chocolatestarlight asked: When you ink your drawings, do you first go in with a thin line and thicken them up over time, or do you put thick lines in from the beginning? And do you have a set system for what lines are thickened most, or is it just whatever you think will look the best for that drawing?
with most pictures i ink everything up front, but with some real media pieces i like to ink in thin sepia lines, then go back after the colors are done and darken/thicken some lines with a dark brown sharpie — i have to do it post-marker work or else the other markers will make the sharpie bleed when i go over it, since they’re all alcohol-based.
usually i thicken lines to try and establish a sense of weight and distance, and to separate elements of an illustration from one another…things closer to the viewer generally have thicker lines, things further away have thin ones; characters often have thick, dark outlines around them to establish them as a single element and separate them from the background, etc.
…sometimes i just do whatever though. i love bold and/or colored lineart, so i can get kind of carried away working them into my stuff :’)