a reply to a question asked by http://alicelmalice.tumblr.com/ regarding the drawing media that I use.
I like to draw comics, but I don’t think I’ve ever produced anything worth showing;;;
Back then when I started out I used a GPen and boy was it a mess with my clumsyness (spilled ink) and wobbly lines!
Then as I left for college, I started using digital media since it was easier to carry around and created less mess. I was really noob and used to use PainToolSAI(for inking) + OpenCanvas(toning) + Photoshop(text/editing) and gosh was it really frustrating to switch between programs. I wasn’t used to using a tablet so drawing was 999% times slower than what I could do on paper, though editing mistakes was a whole lot easier.
One of the most recent
ly scrapped one would be Cell, that, in my opinion, didn’t have the art style and quality to match the story I had in mind… Maybe I’ll redraw it someday in the future.
Few months ago, I got to try out MangaStudioEx, which was very different from what I’ve came across so far (Pixia, OpenCanvas, Painter, SAI, Photoshop, FireAlpaca). For starters, the lines don’t run as quick and smooth as it does in SAI, and colours don’t blend as well as it does in OC and Photoshop..
I later learnt that MSEx portrays at 300 to 600dpi or higher, so at 100% display the lines actually look a lot better. Toning in MSEx is a breeze, though I haven’t quite figure out how to work with text and speech bubbles and paneling… as you can see i’m still stuck using Beginner’s Assistant OTL
Another thing I like in MSEx is the ability to save in “story” rather than individual files. It makes reviewing pages more convenient imo? But that could just be me since I’m not a very organized person ):
hope that helps!