Comic 167 - Q and A: 1

16th Dec 2016, 10:00 AM in Q and A
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16th Dec 2016, 10:00 AM
MorganER
Do you have a question about Quest Corporeal? It can be character related, or just more info about the world of Corporeal. Send 'em! You can just make a comment on one of the pages, and I'll file it away to be answered at the chapter's end!

There's a good chance that I'll do 'em on the interim between now and January 6th, so if you want filler, it depends on you!

Quest Corporeal will resume January 6th, I'm taking a little time off to prep for the next chapter. I've been swamped with work because of the Holiday rush, and my health could be better.

Happy Holidays, whatever you celebrate! <3

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Comments:

3rd Oct 2017, 1:53 PM
I know I'm kind of late, but I love the comic!
I do have a few questions, though. I know you've said before that you ink the lines by hand, then do shading in Krita. What kind of pens do you use to ink, how do you get rid of pencil lines, and do you touch up the lines digitally after you've scanned it? I ask because I used to hand-ink as well, but the quality of the scans or the inking meant that I had to go over each line twice by hand, and the scan would still be messy.
What size of paper do you do this comic on?
Thanks for this comic; I'm really enjoying it, and hoping to catch up soon!
4th Oct 2017, 3:38 PM
MorganER
Wow! Thank you for commenting, and for reading!
I use a variety of pens, and I ink directly on the sketch. I use a refillable fountain pen (Cheapy one), and a Kuretake pen brush(The bigger one), a faber-castell PITT S for fine details, and 2 white ink gel pens, a Sakura Gelly Roll, and a Uniball Signo.... but I don't use waterproof ink, since that has a tendency to clog really bad... so after preliminary inking, I have to let it dry for a while before I erase, and the erasing tends to dull the inks, which is why I leave the main inking and details for after.

With the erasing- I sketch lightly. Less work to clean up.

I don't really touch the lines up much digitally, except for big mistakes. I scan it at 300DPI, Multiply layers in Photoshop, blur slightly, and then use threshold, or levels. These days I use Medibang Paint for the shading. They supply free screentones, and have the best select brush I've ever used.

I draw on 8.5/11in copy paper with a slightly higher weight. Thinner was cheaper, but there was a few times I'd tear/wrinkle the paper while erasing. >_<

I have some hand problems so hand inking is easier on me, my sketches are near incomprehensible to other people and the fountain pens and brush pens put less pressure on my hand as well.
4th Oct 2017, 10:11 PM
Thanks a lot! I might have to start looking more into pens - just hearing the number of pens you use leaves me feeling like I've been cheating, just using a couple of faber-castells.... :)
So if you erase your pencil sketches after laying in just the preliminary inks, does that mean you lay in most of the detail on the fly with your pens? :O If so, is it just experience that tells you were to put the lines? Or does the pencil show through faintly?
5th Oct 2017, 1:19 PM
MorganER
Eh, that's how I started. The faber-castells are really good pens. The biggest reason I got into the brush and fountain pens is that, overall, they're cheaper, since they're refillable. The white ink pens are pretty cheap, I buy a pack every 6 months or so.

Yup. I do the character designs for each chapter separately, so I have something to use as reference. But, yeah, about 75% of the actual drawing is during the pencil stage. I'm not much of a penciller.
5th Oct 2017, 11:22 PM
:O

...I live in awe. Guess I just need to keep practicing...after I've finished catching up, of course!
6th Oct 2017, 9:35 PM
MorganER
I'm well into my thirties and I feel like I have a long way to go myself, honestly!

30+ years of practice and I STILL suck at hands.