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Line-weight Tutorial by MichaelMetcalf Line-weight Tutorial by MichaelMetcalf
Here are a few general tips for using line weight. I'm not always 100% consistent with my use of these guidelines but hopefully this drawing illustrates them fairly well.
-Mike
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partical0 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
intresting, i never thought of using the pencil tool to ink
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MichaelMetcalf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Yeah! Some good things about using the pencil tool:

1) It is easy to clean up your lines using either the pencil eraser or the pencil with white "ink". Lines made with a brush are harder to clean up  because you have to try to match the antialiasing and opacity blends.

2) pretty easy to fill color areas with the pain bucket (if you enclose most of your areas with unbroken pencil lines).

3) always delivers sharp crisp lines. If you want to soften them, you can apply a slight blur or median effect later.
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partical0 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
oh what size is your finished artwork =)
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MichaelMetcalf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
For comic art, whatever finished size I want at about 300 or 400 DPI.
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Alquimista2D Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What are the brush settings for a hard line like this brah?
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MichaelMetcalf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I use the pencil tool and then flatten and reduce size of image before saving for web. If you work at about twice the final size or larger and then reduce the finished art it stays sharp with out looking pixelated.

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CaptainRazer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks to you! I could ink properly for the first time which is something I struggled with for a long time! KUDOS to you sir!
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MichaelMetcalf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
GREAT! Thanks for commenting! =)
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xxAi-Himexx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh this is really resourceful. Thank you~
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MichaelMetcalf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Thanks for the kind words!
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