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Manaking
10-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Pencilart by Viktor Bogdanovic http://www.vikillustration.com

I've inked this awesome page
http://i.imgur.com/E1Xw31S.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/pQJraSO.png
http://i.imgur.com/A3HIPUm.png
I have not much experience with inking other artists work. I need some more practice. But I hope this is a good start.

gizroc2
10-20-2014, 03:20 PM
It is a VERY good start! And then some. One area you might improve on is feathering blacks. Where you have black areas, the lines coming out of those areas do not look organic. They just look like lines on top of the blacks. They need to blend better, by which I mean at their thickest, coming out of the black areas, the lines should blend into the blacks. There should be no line of obvious demarcation.

Also, the little groupings of thick'n'thin lines may be over-used generally. It makes the piece look a little "busy" overall.

I'm guessing this piece is digitally inked: VERY nice work!

Rob Norton
10-20-2014, 06:05 PM
its not bad by any means, but there is just to much that "looks" digital that I cant get past. its a hard skill to master for sure.

I also think you were to heavy handed with the backgrounds. those buildings and such look like they should have been done with thinner lines to push them into the background.

rob

mdmodeler
10-20-2014, 11:10 PM
I agree with Rob, your inking is heavy handed. The lines in the distance should be thinner. Also, overall, the lines should have more variation in thin to thick. Even lines that define geometric shapes like buildings always look better with some variation.
What software are you using for your inking?

Manaking
10-21-2014, 12:59 AM
Thanks for your comments!!! I'll consider everything on my neyt page.
Iam using photoshop.

jeffo46
10-21-2014, 06:14 AM
I'm a inker by trade and I've seen these pencils which are astonishing. I would've inked them by hand so that they could've been as faithful as possible to Vik's art. IMO, digital inking if not done right , can make a lot of art look heavy handed. I've been inking since 1996 or so and I will never go the digital route. The backgrounds could use a much thinner line as noted by Rob. This is why when dealing with heavily detailed art like this, manual inking is the way to go and not digital, sorry !

Rob Norton
10-21-2014, 01:41 PM
I'm a inker by trade and I've seen these pencils which are astonishing. I would've inked them by hand so that they could've been as faithful as possible to Vik's art. IMO, digital inking if not done right , can make a lot of art look heavy handed. I've been inking since 1996 or so and I will never go the digital route. The backgrounds could use a much thinner line as noted by Rob. This is why when dealing with heavily detailed art like this, manual inking is the way to go and not digital, sorry !

your statement isn't exactly true. you are implying that digital inking just CANT do what needed to be done, and therefore traditional is the only way to achieve those desired results. digital CAN do anything traditional can IF in the right hands. which is the case with ANY tool. it requires skill and practice to get the look you want. and I think he will get to the level he wants with enough practice with the digital tools.

rob

mdmodeler
10-23-2014, 12:17 AM
Thanks for your comments!!! I'll consider everything on my neyt page.
Iam using photoshop.

Photoshop is definitely an industry standard for most digital artwork but I would suggest take a look at Manga Studio http://manga.smithmicro.com/mangastudio5/
I started out using Corel Painter myself but when I saw this program in action, I quickly switched all my inking work over to Manga Studio.

VANDAL
11-04-2014, 01:40 PM
Digital inking is the slowest form of suicide/extinction. Joe Weems is now looking for work because of this.