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06-03-2006, 04:25 AM
This was supposed to be a post showing my first ink and asking for help with making it look better (because it was pretty awful) but I did it all with Photoshop and my friend pointed out that it was done with an unaliased line so I'm working on fixing that right now. I'll repost later when its finished.
06-03-2006, 09:55 AM
yeah. liased and non liased can make a big difference. look forward to seeing what you have for us!
06-03-2006, 09:02 PM
Ok, just to introduce myself, I'm a writer and my roommate is an artist. I'm currently working on writing the first arc of our book but meanwhile we don't really know anything about inking so I decided to mess around with digital inking and see if we could get decent at it. This is my first try in Illustrator and we would really appreciate any comments on our work. Thanks.
Original Sketch by Jeff Zhang
Inked in Illustrator with mouse by me, Tim Bennett
06-03-2006, 11:03 PM
ok....let me see if i can help ya out a bit. Firt of all the pencils are great and have a lot of energy to them. Unfortunately, that was lost when you inked it due to a couple of factors. 1) Line weight......you have no varying lineweights in this at all which makes it look flat. the objects i the front should have a heavier line weight, such as his hand and things in the back such as the golf club should have lighter lineweights. also, if you do not have a wacom tablet with pressure sinsitivity, make sure when you stroke the path, that you have simulate pressure on, this will give the line varying weight to make it look more traditional. 2) you changed the shadows alot and even left some out which makes the pick look unbalanced and kind of off. there are alsoalot of places that you chould have left the cross hatching in but instead you deleted it completely and just filled it with black. you are definately on the right track, just take some time with it and i am sure this would make a pretty sweet piece. i hope i have been of some help :)
06-03-2006, 11:20 PM
Thanks a lot for the feedback. I'm going to try to reink it and pay more attention to the things you said. I looked for the option in Illustrator CS2 and I can't find "simulate pressure". How do I turn it on?
06-04-2006, 04:12 AM
Ok, finished reinking.
Any better? Worse?
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