Saturday, March 1, 2008

The joy of inking



For the last few weeks in my Storyboard class when the students are sweating & drawing for me, I've re-discovered the joy of inking again. I remember in school having to learn how to load up my Kolinsky sable brush (to which I still have to this day) with gouache and learning how to brush rule with it. We'd drag out a line from thick to thin and then a thin to thick line. We were also encouraged to try different line qualities as well. While I was fair with using gouache (it took me awhile to get its thickness & consistency to flow easily), being a comic book geek, I've always enjoyed the inked line. Here's a fun example I did a few weeks back utilizing a brush line and technical pen.

5 comments:

Lauren Moyer said...

You nerd.

Carolyn said...

nice self portrait Dave!

Dave Chow Illustrations said...

Yo Carolyn... shhhhhh on the boozing days. As far as my students are concerned, I was a saint back in the day. You're actually one of the few witnesses to my over indulgences.

Wayne Porter said...

haha...this is great!

Carolyn said...

oh bartender! i'll take 'nuther marichino cherry in that there little drinky-poo!