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.
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Le choix du sujet de la prochaine vidéo n’ayant pas été émis par vous les spectateurs, je vais faire une vidéo sur un sujet d’expérimentation qui m’intéresse depuis bien longtemps. J’aimerais faire des brushs spéciaux décors pour faire des bâtiments détruits par centaines rapidement. Je vais donc mettre au point mes brushs et faire une vidéo là dessus.
Since none of you spectators did emit any wish for next video’s topic, I’ll just chose one of my own. One that I’ve been thinking of for a long time. I’d like to make special brushs for backgrounds that would allow me to paint hundreds of destroyed buildings fast. I shall set those brushes up and make a video about it.
Hey there !
Chapter 4 is done !!
But I decided to expand it with what was supposed to be chapter 5 to give it more story elements.
So the release will be delayed a bit…all for the best !
Took me several days but now that panel is done…!
Chapter 3 is out !
Go read it !
Things are going back on track so I thought I’d try to get more talkative about what I’m doing.
I’d like to make a Vlog about the making of WASTE since it’s where most of the fun is for me as the author, but I gotta think about it not to spoil too much or always record the same routines…
I’ll be thinking it over.
Chapter 3 is taking more and more time.
I’m facing story telling issues and I’m having a really hard time progressing because of that. So in the end I decided to rework it.
I know it’s been very long that chapter should have been out, and people won’t be satisfied by some standard length and content. But if I put everything I wanted to put in that chapter it will just take forever to be done…
The nearly finished pages shown until now have been taken off. They might be re-injected later…it will depend on how quick I can get things done…