My first foray into the blogosphere! All of a sudden I feel like a 21st century renaissance man.
Eddy asked me to stop by and highlight some of my thoughts on inking this particular piece, which I am happy to do, and in no particular order.
This was a pretty straight forward ink job vis a vis working on top of Jim's pencils. The figure work was pencilled very tight, and you'll see very little deviation going from pencils to inks. If anything, I blew it in regards to Robin's right eye (on the viewer's left) in that the shape and size changes, getting a bit larger. I try and take great pains in staying as true to Jim's facial structure as possible, or anyone else I ink for that matter. The change here is subtle, but there is almost no such thing as TOO subtle when it comes to faces.
On the other hand, I made some minor changes to Robin's hair, since I feel I only need to keep the hairs flow and relative highlight patterns, but will generally simplify the details a bit. Other than line weights and contours, I didn't really change or feel the need to change much else. Superimpose the inks and the pencils on top of each other and jump back and forth. You'll be able to see a where I took a few artistic liberties.
The background was similarly complete, and the only alterations you'll see are some additions of detail structures in the rooftops, some added ledges and edges. I also splattered some detail in a few of the buildings blacks, as well as just off Robin's left hip (to separate him from the background a bit). Little bits of surface detail (dits and dashes) on the buildings are added, and added highlights to the speedlines complete most of my contributions.
Jim's pencils can be MUCH tighter than this or MUCH looser. Each requires I bring a different type of discipline to the table. Now that I've broken by "blogger's cherry", perhaps I can bloviate about these differences next time...