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Saturday, March 05, 2016

My Fair Animal

Manga Studio Hothouse Orientation Day Five. 

I'm going to go out on a limb and say I've cracked the line weight problem by choosing one size of brush and sticking to it, at least for all the figure work (a smaller line weight for backgrounds isn't so much of an issue). Sort of getting there, I think?

The lettering, on the other hand, is driving me insane. PJ Holden has a very good tutorial on lettering where he says you can save your font and size settings as pre-saved settings, or "sub tools" (?), but doesn't say how you go about doing that. So I looked it up (I forget if it was in a book or on the web now) and I tried saving a few settings, but I haven't been able to make them work – except the very first one, which I'm pretty sure I did exactly the same as the others, but the others didn't work and this one did. Why? I don't know! Answers on a postcard please (or just point me at some tutorial that spells it out for us slow ones at the back of the class).


  1. Did you try not zooming in at all on this one? I'm curious if that was helpful.

    1. No I did zoom in, but I just resisted the urge to make my brush smaller when I did. So really close up it was like inking with a sausage, but when I pulled back it looked fine, and not at all like it had been drawn by a gerbil with a needle, which was a problem with some of my previous efforts.


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Eisner and Harvey Award-winning cartoonist responsible for The Muppet Show Comic Book, Thor the Mighty Avenger, Snarked! and Fred the Clown. Would like to save the world through comics.