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Featured Artist Spotlight: Vince Dorse

Posted by Kayla Cytron-Thaler on Jan 19, 2015 1:00:46 AM

Smith Micro is launching a series of weekly Featured Artists to promote skilled digital artists who use our software; Anime Studio, Poser, and Manga Studio aka Clip Studio Paint. These featured artists are also promoted on our Twitter page and a piece of their work will be shared on Twitter every day of their featured week. Thanks for reading. Enjoy!

Vince Dorse is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and comic creator. His work has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers and online. He’s also the creator of the award-winning webcomic, Untold Tales of Bigfoot.


Here are 5 reasons why Vince Dorse uses Manga Studio for his artwork...

  • As a comic inking tool, Manga Studio is phenomenal. The out-of-the-box inking brushes are robust and well-designed (the “Effect Lines” pen is invaluable for action scenes), and the tools feel and react more like natural brushes and pens than tools in some other programs I’d grown accustomed to.
  • When I’m creating comic pages, the ability to move from layout stage, to panel creation and lettering, and then pencils, inks and color — all within Manga Studio — saves me the time and trouble of jumping back and forth between two or three programs like I used to.
  • When I want to add a real-world tactile feel and texture to an illustration, Manga Studio gives me access to a number of natural media brushes that mimic traditional materials like watercolor, acrylics, pencils, chalk, and pastels. They’re a nice way to add dimension and diversity to my portfolio.
  • If I have a bunch of objects and surfaces that need to be in perspective, I'll set up the easy-to-use perspective rulers to draw a grid and some placeholder forms. Then I freehand the elements on another layer so they have a more organic, less mechanical feel.
  • The rulers are amazingly intuitive and easy to use. And they can be used in conjunction with each other. So I can drag out a curve ruler, figure ruler and symmetry ruler, use them to create the shape I need, then dismiss them. It may not seem like a flashy feature, but when a deadline's looming, the rulers are an incredible time saver.

Find more of Vince's work at

Follow him on Twitter @vincedorse and on Tumblr

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