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#79113 - ytrellworld
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(12/05/2015) [-]
i need some help/advice FJ
I'm struggling to develop a "style", like many artists i see have on deviantart and tumblr

i want to have one, something either unique or known to me, but i don't want to straight up copy someone else's style

so, what should i do as practice or help for getting over drawing things like others do (which I currently do because bluhhh)
#79122 to #79113 - ScottP
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(12/05/2015) [-]
I've heard that style is just what you tend to emphasize and what your flaws are
#79120 to #79113 - anon
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Style usually isn't something you can force. Your first style is who you are. Look at the artwork from your favorite artists and grab your favorite features from that artist, combine them all to make your own.

Technically you do have a style, everyone does. Just use lots of references, and if you are completely stuck just stick to realism, because realism can help the most once you find a less realistic style you wish to stick to.
#79117 to #79113 - juaneljalapeno
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(12/05/2015) [-]
making a style takes quite some work, i'd say practice with different things, look at other people's style, get creative and eventually you will start making things your own way, that's how i'm doing it and it's going pretty good right now
#79115 to #79113 - thirdjess
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Woopsy, got my tabs confused. Livin up to my hair colour.

What I was going to say, was you should try drawing from photographs instead of drawing from others artwork.
#79114 to #79113 - thirdjess
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#79105 - thirdjess
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Got a fancy script writing pen in the mail today, and I need to practice using it, so I'm taking requests?
#79163 to #79105 - installation
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(12/06/2015) [-]
Could you write

"Floran Babymaker."

wenk
#79164 to #79163 - thirdjess
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(12/06/2015) [-]
#79166 to #79164 - installation
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(12/06/2015) [-]
oh god yes the resolution too
#79199 to #79166 - floran
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(12/07/2015) [-]
u wot 8
#79201 to #79199 - installation
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(12/07/2015) [-]
It is good resolution.
#79202 to #79201 - floran
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(12/07/2015) [-]
I mean..."floran babymaker"
#79203 to #79202 - installation
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(12/07/2015) [-]
=)
#79167 to #79166 - thirdjess
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(12/06/2015) [-]
Yea my mobile takes 4k images, useless on a mobile but good at photographing art
#79165 to #79164 - installation
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(12/06/2015) [-]
YES
THIS IS GREAT.

I LOVE IT.
#79124 to #79105 - ScottP
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Can you write: Beware the mutant, the alien, the heretic.
#79150 to #79124 - thirdjess
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(12/06/2015) [-]
#79118 to #79105 - dasistwunderbar
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Can you please write 'Cain is really cool' in a fancy-ass script?
#79151 to #79118 - thirdjess
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(12/06/2015) [-]
#79152 to #79151 - dasistwunderbar
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(12/06/2015) [-]
GIF
You're the real cool guy here
#79100 - ScottP
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Took a break from drawing superhero stuff. Not quite sure what this thing is, but it's definitely not human.
#79103 to #79100 - anon
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Don't know what it is, but you should totally draw porn of it.
#79098 - trisketthebiskit
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(12/04/2015) [-]
More of Lot. some expressions and poses. still not sure how i want his facial features to be
#79099 to #79098 - ScottP
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(12/04/2015) [-]
He's got that stoic hero look on the bottom. I like it
#79096 - ScottP
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(12/04/2015) [-]
I want to color it, but at the same time, I don't
#79125 to #79096 - devilicious
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Looks like lot of work to color
#79126 to #79125 - ScottP
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Yeahhhh...I think this one will just be B/W
#79127 to #79126 - devilicious
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Nothing wrong with that, is really good already
#79090 - ohmydamn
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(12/04/2015) [-]
art board, how to ink nicely. im really struggling with making it look vivid.

any tips?
#79106 to #79090 - thirdjess
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Good quality tools. I can't stress it enough. You don't have to get copic markets, but a really good quality alcohol based marker is really necessary. Pro markets are pretty reasonably priced these days.
#79091 to #79090 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/04/2015) [-]
If all else fails,use vector shapes.
It's what I do in the few cases I get paid.

