January 29th, 2016
Masking and Clip at Layer Below

Digital Painting / Drawing by Ingmar Drewing

I’ve been a bit experimenting with masking functions. CSP has a very nice feature called “clip at layer below”. If you have a layer containing the coloured silhouette of an entity you want to paint, you can make sure you stay within the silhouette in the layer above by using this function. It’s a ground coat (is that the right word?) and a clipping mask in one. In the upper layer you can use an additional mask – very handy if you want your ground layer colour to shine through. » more …

January 24th, 2016
Metal Hat

We all know the problem: you’re getting some drinks for you and your friends and while you are carrying the cups back to the crowd the band starts playing. Terrible! You can’t join the crowd!

But don’t despair – there is a solution: With the new MetalHatTM you can start headbanging while you’re still on your way back to find your friends!

Digital Drawing / Painting by Ingmar Drewing

January 23rd, 2016

Digital painting/drewing by Ingmar Drewing

January 23rd, 2016

digital drawing / painting by Ingmar Drewing

January 20th, 2016
Greyscale Painting II

Thirty to forty-five minutes. The method is rather fast, now the only thing missing is a decent way in clip studio paint to replace the grey value with a colour value of the same perceived brightness. Preferably via blendmode in a layer above.

Digital Painting by Ingmar Drewing

January 20th, 2016
Greyscale Painting

Digital Painting by Ingmar Drewing

January 18th, 2016
Color Burn

I am trying to find a useful application for the color burn blendmode. One could, for example, use it to color a grayscale layer, like this:

Color Burn, digital painting by Ingmar Drewing

January 16th, 2016
Colour Studies

Colour study using Clip Studio Paint, by Ingmar Drewing

January 11th, 2016
Writing Webcomic Concepts – Making Webcomics Part I

Writing Webcomic Concepts, example from DevAbo.de
I’ve been giving talks about webcomics several times at the BarCamp Rhein-Main during the last years. I thought it might be a good idea to it down in a series of blog posts. In this first installment we’ll be looking at what to think about when writing webcomic concepts.

Writing Webcomic Concepts: It’s all about the Story

If you want to create a comic one thing you need to be aware of is that it’s just another way of storytelling. It’s a narrative by nature. So there will be some dramaturgy involved – you will » more …

January 10th, 2016
How to Create a Creative Environment

Creative Environment, painting by Ingmar DrewingThis is a follow up-post to my trance-and-creativity-post and a collection of links to articles and papers about creativity that might be useful when designing a creative environment.

I always loved the night …

There is a study from 2013 by Steidle and Werth about the influence of light on creativity. The authors found that “dim illumination and priming darkness improve creative performance”. According to them that’s because “perceived freedom and creativity supportive processing » more …

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