Hi Soulhaven and welcome to the ArtRage forums,
Originally Posted by Soulhaven
First off, your image is very nicely done. It'd be enough for me to check out the story it went with. Though, to really help you out with your question on which program to use, it'd be best to offer some more information on what type of style are you looking to achieve. From what I see here, it seems as though you have a sort of manga looking technique going, but not one with greatly over exaggerated features. If a typical anime/manga look is what you're going for, then you're looking for a way to create smooth, clean lines and solid colors. I won't say it's easier to do with ArtRage then other programs, but I won't say it's any more difficult either. The methods required to attain the same style in each individual program call for vastly different knowledge. Where one might tell you to "Ink" the image using a vector based image program (or a similar type of program that uses a path system to bend lines) so that you can easily fix curves, others will tell you to do it free hand so that your lines keep a loose and more personal appearance. So in the end, it really comes down to personal taste.
Last edited by Someonesane; 10-09-2009 at 12:22 AM.
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