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anonymous asked:

I presume you've already been asked this but I'd really like to know what brushes and program you use. Tips for anyone struggling with digital artwork (such as myself) would also be great if you have any! //If I missed an FAQ page or something and you've already addressed this, I'm really sorry!!

Hey anon! No need to be sorry!

I use Manga Studio 5 ex which I presume not a lot of people use compared to sai and photoshop so sorry if the brushes don’t match up ^^;;

These are the brushes I use at a daily base and they’re all from Manga Studio 5 ex that I twicked a little bit. I use the oil paint flat brush 2 for sketch, line art, and base color, oil paint flat brush 3 for blending, soft colors, light and shadows, and lighter ink from the india ink brush category for simple backgrounds and misc. 

As for tips, I personally look up various artists that I admire and observe their artwork. Tuning into livestreams and asking for advice personally is a really good way as well. Overall, practicing and observing I would say is the best way to improve. 

I hope this helps and I wish you good luck!

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All the softwares I tried for editing were too complicated just lost patience.

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So I’m going to star hosting episodes for Space Drops on this blog now instead of my personal one!  Three months later, I’m releasing content for this fanime again!
Truth be told, the stress of keeping up with this weekly deadline had a negative effect on my health, so I needed to step back for a bit and return to it after I recuperated, all the while trying not to hate it because of the anxiety trying to turn out episodes at such a fast clip lol. This time I’m gonna learn from mistakes and approach the creation of this fanime in a more productive way, even if the challenge has already come and gone!

Recently I’ve been getting nice comments from people saying that they enjoyed the story, so it’s got me really motivated to script and complete the rest of the episodes! The first step in that direction is to upload a full version of episode 1! It’s almost exactly the same as the original, as I didn’t feel good about fixing some of the previous mistakes (although some new mistakes were made when I tried to update some text ‘orz)

Stay tuned for episode 2!

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                           Happy Birthday, Wiishu / Signe! 🎂

                                           @wiishu


You’re one of the chillest youtubers I know and I really hope that someday, I do get to meet you & we have a chill time over some tea…or coffee, whichever.

I also hope you had an amazing celebration & surrounded yourself with the people that you love. ♥

We’re all excited for more of your content, what ever it may be.

But i mostly hope I’m not too late & you see this lolol

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Here’s an attempt to demonstrate how i color skin.  it’s quite basic, but hopefully it will help anon, and anyone else who’s curious!  for anyone who doesn’t know i use manga studio ex 5.  please click on each image for the caption!

some basic tips:

1. don’t shade with grey or black.  it looks awful.  i go for purple/blue-ish hues for shadows.

2, vary your hues.  if you stay in the same part of the color wheel things look very flat and lifeless.  there are a million tutorials out there for this that show/explain it better than i ever could.  i don’t have any examples to link but they’re easy to find.

that’s sort of it, i hope this was helpful.  i’m crap at explaining things.  a new computer is on my list of things to get when i move, so hopefully i’ll be able to record speed paints and stream - seeing things live is better imo.

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Finally, all the videos are uploaded for this illustration.

Better quaity in HD.

Hope you’ll like it.

The playlist of the full set is here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJrYfB4EY4g&list=PLys0De6JPoC_poS3iSPt2NmfCX9JjVoFx

Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint Brush Guide

Okay, so I’ve had Manga Studio 5 (EX specifically) for almost a year now. I just loaded it up onto my new computer and so I thought I would play with some of the brushes since it had been a month or two since I used the program. And I decided that I would post the results here. 

Just a warning, this is going to be a pretty long post. 

So, just a few things to note before we get started: 

  • Like I said, I have the EX version. Not too sure what the differences are because I got the program as a gift and that’s just the version I got. So if there are any brushes that are in the EX version that aren’t in the normal version, sorry. 
  • The photos I put up will show how the brushes interact with each other in different circumstances - 
    • Do they blend into each other without the use of a blending tool? 
    • How do the brushes look with just a single stroke? 
    • Do they darken upon layering in a single stroke? 
    • Do they darken upon layering at all? 
  • I used every brush (minus the effects brushes) in each of these circumstances, even if it isn’t logical to. (Ex. obviously the pens aren’t going to blend into each other, but I still did a blending test). 
  • Blending tools weren’t at all
  • Some tools are harder to blend into each other. You just gotta mess around with them and see what works. 
  • The names of the tools are only listed in the blending test, but the other tests have the tools in the same order. 
  • I haven’t messed with any of the tool settings. They’re all set to their original settings. 
  • I used the same sized brush for everything. If it looks smaller, it’s really just smaller and has nothing to do with my size settings. 
  • Also, keep in mind that the brushes may have a slightly different effect if seen from farther away/closer up/with a different sized brush
  • I’m not very good at describing textures, so hopefully you’ll get the point 

Before I start, here’s the full test image. You can save it to your computer for reference, but PLEASE don’t repost it anywhere. 

Okay, onto the blending test. The point of this test is to see if/how well the different brushes bend together with themselves without the use of an outside tool, such as the blending tool. It also shows if/how well lighter colors show up on top of darker colors. 

