Driftwood 7 07

Driftwood 7 07

In this installment: Tinet tries to make friends with the French curve to make prettier “speed lines”.
In the last panel, I made a few lines with the curve, and then filled the space between them with freehand lines to create a “grittier” effect. Admittedly, it looks a bit less shitty than when I’ve done it all freehand …
I bought two French curves (in the exact same shapes as in the reference link above) in Russia, some years ago, for 8 roubles each (about 2 Swedish crowns or 20 Euro cents – for the same sum you could also get a loaf of bread or a yummy пирожка back then). It says “ЛЕКАЛО И2″ and “ЛЕКАЛО И3″ on them. I didn’t find any “ЛЕКАЛО И1″ in that store, but it must exist … They also had excellent drawing paper.
I don’t really like using rulers of any sort. Most of the time when I really have to, I use a ruler when sketching and ink the same line freehand. Of course, with more practise, I could make ruled lines look less artificial than they turn out when I draw them now, but … it’s much faster to draw freehand.


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