Inky Pens

Postby AnimeCanuck on Sun May 06, 2001 8:17 am

Yes.. I have finally opened the Pilot pen and used it! I used it to ink Friday's and next Monday's comic. <P>At first the pen wasn't writing when I wanted it to. Then I tried writing with it on an angle and the ink came out easier. Perhaps a little too easy. (The Uniball Vision Exact pens must be held straight up to get ink on your paper!)<P>So, its all good.
And I really like how my comics turned out too! They are both all ready to be put up, and I'm really excited about them. I'd like to put them up day after day after day,.. but then I'd get behind really fast, as opposed to being on-time/ahead-of-schedule.<P>See ya later!!<P>------------------
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Sun May 06, 2001 8:19 am

Oh, and Pam?
Guess what else?<P>I forgot to tell you that when I went pen-shopping I saw a purple uniball vision Exact!<P>Might be interesting to do PDM with that pen!<P>*raises an eyebrow*<P>Eh?<P><P>------------------
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Mon May 07, 2001 12:28 am

Wow.. lots of comments about pens!<P>^^<P>Selina, you have over 50!!?
Wow!<P>
hmm.. <P>------------------
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Postby Lordgeejay on Mon May 07, 2001 2:24 am

I dunno what's this deal about pens but I recommend you use felt-tip pens instead. That's what I use personally. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif"> Just my opinion.<P>------------------
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Postby ~Selina-san~ on Mon May 07, 2001 4:15 am

Oooh pens! I have over 50 different ones!<P>Those gel biros are the best! And Pentel GFKP brushpens are great for colouring the black areas (some pro manga artists use pens like that)<P>Although, for watercolour paintings it has to be one of those cheap dip pens and a bottle of ink ^_^<P>...ahem...
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Postby ~Selina-san~ on Thu May 10, 2001 6:01 am

One day I shall take a photo of my pens and put it on my website.<P>Maybe not.<P>Every time I go into the art store I buy a pen (or two) which is how I got so many ^_~ but now my family makes fun of me 'cos I have too many pens!<P>:P I'll start buying watercolours instead! (I already have 30!)
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Sun May 13, 2001 6:16 am

Hmm.
I think that would be very interesting, Selena-san, If you had a picture of all your pens on your website! hehe!
O.o!<P>
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Postby ~Selina-san~ on Tue May 15, 2001 12:01 am

And so the world shall KNOW how many pens I have ^_~<P>BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! (*cough cough*)<P>lol
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Wed May 16, 2001 12:46 am

haha!<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif"><P>
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Thu May 17, 2001 2:00 am

Yes Pam,
that is true... you could do that using screen or fill couldn't you? I make Zeila's hands glow using screen..<P>Hmm.. ? Your pilot is a V5? Mine is a V7!<P>I wonder what the difference is??<P>Anyways, the purple pen is called the Unibal Vision Exact.. and it comes in Black and Purple (those are the colours I've seen.. I bought the black one. I'm still using my pilot though)<P>Oh.. And I've got a question for either you, or Geejay.. (and Bryan?)<P>How do you guys colour your stuff so good? I heard Pam mention something about using layers on Paint Shop(/PhotoShop?)..
I have Adobe Photo Shop 3... As well as MGI Photo Works and MGI Photo Suite 3.
I've been using only Photoshop for my comics. One day, I accidentally made some little window pop up.. one tab said layers, while the other one(or two?) said something that I don't remember.. Anyways.. I need to know this so I can make my Thermalyte banner(s)...

So.. could someone please help me out with this?????????????<P>Thankyou!!!!!!!!<P>^_^<P>------------------
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Postby PurpleDucky on Thu May 17, 2001 7:23 am

Well, I'm glad your pens are working out okay! I have to buy ANOTHER one, I think the pilot v5 that I picked up recently was kinda messed up when it came out of the package... -_-<P>...actually, it'd be nice to get a purple pen! Though I'm not sure I'd ink Purple Duck Mambo with it, it'd make for some interesting sketches. ...hmm. I could just purpleize the comic using Paint Shop Pro, if I felt like it. Hee! Ideas!<P><P>------------------
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Postby Lordgeejay on Fri May 18, 2001 1:06 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AnimeCanuck:
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Oh.. And I've got a question for either you, or Geejay.. (and Bryan?)
How do you guys colour your stuff so good? I heard Pam mention something about using layers on Paint Shop(/PhotoShop?)..
I have Adobe Photo Shop 3... As well as MGI Photo Works and MGI Photo Suite 3.
I've been using only Photoshop for my comics. One day, I accidentally made some little window pop up.. one tab said layers, while the other one(or two?) said something that I don't remember.. Anyways.. I need to know this so I can make my Thermalyte banner(s)...
So.. could someone please help me out with this?????????????
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Ok. First I recommend you go over to elfwood and read their FARP tutorials there. It's what got me started in coloring using my PC. Actually... I tried to figure it out for myself but wanted to see how the other people do it so I read the tutorials anyway. You can build your own technique after reading their work. Anyway, here is the link to one of the tutorials there: <A HREF="http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/farp/flesh/fleshtone.html" TARGET=_blank>http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/farp/flesh/fleshtone.html</A> <P>As for coloring good... I'm actually cheating in a way. Those colors you saw in my banners, title images and giftart are flat. Oh they are on a different layer alright but I just fill in the color I want and that's it. The shading you see there is just the pencil shading I left onto the drawing. I just use the multiply setting on the ink layer (my top-most layer) and it basically overlays the inks on top of my color layer. But I also use the Air brush tool (with the white color selected) to make a surface shine if needed... like the hair or the eyes. That's about it. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif"> Good luck in learning the process.
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Fri May 18, 2001 2:41 am

Um.. Okay.. I'll take a look at the site.
Thanks.<P>But everything else you said.. um.. you kinda confused me!<P>>.< !<P>Remember.. I'm only 16 here! ... I'm talented with the computer... but I'm still younger than you!
....<P>....<P>Okay, well thanks anyways! I hope I can understand the tutorial! ^_^<P><P>------------------
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Postby Damonk13 on Sun May 20, 2001 12:36 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AnimeCanuck:
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Hmm.. ? Your pilot is a V5? Mine is a V7!<P>I wonder what the difference is??
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>If I rememeber correctly, the V7 is only "fine" while the V5 is "extra fine"...<P>It may stand for the apx. line width (e.g., .5mm and .7mm pens), though the lines definitely come out thinner than that in practise...<P>And Pam, I'm sorry to hear that your V7 was a defect -- they *still* haven't let me down, tho lately I've been playing with a 0.5 Pilot "Professional Drawing Pen" just to get a slightly thicker line.<P>Actually, I'm thinking I want a WAY thicker line for some of my work, so I'm going to go have to hunt down the local art shoppe to find me a few big 'uns... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/eek.gif">
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Mon May 21, 2001 7:30 am

Aha!
So my pen is thicker or thinner than Pam's!<P>I see!<P>Thanks for clearing that up Damonk!
And thanks Geejay for showing me that tutorial! Its hard... but its working okay!
^_^<P>I might even finish my banner today! ^^<P>I hope so! ^_^<P>And Damonk, I wonder, was this your first time coming over to my webcomic?
hehe!<P>^_~<P><P>------------------
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