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Naor Chapter 3 Cover: WIP by Ahkward Naor Chapter 3 Cover: WIP by Ahkward
More process work... if you ever wondered what my stuff looks like when I scan it, this is it. All I did was make it a little brighter to fix the scan, nothing else is edited yet. From here it will be toned and colored, then all the effects and stuff. All that will be digital via Photoshop. I used black and white ink for this portion. The paper is 11x17.

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First Page: Naor Page 01

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Naor Chapter 3: Sealed by Ahkward



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MrConfusedTurkey Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I looked for a faq page first, but couldn't find one, what scanner do you use?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually use a small 9x12 scanner and have to stitch two scans together! XD It's an old cannon I think.
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MrConfusedTurkey Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao, that sounds like such a pain in the ass. I am so stuck into digital art, and I want to break more into mixed media, but I have not a single clue about scanners.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Honestly, the scanner doesn't matter too much. No matter what you will need a program to edit that scan. I use Photoshop personally. I have worked on Epson, HP, Canon and Brother scanners. My personal preference is Epson, they make glorious scanners. However they are higher on the price for me, so I use Canon.

If you want to scan something larger, you'll need a bigger scanner, and again, Epson is best for that. Most scanners come with a bed about 9x12... so if you plan to work bigger, you'll either have to learn to stitch (really NOT hard at all, just annoying), or buy a bigger one. XD Another alternative is to get a very nice digital camera and photograph your work. Many artists use this, especially on places lie Instagram and tumblr.
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MrConfusedTurkey Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, sounds like I will be learning to stitch. For some reason my family has used a lot of Brother stuff, and my god everything I have used from them is just atrocious. One day I will get myself an Epson, lmao. Do you have any recommendations for scanning from sketchbooks that get fucked up from their bindings during scanning?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Mh, for sketchbooks, not really. No. Books are like shoes, they need to be broken in. I personally prefer moleskine sketchbooks, thick durable paper and soft spines. Pentallic is nicely flexibly but thin paper. Honestly, if you are going to be stitching, just get a book small enough for your scanner to start with. Having to stitch right out the gate is maddening. This page was not from a sketchbook. XD

Anyway, I can't really advise books since idk what paper you prefer. You mentioned mixed media, so how strong do you need your paper?
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MrConfusedTurkey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind trying to stitch, I just wasn't sure if there was a way every other mixed media artist does things or not. I don't need terribly strong paper, the most I typically do is ink. I just need very smooth paper, it's what I prefer the most. The kind that feels like it's thicker and smoother than printer paper, if you know what I mean?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't use books for any inking or mixed media other than moleskine sketchbooks. I personally have not found a sketchbook I like for inking that doesn't bleed.

For inking I buy sheets of bristol in "books" varying from 5x7 to 11x17 or bigger. There are some that are legit spiral bound sketchbooks, but they are rare and usually small.
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BC-Rain Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you flick paint on the water?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes! I used a triangle/ruler to get the straight lines and such and then from there took a white ink to paint on top of the black with a brush. To get the finer smaller dots, I used a toothbrush and flicked it on.
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BC-Rain Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, cool!
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ChaosZebra Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoooa oh my god O.O
Looks so amazing, That water and shading omg ;0;
I'm so hard fan of u x3
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Aha thanks! :'D water is fun! Especially when things like a moon or island behind it
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InkFey Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I am always amazed at your inking ability. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Aha thank you! I really love inking!
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