08 February 2006

ink vs. ink

i used this doodle to see the difference between my lines and adobe illustrator's ink brushes. i can see which are which but i don't think anyone else would know. however, maybe it's not a fair test. there are only three main computer generated ink lines (the strand of her hair, her hairline between her forehead and ear, and her jacket) and the rest of the lines are converted from my scanned sketch (and are slightly altered by the live trace filter). maybe if the whole image had computer generated ink brush contours one could see the repetition of using the same brush filter. it doesn't matter anyway. i will continue to ink my images with brush and ink because i think it's fun. i guess it's nice to know adobe is a decent substitute.