Thursday, November 4, 2010

An interesting result

I did all the line art on it's own level. Then selected the line art and turned that selection into a work path, tolerance setting at 2.5. And look at that clean line when I did a path fill. I can't ink like that. But now I can! This has a few things I'm going to adjust- contrast, some tangents. But that line quality, I'm pretty happy.
One of the main things that has to be watched for when using this as a clean up. It's basically making curves out of averaging toward straightness. Curves can be straightened out and  become bad contour info. Like the helmet contour on the top of the guy's head. That's too straight. I need to show the original line art as well to show the diff.
One of the edit techniques is to use the pen selection tools to pull the nodes around on the work path if you don't like the line somewhere.
I added the non path converted line art. Bumply and irregular.

I get the new mold made for my partial plate next Thursday. I'm not going to cut my hair until I have my new teeth. Would you like to see a recent picture of my hair?


  1. Is that Fin Fang Foom getting his brains blown out?

  2. Probably. I have about 30 Kirby pages in a file that I open and browse through them as I do my drawing. The strip I was referencing had a creature called GROGG. But my memeory of Fin Fang Foom is no doubt templated on top of that reference.

  3. If you use tabs in your browsing exepience, open both of these and toggle between them. You can see the clean up but also some of the averaging that may subtract from the original intent of the drawing.

  4. This may be old hat to you, but I saw lots of things about using Photoshop for inking that I hadn't thought of before.

  5. Thanks for the link Ben. It was good to watch a bit of that. He inks at least as often with his selection tool and his actions as he does with the brush tool. I do that, but i got some ideas from how he was going along that might speed me up. I'll get a new something done this wekend.

  6. I ordered that guys book on digital inking.
    The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics
    20 bucks. It's something I want the information about.