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Manga Studio's perspective

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on May 24, 2010 8:48:20 AM

I've heard the phrase It's all about perspective a few times throughout the years. I always thought it referred to real-life situations, but the more I work with artists, the more I understand that it applies to their work as well. It's that old art-imitating-life-imitating-art thing.

Eric Merced, the creator of webcomic Frank Rain says "I used to struggle with perspective as many artists do. And I would get frustrated with it. But once I learned how to use the perspective tools in Manga Studio, I began to understand it a bit more."

The perspective tool is his favorite feature of Manga Studio EX to create Behemoth City. "Now perspective is not something I dread, but something I actually enjoy to work on. And so, this page is actually one of my favorite pages from the series thanks to Manga Studio."

Eric's inspiration for Frank Rain is a mixture of things like Blade Runner, Sin City, and Batman. "All those things and more kind of subconsciously drove me to create this character and story." So basically it's all sorts of awesome.

He's working on two graphic novels for Zondervan Publishing called TimeFlyz. They're each 150 pages long. And he's doing all of the work inside of Manga Studio. Aside from his passion for comics, he loves his two parakeets and cheesecake. I'll second that! Check out his DeviantART and webcomic.

And if you haven't checked out Manga Studio EX, give it a shot! Perhaps it will can help your art imitate life.

Topics: CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio)

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