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charlestan:

Got my first print order done today. I’ve also added two preview photos of what my Love Will Thaw posters actually look like in print! :)


You can buy a set at my Storenvy shop if you feel so inclined! Thanks for the support everyone!

Wow, so good!

Some 30-second sketches and stuff. Cats are hard. Also, I need to stop drawing everything facing to the left…!

Some 30-second sketches and stuff. Cats are hard. Also, I need to stop drawing everything facing to the left…!

do you use manga studio 5? if you do can you please tell me how to change my brush from a regular "ball" ending to the points and gradients like you see professional artists use? im not sure if that made any sense and all the tutorials on youtube/smith-micros website dont show how to fix that. PLEASE HELP

Anonymous

Right! I’ll see what I can do to help, but just know that I’m a newbie to this program too, and while I’m pretty well versed in Photoshop brush presets and settings, MS5 is a whole other beast. Personally, I haven’t had to delve into the brush settings much at all; I either use the default brushes that come with MS5, or I use Frenden’s excellent brush presets, which are great right out of the box. So, yeah, what you see below is honestly the first time I went looking for these settings. I just clicked on buttons and things that seemed useful, and that got me to where I needed to go eventually!

So, yeah, here’s what I got:

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Keep in mind that your interface will probably look rather different from mine; for one thing, I have Manga Studio 5EX, also called Clip Studio Paint, which has some extra features to it. None of that should matter here, though.

So, some step-by-steps:

1. Select the brush you want to alter. For explanation purposes I chose the default “G-pen” brush that comes with MS5.

2. In the “Tool property” window, look along the bottom; there will be two icons, one that looks like a twisty circle-y starburst-y thing, and the other will look like two wrenches. Click on the wrenches. (If this window doesn’t show up for you, use the menu bar at the top of your screen and click on “Window<Tool Property [Brush-Name]”.)

2. b. What opens is the “Sub Tool Detail” window for the brush you selected; this is where all the brush settings are located. Depending on the property you want pen pressure to affect, you’ll want to select the appropriate setting. If you want the brush thickness to be affected by pen pressure, click “Brush Size”. That’s where I went to for the purposes of this example. If you want to affect the opacity (darkness to lightness) of the brush using pen pressure, then click on “Ink”. Keep in mind that this will all look very complicated, but the best way to learn about it all is to experiment and try different settings to see what they do. You can always click “Reset all settings to default” at the bottom to remove your changes.

3. On the right of the “Brush Size” setting, you’ll see either a button with a grey square in it, or some other icon (the grey square just means that no effect is turned on for that brush setting yet; the icon will change depending on what effect is selected for that setting). If you click this, a window called “Brush Size Effect source settings” will pop up. This is where you can tell the brush to be affected by the various features of your tablet pen.

4. You’ll see a list under the heading “Input affecting to Brush Size”. The list will have “Pen pressure”, “Tilt”, “Velocity”, and “Random”. These are all settings that will change the brush based on what your tablet pen does. Clicking the checkbox next to “Pen pressure” will make that brush’s brush size change according to how much pressure you apply to your tablet. And there you go!

So, yeah, again, if you want to change opacity to pen pressure, you’ll go to “Ink”, but keep in mind that MS5 determines opacity differently from Photoshop, so you’ll have to mess around with the various settings to see what gives you the effect you want. But it seems that any setting that can be affected by tablet effects like pen pressure will have that little button to the right of it that you clicked on in step 3, so look for that. I’m just as much of a newbie at this point as you are, by the way! I’m just looking and seeing what might work.

MS5 has very deep and complicated brush settings, but I hear it’s a much more powerful tool for making good brushes than Photoshop is, precisely because of the depth of these settings. It certainly looks daunting and complicated, and it doesn’t help that some of the tool tips suffer from not so great English, but honestly, the best way to learn about them is just to fiddle around with the settings and see what happens! I hope this is helpful to you, I know how frustrating it is to want to do something in a program and not know how! You should have seen how much I raged when I couldn’t figure out how to get the perspective rulers working right, haha…

Good luck! Let me know how it works, and if you have any more questions!

zoocanvas:

Animal Anatomy for Animation

Excellent references here!

charlestan:

Love Will Thaw

<3

There you go, Charles, being all badass again… ;)

evandahm:

Tizrah “Tizzy” Mistlethorp, a halfling rogue and de facto “mother” of her adventuring group. This was one of very few descriptions I was given that actually went into any detail about the character’s face! This was a fun one.

