Friday, February 26, 2016
Ogre Progression Painting Created in Manga Studio 5
Been having some fun inside of Manga Studio 5 with the digital painting. Here is a study I did from a 3D image that I found online. I tried to find the artist but apparently there are a few people saying they created this design so I guess I will just leave that alone this time. This is simply a practice piece to help me get a better understanding of light, shadow, color, form, depth, etc....
I wanted to show the process here because I feel that not enough people are aware that Manga Studio 5 is an exceptional painting program. ( And believe me, I have tried them all! ) The thing or things that I like about Manga Studio are that the brushes rarely lag and the smooth watercolor is just a fantastic brush design. You can apply paint and blend paint with the same brush which saves lots of time and gives you a more natural feel to traditional methods.....not that I have ever painted traditionally or anything. Well, besides finger painting in the 1st grade. :)
The other thing that I wanted to show in this process is that you don't necessarily need an advanced drawing device to create this type of work. Now by advanced I mean a direct to screen device, I don't mean to imply that you can do this with a mouse. Maybe you can but it seems as if it would take a ridiculous amount of time to complete. This was done with an Intuos 5 and it wasn't too bad for time. Around 7 hours to complete. Keep in mind I don't use the Intuos as much as my Cintiq so this would have been faster on a direct to screen device but the thing I enjoyed most about using the Intuos was my posture. I was able to relax and lean back while painting which doesn't seem like a big deal until you are working on a project for 7 hours then believe me, posture is a very big deal.
So those were the main focus areas of this type of piece. Now on to the next one. I learned a lot on this study so I will be doing more. I love painting 3D renders because the lighting and textures are so well done. Great for observations. I hope you like the work and please check out my links below to support the art!
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