6 Ink­ing the draw­ing

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With the art­work in this tril­ogy of books I evoke the graphic, lin­ear art style of Wal­ter Crane, Alphonse Mucha and Jean Gi­raud (aka Moe­bius). Like these masters, I be­gin my fi­nal im­age with an ink draw­ing. I en­large my fi­nal draw­ing to a size I feel com­fort­able at ink­ing (usu­ally 200 per cent larger than the printed ver­sion) and lay a sheet of vel­lum over the draw­ing. I ink on vel­lum us­ing Staedtler Pig­ment Lin­ers. These tech­ni­cal pens lack the sketchy flow of my pre­ferred dip pens, but their tight, con­stricted line width is per­fect for a sci­ence-fic­tion story.

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