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Offline Mr. Apple

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« on: December 08, 2011, 05:44:40 pm »
I'm trying to improve my art because it's not perfect....
... yet >:3

And i'm concentrating on inking right now.
At the moment, i use paint tool sai and the linework/vector feature to make outlines of my sketches, then color them.
The problem i keep running into though is conveying the feeling of the sketch in the lineart and giving it dimention. I've been experimenting with a cross between the vector pen and the raster pencile...
What kinda inking techniques do you guys use?
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Re: Inking
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 09:18:50 pm »
All depends on what I'm working on,

Some drawings like pin-ups I ink the drawing with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator CS4

When it comes to comics I ink traditionally with India Ink, Crow Quill Pen, and copic markers for smaller stuff. I then turn the inked lineart into digital lineart in Photoshop CS4 with threshold and clean it up from there.

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Re: Inking
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 09:42:23 pm »
I use Copic liners when inking on paper, and Adobe Illustrator (brush tool) for computer inking.

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Re: Inking
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 12:36:38 pm »
I only draw on the computer, and if I outline my character I use the
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Re: Inking
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 12:45:42 pm »
Smooth lines are something beyond my comprehension, and so I just use the original sketch-line-art directly.  :P
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Re: Inking
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 12:30:41 pm »
Sharpie pens are my best friend!! i love ink, but i don't have much more then just sharpies, yet they work fine for me.

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Re: Inking
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 08:09:06 pm »
Sharpie pens are my best friend!! i love ink, but i don't have much more then just sharpies, yet they work fine for me.
Fine tip? I want to get my hand drawings on par with my photoshop art :P.

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Re: Inking
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2012, 10:27:57 pm »
Crow Quill

Crow Quill inking can look /really/ cool,  but the slightest wrong move and the whole drawing is salvageable.  >..<

My heart raced constantly whenever using one.