Tried a couple new things here:
- Vector inks. I haven’t tried that in a while, and while it does create a slightly cleaner look, there’s really not much advantage for web publication. However, if I want to scale the artwork up or down in the future, it will be possible to do so. Although I will say it did make editing a few inking mistakes easier–I could just select the offending line, rather than having to redraw it or carefully use the lasso marquee to isolate it.
- Pencil-shaded backgrounds. I’ve been trying various media–markers, watercolors, ink wash–and this is the first time I thought to myself, will pencil give me the kind of texture I want? and the answer was yes and no. The linework and shading I think are almost where I want them. But this time, I colored the pencils digitally, which did allow the colors in the backgrounds to pick up the pencil shading textures, but still doesn’t feel quite right.