Thursday, September 20, 2012

Inking: Hold the big forms together with consistent line weight
















Here is an ink of Slab that Paul did. Paul is quite talented and his lines are real clean. Almost 2 clean

But the character's form doesn't hold together because of the inconsistencies in line weights. My eye is drawn right to his chin because of the super heavy line there. I should be looking at the whole character, not one insignificant part of him.

Also his head doesn't hold together. The line is thick on one side, thin on the other.



The undersides of the big forms should also have consistent slight heaviness.


11 comments:

Paul B said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH JOHN!
This is really helpfull, I'm gonna give it another try to this especific drawing.

Facundo Ezequiel said...

This was useful to me too, i think I had almost the same mistakes on the same drawing...

greenhorngallery said...

My attempted links aren't working. I took a Character I respect and changed his expression for today's world. Rough gesture type drawing in Photoshop. He's my latest Posting and is also under my "Scribble Your Gesture." I totally need work! (I'm sharing if anyone wants to see.)

I have a mug loaded with little outlined gesture drawings of him I like it. Holds my pens and pencils. It was on sale!

Albert Art said...

Great advice from the great John K! I grew up with Ren & Stimpy. You've influenced so many artists out there. Thank you sharing your knowledge.

Yael Reisfeld said...

hi jhon, this is a pricelessly awsome blog...
I have a weird question. do you happen to have a model sheet of a lummox?

Paul B said...

I'VE MADE THE CORRECTIONS IN MY DRAWING. IT REALLY LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER, MORE SOLID. I THINK IT STILL HAS SOME TROUBLES. HOW DO YOU SEE IT?

SLAB CORRECTIONS

Carmine said...

Here's another attempt at Ernie.

Ernie2

akira said...

thanks for sharing the advice. i'd love to hear more inking advice especially when to use thick and thin etc. also for studying inks, who is the best? i used to think Shane Glines or Chic Stone, but maybe you know someone better? btw, do you know who inked most of the kirby marvel covers... they seemed consistently high quality even if the inker in the comics wasn't one of the best (colletta)

Ray S said...

I came across this video just wanted to share of Chuck Jones drawing Bugs Bunny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlpRoyjX-mQ&feature=youtu.be

NiK said...

Hi John, these exercises are excellent. I've been practicing your inking process for the past week, here is one of my more finished results

http://nikleuthold.blogspot.com.au

Bobby UX said...

Hi I was just curious what are you guys using to ink? Photoshop? Toonboom? Flash?

I am thinking half the people here are using Photoshop and the other half are using Toonboom...