Full color commission for
as a gift to
--this is her original character. Had some fun with this one.
Also, this is the first time I did the entire piece, from start to finish, in Manga Studio 5, thanks to a neat discovery...I found out you can apply a stabilizer to the freeform lasso (normally something reserved for brushes to make line art easier), which makes drawing selections for cel shades come out much smoother than they do with Photoshop's lasso. This in turn eliminates my need to use PS's pen tool for anything
really. Between that and the fact that MS5 has several filters and blending modes that mimic Photoshop's (which enabled me to add a little glow effect the way I usually do), I'm starting to see myself using PS less and less, and MS5 more and more.