part 1 of my answer ! I dunno, I hope this is some help or whatever, or at least a goof startpoint for people to debate over the differences between comics and animation ? :) it’s still a good time for you to go check out my comics wwebsite haha
Reblogging, because very very close to my own experience.
Huh, only from reading this did I realize why my comics are the way they are. I think I’m too used to the storyboard format (or really, the screenplay format) which is why I have some of the same struggles.
I MUST PROCURE THIS BOOK
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The early years of an artist’s development are often spent hammering out basic foundation skills. These will serve as the core of all that they create. During this time, the artist should not be terribly preoccupied with questions of style, vision, direction, brand, etc. We have to stand before we walk and bypassing the basics rarely does anybody any good in the long term. Of course, it’s the style and vision of other artists which inspired most of us to become artists in the first place, so the temptation to follow in those footsteps (with or without doing the necessary prep work) is always lingering… Read More
Spillway, from memory and location sketches. I used a white pastel chalk (Yarka) as a resist for the foam, it gives a nice grainy edge. Watercolor and pastel resist on Arches cold press, 7”x8.5”
Oh hey, I’ve seen your gay space android comic! It’s adorable.
And thanks—Speedball has been my usual for waterproof inking but sometimes its high viscosity is annoying with dip pens so I’ll probably give Noodler’s a shot.
For what it’s worth, I’ve tried to use dip pens (I usually use a G nib) with a couple Noodler’s inks and it just didn’t work. It’s like it has almost no surface tension so the nib won’t pick up any ink at all.
Couldn’t find any moderately-comprehensive visual comparisons of different ink brands in use, so I’ve made one. To be updated as I continue to bury myself in bottles of ink I don’t want in my quest for the One Ink to Rule Them All, and feel free to tack on your own research to this post.
01. Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Ink. Beads around the edges, original line wears away a little with water. Tends to “flower” where there’s a lot of pigment.
02. Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor, 11H Carbon Black. The name of this is misleading as hell, it hardly even reacts to water. Tends to erode a little if you erase on top of dried lines, but it flows all right.
03. Higgins Non-Waterproof, Black. Pretty nice if you want to be able to create washes while still maintaining your original linework. Tends to bead a little at the edges of the wash, if you’re into that.
04. Winsor & Newton Liquid Indian Ink, Non-Waterproof. Washes without enthusiasm while the original line fades and grains a little bit. Smells pretty foul.
05. Private Reserve Ink, Velvet Black. Do you want drama? You probably want this. It bleeds with a noticeable reddish tone but dries to a more subdued violet-grey, with some greenish/yellowish patches.
06. I still don’t know what this is, but its closest relative is by far the Private Reserve. Cooler tones and maybe with slightly less pigment, which makes the wash a little lighter and easily-controlled. Dries with some greenish and purplish patches. Still open to suggestions.
07. Pen & Ink (that’s the name of the brand) No-Shellac India Ink. Greyish out of the bottle. Mehhhh.
Updated the water-soluble ink test page with new blood at the top (W&N Calligraphy Ink) and bottom (P&I No-Shellac). Still have no idea what #6 is. My heart will pine for you forever, Mystery Ink.
Haven’t had a lot of drawing time lately, wanted to put pen on paper with this freezeframe thumbnail exercise. First 4 minutes of Jaws. 1”×2.4” each, trying the Pentel Stylo pen out. Strange pen, I don’t much like the scritchiness of it unfortunately.
Some more sketches from the Academy of Sciences! Decided to take a break from the skulls, and hang out in the Piazza and Aquarium.
"El Juego", by Keith Miller
Oil on paper, 9.5in. by 6.5in., (24 cm by 16.5 cm)
Thinking about Brazil and the World Cup, and the old men of FIFA and their disgusting behavior.