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i’ve got 4 strips drawn

but i’m scared to ink and color them

working digitally i can screw up the colors on a separate layer and the drawing itself is still intact

same with inking

you can see it on the screen capture timelapses

if i don’t place a dot of ink in just the right spot and just the right size i undo it

over and over and over again

quickly

until i get it right

its one of the reasons i’m more productive working digitally

its nice to not have to live very long with your mistakes –

no such luxury pushing watercolors and inks around in real life

 

inktober day 9 screech

inktober-screech-sherlock

 

i just kept drawing since i was never happy with the result. I’m still not happy – but deadlines.

added some watercolor to some of the rejected versions because i should learn watercolor too probably.

 

inktober 2017, pencil, ink

I’m working from jake parker‘s official inktober 2017 prompt list, but within the world of Sherlock Holmes.

day 8 crooked

day 7 shy

day 6 sword

day 5 long

day 4 underwater

day 3 poison

day 2 divided

day 1 swift

Peanut Spidey

Here’s another shot at inking and coloring a peanut Spidey in Freehand.

First the sketch.

Then the inked and colored version.

The linework feels more lively than my previous example, but I don’t know if Spidey feels very peanut-y anymore, though.

Just finished reading:

This is the first Tintin story I’ve ever read; and it really blew my hair back. Though this collection is black and white, I’ve seen color samples of Herge’s strip and they’re just beautiful.

In fact, don’t this;

and this;

seem to have a lot in common? (You can check out my previous post on this piece here.)

And so far, this link is the best look at Herge‘s process that I’ve found.

screentone out