Okay, I have succumbed to peer pressure!
This week I moved on to the older character lesson. When I looked at all the “odd” lines that I’d have to add, I was sure I’d mess this up. When I was done, it didn’t look much like the sample drawing, but I was still pretty pleased with it.
I decided to “take the plunge” and go for the inking.
Before I did ANY erasing of my guide lines and sketch marks, I inked over them with the artist pens I picked up for Dude a few weeks ago. Then, when it was all “permanent”, I erased the pencil marks.
What jumped out at me was the eyes. I wish now that I’d taken a picture before the inking and after, because looking at it now, I don’t even believe that I drew this.
It blows me away the “finished” look that the ink gives the drawing.
It almost makes me want to try color. I said almost. Someday.
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This is probably the first manga character I’ve seen that’s over the age of 7 … well done! Keep ’em coming.
The best thing about this is the activity with your son. I hope you keep going with it.
Totally. I started by myself this week, and he wiggled in and started drawing with me. He’s starting to do his own characters.