so you can see some correction ink on there

anonymous asked:

how do you take such good pics of your art? the paper looks so white!

oh man… so so SO much post production 

I bought some cheap photography lights off of amazon and they help (but getting shots of any sort of watercolor or ink washes is still practically impossible), but a huge amount of getting the colors corrected and the whites white etc. is done in photoshop.

 I use a combo of these tools most frequently:

you can mess with the settings and see what happens in the preview, but basically what this tool does is adjust how white your whitest point is, and how dark your darkest point is.

i use these sliders to adjust the color of the image - sometimes your light is too warm or too cool, or too bright and changes how the colors come out in the photo (if the paper looks yellowish or blueish in your photo, it’s probably showing the ‘tone’ of the light)

the first two tools will adjust the entire image unless you first select a particular portion of it. These two ‘brushes’ allow you to go in and modify specific areas - when your light is inconsistent often one corner of your image is darker, or another more washed out than the rest - dodge lets you go in and selectively lighten areas, and burn lets you darken areas (i definitely recommend playing with the tool settings when you use these and having a light hand - a little goes a long way).

I think Sai has some of these tools/modifiers, and I’m sure other programs do as well, but Photoshop is what i’m familiar with!

Disclaimer: these are not the best or most professional ways to edit your images, it’s just what is relatively quick and ‘good enough for tumblr’ for me personally. Hope it helped!

Inktobertale Day 1: ‘Warm Up’

I took this prompt way too literally and I love it, the image is transparent so you can see the leaves floating.

Also I have no idea what type of coffee Ink drinks, but it’s probably some terrifying Starbucks abomination with eight flavors and twelve packs of sugar.  If he has a canon favorite drink I don’t know about, feel free to correct me.

Ink!Sans as always belongs to the lovely @myebi​ (@comyet)​ and the Inktobertale prompt challenge can be found here.

blackteadragon  asked:

have any tips when it coming to inking both traditionally and digitally?

I don’t really have any tips other than “practice a LOT.”

Inking takes a lot of time and concentration.  Especially traditionally.  I think inking traditionally is great exercise to teach you patience, accuracy and concentration. Those three things do wonders for your overall speed in drawing. But I guess we’re not talking about speed here ahahaha.

Inking digitally is easy because you can correct your mistakes on the fly, but traditionally you have to either make your mistakes work for you or start over. Also using a stabilizer while inking digitally never hurts, but don’t rely on it.

There’s really no “wrong way” of inking since I’ve seen so many different approaches to inking. Some people use brushes, some use pens, and some use them fancy pen nib things you see manga artists use all the time. Also techniques with hatching and stippling and so on. Aside from practice, deciding on what looks good to you is the other important thing you need to find out. 

mmm, that’s all I can think of. I know it wasn’t very insightful since this is kind of the same stuff all other artists say. But that’s all I got. So yeah. Get inking, I guess.

Lettering Advice: Things I've Learned So Far

I often get the question as to what would be good advice for someone who is just getting their start in typography and lettering. Seeing how few people actually reach out to ask what is on their mind, I imagine there’s probably many others thinking the same thing. So I figured I’d compile some thoughts and share it with you all. Hopefully you’ll find it at least mildly helpful.

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