For the most part, I tend to post 'finished' pieces on the 'Metti, but I thought it might be interesting to the "Art-heads" out there to show some 'progression' work for a change. :)
For a couple of years now, I've been inking my own stuff, and the biggest challenge has always been "How the hell can I do 'two' jobs (penciling and inking), and still meet my deadlines?" and really, the solution is pretty much the same for most artist out there who ink their own pencils, and that is; Don't 'finish' the pencils!!! This doesn't mean that you 'half-a$$' the pencils, it just means that you don't 'finesse' them as much. You only give yourself as much information as you need to make sure the drawing is solid (anatomy, perspective, proportions, etc etc.) and sometimes, 'basic' lighting direction. This also helps in keeping the drawing 'fresh' for me, because I am making all the 'detail' decisions in the inking-phase, and changing and redrawing things at that stage, that way, it doesn't feel like I'm drawing the same thing twice.
...so here's an example of what I mean.
Thursday, March 24, 2005