Other than that,don't listen to me,I've got the same problem usually.
#79092 to #79091 - ohmydamn
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(12/04/2015) [-]
vector shapes?
#79093 to #79092 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/04/2015) [-]
Bezier curves,y'know? Fine adjustment via mouse
#79094 to #79093 - anon
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(12/04/2015) [-]
You think the guy is talking about traditional art?
#79095 to #79094 - anon
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(12/04/2015) [-]
whoops nvm i see.
#79080 - ScottP
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(12/04/2015) [-]
Making some progress. I'm still a little iffy on the foreshortening though
#79081 to #79080 - anon
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(12/04/2015) [-]
Only thing that looks a little off is the hand. Everything else looks good, especially the muscles.
#79082 to #79081 - ScottP
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(12/04/2015) [-]
I tried making the hands and forearm bigger
#79086 to #79082 - thegreatsun
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(12/04/2015) [-]
The answer is always bigger pek! Put all points into pek! inflat that pek with massive iron pumping! LOL but serious good job.
#79071 - polarpulse
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(12/04/2015) [-]
Drew orkanoidz 's face how well did i do :^)?
#79107 to #79071 - thirdjess
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(12/05/2015) [-]
the small eyes and nose in comparison to the mouth makes the face look very feminine to me
#79108 to #79107 - polarpulse
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(12/05/2015) [-]
i only draw females so this is a first time drawing a guy

recently my drawings have been not that good i feel burned out i tried drawing earlier and i got upset and decided to just take a break since i already drew 2 good drawings earlier this month
#79109 to #79108 - thirdjess
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Mmm returning critiques with excuses is not a good habit to have! Puts you in a bad mental space for creativity.
#79110 to #79109 - polarpulse
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(12/05/2015) [-]
I can only draw when i have inspiration it's just a hobby anyways
#79111 to #79110 - thirdjess
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(12/05/2015) [-]
Oh speaking of inspiration, a good trick to get unblocked is to use roll image. That's how I got this sketchy mess lol
#79112 to #79111 - polarpulse
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(12/05/2015) [-]
It would also helped if i had a drawing pad but i'm using vector lines to draw but i've been messing around with my mouse since a full vector drawing to me is a bit cheaty

i should probably just sketch on paper and scan it whenever i have the time and send it to my e-mail or something

For me i just listen to pandora and get my creativity juices flowing but i still have trouble with hands and proportions
#79073 to #79071 - ScottP
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(12/04/2015) [-]
Not sure what they look like, but it certainly is a person
#79074 to #79073 - polarpulse
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(12/04/2015) [-]
the ref pic wasn't really helpful but he told me to just draw him how i see fit
#79072 to #79071 - anon
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(12/04/2015) [-]
But seriously, very good job.
#79075 to #79072 - polarpulse
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(12/04/2015) [-]
i wanted to finish it but i just did it for fun and got bored in the end
#79065 - oneironaut
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(12/04/2015) [-]
little teapot, short and stout, etc etc
#79066 to #79065 - oneironaut
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(12/04/2015) [-]
mellohn
#79067 to #79066 - oneironaut
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(12/04/2015) [-]
???
#79068 to #79067 - oneironaut
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(12/04/2015) [-]
I hardly ever draw so here's some old Miiverse shit
#79069 to #79068 - oneironaut
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(12/04/2015) [-]
I haven't done a single other serious thing since I last posted here. I never do anything, lol
#79070 to #79069 - oneironaut
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(12/04/2015) [-]
I did do a series of little panels that was basically a 'guide to my shitty stickfigures' for a friend, but like hell am I posting all of them here
#79055 - ytrellworld
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(12/03/2015) [-]
I probably should have scaled down the forehead a bit... anyway, here is best fish. i love making big drawings o3o
#79053 - soulknitter ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Going to post a parody comic soon on FJ. Kinda my first try on comic making and defo my first try on parody story.

