This is a series I call “So You’re a Cartoonist?” which deals with all of the typical questions or remarks I receive whenever I tell people that I draw cartoons for a living.
I’ve been coloring my work on the computer since the 80’s and “Deluxe Paint” yet it still surprises me how even in the year 2011 so many people don’t grasp the concept of drawing first on paper and then coloring on it the computer. For the average person out there it can only be one or the other and it confuses the hell out of them when you try to explain it.
I don’t often get this from other artists, but when I do it tends to be because a lot of people were brought up on the idea that you can draw directly into the computer with tablets. While I do use a tablet for some things (such as touch ups and drawing shadows) I don’t feel comfortable classifying my work as exclusively digital since I do so much pre-planning, sketching, and inking by hand on ordinary paper.
If you wanna know more about my specific inking and coloring methods, please follow these links...
Coloring Tutorial: [link]
Painting Demonstration: [link]
Drawing Progression: [link]