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Art day: No fool by Lepas Art day: No fool by Lepas
I'm not sure I have the right category anymore. It seems very wonky that a site predominated by photoshoped and other digital works would put them in "other digital work" as the category. But... DA's kind of wonky... :P

Anywho, today's art day from Zap!

I like this one a lot, and have been waiting to draw it for awhile.

Lyrics by Foo Fighters "Best of You"
Character © me and Layfield [link]
ink and photoshop cs.
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Sarastra Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
I *want* that jacket!
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The-Whistler Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Love the comic, love the song, love this pic!

*hugs the Zap*
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Ziaheart Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
... why is it that this title reminds me of the band, "no doubt"?
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Lepas Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
it should remind you of the Foo Fighters. ; P
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Ziaheart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
well too bad! I only know one song by foo fighters and it reminds me of No Doubt! :P
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
me likey too
its so bright^_^
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Zachary-S-Peterson Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Cool Poster.
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Suburban-Samurai Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Do you just ink directly in photoshop? Is that how you get such thin linework? Or do you just have some super thin -.01 micron that you're using?

Someone should tell Zap that amnesia makes fools of us all! I think more accurately, at one point he wasn't a fool, but was EVIL (or so I assume). Actually, I did a sketch of an evil zap, I should scan that at some point.
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Lepas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
oh, you're going to make me give away my secrets!

I use rapidograph pens by Koh-I-NOOR, and most of my stuff is inked with a 3x0 or .25 tip. But, unlike a lot of the micron pens, the tip of the rapidograph is metal, so it never gets any bigger than .25.

But the real trick to making your lines look super thin is to have them not be flat black. So, I save all my blacks into a channel. Then, after my piece is colored I duplicate the layer and gaussian blur it pretty heavily so that color bleeds across all the lines. (Sometimes I duplicate this layer and then merge it down to increase the color bleed) Then I load my blacks selection, invert it, and delete everything but the color on the blacks. This automatically colors the linework. Then I generally change the layer to something like lighten or screen and drop the opacity a bit. I think this one was screen at 71%.

I don't do this in the comic much, but I do it for a lot of my artwork.

It's totally nice to be able to tell someone this, because when I started working on this technique like a year ago I was very excited with the results but didn't have anyone who would really understand or be interested in what I was doing. So, just imagine me sitting in front of my computer going "OMG! I just made photoshop autocolor my linework! No one I know cares but this is AWESOME!"

and a little beside: I'm entirely aware of how awesome the last two pages of NNFB have been, both in paneling and backgrounds. Don't think I'm not aware of your cunning plot to make me look bad.
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TBaxendale Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
I like it very much.
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