Day 1 overload for team Guttertown @ECCC 2014!! Big thanks to Brian Thies and Stefano Gaudiano for letting us squat at their table, Chip Downing for making some seriously next level animation, and to all who picked up a book or just stopped by to say hi!
So great to see you guys there!
woluise asked: hello! im a young artist and am curious as to how you create your pieces, from sketch to inking. what are your tools you use (and maybe recommend) for your process. thanks!
My technique is pretty simple. My work starts out as a pencil drawing that is then inked in black, usually with pigma micron pens of various sizes. The paper I use is “bristol smooth”, it takes the ink very well. After the pictures has been inked, I will scan it on a flatbed scanner in black and white. This is different from a gray scale scan as the pixels will be either black or white with no shades in between. In photoshop I will convert the image to RGB color format, then I create a second layer that is filled in white and then placed as the bottom layer. On the layer that the the line drawing artwork is I select everything that is white and delete it leaving only the black lines of the drawing. When all of that is complete I am now ready to color, color can be applied to the bottom layer. The tool I use for coloring in photoshop is a “wacom bamboo pen tablet” which allows me to color in photoshop as if I were doing it by hand.
This is a tutorial that is pretty good. He uses some techniques that I don’t but it basically outlines what I do. Hope this helps and thanks for taking an interest in my work :)