Sunday, December 12, 2010

Inking in Illustrator

I'm still practicing my digital inking. I tried inking in Flash, then I tried inking in Illustrator with a Calligraphic Brush. Here are my latest experiments -- still inking in Illustrator, but this time using a set of Art Brushes that I made myself.

I get more accuracy this way. I mean, I can really get the ink line to sit RIGHT ON the pencil line, if I want. But I think it has a little less life than the previous two methods I tried. It lacks a certain spontaneity and humanity. Next I'll try inking in Manga Studio.


Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to see what you can do with Manga Studio!


Allen said...

I've been in this same boat before as well, so I don't envy you. No program can fully recreate how a brush works.

I've goofed around with Manga studio also but I just never got the feel for it. Can't wait to see how you do.