mangatengu on snapchat.
I have been setting up a daily live broadcast on youtube where you can see me draw WASTE live and communicate with me.
However I find the YouTube chat is not so cool, so you can now contact me on snapchat .
If you send questions / requests there, I’ll answer you during the next live broadcast on youtube !
During all those experiments I’m “secretly” having with brushes about making buildings etc…I’ve had lots of software issues.
(Thanks AMD for your horrible graphic cards’ drivers)
This led me to have to leave manga studio which is lagged to the bone since a few time. Hopefully found Krita to replace it. Krita is open source and has an incredible set of brush engines and individual curves for every brush you use (and yes a general curve, independent from the driver’s cruve settings !!)…that’s enough of an edge for me to overlook all the crashes and bugs I encounter while using it.
So I’ve tweaked brushes to death until I can find a nice brush that can compare proudly to the one I used in manga studio. But in the end I managed to get a set of brushes that are far better.
They feel so true, It’s the first time I’m getting the results of my real life chinese brushes. To the point I have to mimic my old moves to get the same strokes variation.
So yes obviously I’ve taken the opportunity to make hair brushes, which I never took the time to do in the past. I’m very happy it gives my panels an extra boost (wait to see Zeim’s beard ! It looks very dense now !)
I have lined and hatched those images in an open source program called Krita.
Recently I’ve been trying out Krita. Why ? I don’t remember. But it just happens manga studio is being nasty and you already know I am not at ease with Photoshop when it comes to drawing line art.
So I’ve dived in Krita’s brushes’ settings to calibrate my tools and have nice lines like I did in manga studio, which led me to learn a lot about brushes in Krita but also in MS and PS as I was going back and forth to understand why this why that.
Bottom line is Krita is very capable and I love the lines I get. It’s the first time I feel like I’m manipulating my Chinese brush again.
It’s capable enough to make me turn a blind eye on the layer tree which I really don’t get along with and the dozen of crashes I had today with the program. Hopefully there is a very powerful back up system so I lost….0 data.
Still working on those brushes I announced for the next video.
As I’m been working on it (try…and retry), I’m getting a better idea of the look and feel I want for those brushes. So my buildings can be just as pleasant to draw than to look at.
Long story short, I’m getting there.
Working on the custom brushes I talked about for the next video. I ended up with a new wallpaper. Feel free to download it !