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Inktober Week 2 (and 3...)
Posted By Scott at 10/21/2014 5:11 PM

So technically today would mark the end of Inktober week three, but I currently only have two weeks worth of drawings. A few busy weekends, a Canadian Thanksgiving, and a paying illustration gig have all conspired against my best intentions. I have not given up though, and this still remains my most successful Inktober to date.

I'm finding in this last batch of drawings that I've rushed a bit more, and as such I think the drawings might be a little weaker.

What I've Learned So Far

  • I think I like the style that comes with some varied brush lines combined with pens. It's as close to my digital set up as I've been able to come. I like a good mix of varied and steady lines.
  • I think I solved my issues scanning marker/ink wash files! I'll have to try it out going forward, but the last marker file I scanned came out noticeably improved.
  • I still really struggle with brush pens. I'd take the plunge and try out a full brush and ink setup, but I'd be afraid that the issue is not the brush pen, but my skill level with it. I think I'm a bit too accustom to the ham-fisted approach I have digitally, and I struggle to scale it back in the analog world.
  • I'm not a fan of the more 'scratchy' style of inking. Or rather, I'm not a fan of the way I'm capable of doing it. Years spent drawing clean, readable lines has conditioned me to perhaps not take the chances I should when it comes to that style.
Here's the output from weeks two and three. Here's hoping I can still catch up by the end of the month!

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