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Comic 1360 - Ep. 19, Page 58

11th Jun 2013, 11:40 AM in Episode 19 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 11th Jun 2013, 11:40 AM edit delete
Decided the toothy texture of the Canson Illustration paper I've been using since mid-episode-15, and which worked so nicely for brush and ink, has been breaking up this episode's pencil lines too much. Tried this page on some of the old Strathmore 300 Bristol I had left over from when I first started doing A* on paper (in mid-episode-14), and went back to the 0.5mm mechanical drafting pencil to try to get even more consistent lines. The Strathmore 300 though is slightly off-white so it doesn't scan as well, and getting the gray out broke up the lines a bit anyway, drat.

Want to try some of Canson's Bristol but none of the local stores seem to have it, although the Blick store across town claimed they did so I drove all the way out there only to find that they had the rougher "vellum" surface, but not the "smooth" that I'd asked about. >_< But I did get to feel up their more expensive Strathmore 400 (rougher :p) and 500 (darker :P) paper, and I picked up a Tombow Mono pencil in 4B grade, which I found is really nice to draw with.

Some weekend test sketches on Bristol with 0.5mm H, Cretacolor Monolith 2B-8B, and Tombow Mono H and F:

And then a test scan of a Mono 4B sketch:

That worked pretty well! Gonna try the next A* page with it--will probably smear awfully, but we'll see. Also, some Canson Bristol should be showing up in a few days, and I have some hopes that will be smoother and whiter than the Strathmore.


moizmad 11th Jun 2013, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
Those two are just a couple of gossips anyway, talk is cheap.
and Ben, good thing you weren't feeling up the cashier instead of the paper.
smbhax 11th Jun 2013, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
The cashier was awful nice, too! But yes I suppose that would not have been appropriate.
cattservant 11th Jun 2013, 3:17 PM edit delete reply
Locked door! That's not suspicious at all...
smbhax 11th Jun 2013, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
Can't two guys just lock themselves in without attracting suspicion?