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shinydoug Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
So Dave, any hints at your technique? Clearly it looks like you start off with a strong pencil drawing, do you then scan it and tweak in Photoshop or Illustrator? I really like your use of color and of course, your subject matter is fab!
VoteDave Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Yeah, I start off drawing it with good old papaer and pencil, then I go over the lines with a black pen and rub out the original pencil lines. I then scan it and colour it in Paint Shop Pro (I really ought to learn how use Photoshop, but I was given Paint by a friend at university and just for ease I continue to use it). However, that is also why I haven't uploaded much recently; having moved house not long ago, I have yet to set up my old PC, whci is where that programme is located! So I have a pile of pictures all waiting to be coloured!
I'm going on holiday for two weeks tomorrow, but when I return I shall set up the PC and get colouring! I really ought to find a way of taking it off the old one and puuting it on my new PC, but I've never been that techno savvy!!
Glad you like my subject matter!
shinydoug Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I really have to/want to learn the esoteric art of inking. In February I went to a local (Tucson, Arizona, not my real hometown) comicbook shop where a character designer from the Simpsons did an instore appearance and did simpsonized portraits of folks for a fee. He laid it out with a non-repro blue pencil and went over it with sharpies and those micron disposable technical pens. It's great seeing anybody else in action. I then scanned it in and had to complete all the lines so I could fill it in in Photoshop, but I have yet to do that with my own stuff. I really should...
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