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.