View Full Version : Completed DarkHorse sample.......
05-04-2006, 05:12 AM
Here is a page that i inked and my buddy Johan Leion Colored. The original pencils was sent to me from darkhorse and i am unsure who the penciller is. If anyone knows please give me a holla. Anyways, I think the completed piece came out pretty good and I have posted each step below so you can see the pencils inks and colors each seprately. Comments Crits welcomed as always!!!Colors by Johan Leion and you can find some of his other work at http://johanleion.deviantart.com/gallery/ Inks By ME!!!!
05-04-2006, 06:52 AM
I've personally always felt that it's easier to judge inks when they're reduced to nearer the printed size. That way they look tighter. With that in mind I don't think Dark Horse gave you much to work with here. The pencils are pretty tight as is, which I don't feel gives an inker a chance to shine. That said, from what I can see you could do with a bit more variance in your line weights - lighter nearer the light source, heavier where there is shadow.
Regarding the colours, I'm not particularly impressed. They seem pretty sloppy in some places, and very over-saturated in others. The lighting is done pretty well, but that's all I can really appreciate from the colours.
I hope this doesn't come across as a negative critique, because I'm not intending to slap you down. Everything must be viewed as a positive learning experience.
05-04-2006, 11:04 AM
Thanks for the input DIS. I meant to put this in the artist showcase LOL oh well, it was 4 am when i posted this and i naturally come to the inker forum lol. Anyways, This was one of the first pieces I ever inked and i agree with you totally on the lineweights and so forth. I did this probably about 2 yrs ago and feeli have gotten better since then. I just posted since it got colored, so thanks again for your input, check out some of my newer stuff when I post em and let me know what ya think!
05-04-2006, 01:37 PM
I like it. Looks pretty spruce. I agree that the colors could use a little work, but overall it's well done.
I'm REALLY confused as to what is going on. Is it meant to be taken as a whole? Or is it separate images combined for a sample?
05-04-2006, 02:39 PM
Daweir- It was sent to me from darkhorse as a page to ink to submit as a sample for submission. this is an actual page from a book, what book that is I have no clue and i agree, the images don't seem to follow to well, but it's one page and they are actually flow this way in the book.
05-05-2006, 03:49 AM
The book was Lone and the penciller, Jerome Opena.
05-05-2006, 08:38 AM
thanks alot Kris, i appreciate it!
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