Wednesday, February 20, 2008

2.20.08 - trying inks
Ink has always been my kryptonite. It is one of those mediums I never felt I did anything that looked very good. Oddly, I am a huge fan of ink masters as Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Joseph Clement Coll, Franklin Booth and Edwin Austin Abbey, just to mention a few. I figured it was time to try some inking again, and maybe find my own way with the medium. And the other pencil sketch was just a quirky warrior I did to have some fun.



I started off with some pencil, than added the ink. I decided to try and ink wash on top of that, and popped a few highlights with acrylic paint. I did it on Bristol Vellum paper, but I think I need to experiment on different papers to find the ideal inking surface.


This one was real quick. No pencil, just shot in with the ink with no plan. A little scary but fun.


9 comments:

Mike Dutton said...

Oh man, that first is anything but kryptonite-infected. Love that highlight you painted on the forehead too.

Inks are scary for me too, but they're honestly some of the most fun you can have too. And I think it was Jeffrey Jones who said you haven't completely screwed up an ink piece until you've covered the entire canvas in black. That's reassurance right there.

Ramses said...

Great character! the pencil looks cool

Julien alday said...

That first one is EXCELLENT ! Man, there's a unique mood in it. Wow, hey Scott, that's great to see that stuff. Ink can be hard as hell, and so much fun. ;)
Peace, buddy.
J.

Elephantiasis said...

Kryptonite my hairy butt. This are beautiful! It's ink-via-brush that scares the hell out of me, but here you are, making it happen. That first one in particular feels right out of a Dover book on the Golden Age of Illustration.

What I wouldn't give for a brief mind-meld. I don't think it would take long, at this rate, for you to feel right at home with inks.

More, man, when you can! Please!

Todd Harris said...

great job on these man, really nice!

Rich Pellegrino said...

great to see you busting out the inks! the first one had me at hello. i'm digging the expression and stylization in it. i'd like to see more of this stuff. good thing about it is that thery're super fast to make.

Anonymous said...

The first one reminds me of the younger version of Don Quixote. Add Sancho Panza and you are set!-Jenn

barb michelen said...

Hello I just entered before I have to leave to the airport, it's been very nice to meet you, if you want here is the site I told you about where I type some stuff and make good money (I work from home): here it is

bog_art said...

You have a terrific talent!!.. this blog is so good!!.. thanks for sharing and for your tutorials!!..