Colour your comic artwork
PJ Holden renders comic colours in Manga Studio.
Following on from the flatting core skills walkthrough in issue 105, I’m now going to take you, step by step, through the process of using those flats as a mask to render the final image. How you render your artwork is really up to you. Building textures, using ‘cuts’ (which involves selecting areas and then shading them using various intensity of graduations) or using any of the dozens of other colouring tools Manga Studio has, will all result in nicely rendered artwork. However, having a pre-flatted page will enable you to isolate elements of the image piece by piece, making colouring those elements much easier. And anything that saves you time when creating art – comic or otherwise – has to be a good thing!