Learn how to create retro-style artwork with this in-depth series. Discover the secrets behind making authentic retro artwork using concepts inspired by traditional techniques, tools, and media.
In part three of this series, we’ll explore texture including the impact of ink, paper, aging, and the environment artwork lives in.
If you haven't already, we recommend reading the first two articles in the series:
“Mint Condition” is for Amateurs
This is the last of three articles aimed at helping artists make works that simulate cheaply printed comic books, all with the help of RetroSupply tools.
Texture is not only the quality of ink on the paper, but also the composition of the paper itself, not to mention the things that happen to the printed object – age, dirt, stains and wrinkles, creases and other damage from handling. The stuff of a comic collectors’ nightmares are tools in our mimetic tool box. “Mint condition” is for amateurs.