This week’s comic, my second using a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, went smoother than last week’s. Part of this learning process for me is figuring out which brush settings I like and which works the best for my style. I may have found a few brush settings I like for now, but I will still experiment. I don’t use the default Manga Studio brushes, but rather sets by Frenden. Seriously, buy ’em.
I had fun goofing around in Manga Studio 5, aka Clip Studio Paint Pro as the digital download version is known (which I had to install on my Surface, because there isn’t a CD drive). The gold chain brush might be my favorite feature.
[[No Filter Fox runs into the room where Daniel is drawing a comic on a Windows Surface Pro 3 tablet.]]
No Filter Fox: Why does everything look different?!
Daniel: Because, I’m working digitally now.
No Filter Fox: So, copy and pasting, and frivolous special effects?
[[Daniel gives No Filter Fox a dirty look.]]
[[Several special effects are applied to a copy of the second panel, including a flowery boarder, a manga school background, gold chain necklaces on each character, and pearls in No Filter Fox’s hand.]]
Hovertext: Gold chains all around!
Daniel J. Hogan is a geeky cartoonist and writer living in Michigan. Daniel is available for freelance writing and cartooning commissions (Contact Daniel). This post contains affiliate links, unless it doesn't.