Craftint doubletone paper (DuoShade is another brand) is one of those things an ink illustrator had in their toolbox before the advent of the digital toolset or even rubdown tone systems like Zip-a-Tone. It wasn’t cheap and it gradually fell out of use. Howard Chaykin uses it quite often, though he prefers the graphite/charcoal pattern over the hatched lines I’ve chosen to work with here. I still do all my drawing by hand on bristol, and I prefer to use my computer as the greatest separations tool ever devised by man. So I wanted to recreate Craftint and use it now, because I could never afford it when I was younger and it’s a great way to build up tone.
Archive for February, 2007
Posted by Scott Dutton