Finally... p.6-7 of Ch.3. This took me ages...
I incorporated 3D CG for the first time into my manga. After three days of trying to draw buildings and not turning out the way I wanted, I decided to create background using Cinema 4D. This background is a result of 4 hours on Cinema 4D, creating landscapes and buildings. I will create windows later on, but since this is fantasy setting, just think of this as a windowless city. I just rendered outline of this 3D CG with Sketch&Toon module (using it for the first time) and added shadows, trees, vines, petals, and character later in Comic Studio for the last two-three days. I think that took the longest.
Yeah, it might not be a scene that someone would remember for a lifetime, but this is the best I could do now with a city. However, cherry blossoms started blooming a couple of days ago in Japan, so I guess this is the right timing to create this scenery.
On second look, it looks like a huge bonsai. Softwares used:
Cinema 4D R11 studio
Comic Studio Ex 4.0
Photoshop CS2Time it took:
(Aug 2008-Feb 2009)