shingworks:

This is such a fucking lifesaver. Been having this issue for over a year now, despite driver updates and reinstalls and etc etc etc… when this trick worked I wanted to do one of those football victory slams with my keyboard I was so excited.

PS: I don’t use whatever program is in the screenshot; I only use Photoshop! Its a Wacom issue though so I expect this works with any program that randomly loses pressure sensitivity.

frenden:

I’ve added over 20 new tools to my Manga Studio 5 brush set! Pay with a tweet for a sample or reblog for a chance at a free download!

Divided into three categories, inkers, painters, and pencils, these new tools build upon the over 50 previously released brushes and bring the total brush count to more than 75.

This Version 3 set adds inkers, gritty brush pens, dry sumi brushes, water color tools, oil paints, and new real pencil presets.

The included Hairpin Sable brush is my new favorite digital inking tool. It attempts to replicate the full-belly snap of a real sable brush thanks to a tailor-made pressure curve.

The Dry Brush Pen and Gritty Brush Pen variants add analog warmth to your inked lines.

The three new Sumi Brush tools are great for lettering or inking, showing some fade and tooth in their marks.

Five new Watercolor Brush tools add more texture and depth and three new Oil Brush tools add more blending control and range than the stock Manga Studio offerings.

Eight new Real Pencil tools round out the set, emulating a 4H to 6B range of real pencil hardnesses. New Red and Blue Real Pencil variants for layout are also included.

If you’ve purchased my Version 2 set, you can buy just these new tools at a discounted rate. And, if you’re new to my tools, you can buy the full set at a limited time, introductory price:

FULL SET or UPGRADE PACK

If you’d like to give some of these brushes a whirl, you can download a sample pack by paying with a tweet!

mari-m-blog:

Whether you’re a good or not so good artist… you should really read this n___n

mari-m-blog:

Whether you’re a good or not so good artist… you should really read this n___n

allytha:

I am currently working on eating better.

allytha:

I am currently working on eating better.

frenden:

MANGA STUDIO 5 BRUSH SET V2

Reblog for a chance to win a free set!

This update to my Manga Studio 5 set more than triples the amount of brushes increasing the brush count from 14 to more than 50!

Get my updated Manga Studio 5 Pencilling, Inking, and Painting brushes here!

To thank all those who purchased the first version of my Manga Studio brushes, I’m offering the updated set at a discount for a limited time to give early adopters an affordable upgrade path. Having spent more time with the app, and listening to community feedback, I’ve come up with a heap more brushes.

The Inking brushes now include several specialty inkers reflecting the extra time I’ve had to spend with the app, too. Lando Calbrusshian, Tricky Dick, Feather Fawcett, Big Tex, Bob’s Big Belly, The Natural, and my new Tech Pen are easily the best inking tools I’ve ever made and reflect my constant process of iteration.

The Painterly brush category sees the addition of Photoshop style painting tools. If you’re used to the hard-round and more opaque painting style of Photoshop, these brushes will be great to bridge your transition to Manga Studio. I use them for block-in and now can’t imagine the app without them.

The Pencil brushes see several new additions including an alternate version of many previously offered brushes more attuned to working at lower resolutions, a digital pencil tool that mimics the sort of mark-making one would have in Manga Studio 4 or Photoshop, a grainy and easily controllable tool that mimics pencilling in Painter, grease pencils and shaders, and more.

But don’t take my word for it. The feedback from industry professionals is downright unanimous! Thank you for the overwhelming response to my previously offered brushes. I know you’ll dig these too!

Don’t Have Manga Studio 5?

There are many who’ve yet to try Manga Studio 5. As a long time Manga Studio user, allow me to explain what Manga Studio 5 is, and isn’t, by way of comparing it to what has come before.

Do you use Paint Tool SAI? Do you like its lightweight, snappy brush system that outstrips Photoshop’s but lament SAI’s lack of updates and general state of abandonware or lack of Mac support? Do you use Painter but curse the gods whenever it crashes to desktop during your tenth iterative save? Does Painter’s general buginess lead you to Photoshop only to remind you of how limited Photoshop is when it comes to painting and blending colors naturally?

Manga Studio 5 takes the already best-in-class inking engine found in 4 and pairs it with painting tools that rival Painter and SAI’s with stability akin to Photoshop.

It’s 64bit and native on OSX and Windows, unlike SAI. It’s stable, unlike Painter. It inks and paints well out of the box, unlike Photoshop.

