|Posted: 21 August 2019 at 6:28pm | IP Logged | 9
First, Thanks very much for all the advice and pointers. All will be taken to heart.
As to some of the points raised:
1. I'm using PITTS, Pigmas and other pens with a variety of tips in attempts to vary my line weights, working 11x17, and scanning them at 100 dpi just for posting purposes, so perhaps some is getting lost in the translation as Scott mentioned
2. Yeah, the textures, I think my mind was still thinking pencil and not ink in some places where I should have cross-hatched or used simply lines. Plus, I was just playing around to see how some of it looked too.
3. Eric, would you believe I work in a copy center with access to all kinds of boards and paper, but usually just print to whatever is in the printer at the end of the day. Same goes for doing the black and white. I should go into Photoshop and blue line them, but again, most often, I'll see a page I particularly like and print a quick copy at the end of the day to mess around with that evening at home.
For me it really is just a fun exercise and learning experience that I like to share to get tips as you all have kindly provided. At 53 years of age, with carpal tunnel in my drawing hand, I have no aspirations of ever being professional level. I will keep at it however because it is fun, it's mental therapy in a sense and because I'm in awe of the the things JB does on a page and I learn a little bit every time I sit down with one.
That being said I am really looking forward now to putting Scott's advice into practice, yes I'd love some blue lines Eric if you already have them done and it is no extra trouble for you and I'm definitely going to check out the Heritage site. The thought of maybe finding some Buscema Conan pencils has me salivating!
Look for more pages from me soon, but not too soon, my hand is tired and crampy.