During working on your artwork the digital way (of course this is also true if you work with real life materials) you will always have this moments where you learn something new and you step away from the obvious.
Whils working on Wall Street Hijack I discovered that I wasn’t very satisfied with the pencil work. Even though I tend to delete the pencils after the inking and coloring has been done, I felt that it would make me feel much more comfortable when the pencil on the screen would look more natural. Just like a real pencil on real paper.
A nice coincidence was when a question entered my inbox: What kind of layer should I use when I’m doing my pencil work in Manga Studio?
I was very glad that I received this question as it urged me to step away from the obvious black and white layer I normally used for penciling so far and compare the results with those on a color layer.
Let’s have a look at the results, you maybe want to reconsider the way you do your digital penciling from now on:
Forgive me that I was looking for words in a very awkward way at the end of the video.