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Sketching to Scan

When a comic is going to be inked and coloured on a computer, it is important to bear this in mind while drawing the original artwork. Often all that will be needed is a basic sketch, like any other form of sketching to ink but, unless you’re prepared to spend time adjusting the scanning quality and contrasts, etc., getting only the details out that you actually need can be tricky.

What the eff are you looking at

Guest article by R(ed) of Meiosis. First things first: I am not an artist. My comic draws itself. If you have ever asked someone “How do I improve my art” you will get the fair and reasonable answer that’s something along the lines of drawing from real life. Sure it might be landscapes, or nudes, […]

Cross hatching

Cross hatching, the ancient art of drawing intersecting lines, is something that has never seen a significant amount of favour in web comics. This may be due to a number of issues, the main one being the dominance of low-res images during the formative years of online comic publication, but with the advent of higher quality displays, adding a little cross hatching can really add a sense of depth to your comics.