Long story short:

Skeleton guy has a sword which when drawn, starts expanding to infinity. Skeleton dude tries to find a way to control it, skeleton dude is fucking miserable. Skeleton dude is also part robot cause why not.
#79056 to #79053 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
-slightly open the sheath
-start spinning until centrifugal force pulls the sheath away
-become an ever expanding lawnmower of destruction.
#79057 to #79056 - soulknitter ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Too bad the only positive thing about the sword is that it is infinite...
Other than that it can't even cut wood.
#79058 to #79057 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
same method.overhead smash:extending hammer.
better yet,grab the sheath and half-sword it.
#79054 to #79053 - soulknitter ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Comedy.... I meant comedy.... SHIIET
#79052 - ScottP
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Getting the outline out for this Christmas drawing. This one will take a while to do. Oh boy.
#79062 to #79052 - ScottP
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(12/03/2015) [-]
More or less done with the rough sketch. Time to actually start doing the inking...
#79059 to #79052 - devilicious
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Looks like a cover for DC
#79061 to #79059 - ScottP
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Haha this was the inspiration
#79049 - ohmydamn
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(12/03/2015) [-]
i made another uno puncho muchacho drawing digitally this time. i tried to imitate the manga's style as much as possible, but dat art is too stronk.

on another note, im never drawing a face again because i found a transparency of saitama's face, and thats all i'll ever need in life

i might try to ink/shade it if im up for it this weekend
#79123 to #79049 - anon
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(12/05/2015) [-]
I guess since pickaxe mentioned it.
#79097 to #79049 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/04/2015) [-]
ya' asked about more expressive inking a bit ago,no?
two things that you can get done pretty fast.
Line weight shouldn't be the same the whole time, generally,the most curved part is the thickest pardon my drunk choice of words

second: blend the lines into the shadow a bit.
the side facing towards the light should be overall thinner and overlaying stuff often casts a small shadow,blending into the lines

I tend to overdo it a bit,but you get the idea
#79128 to #79097 - ohmydamn
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(12/05/2015) [-]
thanks for the tip, that actually looks pretty good
#79129 to #79128 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/05/2015) [-]
anytime,bruh.
#79046 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
jusst ssketchin',experimentin'.
no real direction,but I'm itching to try some stuff...
#79043 - devilicious
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(12/03/2015) [-]
I noticed some very fundamental mistakes in my style so I'm going to take some drastic measures, first I will learn with Manga studio, I'm going to learn about expressions more and then I will totally get ride of the vector layer The style I want is not inside the vector anyway

<--- This is how I want to draw more or less

I also joined World manga Academy
#79045 to #79043 - anon
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Considering where your style is now, you don't have that far to go.
#79047 to #79045 - devilicious
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Your words mean a lot, thanks.
I just want to kill this feeling that I'm reaching the results using the wrong method, that I'm forcing things that I don't fully understand.
#79048 to #79047 - anon
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(12/03/2015) [-]
I don't that it's possible to reach it with 'the wrong methods'. You'll get there no matter which method you use so use the one that you think is best.
#79077 to #79048 - anon
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(12/04/2015) [-]
This anon is right devilicious, there's many methods that work. An artists method will always update once in awhile either because they learned something new, or they changed their style. Don't force anything, do some research to understand what you are drawing, and why you are drawing it like that. Once you do you'll be able to draw it in any situation (such as angles). This is why warm ups and consistency is important, it's partly to check your methods and to understand what you are drawing. (anatomy, gesture, perspective, proportion, etc).

It's a good thing you have the motivation to go forward, that's the only way to go.
#79021 - alleksi
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(12/03/2015) [-]
What resolution do you use in photoshop. I honestly am not sure what it does.
#79034 to #79021 - Nahyon
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(12/03/2015) [-]
2200 x 1600 and if I feel like it is going to be a high quality picutre i take about 3000 x ~2400
tho, ya know, always stay on a big resolution so you have a varity of brush sizes as option
#79039 to #79034 - alleksi
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(12/03/2015) [-]
>>#79032, I wasn't talking about pixel dimensions. There's a "resolution" thing in photoshop
#79040 to #79039 - anon
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Here is an excellent article on the subject. It's kind of long, but perhaps the only one that I've seen that actually does a proper job of explaining it. www.webdesignerdepot.com/2010/02/the-myth-of-dpi/

