View Full Version : Tried inking a few original pieces

09-17-2013, 10:20 PM
After inking a variety of pieces that other artists have done, reading and practicing some great advice as well as numerous videos and endless pages of practice strokes I thought I'd try inking some pieces I drew.
So, here goes.

First, a couple of stone studies I did in the summer:


Then a basic straight ink over a quick fun sketch I did a few months ago:


And then this image I drew the other day:


Naturally crits and pointers are always welcome.

09-18-2013, 02:13 AM
Gonna say.. I'm a fan of that last one. Also it shows clear depth of field..

the Beetle (black.. extreme Foreground)
the ground (white.. Foreground)
the person in the goggles (mix of stark white and black with a good contour weight.. Mid ground)
The.. cliff face? ;) (gray.. Background)

Need to work on the feathering though.. I really think that's your weak link so far. The feathered lines need to go out from the dark field.. but be fat to thin.. It's hard to explain but once you get it.. you get it. When you squint the feathering will be seen as gray.. whereas now it's black >> thin parallel lines >> white.

09-18-2013, 02:23 AM
Compare these 2.. and you'll see what I mean.. (just a quick n Dirty in Photoshop using the pen tool..) This can be done with microns.. with a steady hand.. it's much easier (I'm told..) with a brush.. when you have it mastered.