Digital Inking for Comics - A Futuristic Scene

Robert Marzullo, Online instructor of Figure Drawing and Comic Art

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21 Lessons (3h 49m)
    • 1. Introduction Video

      1:33
    • 2. L1 Keeping the Light Source in Mind

      4:49
    • 3. L2 Practice Activity Shading a Sphere

      10:42
    • 4. L3 Adding a Drop Shadow

      11:37
    • 5. L4 Inking Our Scene Silhouettes First

      11:32
    • 6. L5 Adding in Some Perspective Lines

      14:44
    • 7. L6 Inking the Tech

      14:36
    • 8. L7 Adding Straight Lines to the Work

      13:06
    • 9. L8 Adding in More Details

      14:08
    • 10. L9 Lines Lines and More Lines Time Lapse Part 1

      8:18
    • 11. L10 Inking the Planets and Stars

      14:35
    • 12. L11 Adding in Additional Shadows

      11:31
    • 13. L12 Adding More Shadows

      11:24
    • 14. L13 Cross Hatching Part 1

      7:39
    • 15. L14 Cross Hatching Part 2

      11:39
    • 16. L15 Inking the Girl Character

      14:04
    • 17. L16 Inking the Male Character Part 1

      8:00
    • 18. L17 Inking the Male Character Part 2

      12:16
    • 19. L18 Finishing Touches

      14:51
    • 20. L19 Making Adjustments

      5:56
    • 21. L20 Practice Activity 001

      11:41
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About This Class

Digital Inking for Comics - A Futuristic Scene

In this class, I will take you through my process for applying digital inks to this comic art scene.  I will be using Clip Studio Paint to complete this work as well as a digital tablet with pressure sensitivity.  Many of the things we will discuss will work for traditional inking as well but some things will be much easier to follow along with if you are using the same tools.

In this class you will learn about... 

  • LINE WEIGHT
  • FOCAL POINTS
  • SHAPES OF SHADOWS
  • CROSS HATCHING
  • TEXTURES
  • STYLIZED LINES
  • LAYERS + SELECTIONS
  • TRANSLUCENT BRUSHES
  • DISORTIONS + EDITS

The main thing to consider with this class is that you will learn by doing.  I have always found this to be the best way to learn for myself as well as how to teach others.  

I will supply you with the sketch to start with.  By inking this artwork and sharing it with me I can see your progress and help you with any problem areas you might have.  Feel free to add your own style of course!  That is the most exciting part about inking.  You can give your own unique feeling to the art!

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This class also contains practice activities.  Feel free to share them as well.  These are fantastic exercises to help you improve your skills, so please do them! ;)

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I am here if you have any questions and thank you for supporting my classes here on Skillshare!

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics