June 28, 2010

HOW NOT TO INK



Today I picked up my india ink & nibs for the first time in a long time. I. Am. Rusty. Not that I was ever flawless and masterful with inking but, wow, I think I made a mess of this. I love when people share their progress / trials & errors so I thought I'd do the same for you :)

This is the piece I was working on:


Notice the splatter at the top and the pool of black on the sleeve (not to mention the not-so-clean lines in general):



Hopefully I'll have better luck next time.

2 comments:

Celia said...

i actually like quite a bit! i find splatters and accidents kinda exciting... that's the crazy illustrator in me haha.

so gooood! :D

Lwang said...

look! even your splatters have highlights on them!