2D Artwork: Optimus Prime *WIP*

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  1. VaderPrime1

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    Here's a sketch I'm working on. It's my modern design for G1 Optimus Prime.

    I plan on inking and coloring it when I'm done.

    I've never inked before, so could someone enlighten me on what type of pen(s) to use? I plan on using the light-table method of tracing my original pencils onto a new sheet using the ink.

    UPDATE: PENCILS

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    Looks great already!
     
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    I'm not a pen expert....and the following is stupid,but.....Use black pens....

    :thumb  Good job!
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    Looking fantastic! growing as an artist!
     
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    Looks great! For inking I use Sharpie Pens. They have a nice ink flow, don't bleed, and dry relatively fast.
     
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    Looks like a great start :)  I recommend Prisma markers; they're very similar to sharpies but they have a wider range of color shades and tones.:thumbs2: 
     
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    use a selection of different sizes aswell so that you can get a variety of line widths, like this:

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    the only thing with sharpies is that the fine point ones don't stay fine pointed for long!
     
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    Will Sharpies bleed through the paper? I think I'll be using ultra fine and fine, but nothing bigger. I'm using copy paper.
     
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    well, they leave alot of ink on the page and are black, so you'll be able to see it pretty clearly on the other side of copy paper.. but it shouldn't actually soak through onto the thing underneath
     
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    Ok, as long as I can trace my original pencils without damaging them.
     
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    UPDATE: Added full pencils to first post.
     
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    Ultrafine should be ok, but if you're using fine just on copy paper then you could get a few spots coming through.

    Nice post here about using staedler for thin and faber castell for thick, and using proper marker paper. Marker paper is usually both thin enough to trace through and bleed free.

    Question for artists that use Prismacolor Markers? - Yahoo! Answers