As promised Black Carnival pages 4 & 5. Page 4 is the cover and page 5 is the next page in the chapter.
Your powers of observation are intact, page 4 is in color and page 5 is in black and white. As stated before, I considered the idea of going black and white and I’ve decided to go forward with the idea as I continue to getting used to Manga Studio (MS). MS is a complex program, used by professionals, with many tools that can cut the busy work I had to deal with in Photoshop, but still requires time to learn and effectively use them. As exhibited from page 5, the quality is certainly not as high as some of my previous pages done in Photoshop, but I’ve learned a number of cool tips and tricks that will show improvement over time.
I’m not entirely abandoning color though, because I think it truly does bring pages to life and I enjoy experimenting with depth and the like. The covers and future art profiles are being used to explore coloring and shading under Manga Studio. As soon as I am more comfortable with coloring and full page writing, sketching, and drawing, I’ll move the pages into more color.
I’m going to use this opportunity to work on shading and perspectives while trying to portray the story as well. Enjoy and feel free to add some input as to the direction I’m heading in. More is on the way.