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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?)

2)  Do you have any programs and/or tablets to recommend for me?  If so, explain why you prefer them over the others

3)  For the Wacom Tablets, there are different sizes to choose from.  Will it be better if I get a larger tablet for its space, or will it be not necessary for its small counterpart?   

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
Korra and Zaheer's Game Night by Mystic-Forces
Korra and Zaheer's Game Night
Korra & Zaheer - The Best of Frienemies!

Actually, this is meant as a follow-up to another idea I had where Korra meets up with Zaheer in prison after her victory over Kuvira.  Given with all that she has learned in the past years since her arrival in Republic City, and to show a sign of gratitude for Zaheer's help earlier, Korra offer to play him in a game of Pai Sho, inspired by how Asami reconnecting with her father in prison.  They are a couple of reasons why that idea hasn't come into fruition (yet) before this one.

1)  The introduction would have taken way too long to create, especially when it comes to the artwork.  Plus, I haven't come up with a good script yet for their dialogue.

2)  I REALLY wanted to get on-board with the "Korrasami" bandwagon while I could get the chance!  I couldn't resist myself when I came up with this scene!  



*The characters of "Avatar: The Legend of Korra" are copyrighted to Nickelodeon.*
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Powerpuff Girls Commission by Mystic-Forces
Powerpuff Girls Commission
A commission request as a Christmas gift from a coworker who wants to give it to her niece.  Originally wanted just Bubbles, but I thought on adding her sisters, Blossom and Buttercup, just to make it extra special.

I earned myself $50 from completing that project.
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Ford Shipper
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Huh, that was the second time I received a video link from Secret of Excess!

Thanks for sharing those with me!
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If this is about my birthday, you don't need to do that for me, but I appreciate the thought nevertheless.  So thank you!
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Oh wow!  Wow! That's the second comment someone has wished me a happy birthday from another country!

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