7 Scanning the line art
I scan my vellum ink drawing in as a 600DPI bitmap. Because the artwork for the jacket will be used for a variety of marketing materials, such as bookmarks or the in-store floor display, I create the entire jacket at 600DPI so that there’s a large, detailed file to work with. I also clean up any drawing errors during this stage. Sometimes sections are erased and redrawn digitally while the image is in bitmap mode. Finally, I convert the finished ink drawing into a greyscale image and remove the white background, leaving only the line art on a layer.