Drawing panel lines


Junhao
04-16-2003, 10:06 AM
integra818 asked me how I drew my panel lines so I thought I could share my usual method of drawing them. Not sure if anyone else uses this method.

First you will need a Gundam Marker which is water-based and NOT oil-based. The way to differenciate the two is that the water-based cap has a metal clip while the oil-based has a plastic clip.
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The water-based marker's tip is soft (and like a brush) while the oil-based one has a fine metal tip.
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First draw a panel line. it doesn't matter if it is too thick cos you can rub the excess off. Do not draw too many lines though. just concentrate on one at a time.
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Now rub off the excess using a soft cloth by going in the opposite direction of the line. For example it is a vertical line, you should rub horizontally. If you rub in the same direction, you are essentially rubbing away the ink in the panel lines. Do so quickly after the line is drawn. Wait too long and the ink will be hard to rub off. If you mess up, quickly wet the cloth, clean it off (it's water-based, remember?) and redo.

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You should get something like this...
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The final result
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EDIT: Remember to rub across the panel line repeatedly, until a fine thin black line remains.

Chain
04-16-2003, 10:23 AM
Thanks for sharing your idea. Concise with pics=easy to understand :D
Good job Junhao!

Midnight Racer
04-16-2003, 10:35 AM
Great tutorial.

RyanGiorgio
04-16-2003, 10:39 AM
Thanks.

UKSupraboy
04-16-2003, 10:50 AM
Thanks for the post.

I have been meaning to ask the board, is there any particular size of pen, tip size etc, that I should be trying to order?

Richie

Thor302
04-16-2003, 11:01 AM
very helpfull!!

integra818
04-16-2003, 11:30 AM
Wow, thanks man, that helped alot. I need to get one of those pens :)

Junhao
04-17-2003, 02:39 AM
Originally posted by UKSupraboy
Thanks for the post.

I have been meaning to ask the board, is there any particular size of pen, tip size etc, that I should be trying to order?

Richie

I don't think there are various tip size. You can get them from anime shops and probably HLJ (not sure, but since they sell Gundams, most probably they will carry the stock)

Gurkan
04-17-2003, 08:00 AM
Good tuturial thx alot man :D :D

integra818
04-17-2003, 02:59 PM
I have a question. I did the lines around the gas tank door thingy on my Silvia and they look terrible, I want to take them out. I tried useing a wet/damn cloth, a wet q-tip (or cotton wool bud) but I still can't get it out. How do I get the paint out of the gas-tank shuter lines????

Junhao
04-17-2003, 11:35 PM
Originally posted by integra818
I have a question. I did the lines around the gas tank door thingy on my Silvia and they look terrible, I want to take them out. I tried useing a wet/damn cloth, a wet q-tip (or cotton wool bud) but I still can't get it out. How do I get the paint out of the gas-tank shuter lines????

Did you use a water based pen? And did you leave them for too long? As said earlier you must wipe the excess off immediately after drawing the lines. For your case, use a <b>very little</b> amount of acrylic thinner on a q-tip to clean. Do not use too much or the paint will come off too.

integra818
04-17-2003, 11:52 PM
Originally posted by Junhao


Did you use a water based pen? And did you leave them for too long? As said earlier you must wipe the excess off immediately after drawing the lines. For your case, use a <b>very little</b> amount of acrylic thinner on a q-tip to clean. Do not use too much or the paint will come off too.

ahh shit, it says waterproof on the pen :cry:

I'll try to cover it up with decal, declas fix everything :frog:

Mean_B16
04-18-2003, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the tip, where is a good place to purchase on eof those water based pens??? I have never seen any around my way, do you know how much they usually cost??

Chain
04-18-2003, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by integra818


ahh shit, it says waterproof on the pen :cry:

I'll try to cover it up with decal, declas fix everything :frog:

:hehe: :jump: :ylsuper smart arse :D

I know I'll do it too ;)

MercedesAMG
04-18-2003, 11:20 AM
I AM USING THE SAME METHOD! :eek: :eek: :eek: :D Damn those pens's disadvantages are
-Tip solftens after several uses
-The ink won't come out after 5-6 models:mad:
-Dries out easily

5ynergyx
04-18-2003, 11:45 AM
Thanks for the info :)

Deejay4lyfe
04-18-2003, 01:41 PM
Thanks for the tips on how to do the pannel lines.
This tip really helps
Tc:sun:

impreza2k2
04-18-2003, 03:43 PM
Thanks for the tips!! :)

Jay!
04-18-2003, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by Junhao
First you will need a Gundam Marker which is water-based and NOT oil-based. The way to differenciate the two is that the water-based cap has a metal clip while the oil-based has a plastic clip.Thanks for this. IMO, this is the tricky part. I guess I bought an oil-based pen without realizing it... :o

Junhao
04-18-2003, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by Mean_B16
Thanks for the tip, where is a good place to purchase on eof those water based pens??? I have never seen any around my way, do you know how much they usually cost??

You can find them at anime shops or shops selling Gundam models. I bought mine at S$4, about US$2-3.

Anyway, I'm glad to have helped you guys. It takes a short while to get a hang of. Good luck!

KOFFEE-BLACK
05-09-2003, 02:18 AM
That was really good!! Those markers are like $9 AUS! Not cheap!

But a question, can you use this to do the window frames?

exhaust smoke
05-09-2003, 08:17 AM
I use the same method, but it is reassuring that I am doing it right at least.

I do, however, have a question. Do you apply the marker before or after you have applied clear?

Junhao
05-09-2003, 09:17 AM
KOFFEE BLACK: No I don't use them to do the window frames. Use paint for those using Pman's method of masking. If you use the markers it will leave marker stroke lines. And the ink does not look nice enough on window frames. However, you can use it to draw 'drain' of the window frame and paint the rest.

exhaust smoke: I do not normally use clear but I think doing it after clearing would be better. Just in case you screwed up and need to remove the marker ink using a little thinner, you won't affect the paint job. But that's just my 2 cents. Drawing lines before clearing may also work, if you do not apply too many layers of clear. The lines on the Impreza below was done before clearing.

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