Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Western Hero

Here's a couple of character sketches I did for a possible anthology gig. It's a western themed book, so that's cool. As I wait for word on this, I'm starting to work on some pages for a friend. More on those... soon.

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Blogger Jed Bramwell said...

oooh Westers, love westerns!!

April 15, 2009 3:12 PM  
Blogger Brian Churilla said...

Pretty sweet. Out of curiosity, what brush(es) do you use?

April 15, 2009 3:20 PM  
Blogger Jason Copland said...

Thanks, Jed!

Brian - Thanks, man. As for brushes, I only use one, the sacred Winsor & Newton series 7 #2. I've never felt the need to try a different make or model as this brush works for me. It's only recently that I've been using the brush for 95% of the lines on my pages. I used to use the Hunt#102 crowquill for most of my inking up until a few years ago. I think my pages have gotten a lot stronger since the switch.

What do you use for inking?

April 16, 2009 7:19 AM  
Blogger Ian Explosivo said...

I love Westerns!

April 16, 2009 7:39 AM  
Blogger Brian Churilla said...

A Sharff #3 3000 series sable. I used Series 7's for years. The Sharff has way more bounce to it. A little more rigid. More control. Plus with a number 3, you can get the tiniest hair line and an insanely fat line in one brush. I use the Staedleter 3000 brush pen and a straight edge for structural things, like buildings and stuff, so I can still vary my line width and don't have to switch pens. It still has a brush look, so the buildings look like they were inked with a brush as well, for continuity sake.

April 17, 2009 11:14 AM  
Blogger Jason Copland said...

Brian - I think I'll seek out the brush you use and see what's what. I've never really experimented with any other brushed, so it would be a good idea to do that and see if I get a better line.

Thanks for the tips, man.

April 20, 2009 12:02 PM  

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