Iron Man and Batgirl
So, I finally picked up Manga Studio, and I wanted to give it a shot as far as inking goes. So I tried these two. First up is Batgirl,
Original pencils by Mike Wieringo. This one was really small, so I had to really fudge the face. I know that part is bad.
So up next, I saw James Q's Iron Man and thought I'd give it a shot.
I think this one turned out far better, and I find myself really liking Manga Studio. I'm by no means an inker, so feel free to tear these apart. I want to get better.
Not bad, I actually like the Batgirl piece better. You should work more on varying the line thickness to add more depth to the inks.
Hey TTB--very cool that you liked my pic enough to give it a shot. I think Vlad was right, the Batgirl is better just because its a simpler piece. Your style looks like its gonna fit better over something a little less complicated than what I usually go for. Good shot on both of them.
Line weights, line weights, line weights. That's what I really need to figure out. I guess it probably looks nicer over a simpler style because my pencils are that way. I don't want to limit myself to that, though. So time to find more things to ink!
Pretty good, but my gripe is; call me crazy, this looks like most of the manga Studio stuff I've seen. Read: Very sterile and digital looking. I don't know why my eyes and brain interpret it that way. Perhaps it's the lack of line weight?
Nitpicking aside, I think you could benefit from a bit more time or practice. The Weiringo (sp?) piece is barely recognizable as one of his works. There are details excluded in the inks from Batgirl's face that were in the pencils.
Are you using a Wacom tablet?
Yeah. My problem with the Wieringo one is that it was soooo small that when I blew it up to ink her face, I couldn't make anything out. So I just kinda fudged it and more or less gave up on it, heh. In hindsight, I should have just done it in my style, I think. And yes, I am using a wacom. I generally ink by hand, but I want to get better at digitally inking.