PENCILS vs INKS
There's a very worn-out joke that implies 'inkers are tracers'. Anyone who has any appreciation for the art-form knows that is absolutely not the case. However, i don't really ink over my pencils in the traditional style. I really like interpreting pencil lines into interesting ink lines and the artists i gravitate to more are those who really excel at that approach. Instead of posting just the inked version of the page, i thought i'd concentrate on one specific panel from Sweeney Todd to show how i've taken my pencils and interpreted them in ink. I changed some lines, i added others. I kept solid blacks, i broke up solid blacks. I made sure i played around with the image rather than strictly tighten it up. The panel is hardly radically different after inking but i would like to think that the end result is more interesting than if i had slickly inked every pencilled line.
I quess ye can be the judge of that.