Definitions

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  • n. A technique for applying textures and shades to drawings from preprinted sheets, used as an alternative to hatching.

Etymologies

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screen +‎ tone

Examples

  • Yagami shies away from screentone, preferring spidery line work and bold, black patches to delineate space and objects.

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  • In the past I've talked about some of the reasons why I think this happens, and Narutaki over at the Reverse Thieves pointed out the abuse of screentone in a lot of OEL titles.

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  • Because of a random comment that occurred while looking at pages from King of RPG's, I found myself taking a closer look at the use of screentone in manga the past couple of weeks.

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  • When screentone was showing up in the background of manga, it was more for pushing back the image in order to let the foreground characters pop.

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  • Randomly, I feel that digital screentone is still working the kinks out.

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  • Background art is even less impressive, just an afterthought that takes the cheap way out with lots of screentone patterns.

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  • Look for all the earmarks of grade-school shoujo here, with big-eyed characters impeccably dressed in the latest youth fashions, fancy screentone patterns dominating the backgrounds, and borderless, free-flowing panel layouts.

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  • He draws with a fine line, using screentone very subtly to imply depth without letting the tones overwhelm the page.

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  • However, his use of flat areas of screentone for areas like hair and clothing gives the art a cheap, hurried look.

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