Friday, January 20, 2012

Hey ART guy… why you no post? Where’s my ART?!?

Hey ARTfans,

So... no posts for the last 2 days. That's not good.

Well, it seems an ugly little stomach bug decided to pay a visit to our house. My daughter work up Tuesday night not feeling good. My wife was sick Wednesday and Thursday (still not feeling great today). I left work early on Thursday to go home and help with the kids... and wouldn't ya' know... guess who's not feeling good today. Yay me!

I did a couple of loose 'sketches' on Wednesday night, but unfortunately, nothing worth even scanning. And last night I fell asleep on the couch, and staggered to bed around 11. We'll see how tonight goes, but right now, I'm not going to make any promises.

The one thing I will promise though... is that I will finish my 30 Day ART challenge... even if it takes me into February (which it definitely will now).

So... that all being said... and since I really don't have any good ART to post today... I thought I would put up a post about my tools and methods.

I'd like to introduce you all to my pencils...

Starting from the left:

That’s "Betty” - a Pentel 5mm (PS535) Mechanical Pencil (As you can see from the label on top, I have this loaded with 6H lead (almost the hardest that they make). This is what I use for sketching. The 6H lead leaves a very light line – Ideal (for me anyway) of ‘roughing’ out my sketches.

Veronica” – That’s my finishing pencil. Another Pentel 5mm (PS535) Mechanical pencil, this one loaded with 4H lead. A little softer, this produces a darker line, I use this to go in and ‘finish up’ my drawings…

Next, “Ginger” -  a PaperMate Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick. Basically just an eraser, but with a smaller tip than most of the other erasers I’ve seen around. Ideal for erasing in those tight, hard to reach spaces.

And, “Mary Ann” – Just another Clic Eraser, standard size, good for general erasing.

And finally, “Big Bertha” – When you absolutely, positively need to erase every single line on a page… accept no substitutes.

Once I’m finished with a sketch, I scan it in at 300dpi, and move over to my laptop.

A Lenovo X61 Tablet PC. I upgraded this as soon as I got it to Windows 7. And this has been my go-to machine for digital inking and coloring for about a year now.0811100800

  0707111902a

0707111901

As you can probably see from any of my ‘inking videos’, I just put the scanned pencils into Adobe Illustrator, and create a new layer on top. I created a brush that I use for Inking, nothing fancy, just a basic brush that takes advantage of the pressure sensitivity of my tablet. Once I finish with the inking, I save my file, and export it as a PSD (Photoshop file).

Then… on to coloring…

But more on that next time. (I need to post some coloring videos soon – I think I’ll do that next time I color an image.)

Again… Sorry for no ART this time. I’m gonna try and kick this bug as quick as possible, and get back to it.

Hope you all have a good weekend!

 

-Nebbish!

23 comments:

  1. Your style is so unique in comparison to other folks
    I have read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you've got the opportunity, Guess I'll just book
    mark this web site.

    Here is my web-site - click through the following article

    ReplyDelete
  2. Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was
    wondering your situation; we have developed some nice methods
    and we are looking to swap techniques with others, be sure to shoot me an email if interested.



    my page - http://saffronxblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Does your site have a contact page? I'm having problems locating it but, I'd like to
    send you an email. I've got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

    my website - http://musclecorexreview. net

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your style is really unique in comparison to other people I have read stuff from.
    Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book
    mark this blog.

    Here is my web page :: perhaps supplements. This article deals with Ban Laem and Ban Pakard. Is the house any of them significance spending your money on or are they each of the just scams? The medical benefits buy led to consumption with mainstream public. Category:

    ReplyDelete
  5. This post is actually a fastidious one it assists new
    web visitors, who are wishing for blogging.


    My web site raspberry ketones review

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar
    one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam remarks?
    If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can suggest?
    I get so much lately it's driving me insane so any assistance is very much appreciated.

    http://www.kurdtop.com/index.php?a=stats&u=cliffalbertson

    my homepage :: Reverge ()

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for finally writing about > "Hey ART guy... why you no post? Where's my ART?!?" < Liked it!

    Take a look at my blog post - 365 day laons

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello everyone, it's my first pay a quick visit
    at this website, and article is genuinely fruitful designed
    for me, keep up posting such articles or reviews.

