Thanks Tom. You can call me biped or "bippy" (Chantryism) anytime.
BTW- This poster is almost gone. Once I've printed a poster for promotional purposes, I do not reprint. If anybody wants one they should cantact me soon.
Thanks Jeph. I still feel weird about the way I draw, but I honestly have such a good time doing it that it dosen't matter. I have to post my follow-up Cursive poster I just finished. I zoned out on it for days. So much fun...
I agree with Mark I love the "control" of a pen. I sketch a single line and then go in with a pen (Microns or a rapidograph) and
redraw the lines thick and thin to give the appearence of brush strokes without the nervousness of fucking it up. I'm really a pussy when it comes to trusting my "skills" with a brush. Control...control...control. Whatever you're doing Mark DON'T change it...it's working beautifully.
"Have you ever had something all penciled out and you just can't trust the awkward moves of a brush? Like, you are so afraid of fucking the whole thing up... well that's me in a nutshell"
Heh, when I first started with a brush I would just knock out two pencils. It was a psychological (and wasteful) safety net for my head.....like " well, it doesn't matter if I fuck the first one up, I've got another ". Nowadays, I find that about two, three shots of Vodka steadys my brush hand near-perfect.
Doesn't matter how you inked it - this is shit-hot work, Mark.
My problem is that I am really heavy wityh my pencil drawing. So when i use microns to ink with I lose line darkness after erasing my pencil lines. I have been using a shapie recently. That seems to work. What I really need to do is go buy some decent supplies and paper so I can be more effeciant like Ewing.
I find that ink on vellum tends to bleed a bit more than the bristol I use, but yeah, that is a way to at least practice brushing. I asked the guy at the ONE decent art store in Austin (sad, really... it is overpriced and not very big) if they had carbon paper and he looked at me like I was asking him to hand over his kidneys.
I use Micron's too, but on 2-ply strathmore board. So they can bleed if I take too long ot lay the line down.
Ahh GEEK TALK.
Anyway, there's a frosted drafting film/paper (can't recall the name - Vellum?) that you could use. Just lay it over the pencilled art and ink on the other paper. Some people do that. Dave Leamon does. It save time transferring from sketch to finished pencils.
Otherwise, xerox the pencils and ink the xerox as practice.
I just pencil it out, scan the pencils, and ink the original. If I fuck up, I can print off a new copy of the pencils, transfer it to board and redo it. Which seems really really time consuming now that i read this.
I use them Micron Pigma's. They are disposable from .005 to .08, and they have one called "graphic" that has a pseudo-brush tip, but it really dosen't work like a brush. I prolly just need to buy the right brush. Have you ever had something all penciled out and you just can't trust the awkward moves of a brush? Like, you are so afraid of fucking the whole thing up... well that's me in a nutshell. So I rely on my ability to trace and thicken lines with a pen. Control freak.
A friend of mine forced me to buy one of those how to draw the marvel way brushes - Winsor-Newton Series 7 Sable Brush. Try saying that fast.
They're expensive -$30 bucks.
I"m still trying to get used to it. I'm heavy handed so doing outline stuff is tough for me.
Ugh, I don't want to post just another "this rocks" post but I can't pick just one thing that I like in this poster. Love the paper choice, love the color, love the line work, love the composition, love the feel.
I wish it weren't such a shiddy jpeg. (I shoulda made a gif, huh?)The paper is "oatmeally" and darker and the 'black' is really a dark dark purple. I realize lots of posters on this site don't look half as nice as they do in person, that's what was so fun about the last Flatstock. Seeing shit up close.