This is a promotional piece I plan to use in near future.
I feel my efforts to master the inking technique required for my next graphic novel is right within reach now....so much that I actually manages to get it the way I want occasionally.....like here in this drawing.
I actually struggled a bit with getting it right....did many sketches, and had it on my drawing table among all the other work for the best part of a week.
There is a backdrop in development, as seen here: www.storedyret.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1808 in the consept sketch. So that this is not the finished product as of yet, but just first level...
After a lot back and forth I inked it on to a Canson A4 70 g _ 18 lbs. very good and relatively cheap paper...excellent for inking....no bleeding and no showing through.
I sketched on A3 crummy sketch paper (panduro A3 70 g wood free....absolutely useless for inking....but very cheap).
Then I scanned it and cleaned it up in Photoshop before I printed it on to Canson A4 70 g in a very faint fashion (barley detectable...)...somehow I get cooler ink lines when drawing a little small.....and the shadings can be done in a more brushy fashion with the big thick ink pens.
At the moment I am exclusively using "Edding" ink pens for my pictures and all inking purposes. They have proven to be a lot more versatile, durable, black, dynamic and brush like than anything else I have tried.
Like the "Sharpie" collection sworn to (aparently) by so many professionals in the trade...fucking useless, greyish black, in-consistent and no ink at all in the container...."Pilot" pens sworn to by so many amateurs (like me)....well just don't get me going on that crap.
OK I guess you get it he he I like the "Edding" pens.....and believe it if you can: most of them are refillable.
Together with one of the collections sported by "Letraset" ...like "Letraset Tria Pantone colour ink pens" and you are set for your illustration/designer career as pro as need to be....