Getting started we use a small line weight or brush size to literally find and trace our final lines. This is where much of the fine detail is drawn in, though the page will remain quite flat looking with a single line weight.
- [Voiceover] Once you've found a brush…with a look and feel that you're happy with,…it's time to finally start digitally inking your comic.…In this chapter, we're gonna complete…a full page of my book, The Aggregate.…In each movie, we're going to work…our way through a panel.…At the end of the movie, i'll ask you…to apply what you've learned for the rest of the page.…In each exercise file folder, you'll find my…work-in-progress inked page will be finished up until…the next step, which we'll work on together.…If you don't have access to the exercise files,…you can take what you've learned here…and apply it to your own art.…
So let's get going.…First things first, I want to turn my rough layer…and I want to turn that opacity down.…So once again, we can see all our new lines…nice and clearly, but we can also see enough…of the detail of our rough that we know what we're doing.…I'm gonna grab a brush, I tried out a lot of brushes earlier…and I'm gonna pick one…that I happened to like quite a bit…which was the MR NATURAL brush.…
Method 2 shows us how to turn finished pencil artwork into clean, seemingly inked artwork, ready for color and ready for print—without any additional drawing.
- What is digital inking?
- Creating a page template
- Sizing artwork
- Choosing the right Photoshop brush
- Inking linework
- Filling in black areas
- Inking by converting drawings to grayscale