A Few Raves for Drawing

I just want to share a few awesome sources and materials for drawing. First of all, a book by Jason Brubaker Unnatural Talent, is full of advice on making comics, self-publishing and being creative. He’s the author of the amazing graphic novels ReMIND I and II. As a light penciler, I learned a great tip on making my line work look like ink via PhotoShop, which saves me having to trash a nice pencil sketch with ink. Also, yesterday, I got a Huion light pad which helps me in redrawing. I have a tendency to throw a sketch right on top of draft text, so I need to redraw the work to get a clean image. This device is so much nicer than the old hand-made wooden box I used in my high school animation class, or the window I used as an undergrad, even the light table in my grad school studio and the one that used to double as a coffee table when I first started teaching. Now I just need to smudge up the final rendering so it looks like I drew it.

Panels scribbled in a draft of By the Forces of Gravity

Panels scribbled in a draft of By the Forces of Gravity

 

Redrawn in pencil using my new Huion Light Pad

Redrawn in pencil using my new Huion Light Pad

 

Scanned at 300 dpi greyscale and opened in PhotoShop with levels adjusted

Scanned at 300 dpi greyscale and opened in PhotoShop with levels adjusted