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2010 SKETCHBOOK (60 pages, black/white/tone, print run 100 copies)


Monday, August 03, 2009

ONE-a-DAY #40

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ljamal said...

How did you achieve that background texture?

Alex Sheikman said...


Great to hear from you.

The background was kind of weird. I first did the ink wash and for that I used a "mask" of rubber cement. That did not really work too well because the border lines were made with a marker and that started I kept putting more and more wash on. Then I did some spray, but in order to do that I also covered most of the picture with a "mask" that was a cutout shape from paper. I also added some sponge textures. Than I scanned it all in and cleaned it up as well as added some more digital grays...that was more of an afterthought because I was sitting at the computer waiting for someone to call and had a few minutes to mess around :)

By the way, I have been following your blog about self publishing and I wanted to comment that I also had kind of a weird customer service experience with ComixPress. They just sort of seemed unprofessional about getting back with the info.

John said...

Awesome piece, Alex.