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Question about inking old art?


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For the past two days I have been going threw TONS of binders, school notebooks and folders full of doodles, sketches etc. Alot of them are faded because they go back as far as 2003 ( thats the oldest I went, the others are just very silly looking from middle school lol) I would like to know your opinion of going over and inking some of the pencil art or not? I imagine it would help make it look better threw the scan due to not having any fancy photo editing software but would that ruin its authenticity of it being from "back in the day?" just wondering before I go and do it, even though I threw out alot and put 90% away back in the bin, I have ALOT to scan, and would like to avoid doing it twice XD

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For me, I love when I can re-purpose old characters I made up; spruce them up and such. You could certainly use your own older art to practice inking.. otherwise if you scan in full color you should be able to preserve the pencil drawings. I recently sorted through mounds of old drawings also; I came away with a handful that I wanted to keep, but a lot of others were sketches and fanart practice runs (some of it NiGHTS related) I didn't need to keep; it was wasting space.

I guess what I'd say is see which drawings you want to touch up (or maybe like least), and go for it. Otherwise they're just sitting there.

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How dark are the pencil lines? You might be able to get away with just scanning the pictures. Otherwise, try Picnik.com- it has an "autofix" feature that darkens pencil line alot. In fact, it might be too much, but it's worth a shot. If the pictures don't have a huge emotional attachment, get a thing pen and ink away. :P

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Yeah almost all of them are school doodles and probably have 10-15 mins into them max, thats how I have drawn my whole life :/ The ones I want to ink are the best of the bunch but I did not add many of the sentimental ones so I might just go ahead and do it ( with proper pens ...that I don't have) lol
I might try that website cause I can think of a few pics that came out pretty good the way they are and I don't want to finagle with them lol.

*UPDATE* I was doodling as usual at work and some guy came in the next day (yesterday) and got me an expensive looking sketchbook with a Michales gift card inside, WHOADIDDLY thought that was really nice, hes just a customer that comes in alot! But now I have money for those pens XD




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