Sunday, February 11, 2007

Digital INKS...


I personally digitally inked this piece. It is part of the WW's #10 cover and will be used for a banner I will use during conventions. Issues WW #5 and #6 are digitally inked by Brian Haberlin's studio...cudo's to Francis, the man...

Steps are...

1) Scan and then "level" in Photoshop to look as close to the original as possible...

2) Since you always get alot of pencil "dirt" and smudges using a 100% tiny "pencil" in Photoshop to "erase" as much dirt as possible...zooming in liberally on the image...

3) Apply "Contrast" in Photoshop until the pencil lines start to darken and look like inked lines, tho' not too much so that the hatch lines start blending into each other...

4) Then laso and fill in with black all black areas...

5) Finally take a very tiny pencil (in Photoshop) with 100% white and make sure all "halo's" have no dirt or extra lines drawn thru them, making sure all white outlines (around figures and for some hair) are purely open and white...

7 comments:

Doc Savage said...

What program did you ink this in? Was it photoshop and what is the process involved in doing so?

Dances With Zombies said...

HI WHILCE

How was this done? Was it a wacom job or is it a process through photoshop?

Rafa said...

OK, this pic makes my post in teh previous blogentry redundant!

crazyfeetmcgee said...

it looks almost like he used some curves and level tools because of how well the line work is preserved, and maybe some selection tools and a bucket for the large pools of black, then cleaned up what was left with a dodge and brush.

bong abad said...

i can't wait to see grail again.

Budjette said...

ahhhhh
haaaaa...
looks better when inked :)

ASTIG!
Hope to see Grail do some arnis action this time.

Johnny said...

I remember Peter Laird was experimenting with this. He called it cyberinking.