Though overlooked in most historical accounts, recently unearthed documents indicate that Napoleon’s loss at Waterloo hinged upon a night of drink and debauchery undertaken by his genetically engineered battle pug, Henri.
Henri, sent to the past by a future coalition of hardline French nationalists, asked of Napoleon a single night of respite from the continuous war-making his life had become since his deployment into the past.
Napoleon loved Henri more than his own ambitions and acquiesced to the pug’s demands. Henri drank himself sick and did not show for the infamous three day campaign that followed.
Late in life, Napoleon was said to have offered a defense of his beloved, time-traveling compaion, taking full the blame for the decision that led to Henri’s absence.
“Henri knew only war. His naive heart could not have understood the ramifications of his prolonged absence from the battle lines. I, as emperor, was to blame for allowing his request to be fulfilled. He disappeared after, taking my heart and fight with him. I only hope he came to know peace.”
The ultimate fate of Henri is uknown at present. Some accounts indicate Henri, shamed by the dishonor he brought to his master and friend, disguised himself as a horse in an ill-fated attempt on the Duke of Wellington’s life in an effort to regain the favor of Napoleon. Had Henri known Napoleon’s loyalties and love were not swayed by the pug’s earlier absence, perhaps the disasterous effort on the Duke might never have been attempted.
I’ve used this same warmup doodle to try and dial in my Wacom Cintiq 13HD’s pressure settings over the last two mornings.
This Cintiq 13HD is a confounding-ass piece of hardware. The screen is sexy as shit but drawing on the Yiynova feels better.
The pressure curve is more linear and natural on Yiynova/UC Logic tech. The Wacom goes from 0-60 and barrels past light strokes. I am thoroughly split in my allegiances. But I’m breaking towards a shittier screen with a better feel to the drawing (the Yiynova).
I’m continuing to tweak the Cintiq’s pressure curve at the driver level, but don’t have high hopes. I chased this dragon with my Cintiq 20WSX.
CLIENT THING. They’re supplying the lettering and logo. I supplied the horses.
This GIF was my Twitter avatar for a while when the Avengers came out. I was talking pop culture art with a pal earlier today and it made me think of it. I don’t do a lot of pop art, but I’m trying to loosen up and embrace it a little more.
Custom Manga Studio 4 Inking & Natural Media Brushes
Download my brushes at a special introductory rate. Reblog for a chance at a free set!
I’ve been using Manga Studio for comic style work since the app was localized and brought to American audiences by SmithMicro in 2006. I’ve always pushed the boundaries of what was primarily an inking app, creating brushes that took the limitations of Manga Studio’s brush engine and smacked them against the wall. I like to make art apps bleed and Manga Studio has been my target of choice.
This set was created over seven years of obsessive iteration. Included are ten custom inking tools and seven natural media tools.
I’ve used the inking tools on work for clients like Nickelodeon, Burton, and Nike. My Photoshop and Manga Studio brushes are in use by industry professionals such as Dave Gibbons, Cameron Stewart, Bryan Lee O’Malley, and Mike “Gabe” Krahulik, and I suspect you’ll dig them too!
The below videos and accompanying images (and virtually all of the illustrations on my over 2,000 image deep Flickr account) were all created using my custom inking presets.
And the digital painting below was painted entirely in Manga Studio on a full color layer at 600 dpi using the natural media brushes in this set (The primary brushes used were the “Oil” and “Bristle” brush variants included in the download and the initial sketch was drawn with the “Sketching Pencil.”)
Drawing Spongebob. I had around a six month gig with Nickelodeon last year. I worked on Spongebob apparel designs and, in a separate job, even got to take a crack at the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles logo.
I’m compiling videos and drawings that showcase my Manga Studio 4 brushes for the sales posting. I came across this one and wanted to share.