    Feel free to visit my webpage :: voyance gratuite sans attente

    ReplyDelete
  9. Online marketing and article marketing dovetail perfectly because using articles to market yourself, your website
    or your affiliate products is a proven and time-tested strategy
    for creating hugely successful Online Marketing (Www.youtube.com) campaigns.
    All of this shows you how powerful and potent internet marketing can be.
    For bad services mean a bad name that can simply become a detrimental factor for your business's health
    and wellbeing.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Quite frankly, contrary to popular belief, making money online isn't as hard or difficult
    as most folks make it out to be and once you understand and implement what is often called the 'power of duplication',
    then anyone - regardless of age, sex, education or technical background can start
    making money just as fast. My favorite way of testing products is actually testing products.
    Whether you like it or not, the internet is the business
    weapon of today and it could be your best friend, if
    you treat it right.

    My weblog - how to make extra money

    ReplyDelete
  11. Prête,détacher Internet à partir de déchets à l'intérieur dans la matin�e pirater un compte facebook
    marocain. abri pour des questions pirater un compte facebook n'a jamais été aussi facile.



    Take a look at my web site: comment pirater un compte facebook

    ReplyDelete
  12. If shoe purchasing spawns a giant migraine for yourself
    in the sheer reference to it, you're not by yourself.
    Not all the shoppers understand the right or the easy way purchase shoes.



    Also visit my blog post; acerola c czyli witamina c

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'd like to find out more? I'd love to find out more details.


    Feel free to surf to my web blog - contract wars hack

    ReplyDelete
  14. You actually make it appear really easy along with your presentation however I find this matter to be really something that I believe I might
    never understand. It sort of feels too complex and very wide for me.
    I am having a look forward on your next post, I'll try to get the cling of
    it!

    Look into my homepage ... Family Guy The Quest for Stuff hacks (http://betterversionofthetruth.blogspot.com)

    ReplyDelete
  15. 28 oz Delmonte Chunky Diced Zesty Chili Style tomatoes or
    equivalent. Her scheme worked for it is said that Marc
    Antony fell madly in love with her. Instead of focusing on a futuristic goal such as losing 10 pounds,
    focus on what you are doing every day to become
    healthier.

    Feel free to visit my web-site ... gluten free uncrustables

    ReplyDelete
  16. I could not resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

    Look into my website: venapro customer reviews

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have read so many articles on the topic of the blogger lovers except this article is actually a pleasant article, keep it
    up.

    Feel free to visit my web site; muscle-fitness

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article.

    I'll be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your
    useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.


    Review my weblog - bmw repair st george ut

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks for any other excellent post. The place else may just anyone get that type of information in such a perfect way
    of writing? I've a presentation next week, and I am on the search for such
    info.

    Take a look at my web page มิวเถื่อน

    ReplyDelete
  20. shortcuts in mercantilism. Use the preceding article, you take
    30 years if it contains to facilitate you supress your appetence?
    Having a dismay, car huntsman or strange being could be in the Facebook
    Places body part. This sport makes it posh. Re-mistreatment is likewise a gravid move to Jerseys China Jerseys China China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Jersyes China
    Cheap Jerseys NBA Cheap Jerseys
    nfl jerseys wholesale Jerseys China NBA Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys
    Wholesale Jerseys Jerseys China Cheap MLB Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys World Cup Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL Jerseys Wholesale or aromatize, as middleman is caught by move.Problems With Your Affiliate selling
    finished These good-tried SEO Tips That Can move
    For Anyone Who Has A Dog full-blooded shaft
    Into Old Age Do you tone well-heeled with populate and experiencing other
    cultures, that can back up you make a write of your bed.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hello there, I found your website by the use of Google while
    searching for a comparable matter, your site came up, it
    appears great. I've bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hello there, simply become alert to your blog via Google, and located that it is really informative.
    I am going to watch out for brussels. I'll be grateful if you continue this in future.

    Lots of other people will be benefited out of your writing.
    Cheers!

    Also visit my blog post; Nike Air Max Donna

    ReplyDelete
  22. Heya! I realize this is somewhat off-topic but I needed
    to ask. Does running a well-established website such as yours take a massive amount work?
    I'm completely new to running a blog but I do write in my diary on a daily
    basis. I'd like to start a blog so I can easily share
    my experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for brand new aspiring bloggers.
    Thankyou!

    Also visit my website - cruise control diet book rock of ages by james ward

    ReplyDelete
  23. Excellent way oof telling, and good paragraph to take information regarding my presentation focus, hich i am going to present in college.



    My website; Rashmi Patel dental license

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...