Hi there! This is a personal, writing and art blog. Art journalling, short creative writing, anxiety, open relationships, Hindu-Buddhism, photography. If I post a photo and don't give credit, more likely than not it is mine. There's an 'about me' in the links & navigation tab that I should probably update at some point.
Clean, uniform lines? Well, can’t say I’m that knowledgeable about (or great at) digital inking, but I’ll do my best…
First off, I work exclusively in Photoshop (CS4/CS5) and mostly use the “Hard Round Pressure Size” brush.
I almost always start out with rougher lines before cleaning everything up, whether by creating a layer for new lines or drawing over/erasing the old ones. It takes time and practice, but isn’t that what art’s all about? :’D
Other tips? Zoom in. Work at a higher resolution. Try not to “feather” your lines. Be bold. (haha, I don’t follow my own advice half the time)
For some “behind the scenes” samples, Stick-Gods usually starts with line art of THIS quality:
Then ends up here:
(Note that the lines aren’t perfectly uniform or weighted in a way that necessarily makes sense, heh. But they’re pretty clean, goshdarnit.)
I’ll end this with a little gif of the line art progression for my recent drawing of Sagan. It went from rough —> thin & uniform —> more solid and weighted. (this was definitely at a higher resolution and scale, btw)
Lori Deschene (via nezua)