Here's some in progress shots of me "inking" my Rodimus pic
So lets start from the top!
I mentioned before that i drew the bkg and Rodimus seperately and since doing so kept each on their own layers. This way i could move Rodimus around and find the right composition and stuff. or just whatever.
so yeah! i guess i'll just go through the frames and describe whats what
Frame 1 - is just the original bkg pencil sketch. Now what i do to "ink" my stuff [if you can even call what i do "inking"] is i'll take the sketch and i'll make a new layer and fill it white. I htink i set the opacity around 80%. I'll also create a new blank layer over that and this is the layer i "ink" on. Now i make the all white layer around 80% opacity so that i can still see the lines a little bit and use them as my guides.
I just use the brush tool [8 pixels] to trace my sketched lines
Frame 2 - is the result of said inking! After tracing everything i jack the opacity of the white layer back up to 100% and the result is crispy clean line work!
Frame 3 - The next couple frames just kinda show visually what i was describing above. This frame right here is the raw Rodimus sketch
Frame 4 - This is the sketch with the white layer on top of it to lighten the lines up
Frame 5 - This is what it looks like while i'm inking. My layers are set up like this [for those interested]:
-Transparent layer where i'm drawing
-80% opacity white layer
Frame 6 - the fully inked Rodimus
stay tuned for the full inked and composited pic!