I’ve been trying to figure out “digital inking”. Basically digital inking is the digital approximation of a pen and ink type drawing. Previously I had hand inked, on paper, then scanned the “finished” drawing into the Mac and cleaned it up, colored it, etc. I had mainly done this using Adobe Photoshop. My new goal is to learn this using Adobe Illustrator. Long story short and with minimal techno babble, Illustrator is Vector based…Photoshop is Pixel based. Vector artwork can be sized infinitely with no resolution issues. Both are excellent programs, and offer amazingly deep digital toolboxes for “artists”, they just do it differently. Not too nerdy was it?
So anyway…I want to learn this for a different look/feel to some of my work. Doing it by hand will never go away…but doing it digitally definitely has some merits I want to explore.
Here’s the first effort…
It’s not a life changer…but it’s a nice enough first step.