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Redking84
01-03-2015, 10:42 PM
Working on some more Transformers pages. Inked using quills, microns, and sharpies. Looking forward to feedback

http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2015/003/4/7/transformers_wisdom_3_of_3_inks_by_wielder-d8ci6es.jpg
http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2015/002/7/f/transformers_wisdom_3_of_3_by_wielder-d8cd0fu.jpg

Rob Norton
01-04-2015, 08:13 PM
hey, glad to see you posting more of this transformers stuff. I think this is some of your best stuff

as before, I think your pencils are much better than your inking. your inks are really rough and scratchy and just not helping you at all.

I KNOW this take practice and your clearly are working your butt off all the time. you are getting better. (and im no pro or anything so... yeah)

again, I would suggest simplifying your inks... or your pencils. you have so many scratchy lines everywhere that aren't really serving a purpose. like that megatron face, I don't know why you want or need all those lines all over him. it just..kinda distracts from what is a pretty neat drawing in the first place.

not that I am an INKER really, but I printed out that megatron face, traced it, and did a quick ink job over it. my intention, (unsure if I succeeded) was to show how you can take your pencils and make them slicker and more clear, giving only the lines that are needed and eliminating ones that are just in the way.
try for some more bold, basic lines. strong holding lines. some finer sharper hatching lines...etc etc... try to clarify your work.

here is my quick ink job.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/robnor/redinks0011_zpsfc9a1b18.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/robnor/media/redinks0011_zpsfc9a1b18.jpg.html)

for what its worth, there it is. don't know if it helps at all.

but please keep posting these transformer things. I dig them a lot

rob

Redking84
01-05-2015, 02:15 AM
Thanks Rob! I have two more in this series to ink. The extra lines on his face were to show that his eyes are glowing. Perhaps I should have left that to the colors stage, since I will be doing the colors. The Megatron that you inked looks incredible! I can't believe it came from the same picture. What did you use?

Rob Norton
01-05-2015, 03:43 AM
Thanks Rob! I have two more in this series to ink. The extra lines on his face were to show that his eyes are glowing. Perhaps I should have left that to the colors stage, since I will be doing the colors. The Megatron that you inked looks incredible! I can't believe it came from the same picture. What did you use?


Yeah if you are coloring it, leave the glows for that stage. Much better idea.

Glad you liked my inks on your pencils. I used a brush on the major outline stuff and various sizes of pitt pens and/or microns for the crosshatching. I also used a french curve for some of the lines. I didnt take as much time as i would normally...but as i said, i was trying to show how you can clarify your work a bit. Simplify. And i highly still suggest learning to use art pensa and brushes. Inking nibs are so so tricky. You might progress faster using pens and brush pens.

Just a thought

Rob

Redking84
01-05-2015, 06:01 PM
It's official, I'll start researching costs on inking brushes. I used microns on the bldgs in panel 1. Do brush inkers do those with the brush too?

Rob Norton
01-05-2015, 07:44 PM
It's official, I'll start researching costs on inking brushes. I used microns on the bldgs in panel 1. Do brush inkers do those with the brush too?

different inkers use different tools and each one has advantages and disadvantages.

microns and pitt pens are great for a slick easy to control line, but you end up having to "sculpt" the line for varying line weights and it can get tedious.

a brush dipped in ink is a great tool. you can get some great lines out of that.

a good exercise it to take some paper(good quality) and make a dot, and then a second a few inches away, and connect the two with a line. next, do the same thing again, but make the dots father apart. do it again and again making the dots farther apart.

helps train you to control that thing.

I end up using a combination of all these tools. you can also find pens that have a brush TIP and are really cool, but cheap ones wear out the tip REAL fast in my experience. I keep hearing of these KURATAKE inking brushes that are supposed to be the shit, and one day im gonna get one.

anyway, watch this video of inker Jonathan Glapion inking an owl over capullos pencils. any time I need inspiration with inking, I watch this guys stuff... its amazing..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdAQFnankuY

Redking84
01-06-2015, 10:07 AM
I think that a pen with a brush tip sounds best to me. Starting off anyway.

Redking84
01-17-2015, 04:26 AM
My brush pen came in today so this should be the last page I ink primarily with the quill
http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2015/017/a/7/matrix_inks_by_wielder-d8e7xib.jpg

Redking84
01-20-2015, 02:08 AM
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