Tag: character design

Line Variation and Inking

Today we will be inking our characters that we created sketches from last week.

line_variation

 

These can be created by simply choosing a brush which is pressure sensitive (if using a tablet) or has a tapered end.

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With inking we want to emphasise the weight of the object by the thickness of the line

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Things that control the thickness of a line can include

Pressure

Speed

Direction

softness of the medium (softer pencils display a variation in line easily)

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For your project you must ink your sketches and vary the line based upon these principles.

Typically the outside lines are generally thicker than the inside “detail lines”