Friday, September 07, 2007

line art

Being led to the furnace... can you say asbestos underwear?

Coming out of the furnace... it's party time!
So... I had to do some B&W images for them 3 guys being tossed into the fiery furnace. Now, what were their names? Moe, Larry, and Curly? Anyway, I was happy, but a wee bit surprised that my sketches were approved. I like to do little characters that are 2 heads tall. They are funny looking and very cartoony. But they got OK'd like this... so I inked them up.

In the old days I would just turn in the line art and that would be that. But now, since I send everything on a digital file, I had to convert this to something. I scanned at 600 dpi and saved them as bitmapped tiff images. I have been told that 600 dpi bitmapped tiffs are the way to go for line art. You get a nice crisp line in print this way.

The new thing for me on these is that I tried adding some halftone dots for just a bit of tone. I think it worked OK considering I was pretty much making it up as I went along. I am not a Pro with Photoshop. I sloooowly figure things out and this is my latest discovery.

But... I LIKE the dots. Three cheers for Photoshop!


Tracy said...

Nice work! This is great :)

Doug said...

thanks, tracy!

Gabriele C. said...

I need to have a word with that Roman legionary about his shaving habits.

That'll be some extra marches in the desert. With full gear. :)

(Found your blog via John Nez, btw.)

Tim Fields said...

I found a great source for clean vector halftone dots.

Just thought i would pass the info on.