2 October 2018 at 11:10:59 MDT
2nd of Inktober I still feel like death. I wonder if it’s obvious.
on 2 October 2018 at 19:17:13 MDT
I so love your inking. :)
on 3 October 2018 at 17:20:25 MDT
I am so pleased you do! I rarely do it outside of inktober, so I'm glad people aren't just here for the colours :3!
on 3 October 2018 at 19:06:13 MDT
I know what you mean...........I honestly prefer B&W and inks, but they rarely get attention outside of Inktober it seems! (There should seriously be more than my faves on these things, because they're that awesome!) :)
I think it's awesome how you do clothing patterns with the lines and hatching and all--so old school and unappreciated in today's digital age, but it's the art I grew up with! :D
on 17 October 2018 at 18:18:42 MDT
Honestly, if it wasn't for Inktober I think I too would be neglectful of lines and inking techniques - one of the great things about the challenge is that it's really been forcing me to think about it in a different way, as it's own standalone, entirely finished thing rather than just lines with which to contain colour, if that makes sense
on 17 October 2018 at 19:22:26 MDT
I'm good with hatching and stippling.........but when it comes to using patterns to make clothing and colors, my ink skills start to suffer--so I try to do what I can with just hatching and stippling. I have a friend who can do patternwork like from a screentone sheet all by hand--it's amazing!
If I had an artistic job choice, I'd love to just be an inker............so, a few friends have let me ink their art for them and it's been tons of fun. And in the past couple years, I discovered a lovely Japanese brush pen that I can buy at Michaels and Hobby Lobby (an actual pen that works like a real inking brush!!!)--which lets me do a lot of portable things that I don't have to drag a brush and inkwell out for. :)
on 17 October 2018 at 19:25:40 MDT
One of my pens for inking is a brush-tipped one too - it can create lovely effects! It's th'one I used for the big, shaky outlines of 'Worry"
Stippling is so time consuming - I seriously admire the patience of anyone who can do it!
on 17 October 2018 at 20:24:30 MDT
I know! Sometimes I do get lazy and use a bigger tip pen in my stippling—just to cover more area faster! XD
I love using my brush pen for hair and fur, because I can get some really feather-light strokes with it! :)