SWAT Girl – Sketching And Inking Done In Manga Studio – Coloring In Photoshop 2


While taking a day or five off from drawing for my graphic novel I wanted to try something different.

Duh, you drew a girl. That’s not quite different from what you draw otherwise you might think.

I know, what I did different wasn’t the subject, though I didn’t draw a SWAT Girl earlier.

This time I tried to add some line weight during the inking process to give the drawing a little more depth. In the end I can’t say if it worked out like it was supposed to be. (Probably the line weight is losing some weight during the coloring process.)

The reason for this might be that if you draw on paper you don’t have the possibility to zoom in and out. As I drew digitally I did zoom in and out.

This way it is sometimes less easy to see and feel if the line weight is added properly. So, there is a good reason for practicing. Always let your pencil hit the paper or the stylus hit the tablet if you have the time.

Adding line weight wasn’t the only thing I wanted to give a shot. After trying many different types of coloring I did the coloring this time in Photoshop. Again I used channels instead of layers.

I think the advantage of coloring in Photoshop is that you have much more nuances here. The disadvantage is that the possibilities are sometimes overwhelming. But once you find your hand full of techniques that you will use over and over again it’s going amazingly fast.

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