I love making comics with Adobe Illustrator. And while I fully intend to eventually make some video podcasts with some very comic-specific demos, I just don’t have the time right now. Until I do, tutes like the following will have to suffice.
Divisionbell, a web design company, has put up an interesting tutorial on imitating the animated look of A Scanner Darkly using the pencil tool. I use the pencil tool for about 98% of my inking and gray tones, and the techniques described sum up how I do it.
Drawing this way is fast, fun, and produces very organic-feeling results.