My wonderful sweetie commissioned Evan Dahm to draw my D&amp;D character, Tizzy, for my birthday. I&#8217;m so unbelievably happy about this. Evan Dahm is the coolest, and I&#8217;m so glad that my partner got me something that also helps support one of my favourite artists. Best birthday gift.
Thank you so much, Evan, she looks perfect!

evandahm:

Tizrah “Tizzy” Mistlethorp, a halfling rogue and de facto “mother” of her adventuring group. This was one of very few descriptions I was given that actually went into any detail about the character’s face! This was a fun one.

My wonderful sweetie commissioned Evan Dahm to draw my D&D character, Tizzy, for my birthday. I’m so unbelievably happy about this. Evan Dahm is the coolest, and I’m so glad that my partner got me something that also helps support one of my favourite artists. Best birthday gift.

Thank you so much, Evan, she looks perfect!

kagcomix:

100% TRU Story Comix.

It’s officially summer, I guess.

I feel ya…

tamorapierce:

weinersoldier:

I JUST PULLED OUT A LONG-ASS CURLY GRAY FUCKIN HAIR AND I’M NAMING IT RICK

I was fond of my first white hair, too, but it left me for a hallway rug.  They’re fickle, you know.

I got my first grey hair when I was fourteen. I pulled it out, put it in a ziplock bag, and wrote the date on it. I still have it, tucked away in my box of “important stuff”, which also holds things like theatre and festival ticket stubs, random stones found on various beaches, foreign coins, final sticks of incense in that scent that is so hard to find that I couldn’t bring myself to burn, my first tabletop roleplaying character sheet, poems from elementary school friends, bus tickets from that one very awesome day, etc. I’m a bit of a pack rat.

Anyway, now I have a head full of grey hairs along with my dark ones and I’m glad to have them with me. :D We go well together!

rheallart:

"Astrid" - By Heather L. GilbraithManga Studio 5EX.
I’m still working on the colouring! For now I wanted to post the line art, because it took me a little while and I think it’s pretty spiffin’. :)
I wanted to draw Astrid because she had the potential to be so badass, and I found her representation in HTTYD2 a little… lacking. Don’t get me wrong, she was still pretty cool, but she could have been so much more…
Anyway! No sense whining. HTTYD2 was still a lot of fun. I’ll see what I can do about colouring this up, but I’m not much of a colourist… As usual, comments and constructive criticisms are always appreciated. :)
I used the HB Real Pencil brush for Manga Studio 5EX made by Frenden. His brushes are amazing, seriously, go check them out. He makes them for Photoshop, too!

Reblog for the daytime people. :)

rheallart:

"Astrid" - By Heather L. Gilbraith
Manga Studio 5EX.

I’m still working on the colouring! For now I wanted to post the line art, because it took me a little while and I think it’s pretty spiffin’. :)

I wanted to draw Astrid because she had the potential to be so badass, and I found her representation in HTTYD2 a little… lacking. Don’t get me wrong, she was still pretty cool, but she could have been so much more

Anyway! No sense whining. HTTYD2 was still a lot of fun. I’ll see what I can do about colouring this up, but I’m not much of a colourist… As usual, comments and constructive criticisms are always appreciated. :)

I used the HB Real Pencil brush for Manga Studio 5EX made by Frenden. His brushes are amazing, seriously, go check them out. He makes them for Photoshop, too!

Reblog for the daytime people. :)

"Astrid" - By Heather L. GilbraithManga Studio 5EX.
I&#8217;m still working on the colouring! For now I wanted to post the line art, because it took me a little while and I think it&#8217;s pretty spiffin&#8217;. :)
I wanted to draw Astrid because she had the potential to be so badass, and I found her representation in HTTYD2 a little… lacking. Don&#8217;t get me wrong, she was still pretty cool, but she could have been so much more…
Anyway! No sense whining. HTTYD2 was still a lot of fun. I&#8217;ll see what I can do about colouring this up, but I&#8217;m not much of a colourist… As usual, comments and constructive criticisms are always appreciated. :)
I used the HB Real Pencil brush for Manga Studio 5EX made by Frenden. His brushes are amazing, seriously, go check them out. He makes them for Photoshop, too!

"Astrid" - By Heather L. Gilbraith
Manga Studio 5EX.

I’m still working on the colouring! For now I wanted to post the line art, because it took me a little while and I think it’s pretty spiffin’. :)

I wanted to draw Astrid because she had the potential to be so badass, and I found her representation in HTTYD2 a little… lacking. Don’t get me wrong, she was still pretty cool, but she could have been so much more

Anyway! No sense whining. HTTYD2 was still a lot of fun. I’ll see what I can do about colouring this up, but I’m not much of a colourist… As usual, comments and constructive criticisms are always appreciated. :)

I used the HB Real Pencil brush for Manga Studio 5EX made by Frenden. His brushes are amazing, seriously, go check them out. He makes them for Photoshop, too!