Thursday, September 27, 2012

Inking Test in Toonboom

 Some folks have been sending me some pretty good inking samples. If you want to do a test on an actual scene in Toonboom, let me know.


Here's a swell George by Julian.
I like Ethan too.
He has a nice sense of organic form.
His inks of the characters feel alive.


 Paul is good but still a bit mechanical. Some of his curves look like he is using a circle template. It could benefit from a more organic approach.
Nik is pretty good but I think he may have changed some shapes.
Like Slab's cuffs
also the thin lines in the details are a bit too thin.

I suggest if you want me to look at your samples, that you
INCLUDE THE ORIGINAL PENCIL ART IN YOUR POST.

also:
PUT AN ACTIVE LINK in the comments so I can just click it and get to your page.

 ******AND! 
YOU gotta make it easy for me to comment and find you. 
none of this crap:

I tried filling it
this damn Craptha thing 6 times
and never got through.


Oh and if you're crazy, don't bother to send me any more
messages
unless you want the cops to come haul you away again.

36 comments:

Erik Butter said...

Nice inks indeed!

JohnK said...

Thanks Erik

PinkandBlue: This is the last reply you will hear from me
STOP SENDING ME MESSAGES. It's not only crazy but completely rude to all the people who comment about the actual subject matter in the posts.
YOU NEED TO SEE A psychiatrist and tell him about your delusions.

I'm serious about sending the cops again. If I get one message from you I will take their advice and do what they warned you I could do.

Jason Goodwin said...

Could i get a scene to ink?

JohnK said...

Have you done any samples?

and followed all my posts that explain how?

Jason Goodwin said...

May I have a scene to ink for a critque?

Jason Goodwin said...

Whoops. Sorry. I Think I Sent 2 of the same comments. :p but yes, i have followed all the posts, and have some samples.

Jason Goodwin said...

Whoops. Sorry. I Think I Sent 2 of the same comments. :p but yes, i have followed all the posts, and have some samples.

Facundo Ezequiel said...

Hey, John, I would like to try, too. May I?

JohnK said...

Do you have Toonboom's Animate?

Jason Goodwin said...

Yes.

Carlos E. Mendez said...

Hello John,

I'd like a test. If you've seen my examples, let me know if I should practice first. I use Animate pro on PC.

Thanks.

Carlos Clean up

Facundo Ezequiel said...

Yes, I have.

JohnK said...

Carlos: You need some more practice, but not bad
lines too inconsistent

Facundo: if you inked a drawing in Toonboom, upload the scene where I can download it to look at it in the program

Jason: you have to give me a link to something you inked of my characters so I can see if you got it yet

thanks!

Carmine said...

Hey John

Don't know if you saw mine, but here's the link:

INKS

I'd really appreciate any feedback.

JohnK said...

I can't comment if you have the captha block

NiK said...

Excuse my dismal blogging skills, I have solved the problem.
Slab INK
Toy Study

Carmine said...

Ok, I disabled it...sorry about that. I didn't know it was on. I bet a lot of people don't realize it's the default setting...

Anyway, should be fine now

INKS

Facundo Ezequiel said...

Hey, John! Can you use Animate pro files or it must only be Animate?

Erik Butter said...

Wow didn't knew you had fans in de looney bin.

Bryan said...

Hi John,

I tried inking a few of your sketches. Would you please
take a moment to check it out and tell me what you think. I don't have ToonBoom yet ( looking into it ) so I did them traditionally with a brush.

Link

Thanks for your time.

-Bryan

Hornybee said...

Hey John, I'd love the opportunity to ink a scene!

Here is a couple of my inks:

INK1
INK2

Thanks a lot for the opportunities

Bryan said...

Hi John,

Could you please take a look at my inking samples and my figure drawing of Crotchy for a critique when you get a chance.

Ink
Crotchy

I tried sending you my inking before but I didn't have the pencils with it at that time.. I do now.

My inking I did traditionally on vellum with a brush, I'm looking into toonboom. I don't see how you could do quality inking on there with out a Cintiq though.

Thanks.

-Bryan

Facundo Ezequiel said...

John, do you have any advice for my next try?
Here it's the latest one:

LATEST ONE

Dudo said...

I have come back to do more practicing!

Walking Ernie

I took off the captha thing (they made it default)

Juz Capes said...

I've redone

Slab Ink

and am still practicing :)

pobrepablo said...


Hello John my name is Pablo, this is my inking test nº1, tell me what you think, I want to test my skills.

Thank you.

http://pabloinktest.blogspot.com/2012/10/john-k-ink.html

greenhorngallery said...

There's a shrinky dink office down the road from me. To me, I can find it funny thinking about what average people go in there for. I picture invisible name tags with descriptions upon entering. I get these George Michael fan e-mail notifications on "special" occasions. Apparently, "he has anxiety and has cancelled quite a few tour dates." I'm not familiar with the true essence of George Liquor. I can picture him being really concerned. There's a difference between being mean and funny. I'm someone who doesn't really know if it's illegal or you need written consent when talking about different Brands. Making people laugh is good! Nowadays, if a child has an issue with their Gay "Parents" what happens? Pills? Psychiatrists used to stick ice picks underneath the eyes for a cure.

Carlos E. Mendez said...

Hello John,

I'm still practicing on the inking. Here's another try. I can't seem to get those sharp lines, they still look bubbly. Maybe it's the settings I have in animate pro. Also, I can't see the clean rough underneath a layer. If I'm in the camera preview I can see it. But then I go to draw it becomes blurry, so I have to remember how the drawing looks. But any ways, I'll keep practicing.

Thanks.
Carlos

Carlos Inks

Juz Capes said...

Toon Boom help?

Is there a way to make the source image not fade out so much when you're inking on the above layer?

I'd prefer to see the original clearer.

Thanks

pobrepablo said...

sorry

sody ink test

This link is better!!

thank

pobrepablo said...

john

sody ink test

no captcha link

thanks

Carlos E. Mendez said...

Hello,

Here's another attempt of inking Ernie Walks drawing. I started using Harmony 7. And the brush lines seem sharper.
Check it out.

Ernie Walks Ink

David said...

"If you want to do a test on an actual scene in Toonboom, let me know."

I hope someone will take you up on that , John. That's going to be a whole new level of test.

Inking a real production scene is the only way to really find out if someone has the right stuff to be an animation inker/clean-up artist. To do a good job inking a SINGLE drawing is fine ... but this is animation , so now do it again ... hundreds of times , maintaining consistency of line thickness and line direction on every drawing , with no wobbling/chattering lines.

If any one has ever tried to do this , either on real cels with a pen , or "digital cels" in Toonboom inked on a Cintiq your admiration for the inkers who worked on golden age Hollywood cartoons will go way, way up. Wow, those girls (mostly) were good !

It might be a good next step to try inking a walk cycle , because it would be only about 12 to 16 drawings , which is enough to see if someone has the concentration level and line control to make their inking consistent on multiple drawings , but not so many drawings that it would be an overwhelming amount of drawings to start with.

I really appreciate the digital inking tips you've posted so far and it's great to see people working hard to master the lessons you've posted. If I was a young person wanting to get into animation I'd be all over this. Hope you find a few new "stars" from this process, John.

pobrepablo said...

2º test
ink test 2

another ink test in toon boom

1º test
ink test 1

thanks

HemlockMan said...

I like Ethan's inking the best.

SoleilSmile said...

May I have an inking test, John? Oh, please?! Oh, please?! I wanna test my skills!

I think you already know my email addy.

-A