Today I had a look at painting a full manga scene based on a young lad fishing at a lake.
I began with a rough sketch:
Then I drew it again in ink and scanned it into my PC:
Next I blocked off certain areas and gave each one a seperate colour so I can then easily select different sections of the image. This is called flat colour:
Then I coloured the background and foreground. Rather than colouring in flat colour and adding shadows I decided to paint each area using the watercolour brishes in Manga Studio. I guess I’m still struggling to find the style I ultimately want to go with. My feeling
is that this will come with experience.
Here’s the final picture: