This is really nice inking. What's your technique? How much do you manually control the thickness of the lines?
I know of 5 methods for vector inking:
- manually lay the anchors for each edge of the line
- Draw a path, expand appearance, tweak the path
- Draw a path, apply brush style
- Auto trace pencils
- Use pressure sensitive tablet (not sure if Illustrator supports that, but Inkscape does)
I find the first three overly tedious, the 4th requires good lines to begin with, and the last is beyond my current skills.
i use the first method.. I don't use brush style because they never fit in whole image....I don't use auto trace pencils because I think I spend too much time drawing perfect pencils. Illustrator support tablets...but I cannot keep drawing a clean line with tablet...
This is what I created in about 30 minutes using a tablet with Inkscape - [link]
Someone more skilled with tablets could probably have done it in 5 minutes and made it look far better (inking is certainly an art in its own). Inkscape helps create a steady line by adding mass to the tool as you draw. I haven't seen a tool in Illustrator, so I know what you mean about creating clean lines with it.
Sometimes when you watch someone you start to get bored with their work. It can get repetitive and even a little boring... or when you click on the link for a new deviation you think you're gonna see something awesome just to be let down.
To be honest that has never once happend with your work. I've had you on watch for a while and your art is still suprising to me. I love it man.
Comming along very nicely! I can spot some anatomy ackwardness and misproportions though..
Check how the left arm shoud rise more properly and her legs are just a tad too short for her overall proportions IMO.