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Now I do commissions.

Sketch $40
Inked $80
Colored $100
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: Epica - Unchain Utopia
  • Reading: Harry Potter (re-read, love those books)
  • Watching: Soul Eater
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Cereal
  • Drinking: Coffee
Some years ago, when I was still in high school, I bought two things in order to create a manga my heart so desired to produce: a tablet and Manga Studio Debut 4. The tablet wasn't too good (I don't even remember the name by the way), but I used it for quite a while. I eventually got myself a Wacom Bamboo and realized it wasn't that I sucked at inking digitally, but my tablet was really bad. With that out of the way, no more digressing; Manga Studio. Manga Studio 4 worked wonderfully for adding screen tones. There was an infinity of options and materials and I was really satisfied with it. However, time passed and I needed to update, so I went and bought Manga Studio 5 and oh was I thrown off. 

Manga Studio 4 was wonderful for screen tones, but really bad for coloring, so most of my digital editions were just that, screen tones. Then I tried Manga Studio 5, which is amazing for coloring... BUT IT FUCKING SUCKS FOR SCREEN TONES, which, mind me, ARE THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE BLOODY THING. 

Seriously, Manga Studio suddenly became an imitation of Sai with a few screen tones here and there, but it doesn't have nearly as many patterns or effects as its predecessor, and what's more, I can't create any gradient effect with screen tones, instead I get solid gray. Excuse me, but if you see my old artwork you'll find out just how fond I am of gradient screen tones...!

Broken by Necrostigman

Drinking Tea by Necrostigman

Andrew by Necrostigman

Madeath Vestiges Page 010 by Necrostigman

Madeath Vestiges Page 024 by Necrostigman

I think you get the idea. Since I lost Manga Studio 4 (I gave the CD away to a friend at the moment of purchasing Manga Studio 5 and now I have a PC with no disk reader or whatever you call that), this is the kind of shit I have to put up with.

Bloodman The Crimson Chapter Page 4 Sample by Necrostigman

Time for Noms by Necrostigman

31 Elfi Abel by Necrostigman

34 Daemon by Necrostigman

Do you see what's missing in my newer stuff??  GRADIENT SCREEN FUCKING TONES!

Seriously Manga Studio, WTF, what do you call this weird dance in which you take a step forward and one backwards? Now I go full color more often than I do screen tones, which is okay for the moment, but once I begin drawing a comic or manga, the lack of my beautiful gradient and varied materials WILL. FUCKING. HURT. 

With the rant out of the way, help? Anyone? Is there a way to import new patterns and some method to have gradient screen tones in Manga Studio 5? Because if there is, knowing so will be seriously helpful, but still it weighs against Manga Studio for unnecessarily complicating things so much to find such simple -- and beloved -- features!

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R8TED-R Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Thanks for joining
angelbeauti Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey friend :) just want to say I hope you enjoy your summer and I bet you probably did. Still supporting you and your amazing art*, can't wait to see more new uploads of your new art :), doesn't matter if it's a few, all it matters is your improvement and the love you put in your art :).

Have a great summer!! :)

too much happy faces I putted lol.
KristyGreene Featured By Owner Edited Jul 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Do you make art trades?
Necrostigman Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes. Want one?
KristyGreene Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Necrostigman Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright then! Ready when you are, pm me which character you'd like to have me draw and you can choose whoever you like from my gallery. I can only draw formally on the weekends though, since I work 9 hours a day from Monday to Friday so not rushing it.
ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
awesome style ^^ thanks for the link and hope to see more ^^
Necrostigman Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)  You'll see more indeed, if you stick around that is XD
angelbeauti Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your drawings getting more better and better, Good job :)
Necrostigman Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, how's it been? Thank you very much :) (that's sort of the plan actually)

Though... if practice makes perfect... but nothing is perfect... why practice then? *Mind-blowing philosophy*
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