Dawn Griffin Studios Lets Young Women Know “It’s Okay To Be You”

Owner/artist Dawn Griffin of Dawn Griffin Studios decided to go the self-publish route with her comic strip and uses ‘cute social commentary’ cartoons to break down gender stereotypes. Havertown, Pennsylvania August 27, 2013 Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, Dawn Griffin was not your typical girl. Her summer days were spent climbing trees and rough-housing with the neighborhood kids. Not your …

Manga Studio 5 EX Released

I have been drawing with Manga Studio software since 2007.  Along with my a WACOM tablet, it was the first thing I bought when I began to draw again.  Both my tablet and the software have been upgraded since then and today, the latest version of Manga Studio has been released.  I have been on the Beta Test team for …

Drawing Hands with a Web Cam

Last year for Christmas, my wife bought me one of the best gifts I’ve received in a long time. A simple little web cam. No, not for uploading my wonderful likeness to Avatars around the internet, but rather so I could learn to draw hands better. A lot of people will say they use small mirrors but for me having …

Coloring In Manga Studio

Many users of Manga Studio don’t even realize what a powerful coloring tool it can be. It is slightly different from PhotoShop or Corel Paint, but for comic strip artists, Manga Studio proves to be a worthy coloring tool. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you the basic steps of coloring as I do it. With any tutorial, there …

Creating Panels With Manga Studio 4EX

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I create my panels using the Panel Tool in Manga Studio. For this tutorial, version EX4 was used. As with any tutorial, there is more than one way to skin a cat, so experiment with the method I use and see what’s best for your style! Open up Manga Studio. Click …