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Oblivion INKS by Bee-chan Oblivion INKS by Bee-chan
Finished inks for the comic inking contest, held by ^misskittyoooo.

Original pencils by Anthony Vargas *KKADUKEN, with permission: ( [link] )

Inks by me, Debra "Bee" Rohlfs

Inked on 11 x 17 cover stock
102 inking nib
Raphael Kolinksy sable #2 round brush
Speedball Super Black india ink
Pelikan Drawing Ink A 17 black
White acrylic

Pencils were printed to blue line format on the cover stock

~~Bee
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kaze-fox Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dont take this the wrong way but i think this is magnificent! i have a thing for inks
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Bee-chan Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^_^
Heh, why would I take your comment the wrong way?

Same here. I love a really well inked piece. People can color all they want, but it takes a little extra oomph to create well done inks ( I bow to the awesomeness that is Sandra Hope and her beautiful inking style ).

~~Bee
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kaze-fox Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea i wish i could mess with some ink but i never have money. but with my lack of skill ill just mess it up any way
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Bee-chan Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, a 2 ounce container of Speedball Super Black India Ink only roughly costs between $3 - $5, depending on where you go. Michaels Arts and Crafts usually has them for a cheap price. It's the ink I swear by for my brush inks. You just REALLY have to stir the hell out of it when you first get it and let it sit open without the cap on for about an hour. It tends to be a bit thin when you first buy it, so you have to let it thicken.

Lack of skill? You really show promise in your pencils! Just need to work on line weights and you should be alright. No putting yourself down here! ;b I don't allow it!

Learning how to ink with a brush DOES take a lot of practice, but I think in the end, it's worth it. If you want to practice, there is a great book set out by Dark Horse Comics, called, "The Art of Comic Book Inking." In the back of both books, Dark Horse has provided a few copies of penciled pages from their own publications, by various artists, in blue line format you to practice your inking on. I THINK the second book even has a page or two by Adam Warren!


Those two books are an inkers Bible!


~~Bee
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kaze-fox Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks alot. by lack of skill i meant with inks :la: because i have this ball point pen thing that has jet black in that coms out and i try to practice with that.

that 2 ounce bottle sounds attractive. im going to look it up. the price range is right down my ally. thanks for the useful info about how to make it better too. im going to check out this book as well.

again thanks alot for the info
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warnia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Digital Artist
i'm stunned...speechless ,,,amazing !!!!!!!!!
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avivi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
ur work is :winner:
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Bee-chan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke danke! ^_^

I had a LOT of fun inking Anthony's pencils! I mean if you check out his other penciled works, you can see how clean they are, and how much he understands varying line weights and how to use them properly.

It made for some fun inking time!

~~Bee
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ComicInks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Artist
very impressive inks.
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DevinRichard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
So you inked my picture. We'll I didn't know it had been entered into a contest.
But I must say you did a very good job. But we must talk now. So please contact me because I think your skills are awsome.
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