Pen

  • G-pen 
    • Does not blend with itself
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors
    • No texture 
  • Mapping Pen
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors
    • No texture
  • Turnip Pen
    • Does not blend with itself
    • Light colors can be layered onto darker colors 
    • No texture
  • Calligraphy 
    • Does not blend with itself
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • No texture
  • For Effect Line
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors
    • Very minimal texture
    • Some of the colored area goes away once the pen is lifted 
  • Textured Pen
    • Does not blend with itself
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Bumpy texture around edges 

Marker 

  • Milli Pen 
    • Does not blend with itself
    • Light colors can be layered onto darker colors 
    • No texture
  • Felt Pen
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors cannot be layered onto darker colors 
    • No texture 
  • Fill-in-Mono Pen 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto darker colors 
    • Slightly pixel-y around edges 
  • Marker Pen 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto darker colors 
    • No texture 

Pencil 

  • Darker Pencil 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto darker colors 
    • Every so slightly streaky 
  • Lighter Pencil 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto darker colors 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Mechanical Pencil 
    • Does blend with itself, but it takes some work and layering 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Texture takes some work to build up 
  • Colored Pencil 
    • Blends with itself pretty easily 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Nice, smooth texture 
  • Rough Pencil 
    • Blends with itself a bit, but it takes quite a bit of work 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Rough, grainy texture 

Pastel 

  • Chalk 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Rough but also kind of soft, grainy texture 
  • Pastel 
    • Blends with itself, but it takes some work 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Slightly grainy texture 
  • Crayon 
    • Blends with itself pretty easily 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Grainy, stippled texture 
  • Charcoal 
    • Blends with itself easily 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Soft, stippled texture 
  • Noise 
    • Blends with itself easily 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Soft, ever so slightly grainy texture 

Watercolors 

  • Opaque Watercolor 
    • Blends with itself easily 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors, but it takes some work 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Transparent Watercolor 
    • Blends with itself easily 
    • Takes quite a bit of layering or pressure to layer a light color over a dark color 
    • Smooth, slightly build-able texture 
  • Dense Watercolor 
    • Blending takes a lot of work 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Smooth Watercolor 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Takes a bit of work to layer light colors over dark colors 
    • Soft, slightly blurry texture 
  • Paint and Apply 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered over dark colors 
    • Soft, blurry texture 
  • Watercolor Brush 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Takes work to layer light colors over dark colors 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Blurred Edge Watercolor 
    • Blends with itself easily 
    • Light colors can be layered over dark colors, but it does take a little bit of work 
    • Blurred but also slightly rough texture 
  • Watery 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Takes work to layer light over dark 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Emphasizing Texture 
    • Blends with itself easily 
    • Takes work to layer light over dark 
    • Texture can be build up 

Oil Paint

  • Oil Paint 
    • Blends with itself, but it takes some layering 
    • Light colors can be layered over dark colors 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Oil Paint Flat Brush 
    • Blends with itself, but it takes a little work 
    • Light colors can be layered over dark colors 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Color Change 
    • Difficult to blend 
    • Light colors can be layered over dark colors, but result will depend on what color the BG is set to 
    • Texture can be built up somewhat 

India Ink 

  • Bit Husky 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Slightly bumpy around the edges 
  • Smooth 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Smooth texture 
  • Rough 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Slightly streaky 
  • Lighter Ink 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Soft texture 
  • Darker Bleed 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Bumpy around the edges

Airbrush 

  • Stronger 
    • Doesn’t really blend with itself, but it may work better if they brush size is a lot larger 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Slightly soft/blurred around the edges 
  • Soft 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Very soft/blurry 
  • Highlight 
    • Probably doesn’t blend with itself too well 
    • Might be able to build up lightness? 
    • Probably soft around the edges 
    • Only shows up when used against a darker color
    • Probably behaves a lot like “Shadow” 
  • Shadow
    • Doesn’t blend with itself too well 
    • Lighter colors cannot be layered onto darker colors; layering only makes it darker 
    • Soft around the edges 
  • Spray 
    • Doesn’t really “blend” with itself, but the dots do layer/mix together, so color transitions can be smooth 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Soft, stippled texture 
  • Tone Scraping 
    • Doesn’t really “blend” with itself, but the dots do layer/mix together, so color transitions can be smooth 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Stippled texture 
  • Blurred Spray 
    • Blends with some layering 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Very soft/blurred stippled texture 
  • Droplets 
    • Doesn’t blend too well, but it might have a smoother transition if you work it a lot 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Larger stippled texture 

Okay, that was a lot. To keep this post from being eight miles long, and to keep me from repeating myself, I won’t be adding any notes on the next section. Remember, I stopped adding the tool names here, but they’re in the same order as they are above. 

This next test is to show how the brushes look after a single stroke (no layering, and only one color) 

Pen 

Marker

Pencil 

Pastel 

Watercolors 

Oil Paints 

Just a note on this one though - the BG color for “Color Change” is set to white

India Ink 

Airbrush 

Okay, this next test is to show if/how much the color darkens when layered. The top row will show the brush layered over itself in a single stroke (the pen was not lifted) and the bottom row will show the brush layered over itself in two strokes (the pen was lifted and the line crosses itself in one layer) 

Pen 

Marker 

Pencil 

Pastel 

Watercolors 

Oil Paints 

India Ink 

Airbrush

So yeah, sorry that was so long, but hopefully it was helpful. Let me know if any of the information is incorrect (people make mistakes!) or if I need to clear anything up. 

やった!!!! - ハイキュウー!! Haikyuu! - Kagehinayachi

-* The Victors! *- (art by K-Lionheart)

Done in Manga Studio EX 5 (this program is the best omg)

Commissions slots open!

anonymous asked:

Maybe youre asked this question like a thousand times, but I love you (no homo) and ur art so damn much! What program do you use? 💕💖💖💖

Love you too anon!

I use Manga Studio 5 ex!