UY 155, page 6 process

I turned in the art for UY 155: The Secret of the Hell Screen, an Inspector Ishida Mystery.

The art was drawn on 11×17 inch 2-ply 500 series Strathmore cold press bristol board. The image area is 10×15 inches.

UY 155 page 6-1
Pencilled with a 3mm 2H mechanical pencil, then some lines were reinforced with a 5mm HB lead.

UY 155 page 6-2
It was lettered with a Medium tip Rotring ArtPen, then the word balloons were drawn with a Koh-i-Noor ArtPen. The borders were ruled with a 3.5 technical pen.

UY 155 page 6-3
After the perspectives were determined using vanishing points, I started inking with an older Koh-i-Noor ArtPen (discontinued) filled with Badger Black Opaque ink. The older pen is broken in and has a nice flex to it, able to make thin and bold lines with the same stroke. The blacks were spotted with a Pentel Brush Pen filled with the Badger ink.

UY 155 page 6-4
Textures were added using a newer ArtPen which has a stiffer point and unwavering line. After this pen gets broken in, I will use it to lay down the bolder lines.

UY 155 page 6-5
The page is erased, rain is added with a broad white Uniball Signo pen, and the page is finished.

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