Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Keeping Busy

Along with the regular microstock illustrations, I am currently working on a few book projects. Needless to say, I am busy. Not too busy to share a blog post, however.

Exchanging Gifts
Man Reaching Down
For the past few months I have been using a program called Manga Studio EX 4 to create a lot of "ink" drawings on the computer. Since my photo retouching and teaching work hasn't really slowed down and I'm trying to squeeze as much time into the least space available, going slightly digital with the black lines has made it easier to juggle everything. As of late, creating artwork from pencil and india ink has been a luxury for me. When I do it, it's definitely therapeutic.

The Manga Studio EX program is very "real" to me. That is, the
interface is more like real drawing. Trying to draw on a computer is difficult for me. This program has made it easier. I basically only use it for black line work. I still do all my color work in Adobe Illustrator. I am sure I'll learn more as I go. Yes, I still draw with real ink and paint. Nonetheless, the digital way has been a pleasant experience.

The above images were created using Manga Studio quite efficiently. They are currently for sale to use in your publication or blog from The Black Rhino portfolio at Dreamstime.

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