"do you stretch your illustrations once you scan them in?"
no, of course not.
this was actually (and is) an image for a painting and when the show came up i thought it fit so i used it because the poster was a sort of overnight job. the local h website has this red white and blue thing going on so it seemed to come together.
but you can't skew a drawing and keep the line integrity but smetimes you have to alter your original idea about the layout to fit how the drawing comes out.
this one i slapped together and it looks kind of slapped together but then that works pretty much with the action off the thing all rockin' and a rollin'.
if i have to resize the linework, i have to transfer it back and forth between bitmap and grayscale around 500 or 600 dpi as you resize to make sure there aren't any tiny grey artifacts on the edges of the linework.
i use photoshop and work digital but don't use digital effects or gradients. the colors and layers all end up laid out like a screen sep because the edges are all clean. if i use the airbrush or paint tool i always use it on diffuse so that there are no faded pixels.
thanks, guys. i seem to really be on this lanky figure thing.
local h. they used to sort of friends of my ex girl and i when we lived in st lou. back during the first record when we would see them play for three people and they really rocked so this is sort of a reclaimed lost chance to do something i missed doing a long time ago. though the last couple records aren't the greatest thing going. I like the first three records fine and am glad i saw them when.