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MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2019
« Last post by suuper-san on February 09, 2019, 06:05:57 AM »
I like Celsius just because you know anything negative is cold XD
honestly as a "scientist" I prefer Kelvin because 0 is 0.
I was taught a quick basic conversion for C to F, double and add 30. you get close enough for most things.
Manga Art Gallery / Re: A Runaway From Reality (aka my gallery)
« Last post by suuper-san on February 09, 2019, 06:00:17 AM »
I am cursed with large heads from my noob manga drawing days so I get you on old habits :P
cool shinigami scene, can't wait to see it finished :)
and yes background practice is important, I'm only realising that now haha
Welcome Center / Re: Hello
« Last post by suuper-san on February 09, 2019, 05:58:34 AM »
welcome to the forum!
most of us here are self-taught.
so you are writing a story? what genre is it?
can't wait to see some of your work :)
Welcome Center / Hello
« Last post by LionOfTheBluMoon on February 09, 2019, 02:05:30 AM »
Hello my name is jeff and I am from Wisconsin USA.
I guess you can say that I am an amateur manga artist and writer (although I haven't taken any classes on the topic).  I'm here to show some of my work and learn from other writers and artists. i'm currently working on my own story at the moment but i have no idea where to start and i hope i can get some help from everyone here.  Thank you for your time.
MR Pub / Manga Raiders Happy Hour Podcast #163 (NEW)
« Last post by Vacant on February 09, 2019, 01:21:41 AM »
Episode 163: Dwarves and Donuts

"This Week On The Happy Hour: Join Vacant, Manimal, Coryn and Nairbons being a bunch of Munja's. On Tap Today...Dwarf talk, Bagel debates, Jpop albums, Canadian steak water, Avatar's impact, The absurdly confusing plot of Kingdom Hearts and KH3 gameplay, Old school lets plays, The winter season round up, The Dragonball Super Broly review, A look back at 2018 anime and much more!"


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DISCLAIMER: May Contain coarse Language, you have been warned!  :ohmy:
Tips and Tutorials / Re: Any tutorials for Clip Studio Art?
« Last post by canaggable on February 08, 2019, 11:58:56 PM »
I agree with everything Aimyraude said; he worded it very concisely and fairly.

When I first started using Clip a year or so ago, this is the video I skimmed watched to get a better understanding as there is a lot to unpack with the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhvr1JUEwdo&t=1530s
(the youtuber does talk fairly slowly so you can probably speed the video up as it is fairly lengthy :))

As for usage, the main issue I have with Clip is the fact that I don't have a great computer, but love working with fairly big canvases. Which, unfortunately for me, means lag. It doesn't lag when I'm using the smaller brushes for sketching/lineart, but when it comes to blending? HOO BOI. It's a nightmare. But that isn't a problem for everyone, depending on computer specs/preferred canvas size. Also some tools are less laggy than others.

But other than that, I really think it's a superb program for all types of art from sketching to anime to realism. There is a lot and the interface certainly has a lot of different icons and options scattered about that don't make much sense at first and looks pretty cluttered, so it certainly will take time to get used to.

As for other programs, I would always say look into other programs. Different people want/need different things. Don't lock yourself into one program. Different programs bring different things to the table. :)

Some other programs that I would recommend checking out:
1) Paint Tool Sai (~50$)
     -It's a tried and true classic; much more "bare" than Clip to be sure, but constantly undergoing development and improvements. If you're looking at Clip and seeing all of the different tools and are overwhelmed (or don't think you'll use even a quarter of all the tools Clips offers), I'd definitely recommend checking out Sai.
 The only real con to Sai is that it can be a pain to install custom brushes, if that's what floats your boat. You have to go install the custom textures, then go change a config file to read those custom textures, and then go "assemble" the brush in the program yourself. And if you move computers or have to reinstall Sai? You can bring the texture files/config file along with you, but you still have to go assemble your brushes in the program again no matter what. It's not a terribly complicated process after you've done it once, but it is tedious.

2) Krita (free)
     -I've only messed around in Krita once or twice, so I can't say a whole lot about it. It seemed pretty decent though, for a free program. I did find the user interface to be a bit... hard to understand? It didn't make a whole lot of sense, even though it had maybe a fourth of the tools from Clip. There is also a mobile version if you're into drawing on your phone. I believe I had a bit of a hard time understanding how to change the blending abilities of the brushes, but I can't quite remember (I'm addicted to Sai and Clip, haha).
 I have seen amazing art come from Krita! Here's a video an amazing artist made explaining her brushes in Krita: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhqtm_NPSE0

3) Gimp (free)
     -I use Gimp for some editing purposes as it's considered to be the free version of Photoshop (having not used a whole lot of Photoshop, I don't feel like I can voice my thoughts on that, but it gets me where I want).
 I will say I have never fully tried to actually draw in Gimp, as I came across some issues even attempting that while editing. I couldn't get the eraser to function properly for me. Gimp does have a wide variety of brushes and brush opportunities like Clip, and since it's a free open-source program, there are plenty of add-ons and plugins you can install to give you what you want (such as more filters).

4)Fire Alpaca (free)
     -I've never used Fire Alpaca; never quite fit my aesthetic or preferences. But I see a lot of people recommending it as a free program, so if money is an issue for you, I'd say give it a shot. No harm no foul.

Good luck on your journey.  :D
Manga Anime FanArts / Re: DCLegendia's fan art
« Last post by DCLegendia on February 08, 2019, 07:20:12 PM »
So, I just put out the inking video for this:
If anybody wants to criticize, please feel free, it would be my pleasure to read your comments. One is never too old to learn something! And if you're a younger artist and learned something from it, well, then I know it was worth making this vid :)
MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2019
« Last post by Vacant on February 08, 2019, 07:13:25 PM »
Ah, Game Of Thrones always taught us to not trust the North. Rings true in real life as well!
MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2019
« Last post by 50 Words for Paipis on February 08, 2019, 07:08:22 PM »
Canada is a bit conflicted about metric tho. Might reverse Benedict.
MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2019
« Last post by Vacant on February 08, 2019, 07:01:59 PM »

I like the odds....
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