Here’s an interior page for a Witchblade comic that I did as a sample.
This is a pinup of a character called Zein that I inked for AK Comics.
[…] My Inking Samples I’ve posted a couple of my inking samples on a page here. The first is a Tomb Raider cover, and the second is a Witchblade cover. Also, there’s the inked and final versions of a cover I did for AK Comics here and a couple more things here. […]
My Inking Samples « Wax Tadpole said this on June 14, 2008 at 10:13 pm | Reply
Very cool work!
dgtrekker said this on June 14, 2008 at 10:45 pm | Reply
Very professional! Very Cool! Very Valin!!
Sheri (TDC) said this on June 15, 2008 at 7:23 am | Reply
Since you worked as a professional inker for some time, I have an art question; what kind of tools do you use for inking?
I bought myself a set of various Copic Markers (all seem to be felt-tipped), but no matter what kind of sketchpaper or printing paper I use to draw on, the pens never seem to ‘glide’ over the paper, it feels more like I’m scraping coarse cardboard. I have heard that alot of pro’s use bristol (smooth) paper, but I was wondering if there is a noticeable difference between that and say, printing paper?
Here’s a sample of my work
You can’t really notice much at this resolution, but the area ontop of her head is pretty much atypical of the kinds of errors I run into with inks.
Simon said this on March 26, 2009 at 6:27 am | Reply
Nice work on that drawing! If you’re going to be inking with India ink, Bristol board is definitely the way to go. I always run into the same problems you were talking about whenever I have to ink on a surface that someone has drawn on besides Bristol. You should be able to find it at most art supply stores, but if you’re doing actual comic book art, I suggest buying the pre-cut, pre-lined (in non-photo blue) pages you can get from companies like BlueLine. As for tools, I suggest trying out a number of different options and figuring out what works best for you. I’ve used those markers and also crowquill pens, but I prefer a sable hair brush for inking organic and natural objects and Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph pens for machines and other technical things, including panel borders.
christophervalin said this on March 26, 2009 at 8:23 am | Reply
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