Inking Video Part 1 of 3 from a Professional.

If any of you are interested in seriously learning how to ink your work or break into comics not all of the time you will become a penciler, but it doesn't mean inkers don't need love to. And where you're possibly a bit weaker in your artistic ability you may find out you really like to ink other peoples work.  
 
I love inking my own work, it gives it a finished and polished look that pencils just really cannot achieve.  I really want to step up all aspects of my work, I was ignorant when I was younger thinking I knew everything and I didn't need anyones advice. Probably why I do tech support for a living and not drawing comics. You need to empty your mind and take in every bit of training you can.  
 
This is why I am trying to learn digital coloring. But anyway I urge all of you guys to check out Jonathan Glapion's blog, I am going to work right after this to add him to the Wiki, he does a lot of professional comic book inks and is currently inking Haunt I believe.   
 
He has his video set to where it cannot be embeded here on comic vine so you'll have to hit his blog up which is linked above. 
 
 http://vimeo.com/17897477 
 
 enjoy kiddos.  
 
edit found his wiki page.  http://www.comicvine.com/jonathan-glapion/26-41794/

3 Comments
3 Comments
Posted by M.S. Feather

Inking is probably the weakest comic art skill I have so hopefully I can pick up a few tips from this series.  Thanks for bringing it to our attention!
 
By the way, I remember you saying you used paper to prevent smudging when working on your pieces.  Any thought of investing into one of those sleek smudge guards? : )

Posted by IcePrince_X

I love my Dark Horse's  how to ink your Art work book... very direct and simple to follow.  
 
Thanks for the links, Om1kron, these gave me a new perspective on how to ink better.

Posted by Om1kron
@M.S. Feather said:
" Inking is probably the weakest comic art skill I have so hopefully I can pick up a few tips from this series.  Thanks for bringing it to our attention! By the way, I remember you saying you used paper to prevent smudging when working on your pieces.  Any thought of investing into one of those sleek smudge guards? : ) "
I'm not really into recommending things like this for traditional drawing but after using the cintiq for a while it's pretty annoying that my hand gets oil on the glass and I have to clean it all the time. So I'm going to pick one up to help with the digital coloring.