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So it looks like I’m finally back. And hopefully with the New Year around the corner, I might be able to produce a lot more artwork to make up for the lackluster year it’s been for me.
Anyway, regarding with my need to increase productivity, I have been giving some thought over something during the holiday season. Basically, I have been wondering if it’s time that not only should I get a new art program, but to also get a tablet for myself as well.
I’ve heard so much about these tablets, but I’ve never used one before. Yet, they do sound quite promising as I could see how much time it would save for me compared to my usual routine: pencil, ink, scan, color, and edit. Also, using the mouse to make those tedious adjustments so I can make my lines cleaner is really getting on my nerves. So I figure that a new positive change is in order this time around.
As for a new art program, I used Photoshop CS3 for years since my days in art school, and I know that there are much better programs to choose from nowadays. More specifically, I need one that is designed for comic book illustrators such as myself. To my astonishment, I might have found the program that may suit my needs: Manga Studio 5.
According to some of the top articles I’ve looked through Google Search, Manga Studio 5 is one of the most highly recommended programs for illustrators, even more so than Photoshop. Plus, Manga Studio 5 will cost roughly $50, and a current version of Photoshop can be pretty expensive. So along with a new program, I plan to get a new tablet as well. Websites have recommended “Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablets.”
So despite knowing on what I might get for myself, I figure it would best if I ask for your opinion on this matter:
1) What’s your opinion over Manga Studio 5 (if you ever used it before?)
I hope to hear your opinions as soon as possible. They will be a great help for me towards my decision. Thank you, and I hope you all had a nice holiday this year!- Ford Shipper
Current Residence: Salisbury, MD|
Favourite genre of music: soundtrack, jazz, & rock
Favourite style of art: superhero, fantasy, parody comics
MP3 player of choice: IPod