Zarathustra II

January 19, 2012

Zarathustra II

TIGHT PENCILS
My roughs are definitely that– rough.  They’re a mess, and rather than spend hours with an eraser cleaning them up, I transfer them to a clean sheet of paper using my trusty homemade lightbox.  I transfer only the lines that I want to ink, and either mark “beta” areas (large areas of solid ink), or shade them with a carpenter’s pencil. I firm up the shapes of the word balloons, and solve any problems that I missed on the rough pass.  Because inking will have it’s own set of problems to solve, I need to have the structure and drawing ready to go.

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