Monday, July 12, 2010

The Making of My Graphic Novel: Video Journal #2

13 comments:

Gee Hale said...

Thanks Skottie! A really cool insight on how to approach making a comic. Always inpirational! Cheers!

Alberto said...

Experimenting is always the best. I know at the end your last decision will be the best :)

Josh said...

It's inspiring to see you talk about the process of your graphic novel.

Josh said...

And to read about it.

Brandon Earnhart said...

It's great that you're putting the video journal out. This is a really cool insight into process!

Since the quill pen is frustrating you, have you ever used a glass quill pen? I like them better than the regular quill, personally, since they're not as restrictive. You don't have to stick to, more or less, one direction, and there are longer nibs that hold more ink so you don't have to dip them as often and they have less risk of dripping. They really feel a little more like a brush but they give you that nib look.

I don't know how easy they are to find here, in the US, so if you're interested and want help finding them send me an email. I've got the contact info for a few Italian shops that sell them.

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bearnhart@gmail.com

Sergio Leon said...

I can relate to the indecision between a brush or the quill. I just started using the quill my self and i'm definitely tempted to use the brush from time to time, especially if I'm getting into small detailed spaces (my micron .02 is my best friend ever!) Anywho... nice vid, look forward to seeing more. :)
~Srg

nlombardo said...

Great idea Skottie! thanks for sharing your process so openly. Saw a video of you drawing at a convention. skills dude!

P.J. Magalhães said...

This is great dude, very inspirational and incredibly useful. Plus it lets others know (like me :D) that we are not alone in this type of struggles.

Maybe you could look into calligraphic nibs, i am sure i have seen them with cartridges as well.
Something like this:
http://www.willsquills.com.au/SpecialPensEtc.htm

Or similar types.

God luck mate looking forward to the process. :)

Kyle said...

Hey Scottie. big fan here, I also watched the Francis' video and had some rethinking to do with my set-up.

Anyway, You should try a Rotring Artpen! you can refill it the same way as your Pentel brush pen and they do like 4-5 different nibs. They take a little breaking in but It's probably what your after in regards to style/ease of use.

Jesse said...

I love your drawings. Every piece of you work looks so playful. When I first saw your art I thought you were an animator, all your characters are so expressive. Anyhoo I was curious what brand is your brush pen?

Lucho said...

man you rock! its amazing to see how you process the different feelings in the creative transition... this is really inspiring. mostly for those who give up very easely and don't have the required patience because they feel that every thing they do is bullshit (i'm talking about me, just if you didn't notice :P)

Omar "OX" Rodriguez said...

nice...its good to see the way pros think and aproach a blank project.

Long said...

I like using nibs, but do fountain pens exist with a nice flexible drawing nib?