Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:51 AM
Problem I'm running into lately is INKING. I. take. forever. I can't tell if it's because I'm being too tedious, or I'm using the wrong brush, or what.. (brush is the Photoshop CS6 default: Hard Round Pressure Opacity set at a 70% flow)
I'm posting up a close up, and then what ends up being the final. The first figure on the left took somewhere around 1.5-2 hours to ink with most of the trouble being in those long legs. Should I scrap some of the detail in the lines in an effort to speed it up or is this just something that will come with practice? I was an animation major, and we learned next to nothing about photoshop illustration. I'm mostly self-taught as far as PS goes, so any input would be fantastic.
Thanks for the welcomes so far, too. You guys are ace
Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:16 AM
Use thinner lines on the side that is illuminated and the thicker lines on the shadow side. Right now your line widths are all over the place and contradict the light source as defined in your coloring.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:33 AM
Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:03 PM
As far as speed, practice will help.
But you have to decide like the pros what works for you and what short cuts you want to use.
They all have their fallback line types and lighting effects they use to meet their schedules.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:27 AM
No matter how fast or slow you proceed, the end product is what we see.
I wouldnt worry about speed just yet unless you are getting paid or have a job where outout is a major concern.
Maybe you are inking in a closer view that makes the longer areas harder to ink?
In a close up screen view you may tend to slow down a bit as a farther screen view long distance
like the pants can be inked in one smooth stroke?
Looks good though, keep practicing.
Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:34 PM
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