I will always draw by hand, that's how I learned to do art,
that's what I know.
But, in my efforts to grow and always try to learn more, especially the
digital side of things, I wanted to experiment with digital inking.
There are a lot of cool tools and software out there for this but I have lately been checking out a bunch of different online articles and tutorials by some great artists about inking in Adobe Illustrator.
Illustrator is a program that I have used for a long time, but, used more as a graphic software or, if I was doing an illustration I would typically ink the art by hand and then bring into Illustrator. I wanted to try to find something digital that almost looked liked I scribbled it out with a felt tip marker, Illustrator seems to be pretty sweet for this, but unlike Photoshop which is pixel based, Illustrator is vector based
(mathematical points and paths) which is wild, gives you a lot of options as far as setting your brush tool, unlimited re-dos and making quick corrections, It also imports into Photoshop seamlessly to color up.
Here is a quick little exercise I did, nothing special but was a lot of fun, experimented with a lot of crosshatch and dots and just a lot of noise
Tried to pack this to see if all the vectors would bog down the file,
but it did OK, the second photo shows the points and paths.
Much more practice with this to come.