Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Toaster

My calligraphy marker was dying and thus got that cool effect that maybe didn't read as well after passing through an antique scanner. There was so much more that I wanted to do here, but alas, my marker just couldn't go any further.

Anyone know a way to create the same effect without having to burn through a marker?

8 comments:

Stephen Anderson said...

Hey Jeff! Great story! I loved it a lot! Yeah, watercolors, if you combine them with the right level of water, will allow you to put in grayscale with a brush. I'm not great at explaining it, but if you ask Joe Olson, he'll let you in on the secrets of the trade of awesomeness. Keep up the awesome work budd.

Chelsea Stebar said...

LOL Thaaaat's hilarious. And super stylin.

Aaron Ludwig said...

A toast to this post!

Anthony Holden said...

There are no short cuts--despite what Snake-oil Stephen might tell you. The cheaper way to get that effect is with a dried sharpie.

By the way, I love this.

Scott C. Gwynn said...

I watched you draw this and I wish you would have posted a larger version of it to give the full effect. I think its nothing short of fantastic.

Jake Wyatt said...

Hee hee hee.

Hee.

It reminds me of a comic that I once wanted to read, but could never find. Thanks for making it!

Jeff C said...

Jake, I'm glad I wrote the comic you wanted to read.

Scott, it gets bigger if you click on it.

Anthony, thanks for giving me the truth about Steve's claims.

Steve, who do you think I am? Some kind of ninny?

Tyson Murphy said...

love it. there's got to be a "dried ink pen sharpie brush whatever" brush in photoshop.....