Softening Up

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

I know everyone’s sick of looking at the same handful of panels, but I’m still experimenting with ink. I liked the look of my Elmo cartoon yesterday, which was done with my Kuretake brush pen. Its softness lends itself to looser, thicker lines, so even if I’m tracing a pencil drawing, it’s bound to feel less stiff. There’s still a part of me that wants to get that smooth crowquill look of, say, Blondie or Pogo, but at my current skill level I should probably either go for the looser look, or give up and ink on the computer.

One comment

  1. Aunt Carolyn

    I’m vicariously enjoying your journey.