Traditional Inking: Part 2 of Environment and Character Design Illustration

Brianna Gilmartin, Illustrator, Cartoonist, Comic Creator

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14 Lessons (1h 30m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:25
    • 2. Lets talk a little about paper

      5:24
    • 3. Stretching watercolor paper

      9:05
    • 4. What ink you can use

      2:01
    • 5. Tools for inking part one

      11:40
    • 6. Tools for inking part two

      10:57
    • 7. Transferring your sketch onto your paper for inking

      7:55
    • 8. Setting up to ink

      1:27
    • 9. Inking the illustration

      4:53
    • 10. Going over the completed inked illustration and some tool demo

      4:08
    • 11. More tool demo and Cleanup

      5:51
    • 12. Scanning your image

      1:32
    • 13. Photomerging your scans and line work isolation in PS

      19:54
    • 14. Closing

      3:06
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About This Class

Welcome to my second Skillshare Class! This class is a continuation of a series of classes where I go step by step through my process of creating illustrations. Feel free to follow along with the series or to only watch the classes that cover what you're interested in learning!

In this class I am teaching you all I know about inking traditionally. We go over choosing paper, tools, inks, inking the full illustration, scanning it in, and turning it into isolated line work we can color on Photoshop. 

Tools needed:

-Paper (watercolor, bristol, etc.)

-Drawing tools (brushes, nibs, pens)

-Ink

-A sketch to turn into an inked piece

-Homasote or something similar to stretch paper onto

-Paper Towels

-Staple gun and staples

-Water

-Scanner

-Photoshop

Just like my previous class, this class is more for intermediate artists who are looking to add skills to their repertoire. Although, that doesn't mean beginners couldn't learn from this class!