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Boba Fett Unleashed - Lashley - Egli - Inks
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Published: April 1, 2015
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Boba Blasting off and blasting away.
This was the box art for the Unleashed figure/statue(Ken did the work, i just inked it)

pencils by Ken Lashley :iconledkilla:
Origianl pencils fav.me/d3043du

Inks by :iconsurftiki:
Watercolor version fav.me/d8pnxt5

10x14" bristol board, Ph Martin Black Star matte and Hi-carb mix india ink, # 2 brush, Maru nib, tech pens Various.

Colors by others:
fav.me/d8yp6kx


Copyright Info
Art found in my gallery are © Will Egli, any contributing artist or their rightful license holder. No rights have been given or taken with any of my works. No works may be reproduced, edited, redistributed, transmitted or otherwise used without my express written permission. 
As for colorists/flatters or any other use of the inks (in a collab effort/practice) i ask you leave the signatures on the piece and post a link/note to me. I like to see the work.
Image size
3078x4208px 1.87 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 (20060914.r.77) Windows
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RobertoCarmona's avatar
RobertoCarmonaProfessional Traditional Artist
aunque sin fondo esta muy bien
SurfTiki's avatar
SurfTikiProfessional Traditional Artist
I take it you like this?
Thanks for looking!
CEZacherl's avatar
CEZacherlProfessional Traditional Artist
Absolutely bad@$$ brother :)
SurfTiki's avatar
SurfTikiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you, keep a watch out for a watercolor version
CEZacherl's avatar
CEZacherlProfessional Traditional Artist
Absolutely will do man! I had you on my Watch list and now it's registering you as not. Not sure what's up with that but I'm adding you again.
Wasterbull's avatar
WasterbullProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome bro!
SurfTiki's avatar
SurfTikiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you, watch for a watercolored version soon
SurfTiki's avatar
SurfTikiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it.
Lpsalsaman's avatar
LpsalsamanHobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
SurfTiki's avatar
SurfTikiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it.
Lpsalsaman's avatar
LpsalsamanHobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
Lashialee's avatar
Lashialee Digital Artist
Wow! I wouldn't be surprised if you had your own comic! Nice job :D
SurfTiki's avatar
SurfTikiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you, working on getting up the ranks in comics.
I'm working on a few small press titles tho.
OcioProduction's avatar
OcioProductionHobbyist Traditional Artist
great inks!*_*
 I'm just beginning to study inking, and I have a preference for Maru nib and pigma Micron(sakura). Some tips about brushes?  many thanks!!!!!!
SurfTiki's avatar
SurfTikiProfessional Traditional Artist
Aloha and glad you enjoyed my inks.
I have been inking now for almost 5 years now, and stil growing.

Good choice in the Maru nibs (Crowquill are stiff and hurt the arm), they flex well and can do several pages(im now on 6 pages for one) before replaceing and clean well. Make sure to use dip pen ink and not thick ink.
Microns are good, the felt is strong and the ink is great, also the Fabber-Castell are good. Dislike Copic as i had the felt die to offen, and thierink isnt carbon black.
Also i have been trying the Rotring Tikky and Otheo drafting pens as well.

Now to your question on brushes, well i use most offen a #2 blick masterstroke Red Sable for my brush work.
When looking for a brush keep in mind the following.
Make sure the hairs are stright and come to a point thats sharp, when wet. Differnt hair types as most needed for inking is a sable hair Red is cheaper and easier to get than Kolisky but both are quite good. Also the # of the brush most inkers use between a #2 and #4 round, thier are also long and short versions.
Kolisky Sable is by fair the best but inking will destory brushes compired to watercoloring, this is due to the carbon in the inks.
Ink choice is key to makeing a brush last longer, i use now a 50/50 mix of Black Star matte and hi-carb by Ph. Martin(good for brush and dip-pens), it a finer ink. Tho some projects i use Bombay or Speedball superblack which are easier to get and a bit cheaper. Ink is tricky and you will need to experment to find what you like.
Cleaning a inking brush is a must, make sure to rinse it a fter a few uses and try not to get in in the furel as it collects on the brush and will cause troble, use a cleaner from time to time like 'The master's Brush Cleaner and Pressrver' on the hairs as they need care.

I hope this helps, I gave a comic inkers brush demo here so if its for another job it changes a bit. Inking is close to watercolor so stay with watercolor style brushes and not oils or acylic. Thank you for asking this great question.
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OcioProductionHobbyist Traditional Artist
Many many thanks for these precious tips!!!!
Now I can go on with my learning route!! 
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SurfTiki's avatar
SurfTikiProfessional Traditional Artist
Glad i could help
OcioProduction's avatar
OcioProductionHobbyist Traditional Artist
You helped indeed!! :)
SkySunnymQ's avatar
SkySunnymQProfessional Digital Artist
beautiful work!
SurfTiki's avatar
SurfTikiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you, tho the blast could have been better.
Glad you liked it.
BDixonarts's avatar
BDixonartsProfessional Digital Artist
this is too awesome, is it ok if i color it and i will give all the credits 
SurfTiki's avatar
SurfTikiProfessional Traditional Artist
Totally, have fun and cant wait to see what it'll look like.
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