art by ratwhiskers

I’m really not sure what the difference is, but this RD&SC scan came out much better than the AJ&AB scan. It’s possible that my choice of leads maybe made a difference. I used a combination of 4H, 2H, HB and 2B on AJ&AB from a couple different manufacturers, whereas RD&SC was done with 2H, using HB to make darker/thicker lines. It could also be my scanner or the software running it is doing something automagically that I’d prefer it didn’t do and I’m just not aware of it. I dunno. I think I’m gonna stick to just the two types of lead to do Rarity and Sweetie Belle though. Much faster and simpler, and the results are about the same.


Flatting is tedious, and tends to suck all the joy out of coloring artwork. It’s also the only way I know to color high resolution graphites digitally without having a lot of obnoxious little ticks and blips and garbage spots that don’t necessarily show when it’s on the screen, but show up hideously clear when you print to paper.

Two down, two to go, then I can do the actual fun, and final part.