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robertdoan
03-09-2015, 02:19 AM
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Rob Norton
03-09-2015, 02:39 AM
looks pretty damn amazing. tho, you changed it so much, I wouldn't call this "inking" as much as I would call it redrawing the whole thing. not saying that as a negative. your work looks beautiful.

rob

VANDAL
03-09-2015, 12:47 PM
Nice clean lines!

JOinks
03-09-2015, 03:21 PM
Just amazing finishing work. Apprentice me please? lol

johnjohn
03-09-2015, 06:36 PM
Great looking work.

robertdoan
03-09-2015, 07:53 PM
looks pretty damn amazing. tho, you changed it so much, I wouldn't call this "inking" as much as I would call it redrawing the whole thing. not saying that as a negative. your work looks beautiful.

rob
Hey Rob! I agree i did change a lot, it was something that made me nervous throughout doing the whole thing. It was more of a challenge to myself then anything. How could i bring this to life in my own way? But with that being said, i didn't find to many of the inkers that took part in this did a whole lot different from the rest. (Some did.) I just wanted to bring my own style and experience to the scene. And with that being said as well, the pencils were a (breakdown, rough). So nothing was finished, that's where the inker comes in to interpret, and it becomes a true collaboration.

robertdoan
03-09-2015, 07:55 PM
Just amazing finishing work. Apprentice me please? lol
Haha, thanks buddy.

robertdoan
03-09-2015, 07:56 PM
Nice clean lines!
Thanks dude.

robertdoan
03-09-2015, 11:24 PM
Great looking work.
Thank you kindly.

Justice41
03-20-2015, 11:03 AM
A halo is a separation effect, no reason to pull wolverine away from where he's standing. better to be more clever with how you ink the lines than to slap on a halo.

Morganza
03-20-2015, 06:59 PM
I think Robert did exactly what an Inker should do, make the penciler look good!

It's hard to find a good inker that can embellish these days, It's very impressive work Robert!

Justice41
03-20-2015, 09:25 PM
Any link to the other contestants or contributors versions?

robertdoan
03-20-2015, 10:11 PM
http://inkerschallenge.deviantart.com/gallery/52843072/2015-Wolverine

Justice41
03-21-2015, 12:08 AM
ahh cool thanks.

Justice41
03-21-2015, 12:11 AM
Yours is the best up there and I like Mark Mckenna's Penningtons inks. Everyone else flubbed the left foot. They gave Wolvy a club foot. Penningtons is where I would probably go if i did it. not as messy but in that vein.

robertdoan
03-21-2015, 01:00 AM
I liked Jeff Austins the best. I think he nailed it down pretty solid. Other then that my second choice would have been Victor Moya, not just because he is a good friend, but i think he brought his own uniqueness to the table. He has a style that he has come to own.

Justice41
03-21-2015, 02:02 AM
Jeff did fix that left club foot a bit. I'f I'dda done this i would have redrawn the entire thing using this as just the basic layout. because in reality it is. This was never drawn to be considered finished or joe would have drawn it much better.

robertdoan
03-21-2015, 02:11 AM
Thats what i did, except i only pencilled in his face, everything else was freehand.

Justice41
03-21-2015, 03:56 AM
small tip, see how you do that line parallel to the heavy spot black then run feathering from. In pencilling that line only indicates that the penciller wants a special ink effect. either a double diamond or that u shape. check out what i mean on this Jim Lee pencilled Scott Williams inked piece. In the bicep. The line effect is created by doing a double diamond stroke with a quill nib. It's a cool technique. For years I thought it was a double line and would drw it as such and ink as such as well until i watched Joe Weems inking video, sometimes it a line is but most times it's this. I download and study all these inkers on Deviantart
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/187/e/9/before_watchmen_the_comedian_by_inkist-d569z46.jpg

robertdoan
03-21-2015, 11:26 AM
I ink the way i ink because it's how i ink. I don't imitate others, never have and never will. If people don't like my work they don't have to hire me. I do what i want on a page.

Justice41
03-21-2015, 12:01 PM
as with any job my friend there are required skills and knowledge, being stubborn or obstinate will get you nowhere. The technique I mention is a standard inking method and there are quite a few all inkers must learn. Plus when a penciller pencils he expects his wishes to be met and followed or they'll just ask the inker off the job. Meh your choice do as you please but doesn't sound like you are serious. Serious people don't put obstacles in their own way.

robertdoan
03-21-2015, 12:16 PM
No worries, i'm not trying to impress anyone, just sharing what i love to do. If you like it, (which you said you did) thank you. If someone doesn't, that's ok. I'm not holding a gun to their head.

robertdoan
03-21-2015, 12:30 PM
I like your work btw, i follow you on DA. I'm not just shutting down your critique. Everyones comments stay with me in some form or another. If i choose to use them them my choice. But the only problem i have with some forums like this, is everyone automatically thinks you're trying to break in the biz. I'm just sharing my work. I work for small press companies because i have no intention of working for DC or Marvel. I've done work for IDW on Star Trek with my pal Joe. And i ink a book for Dark Horse. I make my home where i am comfortable and get freedom to use my skills and not an editors. Call me stubborn if you like, but i make art because it's what i like to do for me. Not my friends or family or anyone else.