Webcomic Wednesday: Perils of Inking
Perils of Inking
I haven’t inked this much since college, jeez. I always forget how time-consuming it is, but also how much fun it is to get lost in all the little lines. I’m working on getting everything designed for Vineland (hint, hint, Allison!) and that also means it’s time to figure out all my materials. I’ve been experimenting with inks, quills and paper the last two weeks or so. This is what I’ve been testing so far:
I really like the Pelikan ink. It’s very opaque, dries fast, and has a nice consistency. The only downside is that once it dries you can’t add water to reconstitute it. :(
The white out that was recommended to me has been working great. It’s Pro White.
The Higgins ink is cheap and kind of transparent. However, that’s actually a good thing: if you use a slightly transparent black to fill in large areas in between your lines, then you can see through it to the pencil/non-repo blue/pen outlines in order to make your white highlights over it. When you get into photo shop, it’s pretty easy to push the almost black lines to total black.
As for the quills… I’ll get to them later. I haven’t decided how I feel about them yet.
The paper I’ve been using so far is… not my favorite.
I thought using marker paper would be ok since it doesn’t make marker ink bleed, but I think the nibs i’m using cut the paper, and maybe that’s what’s making it bleed?
I’ve used this paper for markers, and surprise, surprise, it works well for it’s intended purpose. It’s called Canson Marker Pad.
Anyway, see you next week!
P.S. Feel free to suggest materials if you know any good ones!