Currently, for hardware, I use a 22HD Wacom Cintiq and a mid-2011 iMac.
Software wise, I work with Manga Studio EX5 as my primary drawing program. I also still use Manga Studio EX4 for toning my pages… I should probably do it in MS5, but I have all my tones set up the way I want them in MS4! I do some coloring in MS5 from time to time, but I still use Photoshop CS5 for the majority of my coloring needs.
Pretty basic stuff, nothing fancy. If you are serious about digital illustration, I highly suggest diving head first into Manga Studio 5. I believe you can download a full trial version and use it for a month. It’s different than Photoshop, but the results are amazing.
All artists, (that means students and professionals, painters and cartoonists, sculptors and illustrators, animators and fine artists, EVERYONE who creates) this September 2nd is World Art Drop Day. Wherever you find yourself that day, drop a piece of your art and tell someone where to find it. The world needs this right now. We need to feel a little more connection to each other and there’s nothing like the bond two random strangers can make through the act of creating and giving.
I recently just finished a cross-country art drop this summer and it was exhilarating. The emails and responses I received from the finders ran the gamut of funny to touching. I want that for everyone!
Here’s how it works:
Draw a picture and hide it somewhere.
Take a photo of either the art or the hiding spot or a combination of both.
Post the image, the city you dropped it in, and a hint on any social media of your choice. Be sure to included the hashtag: #artdropday
Then move on, hoping someone finds it. OR hang around and meet your new friend.
I need your help spreading the word on this. Reblog it, retweet it, facebook it, or even tell someone in person!
September 2nd, lets connect the whole planet with art!