|Using a background image that ships with Manga Studio,|
I added it to this image and quickly gave it a sketch look.
Here's another example of the same technique, but on a different image.
|Same technique as above: This look|
was achieved very quickly.
As before, follow the Step-by-Step instructions, which are almost identical to what they were last time (and the time before that). To save time and space, I am not including all of the screenshots – please refer to the older posts if you need more detail, with the following difference.
Short version of what we're going to do: Find a background material that has lots of random sketch lines and then overlay it on the image, using the Gray layer as a mask.
|1. In the Materials Panel, select Monchromatic Pattern > MM04-volcanic eruption|
|2. MM04-volcanic eruption|
This material is included with Manga Studio (Clip Studio Paint)
|2. Detail from MM04-volcanic eruption|
This thing can be blown up HUGE to get these cool, almost random sketch lines.
|4. Don't be afraid to play around with the settings|
in the Select Color Gamut dialogue box.
|6. While working at this stage, you will have a pretty horrible mess |
on your screen. Ignore it for now.
|7. With the MM04-volcanic eruption layer selected,|
click on the "Create layer mask" icon at the bottom
of the Layers Panel
|9. Unlink the Material from the Mask.|
|10. Select the Operation Tool|
11. Shrink the image and then grab the corners to make the material bigger.
|12. Keep moving the material around |
until you see something you like.
Now, to be honest, this image is not the best example of this style. I think the two I posted above look much better than the fairy does. So, I hid the black layer, brought in another render and dramatically altered the region of the Gray layer to create something more extreme. Now, I'm not really happy with this, either, but I did want you to see how this can look combined with other looks and effects.
|13. Experiment until you get something you like.|
|13. Add extra lines (shown here in red) to fill in gaps or to break up hard edges.|
And remember, you can combine all of these effects to create a look you like. Here's a detail from one of the few times I have used ALL THREE finishes in a single illustration:
- Color Wash
- Sketched Effect
|Mix-n-match effects and finishes to get the look you want.|
The key is always to use moderation, and to remember your sense of scale so that the various treatments blend together. I know it might look a bit intense in the image above, but this is a detail from a two-page illustration, so when seen as a whole, it really doesn't seem that overpowering.
NEXT TIME: Saving Your Final Image