heyy!! i haven’t gotten around to updating the archive JUST YET bc the website is undergoing a redesign~~!! i wanted to wait until it was done to re-do it! thank you so much though and ALSO I DID NOT KNOW THAT A BABY PLATYPUS WAS CALLED A PUGGLE that is very Cute Information
ahh, that’s super hard to answer!! i have so many influences all over the board. i loved lineless art//vintage paint-by-numbers//storybook style art for so long and i wanted to get better at it. i also was drawing sort-of-anime proportioned characters with line eyes for a long time, but then I Discovered Eyelids and got really into that. i guess recently i’ve been pulling from old anime like the first sailor moon season and early rumiko takahashi work, like ranma 1/2.
just draw what you like!! don’t hold yourself back. if you really like reading comics or watching cartoons that have a certain style, try learning how to draw like that! you don’t want to rip them off exactly, so always try to give it your own spin if you wanna post it online//in public - but keep in mind there’s no shame in privately copying someone’s work if you really wanna learn how to draw like them.
if you’re pulling influences from lots of different styles - webcomics, paintings, american cartoons, anime from different eras, european comics - then you’ll slowly develop your own style! and style is always evolving, so don’t worry about being too possessive or precious with anything. sometimes it’s good to restrict yourself with certain rules, other times it’s better to let it be completely free until you try something that really speaks to you. just feel it out!
*ricky ricardo voice* KAAAAAAAAAA CHIIIIIIIIII
i use photoshop for pretty much everything!! it’s better for colors, while manga studio is better for inking and screentones. most of my work though is just like 90% colors, so yeah.
i’ve switched over brushes while working on b! several times. i usually just play around with a brush until i find something i like (i’m a sucker for stuff that looks like natural media), but recently i downloaded kyle’s megapack brush set and i’ve been using it CONSTANTLY. i think you can also find this specific tool i use in his ultimate drawing pack if you don’t wanna spend the whole $13.
here’s the tool/settings for it. i use this guy for literally everything right now: colors, shadows, lines, lettering.
hey!! thank you so much!!!
ok, so unfortunately screentones have been an Ordeal i’ve tried working with for a long time. for the most recent white witch monday illustration all i did was use the screentones that are already built into manga studio. manga studio is the best way to use screentones bc you can make sure they don’t look weird when you shrink the file down.
for these pieces though i used photoshop, so i just sort of layered in some different screentones. the ones i use you can download here . i play with them A LOT, usually just applying them to different color sections. i’ll either set the layer to multiply, screen, or overlay, and that changes how it looks on top of the color. you can play around with them and see what looks good with what you’re going for.
i hope that makes sense!!
b! updates every friday!! so it updated yesterday and the next update will be next friday. and sometimes i update with 2+ pages!