Video: Making corrections

Matt gave a quick demo on making corrections by hand while at the Huntington Museum. He’s using a pot of “graphic white”—not our favorite brand, which is Deleter (#2), but it works—and a small sable brush, probably a no. 2. He’s demonstrating on a sample page that he used to demo layout, lettering, and inking the previous day.

He runs over several standard steps of correcting a page, including cleaning up smudges, tidying up panel borders, cleaning up lettering, as well as fine-tuning, like fixing chunky lines, “little nubs,” and spots where you’ve just changed your mind. He also touches on subtractive drawing and pasting down corrections on new paper.

Part 1: using graphic white

Part 2: using paste-downs and scanning

Part 3: drawing with white


update: more about Deleter!


5 Comments to Video: Making corrections

  • by David

    On July 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Great. Thanks for sharing that. Seeing Matt at work and explaining what he’s doing as he goes along is very instructive.

  • by Jessica

    On July 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Glad you like them. We took your advice on links to the student union, BTW! Thanks for that.

  • by David

    On July 10, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Great, thanks a lot Jessica! Now I know where the Student Union is I feel a bit silly for having asked — but it’s definitely better with another link in the FAQ section anyway.
    I’m on Chapter 5 now, by the way. The book is really great, very instructive with lots of interesting information on the side, and suggestions for other reading. I feel I’ve learned quite a lot already.
    BTW, I noticed the odd misfiring or missing link — nothing that has slowed my progress or anything, but I can note them down and send you them if it helps.

  • by Jessica

    On July 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Please do. We only migrated this site over a few months ago, and are still trying to proofread everything thoroughly.

    Send any problems/broken links to dwandwp at gmail dot com.


  • by Gail

    On September 26, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Thanks for the videos. I am am nearly through the entire book and your videos have given me a nice review – and it is nice to see some things done live.

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