Long story made slightly less long – it’s my favorite app of the bunch. I can pencil, ink, and paint in a single app instead of the Frankensteinian hodge-podge I resorted to before. No longer do I need to pencil and ink in Manga Studio and color in Photoshop or Painter as a second step.

If you use any of the above apps on a daily basis, you should really try it out. I seldom fire up any of those other apps after. The kicker? It’s a fraction of the cost of the big players.

But I digress. Buy my Manga Studio 5 brushes here! If you’re not yet a convert, I have spiffy brushes for Photoshop too!

allytha:

So, bloody disgusting’s review of Mama has always annoyed the ever loving shit out of me, specifically the following critique.

It’s inexplicable why there’s so much CGI in a film where there are some insanely disturbing uses of practice effects (similar to The Ring).”

Javier Botet (see the video for his movement test.  It is unaltered, that is all him.) is present through the ENTIRE MOVIE.  He is touched up with CG (the hair and the dress moving like she’s underwater) but he is present in the scenes with the actors.  

You can see a thing where they get him ready here.  There is an extended version of this on the dvd that shows him acting out the scenes on set and it’s all him.  Including the crazy floaty shit.  He’s on wires.  I’m not sure where they’re seeing “so much CG”.  I guess the touch ups bother them?  I wouldn’t call that “so much” CG but whatever?  Way to disregard the long, difficult hours the actor put in.

I guess I can’t help but be a little insulted on his behalf, haha.  

 

Love the Javier moves, terrifying

glowingraptor:

Just a heads up, the limited edition look of our main line of handmade soaps is ending soon!  The labels that double as stickers are staying, but the bars will go back to their sparkly but single colored selves.
We highly suggest grabbing bars now because we are going to Anime Expo and we expect to sell out!
Another reason to stock up now:  Due to the quality of what we offer and the work that goes into it we are going to have to raise our prices by .50 cents per bar.  The new price won’t go into effect until June 15th, so you still have time to grab what you need at our current prices!
Now, we want your input!  
How are you guys enjoying the botanicals we’ve put in the soaps to act as gentle exfoliants?  Though we are switching back to single color bars, we are open to continuing with the embedded exfoliants in the soaps that currently have them.  
So, are you guys enjoying the exfoliants, yes or no?  And if only in certain bars, which ones?

glowingraptor:

Just a heads up, the limited edition look of our main line of handmade soaps is ending soon!  The labels that double as stickers are staying, but the bars will go back to their sparkly but single colored selves.

We highly suggest grabbing bars now because we are going to Anime Expo and we expect to sell out!

Another reason to stock up now:  Due to the quality of what we offer and the work that goes into it we are going to have to raise our prices by .50 cents per bar.  The new price won’t go into effect until June 15th, so you still have time to grab what you need at our current prices!

Now, we want your input!  

How are you guys enjoying the botanicals we’ve put in the soaps to act as gentle exfoliants?  Though we are switching back to single color bars, we are open to continuing with the embedded exfoliants in the soaps that currently have them.  

So, are you guys enjoying the exfoliants, yes or no?  And if only in certain bars, which ones?

glowingraptor:

Alexis reads A Song of Ice and Fire.
allytha:

Posting this now feels like good timing.


Pretty much this

glowingraptor:

Alexis reads A Song of Ice and Fire.

allytha:

Posting this now feels like good timing.

Pretty much this

allytha:

Hannibal tonight!
I love Will Graham because he’s basically a crazy dog lady and I’m like “yes my life, me.”

allytha:

Hannibal tonight!

I love Will Graham because he’s basically a crazy dog lady and I’m like “yes my life, me.”

Hi Guys!

Here are some pencil drawings for some of my illustrations.

This is one of the primary steps for my illustration work. I’ll tend to go through a number of thumbnails and quickie drawings, eventually cobbling them into a more detailed franken-drawing.(literally a mish mash of thumbnails, sketches and draw overs in photoshop, seriously, it’s ugly looking lol).

I then print these franken-drawings out onto 11x17 copy paper. From here I’l transfer them onto Fabriano Artistico water color paper (140lb) for the final drawing, “inking” them with a mechanical pencil. Then everything is scanned and digital paint begins. 

The final paintings can be seen here:

Harpy

The Wood Gatherer

Lady and Trolls

Valkyrie

As always, I’m happy to answer any questions :)