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Tutorial - digital inking by nahp75 Tutorial - digital inking by nahp75
Ok,
I tried to do an understandable english version of this : [link]
I hope you enjoy.
If there are big english mistakes, please let me know.
Thx :D
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Bounce-the-Webcomic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Easy enough for even me to follow :worship:
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
sounds good... thx
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JhonL22 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent :#1:
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Thank you very much.
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JhonL22 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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NekoWashu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
So, how do you get those beautiful clean pencil lines in the first place? =O
(My work is just too sloppy to ink this way. )
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I take lines from others... :D
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hellbat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Thanks for making this tutorial. Used some of it here [link]
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
héhé thank you for using. ;p
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Okina-SilentEcho Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Brilliant!
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
thx
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irrelavent83 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome. Thanks
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
My pleasure. Thank you.
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melsr007 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist
Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wow:
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
héhé thx
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aman-552 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
thank you very much
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
My pleasure.
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piggeye Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student General Artist
That's mighty useful and quick
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thx
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antalas Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
So I hate to be negative, but this really isn't digital inking. It's a really fast and sloppy way to make pencils digitally black. To me when some wants to use the word 'inked' or 'inking' (digital or traditional) it should refer a process where they are actual DRAWING and finishing an illustration.

Using levels and filters to clean up and darken a piece is digital processing. You're not making any artistic decisions, only technical ones. Your sole goal here was 'I want to make this black.' Which is fine if your only desire is to get on to coloring and you don't care about line quality or enhancing the line art.

The craft of inking is about building on and improving the pencil sketch. Deciding what lines, lighting and textures will best finish the illustration and help make the art be the best it can be. True digital inking is no different then traditional inking and there are artist who do it very well. Brian Boland, Freddie Williams II, Jonathan Glapion :iconjonathanglapion:. These guys aren't using levels and filters as short cuts to 'make the pencils black'. That is not what the ART of inking is about.

Please have enough respect for other people's art and learn how to actual ink and finish an illustration (digitally or traditionally) or at least do us the courtesy of naming your process what it actual is, 'digital pencil blackening'.

Again I'm not trying to be rude. You're on my watch list, I like what you do with color. You did a great job with the colors on this piece, but I can't let you call this 'inking' because it is not.
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Thank you for comment. Please have a look at this : [link] maybe you'll understand that for me this 'inking' is a part of my artistic job! You hurt me when you tell this part is not artistic. For me it is. Because of last point (from tuto). Maybe this point take more time than the other. My goal is to have a colorful job, and I need to transform the lines into a ink version. The inked version was seen by the author 4 times to be sure I keep his feeling with the drawing and the version was updated to have 100% good result.
I hope you understand we don't have the same translation for inking, but we both do a personal artistic job. You ask to respect your job, but you don't repsect mine... Sorry to be rude.
Have a nice day.
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antalas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I completely understand that this is your process and I am not saying that it is not art. It is and I have no problem with that. You do great work.

I know you are mainly a color artist and that you often have pencil art work to color and this makes it easier to color. That is fine. I just don't feel you should call this process inking, because it doesn't have all the elements that a tradition inking method would.

Again I'm not trying to disrespect your art, I'm just trying to defend the word 'inking'.
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Shrii Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful tutorial! I am def. gonna have to give this a try.
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
héhé :D
thx
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JwichmanN Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
;p
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Ottoenlotte Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A very good explaining tool. I know it is photoshop here and not gimp. But i bet I can do it about the same in gimp.
Thank you very much :)
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Yes, a friend told me she use gimp... and this tuto helps her... thx
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Ottoenlotte Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you´re welcome ^^ could use the help meself :)
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
;p
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Ottoenlotte Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
;P
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lun4ticboy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heads off to you ... when do we get the dutch translation ???
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
It won't be easy... I'm not fluent...
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Shadewolfe Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank-you for the English translation!
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
My pleasure. I did my best.
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