Cartooning in Colchester, Essex!
(All cartoons featured in this blog are copyright Shaun Raven, and may not be used anywhere else without permission...)
Monday, September 03, 2012
"Can we keep him Sarge?"
Bit of experimentation here. I started by drawing the trooper on paper, scanning him into Inkscape, and converting him to PDF, for exporting into Xara. Once he was in, I though he needed something else, so I drew the rest, and added colours in, Xara. I found out a couple of useful things here - firstly, when inking the characters, I found it easier to keep the line settings to one of the standard line types, with NO pressure input from the pen. I also found a great way with Xara 2013 to add shadows to characters - simply add a black shape covering the whole character, set it's transaparacy, and then erase what I didn't need using the shape eraser tool. It all works great!