Hello I'm Mike Manley, welcome to my studio Blog. I am veteran comic and animation artist and I created and edit Draw! Magazine. This blog is a chronicle of what's happening in my studio. Follow my process and path as an painter, cartoonist and teacher and find out how they inform and enrich each other!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
I have been doing a lot of painting this summer but I'm also always doing comics like the Batgirl drawing above which I will have for sale in my Ebay store when done. I'm also always drawing Judge Parker, and you can see a process shot of some of the daily strips in progress below. In general I do all of my line-work first, then go back with a no. 4 brush and do all the blacks and brushwork. I work like a cook or a baker and do everything according to the recipe, and that works best when you have to produce a high volume of work. I did bust out the Hunt 108 and did some of the inking with that as well as the Pitt pens, I love the flexibility of the traditional pen nibs, but it takes them longer to dry, and on a tight deadline every minute counts.