Electric erasers are great but you really need to be working on board not paper. They work on paper but you need a super light touch.
I heard Art Spiegelman talking about how hard it was for him to sell originals because he used a lot of white out.
Practice, practice practice.
I am going to want to come over and watch you guys use them...cause I need a lesson and to see how its done...just can't image getting the detail and exactness...I need to go back and fix things all the time....
No matter how broke I am, I still have to have WN #7's. But if you test them at the store and get good ones with unsplit points, they can last for years if you treat them nice. But I cry for the days when I got them free at work. sigh.
I use stratmore 4 ply cold press bristol board. The ink doesn't sit on the surface so I don't hafta wait for it to dry like hot press. Also the texture is nice and let's me drybrush if I want to. I did some of that with the Melvins poster.
Electric erasers help too. I bought a battery operated one for $10 bucks. It gets me out of using whiteout.
For the most part I use Borden "Paper For Pens." The paper is almost blue so it scans really well (veloxes looked great because of it - r.i.p. the velox machine). What are the paper choices of other brush and pen folk? (Strathmore Kid finish board board when I am doing a water color with brush and ink.)
this is great.
i use that same brush. i treat it like crap, too (i always work until i'm too tired to clean a brush ... so i don't), and i've used the same one for about four years now. totally worth the money.
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Yeah...WN series 7 #4's
Cheap brushes are great to learn on but I go through them too quickly. I'm heavy handed and a bit shaky. The brush is more forgiving than the pen. Each has its limits though. Paper matters as much as what you ink with. I remember Burwell showing me some of his poster art that he had done on a piece of xerox paper...it was amazing but I can't do that. The bristol board I use helps me be retarded and avoid using white out.
I'm not rich...not even close. I just got tired of paying for a bunch of $5 brushes when I could just get one $40 brush that equled in life span.
I'm getting in to full on dork mode now.
Man...I can't ink with a brush...
Don't know how you guys do it...
I use my microns...and draw my lines as if I was using a brush...
I just don't have the touch...
I guess I don't have the steady hand to make those perfect lines...with a brush...
That's TRACI.... she rocks the pink hair in real life.
I wanted to try inking the outline with a pen this time. All my brushes had been worn out and they cost like $40 bucks a pop. I didn't feel like spending the cash so I busted out the $3 Microns. The hair and face is done with a brush.
5 color screen print 18x24