I was trying to play around with tone paper, digital finishes. See if I could do a vignette with three figures. Wanted to do women fantasy characters, that are in action, fully clothed and still read as women. Not sure if I succeeded with the front character. Tough angle. But since the only art director is me.
While playing in the digital side of things, I was very surprised how “finished” I was going with the digital “paint”. I was sorta aiming for sketchy color, but i kept tightening and tightening the paint side of things. But still left some of the texture and if you look very close the grain of the paper, although I “bleached” a lot of it out. The paper I was using had TON of texture in it.
Mostly done in Manga Studio 5 with a few side trips to Photoshop cs2 for adjust of a level or two. Hope y’all like!