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Ornamental inking
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Published: April 6, 2012
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A while ago :icongalil-galad: wrote me a note:
"hi i love your art and your inking but i self cant ink that good
can you mabye please make a inking tutorial ??
i really want to know how you did it :heart:"


Okay, I tried. It is my first tutorial ever. It's only about the technique I use for the Tarot cards. But I hope it is useful for you, Elfje-laila!
Please forgive my bad English and any confusion - as I said: I never made a tutorial before.

But I would be very glad if some people get inspired to try inkwork too...

All about commissions: [link] :)
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LuciaVorena's avatar
LuciaVorena|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial!
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Eluminora|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks very useful! I love it. :)
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lapaowan|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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WicCaesar|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I can't draw but this is very inspirational!
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Kamihanaki|Student Digital Artist
Oh, wow… this is so wonderful, I'm seriously just art-struck right now… (is that the word? Like star-struck but with art? Because wowie!)
Thank you for sharing, this is really so very beautiful
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NinjaCellist|Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh this is so beautiful! I can't hardly peel my eyes from it! This is so impressive!
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VivanSolem|Student General Artist
Thank you so much. It must've taken you forever to ink in such gorgeous textures.
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WasahbiArt|Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is a beautiful tutorial
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Voskhod-E's avatar
This is both interesting and beautiful
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Y-Frost|Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much! Great work :O
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Rmadrigal|Student Traditional Artist
very helpful, thanks so much for posting!
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first-last-always|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely wonderful, thank you so much for this. I know it'll come in handy some day.
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Kryione|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconbravoplz:YOU ARE MY IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LualaDy|Professional Traditional Artist
just amazing ...
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XxRabenKrahexX's avatar
Wonderful, your art is amazing. You've gain a fan!
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Duoyo|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful!
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doodleavc14|Hobbyist Digital Artist
O-O I need to learn how to do this!! Man i am NOT that good at Inking....XD This tutorial is great thanks a lot.
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ChronicNightmare|Student Traditional Artist
So you just used a school fountain pen? Thats amazing!
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Moontessa|Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial)
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Pryate|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for sharing!
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odogidydog's avatar
great tutorial very informational
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silenoswithaleopard's avatar
One of my favorite artists has been Harry Clarke and I've wondered how he does such intricate work.

Thankyou so much for breaking it down! :love: Very useful.
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that'll come in handy (:
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Tenshidream|Student Traditional Artist
Very useful =D the picture itself is also amazing ^^
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