Long time no post! Sorry guys! And sorry to everyone on Facebook that’s already seen this, but wanted to add it to my blog as well!
So, I’m now a graduate and currently in a mix of doing the odd commission, working on some ideas and plain playing about with my work. THIS is one of my ‘playing’ works!
I recently bought Manga Studio Debut 4 and Poser Debut - I’ve always had a love of manga, both to read and to draw, but I’ve had a lot of people say “It’s not art!”. I say, it is - people work really hard on it and it IS illustration, otherwise there wouldn’t be comics and cartoons and merchandise etc! And I actually have an idea for a manga comic that I will reveal when I get round to it more, so for now I’m keeping it hush-hush! So Manga Studio will be great for helping me practise applying tones and colour that feature in most manga comics, as well as laying out the boxed pages and speech bubbles! I can even draw in it, so this will be good to play with!
Now, onto what I used to create the image above! I have had a play with Poser before at my uncle’s when I was a lot younger, but when I saw a Poser programme for cheap, I thought hell yeah! So after much confusion and thinking “I can’t do this!”, I managed to figure out what I could do. ‘The Bear’, which I am calling this piece, was made with one of the ready figures and the bear figure, and I did use one of the female’s ready made poses (I keep twisting her arms in some horrifying contortions manually!), but I moved the head and the bear myself and played for a while on adjusting the face just how I wanted it. All these wonderful options hidden away that I was looking for! You can do pretty much anything! So I’m pretty proud of myself for a first proper try! I wanted to add a background but I’m still working on how to do that!
I will be adding my ‘play’ art on here as well as my proper stuff, so I hope you enjoy it and if anyone has any tips for either of these programmes, do let me know, that would be great! :)