Large hieroglyphic panel from Luxor Temple, digitally inked on the Wacom Cintiq 24

May 4, 2020

What are we drawing here?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

The Epigraphic Survey’s digital inking method involves a set of ink brushes, attributed with certain pixel brush widths. These Photoshop brushes are the digital equivalents of the Survey’s Rapidograph pens used for decades in the traditional Chicago House method. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

When a pencil drawing is inked digitally, the artist must use a pre-determined set of ink brushes as to avoid any compatibility issues when the drawing is made part of the large corpus of scenes related to a single monument.

You can learn about inking digitally here.

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