Iíve started a webcomic, I never did backgrounds but now I find myself needing to build skill, fast, at creating backgrounds.
Iím trying to go for an outlined look fairly focused on lines, grayscale tones and gradients.
My process this far is:
1. Pencil image & background
a. Separate from each other if intended for repeated uses.
2. Scan at 600dpi
3. Ink in Photoshop with black
4. Use the magic wand to cell shade
I want backgrounds that are minimal, light on detail and heavy with black. Such as the fallowing examples:
Iím at a loss as to where to find material that details some of the basics of black and white inking. I need something that isnít just about materials (since i have photoshop), but about application theory. Perhaps in summary: I need to learn how to ink, fast, where should I look for resources?
Thank you, all who would help me.