Many people have asked me how I create Zorphbert and Fred. Well, it’s been along winding process over the years, and I am always one to embrace the latest fad in technology (must be that gene passed down from my mom and grandfather). Currently, I am 100% digital, from sketch to finish. But it didn’t start out that way. You can read though an overview I wrote HERE, to get an idea of the full evolution. In this series I plan to take you through my evolution step by step, from fountain pens to my Tablet PC. No matter where you are in the spectrum of digitally creating comics, these tutorials may be able to help you find a process that works for you!
Episode #4: Sketching and Inking in Illustrator
- setting up calligraphy brushes
- pen pressure and sentivity
- staging a comic using layers
- brush preference: Tolerance and smoothness
- benefits of sketching and inking digitally
***music by The Black Keys (“Tighten Up” on the album “Brothers”), and The Fratellis (“Flathead” on the album “Costello Music”)