I know it’s been a long time since I wrote in my blog, especially, a follow up to my DELETER entry, but here I am again writing some gibberish that could help you guys out.
Anyways, this is an article about how I used my DELETER SCREEN TONES.
I don’t REALLY tone my artworks because first, Screen tones and other materials for doing this activity are a bit pricy, especially when you are in the Philippines. Second, I’m still a newbie in toning; hence, I’m afraid of ruining my pieces.
However, practice is the only way to solve this dilemma, so, I just toned some of my artworks and I decided to share the process of TONING MY SKETCHES.
Screentones (which I bought online at http://deleter-mangashop.com/)
Tonehera (which I bought online at http://deleter-mangashop.com/)
Eraser that has a rough texture ( just bought at my local stationary store)
Cutting Mat ( just bought at my local stationary store)
First, I put my sketch on top of the cutting mat. I then removed the screen tone from its non-stick paper and placed it on top of my draft.
I used the SE-53 tone.
NOTE, once you already put the screen tone on your sketch, you need to cut it fast or else you’ll have a hard time removing the excess tone.
I just used an ordinary cutter, so, it was a bit tricky. I suggest you buy a proper cutter that you can hold like a pencil. Once you are done cutting, carefully remove the screen tone you don’t need. Use your brush to remove the tiny pieces instead of just using your bare hands to avoid ruining your work.
When you are finished cleaning up your mess, smooth the surface by using the TONE HERA.
As you can see, you could visibly notice the screen tone, in the black part of my work; hence, I finally utilized my eraser to even out the color. This part was a bit scary because I thought I was going to scratch my piece, but thankfully, IT WAS SAFE! But guys, still, be careful.
Here are some of my works where I used some screen tones. If you like my work, please visit my instagram page (http://instagram.com/lykishkeane/) and follow me! \(^^_)/
Please comment if you have any questions or if you want to share your experience in using tones!