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Video: Mike Cope drawing on Strathmore Bristol Board
The other post about the declining quality of the Strathmore bristol board has prompted quite a bit of response. Mike Cope has posted a video of him drawing a Valentines Day cartoon that appears in this months Readers Digest. He posts the following regarding his technique:
Each gag cartoon begin as a very light rough pencil sketch drawn on a piece of smooth-surfaced Strathmore Bristol board using a regular 2H pencil. I ink directly over my pencil work with Winsor & Newton Black Indian Ink using a pair of dip pens and brush. The pen nibs demonstrated in this video include a Hunt 512 and a Speedball 513EF in a Koh-I-Noor Penholder (No. 127N). I favour the 513EF for 99% of all my cartooning.
The original cartoon art measures 11″ x 14″ and is then scanned into Adobe Photoshop, where it is coloured in CMYK format. The finished cartoon is then emailed to the editors at Reader’s Digest Canada for consideration.