I was just wondering what everyone here did for there inking process. I have two different fine tip art pens. The thing is that I want to ink some of my work without ruining my orginals. Anyone know of a way? I heard that tracing paper is good for that. Anyone know of anything else that would help me keep my originals??
I too am very picky about keeping my original pencils. I use transparencies with a paper back. And ink with markers. The trick is finding a permanent marker that has thick ink and doesn't coagulate.
The micron pens are good, but they smudge. I find myself using Avery/Everbold Marks-a-lot, Itoya Finepoint System - .5 and a Sakura Identi-pen
And then I do my coloring in photoshop.
Thanks, I'll try that out
I scan my pencils, then use Photoshop (using the grayscale setting) to increase brightness, so that any small scratch marks disappear, and the pencil lines are left in a gray color. Then I print onto heavy bristol which I buy in 200 sheet packs at an office supply store. I ink with a brush, Winsor & Newton #2, and then re-scan and color with Photoshop. When I'm done, I have separate pencils, inks, and color.