Friday, March 24, 2006

Inking Crisis #6 - Final

[Sandra]

Finished! Yay!

I finish off the background behind Superboy with brush and a lighter line weight. The foreground, at his feet, is finished with a heavier line weight and more blacks.

The final step is to come back with white and pop out a few more things. For instance, the gleam in his eye and the shine on his armor are done with some clean white feather lines mixed slightly with dry brush whites to soften it up.

I finish off the whole thing by throwing down some white cracks and dings in his suit, Wonder Woman's head piece, Green Lantern's lantern, etc...

DONE - Whew, now I need a nap!

NOTE: Make sure you have someone standing by to yank the piece away because there's ALWAYS a little more tweaking you can do, especially on Jim.

22 comments:

tyldak said...

What did you use to do the whites? Gouache? Acrylic ink? Something else? And, how did you lay the whites down (such as on the shoulder thing)?

Inkblotz said...

Awesome Stuff!!!!

You did an amazing job and it was really cool to the the progression of the pic.

I know that Scott Williams is the name that is almost always uttered after Jim's but so far I have been very impressed with your inks on Jim's work.

Hope you post some more stuff soon.

~Chris

Melanie said...

woah, that looks sweet. i love the step-by-step too. great job

patman said...

i always found the armor costume sorta stupid-looking but this piece make superboy look cool and menacing.

thanks for the instructional guide, sandra. makes me respect inkers all the more.

pat

Tom Hodges said...

Can you give me a little insight as to what tools you use? Quills? Rapidographs? Staright brush? I have to ink my own stuff and I'm always curious as to what professional inkers use.

TB said...

Your my hero Sandra! I wished you would have taped it, I would haved loved to see you lay the inks. Maybe next time??

dustin said...

this chic has no idea what shes talking about.. but ... i guess the art is decent enough.

not bad considering what you had to work with.

Batgirls--itch said...

Sandra,
Your skills with Damion Scott brought me to recognize your name. I think you were working w/8.5x11 size pages for Robin. I viewed an artistic explosion that was against the norm from you both, which I enjoyed viewing and deciphering.
Now, too see you with Jim is is just as grand! (I wounder which penciler is harder to work with?) Thanks for the 5 part post. It gives insight to the inking world. Enjoy your weekend.

GoingNuckinFuts said...

duss005 is dustin nguyen?

I just think thats funny.

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I guess Carlos previous post had something to do with this considering there were some people asking for step by step inking process. So judt want to say thanx and especially to Sandra for taking the time!

TO BE CONTINUED IN AN HOUR...

Randy Stone said...

we definitely need more sandra-content here!

loved the step by step, although i wish the images were larger :D

Murdoc said...

what an amazin job jim, keep up the good work.

Zanconato said...

Thanks Sandra! This is just the kind of stuff I like to read here. What kind of quills were you using, Hunts 102?

missleman said...

Sandra- what a fantastic job, and a fantastic post, I hope we get to see you around here some more.

ncsunruh said...

Wow. I have to say that even though I've known inking is not an easy thing, you have given me a whole new level of appreciation for it.

SteveW said...

Thanks for giving an insight on how this great art page got to what it is.

keith champagne said...

Great inker, great tutorial. Thanks for taking the time to share.

Losk said...

Incredibile, meraviglioso, stupendo... meglio così che a colori!!!

ArtistBlasts said...

COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLL

miracle.eli said...

awesome posts - hope to see more inking "tutorials" from you and Rich! Can you clue us in on materials as well? Thank you!

spinkick said...

this is exactly the kind of stuff I love to see -- progression of artwork with description of steps and techniques.. You are fantastic, thanks so much.
Keep it comin'!

Tim Townsend said...

Get down girl, go'head get down. 8) Amazing work as always Sandra!

MrStain said...

Wow!!
I think is really cool to see ur procedure...
All of u do a wonderful job!!!
Im studing comic-drawing by now and this help me a lot!!
Most because ur all are my favorit artists...

im only 13 years old by now and im self-taught by now im studing with my bro's

Cheers!!