syldenn said: Do you have any tips about scanning? I've found that I've transitioned to digital simply because my little inked details look like junk when I try to scan them in to color. Thank you! Your work is beautiful.
I purchased the Epson Perfection 3170 a very long time ago, and it’s the tits. Only takes two scans to throw an 11x17 page into photoshop, and it picks up the perfect amount of detail for linework. If it dies, I may just give up.
My method for scanning inks is to scan in 600dpi B&W and then convert it over to greyscale. The initial bmp form it may look grainy, but when you swap it over to greyscale, it smooths things right out. Cleans things up very nicely!
umicormhorm said: Hi! I love your inking- it's clean and precise without being dead or stiff. I know this isn't the only reason why your inking is so awesome, but, what tools do you use? And do you have any inking advice?
My advice for inking is lots of practice and patience. If you’re feeling jittery, then wait a bit before inking. I’ve messed up more lines that way (damn you, coffee!!). Warm up on other drawings before touching the one you’re trying to make impressive.
Inking helps you control your lines. When you’re committing to ink, it improves your line weights. I find that dicking around with your lines in photoshop sucks the energy right out of the drawing. I’ve seen some impressively detailed digital linework, but then you look at the eyes and they’re lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes. (usually they’re light eyes, but lifeless nonetheless) Some people can handle digital line work, but that’s usually because they were good on paper first.
Here are the pens I use. I order most of my stuff from www.jetpens.com
I prefer the Pilot Drawing Pens over Microns, but I think that’s because I hold the pen a little weird. Try a bunch of them out. I prefer ones with the least bleed.
monte-thompson said: Hello, I hope you dont mind that I colored one of your comic pages for practice, Tumblr won't let me link you the post but it's on my feed if you want to see the result!
That’s rad!! I think that’s nice of you to color it! It’s really cool to see how other people approach my line work.
This is how I colored it way back.