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  03 March 2014
Drawing halftones in pencil

Is this possible? Is there some kind of masking tool that will allow for drawing in halftones in graphite and/or charcoal?
 
  03 March 2014
What's your reason for wanting to do that? Why not just use screentones, which is what people normally do? Or just do it digitally, which is even easier?

I personally have never heard of something that allows you to mimic half-tone with pencil or charcoal, and I've been a professional artist for many years before I even turned digital and worked in all sorts of mixed media.
 
  03 March 2014
The screen tones are interesting. But from what I can see in the videos about using them, the dots are difficult to see. I guess I'm looking more for the Roy Lichtenstein pop art style.
 
  03 March 2014
That is incorrect. Screentones are very clear and print extremely well during reproductions--that is why manga artists used them for decades before digital became popular. I used screentones extensively in my comic book days, and never had a single problem with clarity. There are different patterns and different sizes and density of dots, so you can find just about anything you need.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screentone
http://screentones.deviantart.com/a...-Pack-150468959
http://screentones.deviantart.com/a...Print-160961623
http://manga-apps.deviantart.com/jo...ation-228075401

Again, why not just use digital? It'll be far more flexible and convenient.
http://abduzeedo.com/simple-roy-lic...r-and-photoshop
 
  03 March 2014
Oh I'm not against using digital. In fact its what I'm going to school for. But I'm curious to try new traditional styles and see how I can use and manipulate them in creating works.
 
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