Woulvie Loves Robot Inks
This should probably be in the illustration thread because I did the pencils as well, but I already have something in there, and really just want to have some crits on my inking.
This is the Ink:
And the Pencils:
You should take the time to do the slashy lines out of the robots back and not just rush them all sketchy like. It really detracts from the obvious effort you put into the rest of it.
Other'n that I like it. The robot reminds of the powersuits cammeron hodge's evil human henchman ("sons of humanity" or some such?) wore back in the fall of the mutants storyline. which I liked.
Thanks! I wasnt sure if that would look rushed or give it a sort of blurred feeling. But that's what second opinions are for. I will keep that in mind for the future.
Wolvie vs the robot
I would work on giving the robot more of a metallic look. Bob Layton's inks on Iron Man were always good for that...
You might use a French curve to make the sweeping motion. It'll clean it up some, taking out the sketchiness of the inked version.
Look at enhancing some of the thin-to-thick contour lines from heavy where it's most going to be shadowed to light.
What are you inking with, btw?
Brush, brushpen, some sakura micron technical pens for some of the smaller stuff.
Actually...I kinda like the sketchiness in the robot. Makes it look worn like mechanics in Star Wars. I agree about the French curve on the motion lines. But on to my crit...
I was once told, by a dear friend and artist, a piece of advice that changed my inking forever. It's this:
"Your exterior lines must be inviolate." --Ryan
What this means is, as Ryan pointed out to me, your exterior (or contour) lines must be solid, unbroken, and clean. Inside them you can mess around all you like. But keep the outsides of your objects crystal clear. If you do that, you will always come off as a professional.
Hope that helps.
MONOLITH - Good solid comics.
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Originally Posted by Micah_Faulkner
I couldn't disagree more! One of my favorite artist, in my favorite series does the exact opposite. While keeping the space underneath the line clean, he gives the outside of the contour a messy, worn look. It's brilliant, like a breath of fresh air among the DC/Marvel type of comics. Here's an example:
My suggestion is not to stare yourself blind at one type of comic, see as much different styles as possible before you settle for developing your own.