Wednesday, October 10, 2007

More Inking Practice

I busted out the ol' brush and ink last night to ink some of those Hank Ketcham studies I did and a couple of quick Owen Fitzgerald copies too. I then decided to try and ink someone else's work, which I've never done. So in order to fail right from the start I printed out a Jim Smith Chestacles drawing from his sketchbook and taped it to the back of a sheet of bristol and light boxed it. Why not screw up the best? Right? The original drawing was already tight to begin with so there wasn't much to do except try and keep the line thickness consistent with Jim's drawing. I still can't get a super clean line with a brush. I should probably splurge on a Kolinsky and see if that helps. I'm going to practice this some more and print out more of Jim's sketches along with other artists pencil drawings.

Awesome original Jim Smith drawing

9 comments:

Andy J. Latham said...

Great work Kevin. You mentioned maybe getting a Kolinsky - what brush do you use now? Also, I don't know if it would help, but maybe you could try a different ink/paper combination to get perfect lines. Just a thought.

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Craig D said...

I'd say you didn't "lose the guts" when you inked that Jim Smith piece.

Nice!

katzenjammer studios said...

Yeah, these look good. I'm trying to get away from noodling with Prismacolor pencils so I've made the leap to ballpoint. After seeing these, and some of Vincent Wallers inks, I'm ready to jump ship to brushwork. Lookin good!

benj said...

WOW!
Those inks are really good Kevin.

Kevin Langley said...

Gee, thanks a lot guys. Though you're all being far too kind.

Jorge Garrido said...

GOOD INKING!

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John Raay Spumkin said...

What brush and ink are you using right now, Kev?