This is my new project, drawing Bumblebee from Transformers Generation One. This is the third update. Made in Manga Studio with my Wacom Intuos 4L drawing tablet. It’s based on my Masterpiece action figure of the character. I have gotten suggestion of putting him into a City and I think the next update will have the start of a scene.

Bumblebee is in 2 point perspective and the rest of the drawing is in 1 point perspective. I decided to not go with a older background. It will probably show up in progress animation later on. I like where this scene is going.

Under the title “Stuff I’m working on” I will showcase Art in various state of progress. I may or may not write about the Art or how I’m working on it. If Art is developed further they will probably get their own posts further on anyway. If you have questions you can leave a comment or write to me on the feedback page. I hope this will help me post more Art more frequently and easier than before.

And now for the second batch of Art:

The last one is finally getting into perspective.

Third update to this drawing. This update gives more details.

History:

Where to begin? Maybe by saying that I first draw the room and perspective grid and go from there. Basic shapes first according to more or less it’s real size and then add details and change things so they fit. As of now I’m probably at 45 layers and I don’t think I use half of them. But some of the layers have information that I might need if I mess something up.

I’m pretty new at doing a real attempt at perspective drawing and I really like how this one is going. it’s loosely based on a old apartment that I had previously, but it will have a spin on modern electronics and I will try to fit it all to a character that will live there.

Much will be added and some changed. Some things will probably not point to the same perspective, but how to set it up I don’t know yet. I have not found much on alternative perspectives in a drawing yet.

 

I think this drawing is still far from finished. I think I will get back to it from time to time and add in more details. My computer, Manga Studio, Wacom Intuos 4L tablet as my drawing tools.

The second one is a redrawing of a old one that I did in ArtRage and now I’m working in Manga Studio 5. More on the other two later.

I have much less to say in this post then the previous one. This is a update and much have been added. I like my new windows.

 

Where to begin? Maybe by saying that I first draw the room and perspective grid and go from there. Basic shapes first according to more or less it’s real size and then add details and change things so they fit. As of now I’m probably at 45 layers and I don’t think I use half of them. But some of the layers have information that I might need if I mess something up.

I’m pretty new at doing a real attempt at perspective drawing and I really like how this one is going. it’s loosely based on a old apartment that I had previously, but it will have a spin on modern electronics and I will try to fit it all to a character that will live there.

Much will be added and some changed. Some things will probably not point to the same perspective, but how to set it up I don’t know yet. I have not found much on alternative perspectives in a drawing yet.

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But for all things I don’t know, it’s a lot more easy to draw now as using a grid, drawing to scale, Manga Studio 5 perspective rulers, real measurements, free transform tool, doing some things in 2D and more direct reference images really helps!

I think there is to little information (tutorials and so on) on perspective drawing with software, especially ones with tools for drawing perspective. Even less without videos. So I’m thinking about making tutorials (both written ones with images and videos) and make better ones when I learn better ways or wrongs I do.

That is all for now, back to the drawing tablet!

The power of Manga Studio 5 is great! Having a grid and finding out how I can use it makes it more and more easy to draw something with the perspective ruler in Manga Studio 5. It’s soon time to add more details and life to this one. I want all the stuff that I add to look old by design.

I have had some great ideas on drawing in 2D and converting it into a perspective drawings or 3D-models, but just drawing and hoping for the best does not make it work. Also, my old perspective drawings and the way I have been drawing them have not worked so good, making key parts of a scene far away in the wrong place and messing up with the scale of things. I can keep making corrections to characters and scenery forever, but it’s kind of boring when it barely gives anything back and it has made me draw less again.

But I have been doing some tests and a lot of rethinking on how to draw background and interiors. My answers so far is do more with less, reuse stuff and the use of a well planned Grid with a good scale of things!

Something like this is probably how I’m going to work from now on in Manga Studio. I might release a tutorial in the future on my process or a part of it. I will hopefully evolve the way I work and speed it up.

If you want to make a good perspective drawing without winging it, the best way to do it these days are probably to use software like Manga Studio 5 or openCanvas 6 with their perspective tools, transform tools and grid functions. And I really like to use layer color on layers in Manga Studio because it’s so much easier now to notice when I start drawing in the wrong layer. Very good as I build everything I draw with many layers.