|Roughs - most of the straight lines are snapping automatically to the perspective rulers|
|Rough Pencils - these are mostly drawn freehand on layers over the roughs,|
using the Page Rotate tool where helpful
Last week I finished an episode of Lowlife: Hostile Takeover in Manga Studio for the first time, but that episode had been pencilled in Illustrator; with episode 8 I'm trying to draw the whole shebang from scratch in Manga Studio.
I decided to jump in at the deep end with an elaborate perspective shot; I wasn't sure how easy it would be to draw in perspective in Manga Studio, and if it wasn't going to work I needed to know straight away. In Illustrator I'd have to generate perspective grids and draw along them without the benefit of a Page Rotate tool; Manga Studio's Perspective Rulers allow me to draw straight lines that automatically snap to the vanishing points (top image). The Page Rotate tool helps the process along.
|Rough Pencils without the underlying roughs - there's still some tidying-up to be|
done here, but much of the page will be inked straight from these.
Result? This doesn't look much different from what I was doing in Illustrator, which is the point, though perhaps the drawing has a slightly more lively, gestural quality to it (something I like). I think this went more quickly, mostly because of being able to lay down lines rapidly in Manga Studio - in Illustrator the lines have to be drawn a bit more slowly and carefully as they "jump" into a very slightly different position when finished; quickly drawn lines often fail to complete properly.