TL;DR DPI/PPI only affects print size. It has no effect on file size, or how the picture looks on your screen.
#79032 to #79021 - devilicious
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(12/03/2015) [-]
I don't think is really useful to go over 4000p so around 1500 and 3000 should be okay for details in the average drawing, even for professional stuff and then you can make it smaller or wallpaper size for convenience
#79031 to #79021 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
exactly what it says.
it declares how many dots or pixels there are per inch.
if you print stuff, use 300dpi(or higher)
if you do digital stuff,use 72dpi(generally)
#79033 to #79031 - alleksi
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(12/03/2015) [-]
alright, yeah I thought something like that.
#79009 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Just curious to get an overview of the board.
List your tools of the trade.Y'know?hardware,software tools and supplies,the kinda' stuff ya' use on a regular basis.

for me that'd be an intuos pro s,manga studio 5, inkscape and a Nikon d3300. Photoshop cs5.5 sometimes as well
#79060 to #79009 - anon
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Photoshop CS6, Wacom bamboo tablet, Razer Nostromo for keybinds
#79050 to #79009 - ohmydamn
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(12/03/2015) [-]
wacom bamboo
fire alpaca
photoshop cs6
gimp
#79042 to #79009 - juaneljalapeno
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Traditional : nothing too interesting, above-average pencils, random erasers, nothing else really
digital : Illustrator, Photoshop
#79036 to #79009 - crimsonuruzuki
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Traditional: 2mm mechanical pencil, kneading eraser, pigma micron pens, Portable water brush.
Digital supar gud cintiq, Photoshop, Corel painter, and krita
#79038 to #79036 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
everything you need to draw supar gud.
#79087 to #79038 - crimsonuruzuki
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(12/04/2015) [-]
Just remember to firmly grasp it
#79088 to #79087 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/04/2015) [-]
I'm grasping it so firmly, my mistakes turn into happy little accidents.
#79089 to #79088 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/04/2015) [-]
man,that was lame
#79035 to #79009 - gameshredder
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Wacom Cintiq 13"
Photoshop CS6
Lazy Nezumi for smoothing in Photoshop
#79037 to #79035 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Lazy nezumi was a stabilizer plugin,right?
#79044 to #79037 - gameshredder
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Yes
#79030 to #79009 - devilicious
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(12/03/2015) [-]
SAI and PS portable
Huion 610

For traditional drawing I use like 100 Faber Castell colored pencils with multiple markers
#79024 to #79009 - tepidteal
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Mmm. I use GIMP and I have a Turcom TS-6610, which is just a Huion H610Pro under its Turcom company name.
I've got an iPad Air that I could use if I felt like it.
#79023 to #79009 - defectivedetective
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Bamboo create
sketchbook express
mischief
mechanical pencils
random #2 pencils

I'm cheap
#79025 to #79023 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
cheap is good.
#79026 to #79025 - defectivedetective
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(12/03/2015) [-]
very good indeed. and somewhat limiting
#79013 to #79009 - ScottP
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Huion p608
Adobe After Effects
EOS Rebel t3i
Manga Studio EX 4
Manga Studio 5
Krita
#79017 to #79013 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
neat.
I sorta' wanna' practice some after effects, but the people I end up working with most of the time like to stick to projects that don't need editing that premiere can't handle.
how do the different versions of manga studio actually differenciate?All I know is EX can handle multiple pages,but that's it.
#79018 to #79017 - ScottP
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(12/03/2015) [-]
I feel like the tools are a little smoother in 5, but I've only used it for like...1 drawing. That being said, the improved UI is nicer but I do miss the ability to create actual stories with several pages. I just bought 5 so that I can upgrade to EX 5 later on for cheaper
#79019 to #79018 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(12/03/2015) [-]
ah,makes sense..
#79007 - polarpulse
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Started drawing this then got bored :^)

i know i'm bad at drawing
#79029 to #79007 - devilicious
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(12/03/2015) [-]
I'll bang dat ass if that makes you feel better
#79076 to #79029 - polarpulse
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(12/04/2015) [-]
well i eventually finished the drawing i could of probably done a bit more detailing and maybe even tried shading but whatever i just wanted it to be done
#79003 - anon
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Damn, this board has actually gotten good lately. Nice job everyone.
#79002 - gameshredder
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(12/03/2015) [-]
cwistmas
#79014 to #79002 - ScottP
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(12/03/2015) [-]
Mmm that shading looks good!