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Mark McKay
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Posted: 21 August 2020 at 4:13pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

My first try at inks on paper in many, many years...


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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 22 August 2020 at 7:40am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Mark, are you using multiliners and tech pens for your work? Some of your lines would benefit from tapering to a sharp point. Also line weights. I feel like I have to remind myself constantly to be mindful of line weights until it becomes second nature. Try to give each image a foreground, mid ground and background.

How are you liking being able to print on bristol boards? Printer ink cartridges are not cheap, but loading paper into the copier where I live is $1 per page to print my blue lines from files so in the long run it is less expensive.


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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 26 August 2020 at 11:48am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Elsewhen issue 14 page 18. Too busy today to add the word balloons.

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Stephen Ben Pereira
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Posted: 27 August 2020 at 9:49am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Very good job on the inks Eric. 
Is this done on a pc/ apple or free hand on paper ?
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Mark Haslett
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Posted: 27 August 2020 at 10:53am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Lots of nice stuff on those pages, Mark McKay!
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Philippe Negrin
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Posted: 29 August 2020 at 1:56am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Hey guys, I'm going to print these inked pages one day to create my custom printed Elsewhen books so please...do the word balloons !!!
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Mark McKay
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Posted: 29 August 2020 at 6:53am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Eric,

Sorry, just noticed your comments. Thanks for the tips and input. Yes, I am using pens in a variety of thicknesses, my set also includes a brush pen, but it has a pretty horrible tip.

I am loving being able to print actual pages to ink, I can tell itís helping already. The downside is my hands are not as steady as they used to be. The iPad allowed me to cheat my straight and curved lines. Having said that, I can assess my line thickness better on paper.

Thanks again for your help!
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Mark McKay
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Posted: 29 August 2020 at 6:54am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Mark Haslettóthanks! Itís always nice to hear! These were my first on paper in a long while. I cringe at some things and am really pleased with others.
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 29 August 2020 at 8:35am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Mark, since you have the capacity for digital and traditional inking tools I would suggest you not hesitate to bring the line art into the iPad for additional tweaks. Panel 5 of your double page spread looks particularly good with the figure of Jean. The line weights are her legs a perfect. You might consider saving certain elements for digital work that lend themselves to most consistency. For instance, if a steady hand is an issue then do all the small figure work on the iPad after you scan in the page you have already inked.
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Mark McKay
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Posted: 29 August 2020 at 7:43pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Great call out! Iíll give that a try.
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 15 September 2020 at 5:44am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Finished a couple of pages before work today. No time to drop in the dialog.

Elsewhen issue 15 page 2



Elsewhen issue 15 page 3


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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 15 September 2020 at 5:45am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Opps, just noticed the boat isn't done. I'll fix that later and repost.
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