I'd track down Ale Garza on Facebook and ask. I'm sure he'd be cool with it. I'm fine with it as well. It's not a copyrighted character so, as long as it's for fun and not resale, I'd say just go for it!
Thanks. Regarding the digital inking, Bolland is one of the few who actually does "ink" on the computer. He's literally laying down the lines with a digital pen. Its the other stuff, the short-cuts and the line-darkeners, that I cant stand. I LOVE vector art but not when its trying to be passed off as something its not. You cant replace the energy of the human hand. Its the imprerfection that makes it special.
Ha! I know what you mean. I mentioned Bolland cause he was the only guy I could think of in defense of computer inking. Never tried it myself. Seems like a lot of work to do it properly and if it's a lot of work...why not do it the ol' fashion way. Based on the computer inking I've seen (not counting Bolland) I'd say your job is very safe and secure heh. None of it competes with the real thing.
Even in the case of someone like Bolland it makes very little sense to me. Its not much of a time-saver, if any. On top of that, you dont have an original when youre done. For someone like Brian who demands thousands for a piece of art its taking a huge chunk out of your potential profit margin. For what reason, I cant imagine.
Man, I´m your fan!!! Since "Battle Chasers", there´s been no better inker than you... -bows-
I have something I´ve been willing to ask for AGES now...
Do you use any of those "curved rulers"? French curves, I don´t know how they call that... haha, but I have them here, and even if I use them, when the ink reach the "edges" of the ruler, a small mark is ALWAYS left behind. It´s terrible! ^_^
Brushes?! O_O Real brushes??? How come we can´t see any imperfections on the edges of the lines, Tim?
I use a set of one of those "Micron Sakura" discardable ink pens, have you ever tried them?
And I just have one more question for you, sir! When making a full arc line for example, do you work with your hand freely "in mid air" or, do you lay the palm on the paper, and just use the wrist to rotate the hand? I use the second choice, it´s safe but... it doesn´t allow you to make wider lines, wich is sad. T_T
Thanks for replying to me, I really apreciate that!
Looking forward for seeing more of your stuff soon!
Yup, real brushes. If youre getting scratchy lines youre probably using a bad brush, bad ink, bad paper, or a combination thereof. For doing sweeping lines I dont leave my palm on the table but I do drop down a finger for stabilization. Throw your lines from the elbow.
Hmmm...now that you mention it, I suppose it does remind me a little of that piece. And yes, I inked it. I dont think Ale copied it or anything though. The Satanika was up on her knees. And thank you for the props'!!!
Good for you! Pick up a brush and go for it. As for cleaning it up, I just make sure any random flecks or scanner dust isnt present. It has to be clean for printing. Its scanned as line art, not color, so things like paper grain, etc wouldnt be picked up.