Monday, February 1, 2010

Printing on bristol

Because these sketches where done back to back in the sketchbook I couldn't ink them without having the ink bleed through to the other side, not to mention sketchbook paper isn't the best quality surface for inking. So on a lark I pulled in old 13” x 19” printer out of storage, orderd some new print cartridges, hooked the dinosaur up and to my surprise it still works. This printer allows me to feed heavy oversized bristol paper straight though. So I scanned my sketchbook pages in color, converted them to grayscale, then to a monotone of 30% cyan in Photoshop, reduced the size to 5” x 7”, laid out about six per page and printed them out on the bristol paper. Worked like a charm.

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