O'Reilly logo

Manga Studio 5 Beginner's Guide by Michael Rhodes

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Using reference images

One of the perks (or thorns, depending on our attitude at any given moment) of being a comic artist is that we're on call to draw anything at any time. We don't know if that conversation is taking place on a train or a zeppelin. Or if that climatic battle is taking place on the Moon or in a living room. We rise to this challenge by using one thing: reference!

Some artists, even in this day of Google and other search engines, have what's called Morgues. It's a collection of books and photos of things the artist is interested in and feels may be needed for a story assignment in the future.

Manga Studio has what's called the Sub View Palette (Manga Studio sure loves preceding every thing with sub, doesn't it?) palette. This is ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required