened up a new store on Threadless.com. Buy this design on a shirt for a limited time.

Dr. Mindbender


It turns out Dr. Mindbender was a dentist before becoming a Cobra villain. Why hasn’t this fact been mined for a potential story?

Prepare to Board


Planning your composition is crucial. Below is a breakdown of how I direct the eyes around and within the composition. There are also foreground, midground and background elements, with a focal point. Plan with your principles of design before going full bore on details.

Maxing it Up


Vehicle design is one of the subjects we’ll tackle in Character and Object Design this quarter.

Drawlloween Day 1: Ghost


I’m participating in Drawlloween this year, where the goal is to draw 31 horror / monster themed creations. Given my hectic course load, carving out time for this event will be a challenge. I’ll do my best to keep up, but I make no promises. Pencils: Inks:

Giant Size PC Weenies comic cover #3


Below is my process for putting together a comic book cover, inspired by the Bronze Age Marvel Comics trade dress. Using a custom brush in Manga Studio, I prepped the pencils. Inks were added in Manga Studio as well. Colors were added using Photoshop, after importing the art into a Marvel Comics trade dress template that I made some time ago. And here’s a “distressed” version.

Process: Modern Day Medusa


This evening, as a wind-down sketch, I drew a modern spin on the classic Greek villainess Medusa. A modern day interpretation of the pantheon of of Greek gods is something I would like to tackle soon. Pencils: Inks over pencils: Inks by themselves: Final!

Process: Creaturitis


Never underestimate the power of the symmetry tool when it comes to brainstorming character designs. Programs like Sketchbook and Manga Studio offer these tools (providing both X and Y symmetry). Draw one side and your sketch is mirrored simultaneously on the other side. I use this technique quite a bit when I’m developing a series of quick thumbnails for concept work. Pencils: Inks: This is where I add some small variations in texture and some asymmetry to the design. Colors: -Krishna

Process: Captain Insanity


Who doesn’t like drawing Sci-Fi from time to time? Below is a head sketch of a character I’m calling Captain Insanity. Pencils (Sketchbook Pro), using a custom brush I developed. The default Pencil brush in Sketchbook lacks any type of line weight. Inks (Manga Studio 5EX): Inking in Manga Studio is fluid and smooth. Color flats (Photoshop): My muscle memory is tuned to coloring in Photoshop. Maybe one day I’ll investigate colors in Manga Studio… Final!