The Pencil Pushing Area — One Man's Work-in-Progress

Blast from the past

Posted in Uncategorized by R.L. Bertulfo II on August 16, 2008

I have nothing new to post, not yet but I was busy editing an inked drawing that I did way back 1999. I was trying to preserve it digitally by scanning and restoring the piece via Photoshop. The paper that I drew on was already yellowish so I had to whiten it out via PS which I must admit Im really terrible at.  I don’t have a particular work flow for such so I make do of what the outcome would be. Maybe there some better way to do it, do drop me a line or to and enlighten me, but for now what I did would suffice. From scanning the work at 300/dpi then editing it to PS such as image adjustments as to levels and brightness and contrast to picking out just the solid inked lines once it is fairly brought out from the original and changed the background to white to make the lines come out again to be revived from its present dated condition. Also, I encountered a problem with scanning images larger than 8″x11″ because thats the maximum amount of space my meager scanner could accomodate and the drawings below were drawn on 11″x17″ 2-ply bristol board so I had to cut it up and reconnect it via PS again which in the first place I have never done before so all I did was make a new canvass and sorta like connecting image A to image B. Again, if somebody knows another easier technique, I’m all ears (poor ignorant me).

The first image I called the Dark Trio, my pathetic versions of Batman, Spawn and Ghost Rider atop  some building looking at the city below and the other piece was my own cooked up superhero team which I terribly  forgot the name. So, there you go:

The Dark Trio (Batman, Spawn and Ghost Rider) -original version

The Dark Trio (Batman, Spawn and Ghost Rider) -restored version

SuperTeam Image A–original version

SuperTeam Image B–original version

Image A and B in one– restored version

These are drawings I made back in 1999, way back when I was always exercising my drawing muscles for fun. Now I’m planning on doing it again and hopefully I get to improve for the better. Judging from the looks of the posted drawings above, I don’t know how to draw feet, hands and women then and even more so now. Nuff said.

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