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My wash brush set is now the Paints & Wet Media super set! 100 brushes! Reblog for a chance at a free set!

Get it here!

The old set contained nine brushes. The new set contains one hundred. That’s more than ten times the brushes of the old set! Oils, acrylics, wash brushes, digital concept art brushes, and more, all for Manga Studio 5 and Clip Paint.

NEW Concept Painting brushes designed for digital character and environmental art workflows.

NEW High Res Wash brushes with detailed, high resolution repeating patterns for more convincing digital watercolor work.

And a heap more! I’ve consolidated existing sets and added new brushes to simplify things moving forward. All my paint and wash brushes are now in one place.

I’ll be updating my Manga Studio wash set soon.

The new brushes are super fun to work with.

Getting ripped happens. How you react is up to you.

People steal my work a lot. This person, for instance, is "using" my tiling head pattern that I made for Threadless and use on my store.

I sent a terse message on his contact form and left a comment on his Instagram.

I tend not to spend too much time or effort on these things. If you’re too busy protecting works and looking backwards, you have less time to look forward and make new ones.

If this were a multi-million dollar retail juggernaut printing my stuff, I’d be a little more concerned, but there’s always going to be a percentage of folks who jack your stuff.

Going internet commando on them isn’t likely to change that. It will make you angry and waste your time, however.

Evil Dead fan art for a show in London.

We were tasked with only using two colors set to multiply. Digital duotones, basically.

Most folks default to lineart when working with spots, but you can do so much more. I’ve put in a lot of time over the last few years working at making convincing limited color, painterly work for screen printing.

MS5, my painterly brush, two greyscale layers set to spot colors and multiplied.

Value study/underpainting of an Evil Dead piece for a themed show.

If your value works, color is practically incidental. MS5, my painterly brush.

Value study/underpainting of an Evil Dead piece for a themed show.

If your value works, color is practically incidental. MS5, my painterly brush.

My go-to drawing setup is probably not what you’d expect.

Maybe it’s because I cut my digital art teeth on them, or maybe I’m feeling nostalgic, but I find myself gravitating to my workstation that has a BFT (big fucking tablet) lately.

It’s hard to argue with the simple, straightforward nature of an Intuos Pro Large.

My go-to drawing setup is probably not what you’d expect.

Maybe it’s because I cut my digital art teeth on them, or maybe I’m feeling nostalgic, but I find myself gravitating to my workstation that has a BFT (big fucking tablet) lately.

It’s hard to argue with the simple, straightforward nature of an Intuos Pro Large.

frenden:

World’s first video review of Huion’s new Cintiq alternative tablet monitor, the GT-220. Available here.

The video quality is low and the audio cuts out a bit here and there. It’s my first time using OBS. That’s my excuse.

Reposting for the weekday folks.

World’s first video review of Huion’s new Cintiq alternative tablet monitor, the GT-220. Available here.

The video quality is low and the audio cuts out a bit here and there. It’s my first time using OBS. That’s my excuse.

kynamh:

frenden:

Clip Studio Paint EX (the pro version of the app Manga Studio is based on) is on sale for $99 on Amazon. Bought it.

I have MS EX and Clip regular, but never had Clip EX. For $99, might as well. And no monthly subscription, cough, Adobe.

Huh, it was my understanding that MS5 EX and Clip Studio Paint EX are the exact same (unless you opted for the Japanese version? ) Manga Studio was just the American re-branding by Smith Micro. But now Smith Micro isn’t rebranding it any more since they renegotiated with Celsys.

Correct. I have more than six workstations in my studio and needed more licenses. The point of my post is that an EX version of the app was on sale, period, not that you should buy Clip AND Manga Studio.

I’ve been using Manga Studio since ‘04 or ‘06 (can’t remember for sure) when it was called Comic Studio in Japan. I’m aware of the Celsys/Smith Micro licensing shenanigans.

kynamh:

frenden:

Clip Studio Paint EX (the pro version of the app Manga Studio is based on) is on sale for $99 on Amazon. Bought it.

I have MS EX and Clip regular, but never had Clip EX. For $99, might as well. And no monthly subscription, cough, Adobe.

Huh, it was my understanding that MS5 EX and Clip Studio Paint EX are the exact same (unless you opted for the Japanese version? ) Manga Studio was just the American re-branding by Smith Micro. But now Smith Micro isn’t rebranding it any more since they renegotiated with Celsys.

Correct. I have more than six workstations in my studio and needed more licenses. The point of my post is that an EX version of the app was on sale, period, not that you should buy Clip AND Manga Studio.

I’ve been using Manga Studio since ‘04 or ‘06 (can’t remember for sure) when it was called Comic Studio in Japan. I’m aware of the Celsys/Smith Micro licensing shenanigans.

Clip Studio Paint EX (the pro version of the app Manga Studio is based on) is on sale for $99 on Amazon. Bought it.

I have MS EX and Clip regular, but never had Clip EX. For $99, might as well. And no monthly subscription, cough, Adobe.

Clip Studio Paint EX (the pro version of the app Manga Studio is based on) is on sale for $99 on Amazon. Bought it.

I have MS EX and Clip regular, but never had Clip EX. For $99, might as well. And no monthly subscription, cough, Adobe.