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Batgirl in 6 easy steps STEP 2

By jimlee00
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The fun part when you get to ink your own work...like walking a tightrope, a slip means disaster on colored paper as white out can't correct an errant black ink line...well not without a lot of effort. I usually start with the most important part of a portrait--the eyes and move on down...
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810x1080px 851.73 KB
Shutter Speed
10/250 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 12, 2009, 9:35:06 AM
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fujico's avatar
what do you use to ink your art?
Karantheartist's avatar
i look at his tutorials (youtube: vzaage) and he appears to be using a micron ink pen
CostumesbyCourtney's avatar
I spend ages on the pencils and then basically trace over that with the inks. I'm too afraid of mistakes.
RadiusZero's avatar
hah, it's the same process I do. Eyes are pretty important for me because they set the tone in my works. And YES, I totally understand the delicate nature of inking. Old-school inking is a lot more complicated than just using levels/curves in Photoshop. It's a skill that only the brave can do. O___O

Also, many thanks for putting comments on your pics. :boogie: I'm always disappointed when many artists here in DA just post their pics and not tell us the thought process behind it.
operative274's avatar
It's odd when I hear people say they start with the eyes first...when i do a pic the eyes are the LAST thing I draw in on the final pic...:shrug:
LRCommissions's avatar
I feel the exact same way - the eyes are the most important part, and where I start as well. If you screw up the eyes, no reason to continue with the piece.

It's good to hear I've got that in common with the great Jim Lee...
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What do you use to Ink?
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I'm always impressed at people who can start inking with barely a penciled line to guide them. It's one leap of faith that gives me cold sweat.
And it's perfectly balanced too...
hellbullet's avatar
um is it me or are you now putting up new images , cause every time i refresh my page a new image pops up ..... MAN I HATE VISTA!!!!!!!
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